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.

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Environment & Sustainability

Agriculture and Environment MRes

The main aim of the MRes is to strengthen specialist scientific skills in strategically important areas of the UK agri-food industry, through flexible, postgraduate training for people in work. It...

Start date: 01/01/2019
180 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: 14/01/2019
10 credits
Environment & Sustainability

Agriculture and Society

The economic, social/cultural and environmental aspects of our lives are inextricably tied together. Truly sustainable, efficient food production requires that these three pillars of sustainable...

Start date: 20/05/2019
20 credits
Environment & Sustainability

Agro-ecosystem Services

This module will introduce you to the ecosystem services framework for assessing pasture-based food production, with an emphasis on landscape context and scale factors. Trade-offs and...

Start date: 23/09/2019
20 credits
Environment & Sustainability

A practical guide to soil compaction: Causes, consequences, prevention and remediation

Good soil structure not only sustains agricultural production but also benefits the wider environment. However, damage to soil structure caused by soil compaction can reduce yields, affect crop...

Start date: TBC
Environment & Sustainability

Agricultural Lifecycle Analysis - More Than Just The Carbon Footprint

This course will provide the science basis behind the methods developed to assess agricultural systems in LCA, together with practising the use of the various methods. Throughout the course,...

Start date: TBC

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