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.

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Food & Nutrition

Consumer Sensory Science – qualitative, quantitative and topical techniques

Have you ever wondered why your company carries out consumer testing the way it does? Are you aware of the current issues facing consumer testing? Are there newer approaches or methodologies which...

Start date: 25/06/2018
10 credits
Food & Nutrition

PG Cert: Sustainable Food Quality for Health (University of Reading)

The PG Cert in Sustainable Food Quality for Health offers industry professionals the opportunity to develop their professional roles within the agrifood industry A flexible pathway of academic...

Start date: 17/09/2018
60 credits
Food & Nutrition

Sensory Evaluation: An Introductory Workshop

This unit can be studied as part of the AFTP's "Meat Science and Meat Quality" courses. Our one-day workshops in Sensory Science aim to give delegates an introduction to sensory evaluation for food...

Start date: 19/09/2018
Food & Nutrition

Sensory Evaluation and Sensory Techniques

The aim of the workshop is to give delegates a thorough overview of sensory evaluation for food and drink. It is aimed at those who are either new to sensory science or wish to develop or improve...

Start date: 24/09/2018
10 credits
Food & Nutrition

Keeping the Consumer Informed

Keeping the Customer Informed explores the issues raised when seeking to establish effective controls on the provision of food information to consumers. It is often stated that consumers have a ‘...

Start date: 01/10/2018
10 credits
Food & Nutrition

UK Food Law - The Basics

UK Food Law - The Basics will introduce you to the UK’s laws and regulations governing the production, transport, retail, and consumption of food. Through a series of online lectures and engagement...

Start date: 29/10/2018
5 credits
Food & Nutrition

Applied Food Mycology

The Applied Food Mycology course offers a research led introduction to fungi, yeasts, the toxins they produce and the problems they can cause in foods. This includes both spoilage and health effects...

Start date: 19/11/2018
Food & Nutrition

Milk Production, Processing and Quality

The managers and supervisors within dairy businesses are not usually required to be expert dairy scientists or technologists, however they should have knowledge and understanding of the dairy supply...

Start date: 03/12/2018
15 credits
Food & Nutrition

Postharvest Technology

The Modern Post Harvest Technology five day short course focuses on the impact of modern post harvest technologies on food quality and safety. Based at Cranfield University, the course has been...

Start date: 17/12/2018
10 credits
Food & Nutrition

Diet, Food & The Nations Health

The UK faces several pressing concerns when it comes to public health. Growing problems with obesity, hypertension and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases are just some of the conditions that have...

Start date: 14/01/2019
15 credits
Food & Nutrition

Risk Analysis in the Food Chain

Risk Analysis in the Food Chain introduces you to the principles and practices of ensuring the safety of food across the entire breadth of the industry, including its importance to producers,...

Start date: 14/01/2019
10 credits
Food & Nutrition

Understanding & Implementing EU Food Law

The Understanding & Implementing EU Food Law course is designed to present you a clear, accessible introduction to the food laws and regulations of the European Union. After completing this...

Start date: 14/01/2019
10 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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