The following institutions offer MSc level courses in plant breeding:
University of East Anglia/JIC
Plant genetics and crop improvement
University of Nottingham
Advanced Training Partnership
The ATP offers flexible modular training leading to qualifications up to PhD level for individuals already employed in plant breeding companies.
ATP Genetics and genomics
ATP Plant breeding
Nottingham University summer school for GCSE students in Plants and Crops – Feeding the World
NIAB training courses in crop inspection, seed analysis etc
NIAB short course on quantitative methods in plant breeding
Gatsby plant science summer school
University of Wageningen courses
NAKT Plant Variety Protection course
UPOV distance learning courses – introduction to the UPOV system of plant variety protection
European Plant Breeding Academy courses
The Royal Society of Biology operates a professional register to support the development of biologists, providing science technicians with a clear pathway for career advancement. By joining a professional register, scientists increase their employability and show their dedication to gaining new skills.
Three levels of recognition are available, dependent upon experience: Registered Science Technician, Registered Scientist and Chartered Scientist, in addition to the RSB's existing Chartered Biologist status.
Formal qualifications are not required; statuses are awarded on the basis of competency. Continuing Professional Development activities necessary for inclusion in the registers could include training staff, learning new techniques, presenting at a conference and self-study in any area of biological interest.
For more information: http://www.rsb.org.uk/careers-and-cpd