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. The “...

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, it is important to understand the rationale for...

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

This course is designed for attendees to acquire knowledge and skills in quantitative methods of economic analysis to support decision making in natural resources and environmental management. The...

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

Soil Systems

Food security, environmental protection and mitigation of climate change impacts depend upon effective management of soil, plant and water interactions in the environment. This module will focus on...

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

Financial and Economic Appraisal for Environmental Management

Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) is a decision-making process used to compare the comparative efficiency of competing projects over their lifetime. Projects are judged in terms of their relative monetised...

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

Soil Engineering, Contaminant and Nutrient Management

Land restoration and reclamation practices in relation to soil tillage, traction and soil compaction must be grounded on an understanding of science and engineering. In addition, effective land...

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

Evaluating Sustainability Through Life Cycle Approaches

To provide specialist understanding of the frameworks and techniques available to evaluate process performance of an organisation or cohesive system in terms of sustainability.

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

Land Engineering and Water Management

Soil protection or improvement and the reclamation of degraded land must be managed for a given environment from a base understanding of fundamental properties of soil and water, including basic...

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

Natural Resource Economics

Economic models are used to analyse current resource management challenges, distinguishing between renewable and non-renewable resources. This module focuses on the management of major types of...

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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