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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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
Environment & Sustainability

Ecological Restoration

Successful ecological restoration requires an integrated understanding of the ecological parameters of a site, together with the physical, chemical, and biotic factors that may influence desired...

Start date: 04/02/2019
10 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
Crops & Fresh Produce

Plant Health Management Practices

The Plant Health Management Practices course develops an appreciation of factors that influence occurrence and severity of weed, pest and disease outbreaks. It will enable you to recognise, evaluate...

Start date: 11/02/2019
15 credits
Food & Nutrition

Applications of Food Texture and Rheology

25% discount currently available. To claim your discount, enter ‘CRUNCH25’ into the 'Promotional / Discount Code' field on the 'Funding and Finance' section of your AFTP course application. Click the...

Start date: 19/02/2019
Environment & Sustainability

Irrigation and Water Management

This unit can be studied as part of the AFTP's "Advanced Sugar Beet Production and Management" or "Potato Production and Management" courses. It will cover the scientific basis for efficient...

Start date: 20/02/2019
Livestock & Forages

Emerging Issues in Mono-gastric Animal Production Systems

This course is designed to develop the ability of participants to analyse monogastric digestive systems, identify key emerging issues and evaluate developments in technology. This leads to their...

Start date: 25/02/2019
15 credits
Food & Nutrition

Sensory Evaluation: An Introductory Workshop

This unit can be studied as part of the AFTP's "Meat Science and Meat Quality" courses. Our one-day workshops in Sensory Science aim to give delegates an introduction to sensory evaluation for food...

Start date: 05/03/2019
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: 06/03/2019
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
Livestock & Forages

Aquaculture Environment, Health and Welfare

Aquaculture (fish and shellfish farming) is often challenged by the presence of established diseases. The emergence of new aquatic borne pathogens that can seriously affect production and lead to...

Start date: 25/03/2019
15 credits
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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