Varieties and seeds courses

NIAB has trained many generations of crop inspectors and seed analysts from across the UK agricultural industry. Our training, including refresher courses, is based around the seed certification schemes. We train more than 300 crop inspectors each year, who go on to officially check the various levels of certified seed that are sold in the UK, with 550 field plots set-aside specifically for training purposes. Courses are also available on seed sampling, grain variety identification, seed analysis and seed certification administration.

Courses 2023

For further information please contact cert.training [at] niab.com


Cereal Crop Inspector Training

Cereal Initial Part 1 Online         
Course: 30/01/2023 - 03/02/2023          Exam: 03/02/2023          Application Deadline:  09/01/2023
Initial Application Form          Initial Application Letter

Cereal Initial Part 2 Plot Based          
Course: 15/06/2023          Exam: 15/06/2023          Application Deadline: 09/01/2023 

Cereal Licenced Higher Retest Part 1 Online         
Course: 23/02/2023          Exam: 23/02/2023          Application Deadline: 02/02/2023 

Cereal Licenced Retest Part 1 Online         
Course: 23/02/2023          Exam: 23/02/2023          Application Deadline: 02/02/2023

Cereal Official Retest Part 1 Online
Course: 23/02/2023          Exam: 23/02/2023          Application Deadline: 02/02/2023

Cereal Official, Licenced Higher, Part 2 Plot Based         
Course: 20/06/2023          Exam: 20/06/2023          Application Deadline: 02/02/2023

Cereal Licenced Retest Part 2 Plot Based         
Course: 21/06/2023          Exam: 21/06/2023          Application Deadline: 02/02/2023


Seed Certification Administration

Seed Certification Administration         
Course: 08/02/2023          Applicaion Deadline: 18/01/2023 
Application Form & Invoice 

Seed Certification Administration         
Course: 18/10/2023          Application Deadline: 27/09/2023 (registration opens February 2023)


Herbage Crop Inspector Training

Herbage Initial Part 1 Online         
Course: 28/02/2023          Exam: 28/02/2023          Application Deadline: 07/02/2023
Initial Application Form          Initial Application Letter

Herbage Initial Part 2 Plot Based         
Course: 09/05/2023          Exam: 09/05/2023          Application Deadline: 07/02/2023

Herbage Licenced Higher Retest Part 1 Online
Course: 28/02/2023          Exam: 28/02/2023          Application Deadline: 07/02/2023

Herbage Licenced Retest Part 1 Online
Course: 28/02/2023          Exam: 28/02/2023          Application Deadline: 07/02/2023

Herbage Official Retest Part 1 Online
Course: 28/02/2023          Exam: 28/02/2023          Application Deadline: 07/02/2023

Herbage Offical, Licenced Higher, Licenced Retest Part 2 Plot Based
Course: 09/05/2023          Exam: 09/05/2023          Application Deadline: 07/02/2022


Pulses Crop Inspector Training     

Pulses Initial Part 1 Online         
Course: 02/03/2023          Exam: 02/03/2023          Application Deadline: 09/02/2023
Initial Application Form          Initial Application Letter

Pulses Initial Part 2 Plot Based         
Course: 06/06/2023          Exam: 06/06/2023          Application Deadline: 09/02/2023

Pulses Licenced Higher Retest Part 1 Online         
Course: 02/03/2023          Exam: 02/03/2023          Application Deadline: 09/02/2023

Pulses Licenced Retest Part 1 Online           
Course: 02/03/2023          Exam: 02/03/2023          Application Deadline: 09/02/2023

Pulses Official Retest Part 1 Online
Course: 02/03/2023          Exam: 02/03/2023          Application Deadline: 09/02/2023

Pulses Official, Licenced Higher, Licenced Retest Part 2 Plot Based
Course: 06/06/2023          Exam: 06/06/2023          Application Deadline: 09/02/2023       


Fodder and Oilseeds Crop Inspector Training

Fodder and Oilseed Initial Part 1 Online        
Course: 26/09/2023          Exam: 26/09/2023          Application Deadline: 05/09/2023
Application forms will be made available soon. Please contact cert.training [at] niab.com in the interim.

Fodder and Oilseed Initial Part 2 Plot Based        
Course: 04/10/2023          Exam: 04/10/2023          Application Deadline: 05/09/2023

Fodder and Oilseed Licenced Higher Retest Part 1 Online        
Course: 26/09/2023          Exam: 26/09/2023          Application Deadline: 05/09/2023

Fodder and Oilseed Licenced Retest Part 1 Online          
Course: 26/09/2023          Exam: 26/09/2023          Application Deadline: 05/09/2023

Fodder and Oilseed Official Retest Part 1 Online
Course: 26/09/2023          Exam: 26/09/2023          Application Deadline: 05/09/2023

Fodder and Oilseed Official, Licenced Higher, Licenced Retest Part 2 Plot Based
Course: 04/10/2023          Exam: 04/10/2023          Application Deadline: 05/09/2023