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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Crops & Fresh Produce

Biology and Epidemiology of Plant Pathogens

This course will deal with the biology and epidemiology of fungi, bacteria, viruses, nematodes, protozoa, parasitic plants and other pathogens that are the main causes of plant disease. This five...

Start date: 10/12/2018
15 credits
Business and Transferable Skills

Biosciences MRes (Nottingham)

The Biosciences MRes is designed to offer participants from the agrifood industry a highly flexible programme that can be tailored to individual training needs, to enable professionals working in the...

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

Biorefining Technologies

The Biorefining Technologies course provides a detailed examination of  current and emerging technologies. You will examine the validity of mining for value added minor components whilst leaving...

Start date: 09/01/2019
20 credits
Food & Nutrition

Beer Flavour Development and Sensory Analysis

Beer Flavour Development and Sensory Analysis considers how flavour is perceived by the consumer and the multisensory nature of the flavour stimuli presented by beers. We then examine the development...

Start date: 04/02/2019
20 credits
Food & Nutrition

Brewhouse Processes

Brewhouse Processes is a course on the beer making process that develops knowledge of the scientific principles which underpin the processes carried out in the brewhouse. Emphasis is placed on how...

Start date: 04/02/2019
10 credits
Food & Nutrition

Brewing Microbiology

The brewing microbiology course considers the occurrence, frequency, biology and detection of the microorganisms that are associated with the spoilage of the brewing process from raw materials to...

Start date: 04/02/2019
10 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: 18/03/2019
10 credits
Environment & Sustainability

Biobased Product Development

The Biobased Product Development course examines the potential end-products from bio-refineries, such as biodegradable plastics, biocomposites and biofuels. All these products come from biomass,...

Start date: 11/09/2019
20 credits
Business and Transferable Skills

Bioinformatics for Industry

This course is for people wishing to find out more about 'omics' technology and data management. Attendees will be instructed in the use of the relevant databases and associated software to analyse '...

Start date: TBC
10 credits
Environment & Sustainability

Biorenewable Feedstocks

The Biorenewable Feedstocks course focuses on research into a range of feedstocks including dedicated feedstock crops grown for energy and for the biopharmaceutical chemical industry. Biorefining of...

Start date: TBC
20 credits

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