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Module Overview

The Food ATP modules can be built together to form the taught basis of Professional Doctorate, Masters programme, Post Graduate Diploma or Certificate. All the modules listed are of equal ‘credit’ value: 10 credits (i.e. 1/12 of the taught requirement of a Professional Doctorate or Master of Science, or 1/6 of the Master of Research taught requirement).

Each module is taught at Post Graduate level and requires the lateral thinking and problem solving capability expected at this level of education. Participants should expect to commit to a minimum of 100 hours of study in order to complete a Food ATP module.   

Modules may also be taken as standalone CPD activity without the need to register for a qualification programme, and cover Core Skills and four key themes:

Nutrition, Health & Consumers
Food Quality
Food Manufacture
Sustainable Food Production


Credits for modules completed outside of a programme registration can be accumulated for future use should the participant later choose to work towards a qualification.

Each module is based around an intensive, face-to-face contact week which focuses on interactive group sessions, workshops and debates with expert speakers from across industry and academia.  Prior to the contact week, participants are required to undertake a period of preparatory study taking the form of web-based distance learning and directed reading, and assignments based on existing practice in their employing companies. 

Following the contact week, participants are required to complete assignments forming the basis of the module’s assessment. Assignments normally focus on application of the acquired knowledge and skills and potential impacts within the employing company. 

Participants will need to satisfactorily complete the assessment work to successfully complete the module and accumulate the credit.

Access to tutor support whilst completing the module, as well as access to comprehensive e-learning materials will be available.