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: Crops and Fresh Produce, Environment & Sustainability, Food and Nutrition, Livestock and Forages and Business and Transferable Skills.

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Environment & Sustainability

Biobased Product Development

Drawing on research from both Aberystwyth and Bangor Universities this module will focus on potential end-products from bio-refineries including the relevant performance tests and the available...

Start date: 01/09/2017
20 credits
Environment & Sustainability

Drivers of the Bioeconomy

The biobased economy encompasses much more than our need to find renewable substitutes for oil in the face of climate change and the finite nature of fossil fuels. It is a global issue encompassing...

Start date: 01/09/2017
20 credits
Environment & Sustainability

Agro-ecosystem Services

This module will introduce you to the ecosystem services framework for assessing pasture-based food production, with an emphasis on landscape context and scale factors. Trade-offs and...

Start date: 18/09/2017
20 credits
Environment & Sustainability

Climate Change

This module provides a detailed assessment of current knowledge on climate change – science, impacts, adaptation and mitigation, and how it is perceived by the public. This course is a core module ...

Start date: 18/09/2017
20 credits
Environment & Sustainability

Soil Management

This module will draw on the expertise of Bangor University and NIAB to provide both a practical and a theoretical overview of soil management. Sustainable soil management is reviewed in relation to...

Start date: 18/09/2017
20 credits
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
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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