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

Global Food Security

This course takes a global perspective on food systems and food security, and aims to equip participants with the ability to fully understand global food systems and their role in providing food...

Start date: 21/01/2019
20 credits
Environment & Sustainability

Soil Erosion Control: Principles and Practices

The control of water pollution and sedimentation needs to be based on the correct identification of source areas of sediment, a knowledge of the processes by which water and sediment are moved over...

Start date: 21/01/2019
10 credits
Environment & Sustainability

Carbon Footprinting and Life Cycle Assessment

This module is designed to provide knowledge, understanding and capacity to undertake carbon footprinting (CF) and life cycle assessment (LCA) for professionals concerned with the sustainable and...

Start date: 21/01/2019
20 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
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
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
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

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
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

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
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
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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