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 programmes including PGDip, PGCert, MSc and Research Degrees; our training themes 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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Business and Transferable Skills

Creating and Leading a Culture of Innovation

This short course is designed for senior leaders to understand how to lead projects that will have a transformative effect upon their organisation. Each project may involve the adoption of a new...

Start date: 01/01/2018
Business and Transferable Skills

Research Methods and Project Management (Reading)

The Research Methods and Project Management course will introduce you to the principles of scientific research, and methods relating to qualitative and quantitative research undertaken in relation to...

Start date: 08/01/2018
10 credits
Livestock & Forages

Livestock Nutrition and Feeding

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...

Start date: 08/01/2018
10 credits
Environment & Sustainability

Agri-Food Value Chains

The Agri-Food Value Chains course enables participants to develop a systematic understanding and critical awareness of the Agri-Food Value Chain, its main components, and the linkages between them....

Start date: 08/01/2018
10 credits
Business and Transferable Skills

Innovation Management

This course is designed for managers to understand the factors that constrain innovative performance within organisations and shows them how to develop new practices to encourage innovation. To aid...

Start date: 12/02/2018
Crops & Fresh Produce

Sustainable Supply Systems: Production to Processing

The Sustainable Supply Systems: Production to Processing course addresses the sustainability issues relating to crop and animal production, focusing on food supply chains with end users in the UK....

Start date: 27/02/2018
5 credits
Food & Nutrition

Brewery Yeast Management

This course provides an understanding of the underlying science and technology of brewers yeast and its management. It covers brewers yeast taxonomy, genomics, genetic stability, storage protocols,...

Start date: 19/03/2018
10 credits
Livestock & Forages

Livestock, Livelihoods and Food Security

This course will provide an in-depth overview of the livelihoods and food security issues deriving from farmed livestock across a global range of production systems. Focusing on the main classes of...

Start date: 09/04/2018
10 credits
Food & Nutrition

International Food Law - The Basics

As a result of recent events, and changing international relationships, the key elements of international food law have taken on increased importance for government and industry alike. Through this...

Start date: 16/04/2018
5 credits
Livestock & Forages

Ration Formulation and Feeding Systems

This Ration Formulation and Feeding Systems course will develop a thorough understanding of the techniques used in ruminant feed evaluation to assess nutrient requirements. Participants will be...

Start date: 16/04/2018
15 credits
Environment & Sustainability

Soil Tillage, Traction and Compaction

The Soil Tillage, Traction and Compaction course is a comprehensive programme in the sciences of soil tillage, traction and compaction. This includes their application to improve tillage and traction...

Start date: 16/04/2018
15 credits
Food & Nutrition

Sensory Evaluation and Sensory Techniques

The aim of the workshop is to give delegates a thorough overview of sensory evaluation for food and drink. It is aimed at those who are either new to sensory science or wish to develop or improve...

Start date: 23/04/2018
10 credits

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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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