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.

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Environment & Sustainability

Principles of Sustainability

Sustainability is concerned with how society and businesses can best meet social and economic development objectives without compromising the future viability of natural and human systems. This...

Start date: 09/10/2017
10 credits
Environment & Sustainability

Surface and Ground Water Hydrology

This subject concentrates on the quantification of surface and groundwater hydrological processes. An understanding of rainfall, evapotranspiration, runoff, groundwater recharge, groundwater storage...

Start date: 09/10/2017
10 credits
Environment & Sustainability

Catchment and Water Quality

Water of good quality is necessary for domestic, environmental, industrial, recreational and agricultural uses. For those working in water management, this course will allow you to understand the...

Start date: 23/10/2017
10 credits
Environment & Sustainability

Environmental Valuation

In the search for methods that combine economic analysis and environmental assessments to achieve the goal of sustainable development, the measurement of environmental costs and benefits is an...

Start date: 23/10/2017
10 credits
Environment & Sustainability

Environmental Econometrics

The Environmental Econometrics course combines key theoretical concepts on econometrics with hands on case studies based on environmental applications. Participants will develop knowledge and skills...

Start date: 06/11/2017
10 credits
Environment & Sustainability

Soil Systems

The Soil Systems course focuses on how decisions in land management and water resource management are informed by a fundamental understanding of science. This scientific perspective includes the ...

Start date: 06/11/2017
10 credits
Environment & Sustainability

Financial and Economic Appraisal for Environmental Management

This course explains the principles of Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) and students will acquire the knowledge and skills in the application of CBA to environmental projects. Cost Benefit Analysis is a...

Start date: 20/11/2017
10 credits
Environment & Sustainability

Soil Engineering, Contaminant and Nutrient Management

This soil engineering course focuses on Land restoration and reclamation practices in relation to soil tillage, traction and soil compaction. These practices must be grounded on an understanding of...

Start date: 20/11/2017
10 credits
Environment & Sustainability

Evaluating Sustainability Through Life Cycle Approaches

The Evaluating Sustainability Through Life Cycle Approaches course focuses on the frameworks and techniques used to evaluate the sustainability of an organisation or cohesive system. The course is...

Start date: 04/12/2017
10 credits
Environment & Sustainability

Land Engineering and Water Management

This Land Engineering and Water Management course focuses on soil protection and the improvement or reclamation of degraded land. These must be managed for a given environment from a base...

Start date: 04/12/2017
10 credits
Environment & Sustainability

Natural Resource Economics

Natural Resource Economics focuses on the economic models that are used to analyse current resource management challenges, distinguishing between renewable and non-renewable resources. The course...

Start date: 04/12/2017
10 credits
Environment & Sustainability

Agri-Food Value Chains

The Agri-Food Value Chains module 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
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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