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

Contemporary Issues in Animal Science

This course is designed to introduce you to the latest research and contemporary practices in animal science, and the challenges and opportunities that this field faces in making livestock production...

Start date: 14/01/2019
10 credits
Livestock & Forages

PG Cert: Sustainable Livestock Production (University of Reading)

This programme will give you an in-depth understanding of the key principles of livestock production, and fundamental concepts with respect to sustainability, preparing those working with animals for...

Start date: 14/01/2019
60 credits
Livestock & Forages

Fishery Husbandry, Management, Product Quality and Practice

This course covers an array of theoretical knowledge with practical aspects pertaining to fishery husbandry practice and standards applicable to the modern aquaculture industry. Fishery Husbandry and...

Start date: 04/02/2019
15 credits
Livestock & Forages

Emerging Issues in Mono-gastric Animal Production Systems

This course is designed to develop the ability of participants to analyse monogastric digestive systems, identify key emerging issues and evaluate developments in technology. This leads to their...

Start date: 25/02/2019
15 credits
Livestock & Forages

Aquaculture Environment, Health and Welfare

Aquaculture (fish and shellfish farming) is often challenged by the presence of established diseases. The emergence of new aquatic borne pathogens that can seriously affect production and lead to...

Start date: 25/03/2019
15 credits
Livestock & Forages

Ration Formulation and Feeding Systems

This Ration Formulation and Feeding Systems course will develop a thorough understanding of the techniques used in ruminant feed evaluation to assess nutrient requirements. Participants will be...

Start date: 01/04/2019
15 credits
Livestock & Forages

Poultry Health (Residential)

The Poultry Health course covers the nature, diagnosis and control of infectious diseases of poultry. It is designed for veterinary surgeons, technical staff and managers from the poultry industry....

Start date: 23/04/2019
20 credits
Livestock & Forages

Agriculture MRes

The MRes Agriculture allows participants to carry out research in the workplace after completing two taught modules of their choice and developing their research proposal through the research methods...

Start date: 01/05/2019
180 credits
Livestock & Forages

Livestock Nutrition and Feed

This course will introduce you to the role of farmed livestock in agricultural systems, and the importance of feed in managing the nutritional requirements of different classes of livestock.  You...

Start date: 06/05/2019
10 credits
Livestock & Forages

Sustainable Livestock Production Systems

The Sustainable Livestock Production Systems course will explore a range of different livestock production systems and the opportunities and challenges of implementing sustainable practices. Through...

Start date: 06/05/2019
10 credits
Livestock & Forages

Farm Business Management

The Farm Business Management course gives participants the skills to analyse, carry out and revise farm business plans. The module will look at all aspects of farm planning from the accounts to the...

Start date: 15/05/2019
20 credits
Livestock & Forages

Genetics & Genomics in Agriculture

The Genetics & Genomics in Agriculture course is designed to give those with little understanding of genetics a practical knowledge of the principles and technologies that underpin breeding...

Start date: 15/05/2019
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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