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new hospitality courses


We are very excited for this new development at EMA as we look to continue offering the best possible opportunities for the young people who attend either in Moreton near Dorchester, or Gillingham North Dorset. With both classroom and real world hospitality settings in the form of cafés open to the public, our unique environments are proven to help build confidence, skills, and support students on the journey to independence and a career.

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Gillingham Campus Spotlight

We open the doors to our EMA Gillingham campus in this new spotlight video. Hear from staff and students about what it’s like to learn and work at the site, along with how we cater to the needs of young people who choose to take the next steps in their journey with us.

From the classroom, to the café, shop, and glasshouse, EMA’s campus at Thorngrove Garden Centre continues to develop into a unique place to learn and gain valuable work experience.

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With sites in Gillingham and Moreton, Employ My Ability provides a unique environment of hospitality, horticultural and retail facilities that help students with learning disabilities and Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND) develop vital skills, expertise and confidence. We offer strong vocational qualifications alongside real, hands-on work experience which enables our students to leave us with a clear pathway into employment within the local community.


Our prospectus provides an in-depth look at the services we provide here at Employ My Ability. Click the button below to view. For a printed copy, please get in touch and we’ll be happy to send you one.


Education and Adult Social Care are at the heart of EMA, with supported living and day services, all linked to the same environment that students complete their studies. This shared environment between our students, service users, and the public creates two of the most diverse and unique locations in Dorset to serve and support young people and adults.

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Our Blog

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Find useful dates, information, and news from around EMA on our blog. If you’re not on social media, this is a great resource for all our important updates!

Follow the story on social media!

Like, follow, and join the conversation. Our social media is a vibrant feed of updates on student life, developments at EMA, and recognition for achievements made by students and staff. We love to connect with the surrounding communities, and our social media is one of the best ways to do this. Come find us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.


Discover our sites virtually, right here on our website! Our Moreton campus has a fully fledged virtual tour (Thorngrove coming soon), plus we have videos from both sites, and maps! If you’d like to take a look in person, please do get in touch!

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Gillingham - Video Tour

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