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 awards including PGDip, PGCert, MSc and Research Degrees; our training areas 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.

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Crops & Fresh Produce

Fresh Produce Production

The fresh produce sector of agriculture is fast moving, innovative and high value. The constant pressure to improve efficiency and come up with new crops has led to significant innovations and...

Start date: 25/09/2017
15 credits
Crops & Fresh Produce

Plant Health Management Principles

This short course, suitable for graduates and non-graduates working in the Crops Industry, has been produced in order to develop an appreciation of factors that influence occurrence and severity of...

Start date: 23/10/2017
15 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). The course is recognised...

Start date: 27/10/2017
15 credits
Crops & Fresh Produce

Principles and Practices of Crop Production

Crop production is a core business for the majority of agricultural holdings world-wide and is the sole source of income for many growers. This short-course module, suitable for graduates and non-...

Start date: 30/10/2017
15 credits
Crops & Fresh Produce

Potato Production and Management

This course covers all aspects of potato production and management and enables agronomists and other professionals in the potato industry to deepen their understanding in key areas to help develop...

Start date: 15/11/2017
30 credits
Crops & Fresh Produce

Biology and Epidemiology of Plant Pathogens

This five day module is intended for agronomists, plant breeders and crop protection professionals who need to develop an in depth knowledge of the underlying biology and epidemiology of pathogens...

Start date: 11/12/2017
15 credits
Crops & Fresh Produce

Plant Health Management Practices

This short course, suitable for graduates and non-graduates working in the Crops Industry, has been produced in order to develop an appreciation of factors that influence occurrence and severity of...

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

Precision Farming Technology

This stand-alone module provides a background to the history and development of precision farming technology from yield mapping through to the latest research and developments. The week long...

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

Sustaining Quality in Raw Material Supply Chains

Through online lectures and three days of campus workshops, featuring speakers from across academia and industry, this module will introduce you to the sustainability issues that impact on the...

Start date: 09/04/2018
10 credits
Crops & Fresh Produce

Diagnosis and Management of Plant Pathogens

This course is for agronomists, plant breeders and crop protection professionals.

Start date: 16/04/2018
15 credits
Crops & Fresh Produce

Sustainable Supply Systems II - Manufacturing to Retail

This module addresses the sustainability issues associated with manufacturing and retail across a range of food and drink sectors, continuing the analysis of the supply system begun in Sustainable...

Start date: 17/04/2018
5 credits
Crops & Fresh Produce

Applied Precision Crop Production

Precision crop production is the application of precision farming technologies to manage spatial and temporal variability for the purpose of improving crop performance and environmental quality....

Start date: 14/05/2018
15 credits
My 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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