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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Environment & Sustainability

Industrial Biotechnology Professional Doctorate

The time is ripe to develop low carbon alternatives to petroleum-based products both in terms of what society wants and what economics demand. This makes it’s an exciting time to be part of the...

Start date: 01/01/2019
360 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: 01/01/2019
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: 01/01/2019
180 credits
Environment & Sustainability

Biorefining Technologies

The Biorefining Technologies course provides a detailed examination of  current and emerging technologies. You will examine the validity of mining for value added minor components whilst leaving...

Start date: 09/01/2019
20 credits
Environment & Sustainability

Professional Doctorate Sustainable Food Quality for Health (University of Reading)

The Professional Doctorate in Sustainable Food Quality for Health (DAgriFood) programme offers industry professionals the opportunity to develop their professional roles and to implement an...

Start date: 14/01/2019
540 credits
Environment & Sustainability

MSc Sustainable Food Quality for Health (University of Reading)

The MSc in Sustainable Food Quality for Health offers industry professionals the opportunity to develop their professional roles and to implement an independent programme of research within the...

Start date: 14/01/2019
180 credits
Environment & Sustainability

Global Food Security

This course takes a global perspective on food systems and food security, and aims to equip participants with the ability to fully understand global food systems and their role in providing food...

Start date: 21/01/2019
20 credits
Environment & Sustainability

Soil Erosion Control: Principles and Practices

The control of water pollution and sedimentation needs to be based on the correct identification of source areas of sediment, a knowledge of the processes by which water and sediment are moved over...

Start date: 21/01/2019
10 credits
Environment & Sustainability

Carbon Footprinting and Life Cycle Assessment

This module is designed to provide knowledge, understanding and capacity to undertake carbon footprinting (CF) and life cycle assessment (LCA) for professionals concerned with the sustainable and...

Start date: 21/01/2019
20 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: 04/02/2019
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: 20/02/2019
Environment & Sustainability

Environmental Impacts of My Food Products

There is increasing demand for data on the environmental impacts of food production, from agriculture to retail. Producers may participate in retailers’ schemes for measuring a collective “Carbon...

Start date: 14/05/2019
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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