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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Environment & Sustainability

Agri-Food Value Chains

The Agri-Food Value Chains course enables participants to develop a systematic understanding and critical awareness of the Agri-Food Value Chain, its main components, and the linkages between them....

Start date: 08/01/2018
10 credits
Environment & Sustainability

Ecological Restoration

Successful ecological restoration requires an integrated understanding of the ecological parameters of a site, together with the physical, chemical, and biotic factors that may influence desired...

Start date: 05/02/2018
10 credits
Environment & Sustainability

Irrigation and Water Management

This unit can be studied as part of the AFTP's "Advanced Sugar Beet Production and Management" or "Potato Production and Management" courses. It will cover the scientific basis for efficient...

Start date: 20/02/2018
Environment & Sustainability

Soil Tillage, Traction and Compaction

The Soil Tillage, Traction and Compaction course is a comprehensive programme in the sciences of soil tillage, traction and compaction. This includes their application to improve tillage and traction...

Start date: 16/04/2018
15 credits
Environment & Sustainability

Waste Stream Valorisation

Organic waste arising from many biotechnological industries can be processed to extract useful products or sources of energy. Much waste therefore has a value, determined by extraction costs and by...

Start date: 01/05/2018
20 credits
Environment & Sustainability

Agriculture and Environment MRes

The main aim of the MRes is to strengthen specialist scientific skills in strategically important areas of the UK agri-food industry, through flexible, postgraduate training for people in work. It...

Start date: 01/05/2018
180 credits
Environment & Sustainability

Food Security in the Changing Environment MSc

This programme will provide participants with a detailed understanding of the principles and processes of sustainable food production, including its social and environmental contexts. It will equip...

Start date: 01/05/2018
180 credits
Environment & Sustainability

Drivers of the Bioeconomy

The biobased economy encompasses much more than our need to find renewable substitutes for oil in the face of climate change and the finite nature of fossil fuels. It is a global issue encompassing...

Start date: 09/05/2018
20 credits
Environment & Sustainability

Resource Efficient Farm Management

Drawing on life-cycle assessment expertise at Bangor University and a wide range of best practice guidance and decision support tools for the farming sector, this module will apply a systems approach...

Start date: 21/05/2018
20 credits
Environment & Sustainability

Prof Doc Agriculture and Environment

The Doctoral programme of Agriculture and Environment aims to strengthen specialist scientific skills in strategically important areas, through flexible, postgraduate training for people in work. It...

Start date: 21/05/2018
540 credits
Environment & Sustainability

Land Evaluation

The sustainable use of soil and land resources requires a fundamental understanding of the potential of the land to support different activities. Land evaluation provides a mechanism by which land...

Start date: 13/06/2018
Environment & Sustainability

Biobased Product Development

Drawing on research from both Aberystwyth and Bangor Universities this module will focus on potential end-products from bio-refineries including the relevant performance tests and the available...

Start date: 01/09/2018
20 credits

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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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