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

Organic and Low Input Ruminant Production

The Organic and Low Input Ruminant Production course examines the concepts behind ruminant production in a low input or organic system. It considers alternative methods of production, from unique...

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

Ruminant Gut Microbiology

The Ruminant Gut Microbiology course will explore the fundamental research that is developing our understanding of the anatomy and environmental conditions of the rumen, covering the negative and...

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

Grassland Systems

The Sustainable Grassland Systems course looks at the range and distribution of grassland and forage crops. Nutrient management and environmental protection are themes throughout, as are strategies...

Start date: 11/09/2019
20 credits
Livestock & Forages

Ruminant Health & Welfare

The Ruminant Health & Welfare course focuses on the latest research and legislation by drawing on the expertise of Aberystwyth University and the Royal Veterinary College, Wales. The first half...

Start date: 11/09/2019
20 credits
Livestock & Forages

Ruminant Nutrition

The Ruminant Nutrition course will outline the fundamental physiological and microbiological principles underpinning ruminant nutrition. You will look at the design of animal nutrition experiments;...

Start date: 11/09/2019
20 credits
Livestock & Forages

Forces Influencing UK Poultry Production

Man has had close association with poultry since about 2000 BC, notably in the Persian, Greek and Roman periods leading up to the present. The modern poultry industries developed in the 1950s and...

Start date: TBC
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...

Start date: TBC
20 credits
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...

Start date: TBC
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...

Start date: TBC
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...

Start date: TBC
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...

Start date: TBC
15 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...

Start date: TBC
15 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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