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.

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Livestock & Forages

Livestock Nutrition and Feeding

This course will introduce you to the role of farmed livestock in agricultural systems, and the importance of feed in managing the nutritional requirements of different classes of livestock.  You...

Start date: 08/01/2018
10 credits
Livestock & Forages

Livestock, Livelihoods and Food Security

This course will provide an in-depth overview of the livelihoods and food security issues deriving from farmed livestock across a global range of production systems. Focusing on the main classes of...

Start date: 09/04/2018
10 credits
Livestock & Forages

Ration Formulation and Feeding Systems

This Ration Formulation and Feeding Systems course will develop a thorough understanding of the techniques used in ruminant feed evaluation to assess nutrient requirements. Participants will be...

Start date: 16/04/2018
15 credits
Livestock & Forages

Doctor of Agriculture (DAg)

The aim of this Professional Doctorate programme is to produce a qualification which, whilst being equivalent in status and challenge to a PhD, is more appropriate for those pursuing professional...

Start date: 01/05/2018
360 credits
Livestock & Forages

MRes Research Project (Aberystwyth)

The main focus of the work should be the review and analysis of existing data from the participant's workplace. The short thesis (20,000 words) is intended to provide both meaningful research for...

Start date: 01/05/2018
120 credits
Livestock & Forages

Sustainable and Efficient Food Production MSc

The Sustainable and Efficient Food Production MSc allows maximum flexibility for participants wishing to develop and update their knowledge within specific areas of ruminant production. While each...

Start date: 01/05/2018
180 credits
Livestock & Forages

Industrial Biotechnology MSc

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: 01/05/2018
180 credits
Livestock & Forages

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
Livestock & Forages

Sustainable & Efficient Food Production PGCert

In this flexible programme you can gain postgraduate qualifications by studying part time while you are working. You can choose any three of our Agricultural and Environmental modules (60 credits)...

Start date: 01/05/2018
60 credits
Livestock & Forages

Sustainable & Efficient Food Production PGDip

In this flexible programme you can gain postgraduate qualifications by studying part time while you are working. You can choose any six of our Agricultural and Environmental modules (120 credits)...

Start date: 01/05/2018
120 credits
Livestock & Forages

Agriculture MRes

The MRes Agriculture allows participants to carry out research in the workplace after completing two taught modules of their choice and developing their research proposal through the research methods...

Start date: 01/05/2018
180 credits
Livestock & Forages

Industrial Biotechnology MRes

The MRes Industrial Biotechnology allows participants to carry out an extensive research project in the workplace after completing two taught modules of their choice (see below for options) and...

Start date: 01/05/2018
180 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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