Courses

The AFTP offers a wide variety of flexible training courses, built with your career in mind. Ranging from one day workshops, online distance learning and short courses through to postgraduate awards including PGDip, PGCert, MSc and Research Degrees; our training areas span the entire agrifood sector.

For ease and convenience we have divided our courses into five technical subject areas: Business and Transferable Skills, Crops and Fresh Produce, Environment & Sustainability, Food and Nutrition and Livestock and Forages.

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Crops & Fresh Produce

Fresh Produce Production

The fresh produce sector of agriculture is fast moving, innovative and high value. The constant pressure to improve efficiency and come up with new crops has led to significant innovations and...

Start date: 25/09/2017
15 credits
Food & Nutrition

Sensory Evaluation: An Introductory Workshop

Our one-day workshops in Sensory Science aim to give delegates an introduction to sensory evaluation for food and drink. Sensory evaluation provides manufacturers with the ability to understand the...

Start date: 26/09/2017
Food & Nutrition

Sensory Methods for Quality Control

Our one-day workshops in Sensory Science aim to give delegates an introduction to sensory evaluation for food and drink. Sensory evaluation provides manufacturers with the ability to understand the...

Start date: 27/09/2017
Business and Transferable Skills

Food Business Operations Management

Food processing and manufacturing businesses must operate in planned, organised and systematic ways if they are to be effective, efficient and profitable. Operations management is the function...

Start date: 02/10/2017
15 credits
Livestock & Forages

Mono-gastric Nutrition and Ration Formulation

An understanding of the composition, availability and utilisation of macronutrients in the major categories of feedstuffs used in non-ruminant feeds is essential to allow the correct design and...

Start date: 02/10/2017
15 credits
Livestock & Forages

Poultry Health (Online)

This course is for veterinary surgeons, technical staff and managers from the poultry industry who wish to learn more about the nature, diagnosis and control of infectious diseases of poultry. The...

Start date: 02/10/2017
20 credits
Environment & Sustainability

Principles of Sustainability

Sustainability is concerned with how society and businesses can best meet social and economic development objectives without compromising the future viability of natural and human systems. This...

Start date: 09/10/2017
10 credits
Livestock & Forages

Ruminant Animal Production and The Feed Industry

This module is primarily aimed at specialists within the animal feed industry taking CPD and focuses on the ability to communicate effectively at all levels in the ruminant feed sector. This requires...

Start date: 09/10/2017
15 credits
Environment & Sustainability

Surface and Ground Water Hydrology

This subject concentrates on the quantification of surface and groundwater hydrological processes. An understanding of rainfall, evapotranspiration, runoff, groundwater recharge, groundwater storage...

Start date: 09/10/2017
10 credits
Food & Nutrition

Raw Materials for Brewing

This pioneering short course, which forms part of the MSc programme in Brewing Science, has been developed for both graduates and individuals working in the brewing industry, providing a key pathway...

Start date: 16/10/2017
20 credits
Crops & Fresh Produce

Plant Health Management Principles

This short course, suitable for graduates and non-graduates working in the Crops Industry, has been produced in order to develop an appreciation of factors that influence occurrence and severity of...

Start date: 23/10/2017
15 credits
Environment & Sustainability

Catchment and Water Quality

Water of good quality is necessary for domestic, environmental, industrial, recreational and agricultural uses. For those working in water management, this course will allow you to understand the...

Start date: 23/10/2017
10 credits
My 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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