Postgraduate Certificate

The AFTP provides participants with the opportunity to study a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) in either Agrifood or a specialist subject area.

The AFTP provides participants with the opportunity to study a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) in either Agrifood or a specialist subject area.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Agrifood has been developed in conjunction with the agrifood industry as a highly flexible programme that can be tailored to individual training needs, to enable professionals working in the agrifood sector to undertake high level, structured, continuing professional development. Alternatively, a specialist Postgraduate Certificate programme allows individuals to focus on a particular area of interest.

Module Credits Required:

60 Credits


Entry Requirements:

Candidates will usually be expected to have a first degree (minimum of second class) in a science subject. However, relevant workplace experience may be accepted as qualification for entry to this course.

Study/Assessment Format:

Dependent on particular programme and location of study. Please refer to the individual course pages for further details.

Avg. Timescale:

3 Years


Participant Testimonial:

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"My PGCert has given me more career options, because I now know how the whole supply chain runs, rather than just knowing my department. It was a great experience to widen my career prospects and I would definitely recommend it."

Motaz Hawash, Dairy Technologist, Müller Wiseman Dairies


How to Apply:

You can register for a Postgraduate Certificate programme via our online application form, which is available by clicking the 'Apply Now' button on any PGCert course information page. We will subsequently contact you with additional instructions for enrolling onto your course.

Choose Your PGCert Course:

PGCert Programme Information

Sustainable & Efficient Food Production PGCert (Aberystwyth University)


In this flexible online PGCert programme, delivered by Aberystwyth University, you can gain a postgraduate qualification by training part-time while you are working. You can choose any three of the Agricultural and Environmental modules offered by Aberystwyth (60 credits), which are delivered in a rolling programme with start dates in January, May and September each year. You may begin with whichever of your chosen modules is most convenient.


PGCert: Sustainable Food Quality for Health (University of Reading)

A flexible pathway of academic credit bearing modules delivers training that crosses traditional skill disciplines within the fields of food and agricultural science. Graduates of the programme will acquire cognitive, practical, professional and transferable skills to enable them to assume leadership roles within the industry. Participants select courses with 60 combined academic credits from modules delivered by the partner Higher Education Institutions from within the AgriFood Training Partnership.


What next?

On successful completion of a PGCert, you may wish to apply for the following programmes:

PGDip (Postgraduate Diploma)
MSc (Master of Science)
MRes (Master of Research)

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