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

Food Security in the Changing Environment MSc

This programme will provide participants with a detailed understanding of the principles and processes of sustainable food production, including its social and environmental contexts. It will equip...

Start date: 01/01/2019
180 credits
Livestock & Forages

Fishery Husbandry, Management, Product Quality and Practice

This course covers an array of theoretical knowledge with practical aspects pertaining to fishery husbandry practice and standards applicable to the modern aquaculture industry. Fishery Husbandry and...

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

Food Flavour

The Food Flavour course covers both analytical chemistry and flavourist style approaches to explore how flavours can be generated, analysed, delivered and commercially exploited. The course is ideal...

Start date: 30/04/2019
10 credits
Livestock & Forages

Farm Business Management

The Farm Business Management course gives participants the skills to analyse, carry out and revise farm business plans. The module will look at all aspects of farm planning from the accounts to the...

Start date: 15/05/2019
20 credits
Food & Nutrition

Flavour: From Farm to Fork and Beyond

Developed and delivered in conjunction with the Flavour Centre at the University of Reading, and providing a practical approach to understanding flavour science this course is designed to introduce...

Start date: 03/12/2019
10 credits
Crops & Fresh Produce

Fresh Produce Postharvest Quality Management

This module will explore the postharvest chain for fresh produce, introducing you to the issues surrounding the maintenance of quality of this area of the food supply chain. Through three days of...

Start date: 22/06/2020
20 credits
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: TBC
15 credits
Livestock & Forages

Forces Influencing UK Poultry Production

Man has had close association with poultry since about 2000 BC, notably in the Persian, Greek and Roman periods leading up to the present. The modern poultry industries developed in the 1950s and...

Start date: TBC
15 credits
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: TBC
15 credits
Environment & Sustainability

Financial and Economic Appraisal for Environmental Management

This course explains the principles of Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) and participants will acquire the knowledge and skills in the application of CBA to environmental projects. Cost Benefit Analysis...

Start date: TBC
10 credits

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