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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Livestock & Forages

Mono-gastric Nutrition and Ration Formulation

An understanding of the composition, availability and utilisation of macronutrients in the major categories of feedstuffs used in non-ruminant feeds is essential to allow the correct design and...

Start date: 02/10/2017
15 credits
Livestock & Forages

Poultry Health (Online)

This course is for veterinary surgeons, technical staff and managers from the poultry industry who wish to learn more about the nature, diagnosis and control of infectious diseases of poultry. The...

Start date: 02/10/2017
20 credits
Livestock & Forages

Ruminant Animal Production and The Feed Industry

This module is primarily aimed at specialists within the animal feed industry taking CPD and focuses on the ability to communicate effectively at all levels in the ruminant feed sector. This requires...

Start date: 09/10/2017
15 credits
Livestock & Forages

Poultry Meat Processing, Product Quality and Safety

 This course provides an overview of the poultry supply chain for managers and supervisors within poultry meat businesses and includes sessions for delegates to familiarise themselves in, for example...

Start date: 30/10/2017
15 credits
Livestock & Forages

Principles of Ruminant Nutrition

The Principles of Ruminant Nutrition specifically examines the chemistry and biochemistry of feed constituents and the anatomy and function of the digestive system in the ruminant and pre-ruminant....

Start date: 27/11/2017
15 credits
Livestock & Forages

Aquaculture Production Species and Systems

This course serves to address the rapidly developing aquaculture industry and fish production related disciplines associated with various aspects of aquaculture husbandry and management. The...

Start date: 04/12/2017
15 credits
Livestock & Forages

Livestock Nutrition and Feeding

This module 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. Through...

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

Sustainable Home Grown Feeds

The Sustainable Home Grown Feeds course focuses on arable crops, a key part of pasture-based farming. Their selection and management are often driven by very different requirements than those of...

Start date: 10/01/2018
20 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: 10/01/2018
180 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...

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

Plant Breeding

The Plant Breeding course is designed to give a comprehensive understanding of what it takes to bring a variety of plant from concept, through breeding and on to market. Featured crops include: beans...

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

Silage Science

The Silage Science course will develop your knowledge of modern forage and grain ensilage systems, giving you the skills to integrate recent research into your work. The course will examine: silage...

Start date: 10/01/2018
20 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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