Course overview

Knowledge Nuggets are a new innovative, accessible and the most affordable way for you to embark on or continue your professional development. Designed and delivered by leading academics from the University of Reading, and supported by EIT Food, these bite size courses deliver succinct, targeted training in specialised areas of the AgriFood sector. Whether you’re looking for general background to a given topic, or explanations of specific, complex ideas, Knowledge Nuggets offer a fully modular way for you to take charge of your own learning.

Knowledge Nuggets work by giving you a range of videos delivered by academics and industry specialists, along with core and supportive reading material, and allow you to purchase access to as few or as many as interest you. Many online courses offer a more traditionally broad set of learning; this approach allows you to fully customise your learning by only selecting the material that is relevant to you. The result is an enormously flexible portfolio of learning that can be tailored to exactly fit your training needs.  Each Nugget comes with at least one video and a full range of supplementary reading to extend and deepen your understanding.

Through the unique personal learning portfolios that the University of Reading offers, it’s also possible to convert the learning that these videos deliver into academic credits, providing the first step towards a recognised qualification from one of the top universities in the UK.

If academic credits and qualifications are not for you, then Knowledge Nuggets can also be used to accrue EIT Food Accredited Professional credentials as evidence of your Continued Professional Development (more info coming soon...)

Knowledge Nuggets are currently being offered at just £30 per course across 4 specific areas.  Click on the links below to further explore the options available

If you require any further information, or would like to discuss options available please contact us:


Tel:  0118 378 3312 or 0118 378 8722

Key facts

Course Dates
Monthly start dates for 2020
Bite Sized Knowledge Nuggets
Fee info
Per Nugget
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
Mixed Cohort
Course Logistics
Courses begin each month and are delivered entirely online via the University of Reading's Virtual Learning Environment.
CPD Awarding Body
EIT Food
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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