Course overview

The University of Reading, through the AFTP, offers a suite of four modules under the theme “Flexible Learning Path” intended to recognise the learning and professional application of outcomes from courses not carrying formal academic credits

The Document of Personal Learning module allows participants to take ownership of their personal, professional and academic development and to demonstrate acquired knowledge and skills to enhance their practice within the workplace.

Participants will be expected to evidence their personal learning through the justification of need and benefit within the context of their workplace. The nature of the learning will be flexible but must be fully justified by the participant in terms of relevance and benefit to their employment.

Learning outcomes

Participants will research and justify personal learning courses with the support and advice of their industrial mentor and personal tutor.

Learning will be acquired through various teaching and learning strategies used in taught study modules, units and courses that the participant has undertaken.

Key facts

Course Dates
Entry Requirements
The applicant has obtained an undergraduate honours degree in the 1st or 2nd class range, or international equivalent, in a relevant pure or applied science, technology or engineering subject. A minimum of one year of relevant full-time work experience.
IFST Membership
Your course enrolment also entitles you to one year of free membership to the IFST (Institute of Food, Science and Technology).
Course Provider
University Of Reading
Provider Reference Number
Course Arrangements
Full joining instructions will be confirmed by the course provider.
Course Location
University of Reading
AFTP Cohort
Course Logistics
Completed via distance learning. Formal contact will be provided through supervisory team meetings.  An initial contact session will introduce participants to the expectations and purpose of the document. Contact hours will vary according to the teaching and learning strategies used within the component study courses, but overall student effort, including preparation of the written assessment work, will represent 200 hours of study.
  • Dedicated Personal Tutor
My AFTP training course has given me greater confidence day-to-day and more insight into the impact of new techniques and technologies.
Andy Russell - Fresh Produce Technologist, Bakkavor

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