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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Livestock & Forages

Genetics & Genomics in Agriculture

The Genetics & Genomics in Agriculture course is designed to give those with little understanding of genetics a practical knowledge of the principles and technologies that underpin breeding...

Start date: 15/05/2019
20 credits
Livestock & Forages

Organic and Low Input Ruminant Production

The Organic and Low Input Ruminant Production course examines the concepts behind ruminant production in a low input or organic system. It considers alternative methods of production, from unique...

Start date: 15/05/2019
20 credits
Livestock & Forages

Ruminant Gut Microbiology

The Ruminant Gut Microbiology course will explore the fundamental research that is developing our understanding of the anatomy and environmental conditions of the rumen, covering the negative and...

Start date: 15/05/2019
20 credits
Environment & Sustainability

Waste Stream Valorisation

Organic waste arising from many biotechnological industries can be processed to extract useful products or sources of energy. Much waste therefore has a value, determined by extraction costs and by...

Start date: 15/05/2019
20 credits
Environment & Sustainability

Drivers of the Bioeconomy

The biobased economy encompasses much more than our need to find renewable substitutes for oil in the face of climate change and the finite nature of fossil fuels. It is a global issue encompassing...

Start date: 15/05/2019
20 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

Advanced Sensory Science and Topical Techniques

The Advanced Sensory Science and Topical Techniques course form part of the Post Graduate Certificate in Sensory Science which is run jointly by the University of Nottingham and Campden BRI. It is...

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

Understanding & Influencing Consumer Behaviour

The Understanding & Influencing Consumer Behaviour course will introduce you to the science of consumer behaviour, and the importance of this to food manufacturers and retailers. Consumer...

Start date: 20/05/2019
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
Food & Nutrition

Consumer Sensory Science – qualitative, quantitative and topical techniques

Have you ever wondered why your company carries out consumer testing the way it does? Are you aware of the current issues facing consumer testing? Are there newer approaches or methodologies which...

Start date: 24/06/2019
10 credits
Livestock & Forages

Grassland Systems

The Sustainable Grassland Systems course looks at the range and distribution of grassland and forage crops. Nutrient management and environmental protection are themes throughout, as are strategies...

Start date: 11/09/2019
20 credits
Livestock & Forages

Ruminant Health & Welfare

The Ruminant Health & Welfare course focuses on the latest research and legislation by drawing on the expertise of Aberystwyth University and the Royal Veterinary College, Wales. The first half...

Start date: 11/09/2019
20 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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