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

Principles of Sustainability

This course is suitable for anyone interested in how society and business can best meet social and economic development objectives without compromising the future viability of natural and human...

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10 credits
Environment & Sustainability

Soil Degradation by Erosion: Risk Assessment and Mitigation Options

Soil provides society with vital goods and services (e.g. supply of food, fodder and fibre; storage of rainwater, nutrients and carbon; shelter to diverse living organisms; and protection of our...

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Environment & Sustainability

Soil Engineering, Contaminant and Nutrient Management

This soil engineering course focuses on Land restoration and reclamation practices in relation to soil tillage, traction and soil compaction. These practices must be grounded on an understanding of...

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10 credits
Environment & Sustainability

Soil Systems

The Soil Systems course focuses on how decisions in land management and water resource management are informed by a fundamental understanding of science. This scientific perspective includes the ...

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10 credits
Environment & Sustainability

Soil Water: Principles and Management in Production Systems

Management of soil water is critical to maintaining an optimum soil environment for plant growth, soil tillage and trafficability. However, management of soil water requires and understanding of the...

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Environment & Sustainability

Surface and Ground Water Hydrology

This subject concentrates on the quantification of surface and groundwater hydrological processes. An understanding of rainfall, evapotranspiration, runoff, groundwater recharge, groundwater storage...

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10 credits
Environment & Sustainability

What is Sustainability?

Sustainability is one of the most important topics in the current agrifood sector and has become a subject of debate for governments, major companies, and the general public. That is why the ‘What is...

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10 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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