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

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...

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15 credits
Livestock & Forages

Home Grown Feeds

The Sustainable Home Grown Feeds course focuses on arable crops, which can form a key component of a pasture-based farming system. Their selection and management are often driven by very different...

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20 credits
Environment & Sustainability

Irrigation and System Performance Evaluation

In-field evaluation of irrigation system performance is a crucial step in the “pathway to efficiency”. Without knowing the performance of the system, it is not possible to optimise water and energy...

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Environment & Sustainability

Land Evaluation

The sustainable use of soil and land resources requires a fundamental understanding of the potential of the land to support different activities. Land evaluation provides a mechanism by which land...

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Livestock & Forages

Livestock, Livelihoods and Food Security

This course will provide an in-depth overview of the livelihoods and food security issues deriving from farmed livestock across a global range of production systems. Focusing on the main classes of...

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10 credits
Livestock & Forages

Meat Science and Meat Quality - 10 credits

This course covers all aspects of meat science including slaughterhouse procedures, meat maturation, secondary processing and packaging through to evaluation of meat quality, safety and sensory...

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10 credits
Livestock & Forages

Meat Science and Meat Quality - 20 credits

The Meat Science and Meat Quality course covers all aspects of meat science including slaughterhouse procedures, meat maturation, secondary processing and packaging through to evaluation of meat...

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20 credits
Livestock & Forages

Mono-gastric Nutrition and Ration Formulation

An understanding of the composition, availability and utilisation of macronutrients in the major categories of feedstuffs used in non-ruminant feeds is essential to allow the correct design and...

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15 credits
Food & Nutrition

Packaging of Beer

The Packaging of Beer course covers the essential elements of packaging beer and other related alcoholic beverages. This includes theoretical and legal aspects of packaging together with...

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10 credits
Livestock & Forages

Pig Breeding, Genetics and Product Quality

The global nature of the trade in pig meat and derived products requires rapid responses to consumer demand to maintain a competitive edge both within the sector and with other users of the same raw...

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15 credits
Crops & Fresh Produce

Plant Health Management Principles

This short course, suitable for graduates and non-graduates working in the Crops Industry, has been produced in order to develop an appreciation of factors that influence occurrence and severity of...

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15 credits
Crops & Fresh Produce

Potato Production and Management

This course and its several connected units cover all aspects of the production of potatoes. The course is designed for agronomists and other professionals in the potato industry to deepen their...

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30 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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