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

Ruminant Nutrition

The Ruminant Nutrition course will outline the fundamental physiological and microbiological principles underpinning ruminant nutrition. You will look at the design of animal nutrition experiments;...

Start date: 11/09/2019
20 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
Environment & Sustainability

Soil Management

This module is designed to teach the fundamentals of soil management to professionals interested in the sustainable and efficient management of land resources. Sustainable soil management is...

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

Water and Agriculture

Water shortage and water quality issues are increasingly affecting agricultural production worldwide, and problems will increase with climate change and increasing populations. This course takes a...

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

Professional Doctorate Agriculture and Environment (Bangor)

The Doctoral programme of Agriculture and Environment aims to strengthen specialist scientific skills in strategically important areas, through flexible, postgraduate training for people in work. It...

Start date: 23/09/2019
540 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

Climate Change

This module will provide participants with a detailed assessment of the current state of knowledge on climate change – the science, its impacts, adaptation and mitigation, and crucially how it is...

Start date: 23/09/2019
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
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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