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, including the 'Include Mixed Cohort courses' option which reveals an even wider range of AFTP courses.

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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

Pig and Poultry Environment, Health and Welfare

An understanding of the environmental requirements of animals within the management of pig and poultry systems. This is especially true for health and welfare that have implications on building and...

Start date: 05/02/2018
15 credits
Livestock & Forages

Emerging Issues in Mono-gastric Animal Production Systems

This course is designed to develop the ability of participants to analyse monogastric digestive systems, identify key emerging issues and evaluate developments in technology. This leads to their...

Start date: 26/02/2018
15 credits
Livestock & Forages

Aquaculture Environment, Health and Welfare

Aquaculture (fish and shellfish farming) is often challenged by the presence of established diseases. The emergence of new aquatic borne pathogens that can seriously affect production and lead to...

Start date: 19/03/2018
15 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

Poultry Health (Residential)

The Poultry Health course covers the nature, diagnosis and control of infectious diseases of poultry. It is designed for veterinary surgeons, technical staff and managers from the poultry industry....

Start date: 09/04/2018
20 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

MRes Research Project (Bangor)

The short thesis (20,000 words) is intended to provide both meaningful research for the industry, and for DAgEnv candidates, a solid foundation for the longer Part II thesis and this should be...

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

Genetics & Genomics in Agriculture

The Genetics & Genomics in Agriculture course is designed to give those with little understanding of genetics a practical knowledge of the principles and technologies that underpin breeding...

Start date: 16/05/2018
20 credits
Livestock & Forages

Organic and Low Input Ruminant Production

The Organic and Low Input Ruminant Production course examines the concepts behind ruminant production in a low input or organic system. It considers alternative methods of production, from unique...

Start date: 16/05/2018
20 credits
Livestock & Forages

Ruminant Gut Microbiology

The Ruminant Gut Microbiology course will explore the fundamental research that is developing our understanding of the anatomy and environmental conditions of the rumen, covering the negative and...

Start date: 16/05/2018
20 credits
Livestock & Forages

Poultry Nutrition

The Poultry Nutrition course is intended to complement the other courses in the programme Postgraduate Certificate in Poultry Heath and Production and provides professionals working in and with the...

Start date: 11/09/2018
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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