Most of the training provided by the AFTP is delivered on a 'modular' basis: short, taught courses usually lasting no more than 12 weeks on specific topics within the agriculture and food sectors. In order to provide the maximum flexibility for our participants, these modules run in a variety for formats, including online distance learning, campus workshops, or blended learning (a mixture of online and residential).
AFTP participants can choose individual modules from across the wide selection offered by our core and affiliate partners, and can pay for these as and when they are undertaken without the need to commit to further training. Many individuals choose only to take modules directly relevant to their profession, but other participants have found this a useful opportunity to branch out their knowledge to related fields of training.
Modules are composed of credits. the majority of modules comprise 10-30 credits. Credits are the basis of our postgraduate programmes. As an example, PGCert = 60 credits (6 x 10 credit modules) and PG Diploma = 120 credits (12 x 10 credit modules).
Our modules are grouped under five key themes:
A full list of available modules, along with summaries of their content, cost, and delivery method can be found on the Our Courses section. AFTP participants are required to pay the required cost for individual modules in full before the module begins.
If you wish to apply for any of our courses, you will need to do so through this website. On each course page, there is a button labelled ‘Apply Now,’ which will lead you through the online application process. Submitted applications can then be monitored through your AFTP Participant Portal.
AgriFood Training Partnership
The University of Reading
PO Box 226, Whiteknights
Reading RG6 6AP