Course overview

This course develops capable and effective leaders and managers for the food business through the practical application of theory and development of 'soft skills'.

This includes how to function as agents of change, improving operational performance and profitability. The course develops the personal skills an understanding of leadership and management theory required for objective self-management and the management and motivation of individuals and teams.

The course prepares participants to recognise the need for and practice continual learning and self-improvement as part of the function of leadership and management in the modern workplace. It also explores and evaluates problem solving tools and techniques of value to managers in a food business.

For further information or if you would like to apply for this course please register your interest and a representative from Harper Adams University will be in touch. 

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Evaluate the management and leadership yourself and of individuals and teams within the context of a food business and the part that management plays in managing threats, and catalysing and controlling change and business improvement.
  • Appraise the role of soft management skills in the management and leadership of individuals and teams.
  • Assess the rationale and methodologies associated with staff recruitment and selection, staff motivation, staff performance evaluation and appraisal, staff training and development, staff discipline.
  • Evaluate the management tools and techniques applicable to the effective management of people in a food business.
Additional Course Information

Areas covered on this course will include:

  • Leadership and management
  • The human and the workplace
  • Creating effective teams
  • Change management


Key facts

Course Dates
5 days - The course can be taken as a stand alone training course.
Entry Requirements
Graduate level or experienced within the food industry.
Course Provider
Harper Adams University
Course Arrangements
Full joining instructions will be confirmed by the course provider.
Course Location
Harper Adams University
Mixed Cohort

Geoff Underwood

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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