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.

For ease and convenience we have divided our courses into five technical subject areas: Business and Transferable Skills, Crops and Fresh Produce, Environment & Sustainability, Food and Nutrition and Livestock and Forages.

You can also customise your course search further by applying a variety of different filters, including the 'Include Mixed Cohort courses' option which reveals an even wider range of AFTP courses.

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Crops & Fresh Produce

Potato Production and Management

This course and its several connected units cover all aspects of the production of potatoes. The course is designed for agronomists and other professionals in the potato industry to deepen their...

Start date: 14/02/2018
30 credits
Crops & Fresh Produce

Plant Health Management Practices

The Plant Health Management Practices course develops an appreciation of factors that influence occurrence and severity of weed, pest and disease outbreaks. It will enable you to recognise, evaluate...

Start date: 19/02/2018
15 credits
Crops & Fresh Produce

Precision Farming Technology

This course provides a background to the history and development of precision agriculture technology from yield mapping through to the latest research and developments. The week long delivery and...

Start date: 19/02/2018
15 credits
Crops & Fresh Produce

Sustainable Supply Systems: Production to Processing

The Sustainable Supply Systems: Production to Processing course addresses the sustainability issues relating to crop and animal production, focusing on food supply chains with end users in the UK....

Start date: 27/02/2018
5 credits
Crops & Fresh Produce

Applied Precision Crop Production

The Applied Precision Crop Production course will examine the application of precision technologies in the crop management process and some of the associated software which allows for their...

Start date: 14/05/2018
15 credits
Crops & Fresh Produce

Advanced Agronomy for Fresh Produce

The course will examine the principles and application of new technologies in the production of fresh produce crops. The course will develop a greater understanding of the environmental impact of...

Start date: 21/05/2018
15 credits
Crops & Fresh Produce

Fresh Produce Postharvest Quality Management

This course will deal with the practice and principals of handling fresh produce. Participants will gain an appreciation of the scientific basis of fresh produce quality, will understand global...

Start date: 04/06/2018
20 credits
Crops & Fresh Produce

Advanced Sugar Beet Production and Management

This course has been designed for individuals who wish to improve their fundamental understanding of sugar beet production (e.g. growers, agronomists, breeders, consultants). It is recognised by...

Start date: TBC
15 credits
Crops & Fresh Produce

Biology and Epidemiology of Plant Pathogens

This course will deal with the biology and epidemiology of fungi, bacteria, viruses, nematodes, protozoa, parasitic plants and other pathogens that are the main causes of plant disease. This five...

Start date: TBC
15 credits
Crops & Fresh Produce

Current Research in Crop Protection

This course is aimed at individuals working to put agricultural research into practice i.e. Agronomists, Advisers, Technical Managers and Farmers. Course participants will benefit from a deeper...

Start date: TBC
15 credits
Crops & Fresh Produce

Diagnosis and Management of Plant Pathogens

The Diagnosis and Management of Plant Pathogens course focuses on disease management. Attendees will be enabled to identify and evaluate disease and pathogens that effect plants as well as the best...

Start date: TBC
15 credits
Crops & Fresh Produce

Drones for Crop Production

Accurate information regarding crop production is becoming increasingly important. This information is needed for effective (localised) crop management decisions to increased crop production and...

Start date: TBC

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Did you know, you can select the 'Include Mixed Cohort courses' filter option to view an even wider range of AFTP courses?

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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