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

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

A practical guide to soil compaction: Causes, consequences, prevention and remediation

Good soil structure not only sustains agricultural production but also benefits the wider environment. However, damage to soil structure caused by soil compaction can reduce yields, affect crop...

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Environment & Sustainability

Agricultural Lifecycle Analysis - More Than Just The Carbon Footprint

This course will provide the science basis behind the methods developed to assess agricultural systems in LCA, together with practising the use of the various methods. Throughout the course,...

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Environment & Sustainability

Biorenewable Feedstocks

The Biorenewable Feedstocks course focuses on research into a range of feedstocks including dedicated feedstock crops grown for energy and for the biopharmaceutical chemical industry. Biorefining of...

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20 credits
Environment & Sustainability

Catchment and Water Quality

Water of good quality is necessary for domestic, environmental, industrial, recreational and agricultural uses. For those working in water management, this course will allow you to understand the...

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10 credits
Environment & Sustainability

Environmental Econometrics

The Environmental Econometrics course combines key theoretical concepts on econometrics with hands on case studies based on environmental applications. Participants will develop knowledge and skills...

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10 credits
Environment & Sustainability

Environmental Impacts of My Food Products

There is increasing demand for data on the environmental impacts of food production, from agriculture to retail. Producers may participate in retailers’ schemes for measuring a collective “Carbon...

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Environment & Sustainability

Environmental Valuation

In the search for methods that combine economic analysis and environmental assessments to achieve the goal of sustainable development, the measurement of environmental costs and benefits is an...

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10 credits
Environment & Sustainability

Financial and Economic Appraisal for Environmental Management

This course explains the principles of Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) and participants will acquire the knowledge and skills in the application of CBA to environmental projects. Cost Benefit Analysis...

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10 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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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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