Key facts

Course Dates
04 May 2020
Type/Duration
8 Weeks online
Entry Requirements
Graduate level or relevant experience
Credits
10
Cost
£450.00
Fee info
Discounts available for multiple bookings
IFST Membership
Your course enrolment also entitles you to one year of free membership to the IFST (Institute of Food, Science and Technology).
CQFW Level
7
Course Provider
University Of Reading
Provider Reference Number
APMA113
Course Arrangements
Full joining instructions will be confirmed by the course provider.
Course Location
Online, University of Reading
Cohort
AFTP Cohort
Course Logistics
Delivered entirely online through the University of Reading's Virtual Learning Environment over an eight week period. It is suggested that material is reviewed on a weekly basis, however, participants may vary their speed of learning to suit their own requirements. The course is available to be completed for Continued Professional Development, or with the award of 10 academic credits where participants successfully complete the formative assessment requirements within four weeks of completing the online content.
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Course overview

This course will introduce you to the role of farmed livestock in agricultural systems, and the importance of feed in managing the nutritional requirements of different classes of livestock.  You will explore the variety of livestock feeds, including their manufacture and issues of food safety, and develop an understanding of how these can be used to meet the nutritional requirements of different livestock. Additionally, you will develop the ability to formulate diets for specific livestock, and the role of the feed industry in meeting these requirements.

This course would be particularly useful to those working in the livestock or feed industries, but also for producers or retailers looking to increase their understanding of their supply chain. 

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Critically evaluate the role of feed and nutrition in the maintenance of livestock health and performance
  • Critically appraise the challenges and opportunities that face the livestock feed industry
  • Demonstrate an ability to formulate diets for different classes of livestock
  • Use appropriate tools to identify reliable information and literature on a given topic
  • Communicate research findings clearly
  • Demonstrate good academic practice in the use, citation and referencing of source material
Additional Course Information

Topics within this course will include:

  • Role and importance of livestock in agricultural systems
  • Nutrition requirements for livestock
  • Livestock feeds and feed characterization
  • Feed manufacture and safety
  • Challenges and opportunities facing the livestock feed industry

 

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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