The Education & Professional Training Hub provides a wide range of courses across five thematic areas.

From short courses completed as Continued Professional Development (CPD) to Postgraduate taught modules, designed to provide maximum benefit to relevant professions with participants undertaking work-based assignments as part of their assessment; using their knowledge gained to address business based challenges.

Completing Postgraduate taught modules also allow opportunities for participants to build these towards our flexible Postgraduate Qualifications from PG Cert to Professional Doctorate over time.

 For Employers

All Education & Professional Training Hub (EPTH) courses are designed with Agrifood industry and Healthcare Professional input to ensure we include topical issues and bridge knowledge gaps where industry feels there is a need to improve.

Many participants have been able to apply their newly acquired knowledge back in their workplaces, increasing productivity and innovation to their businesses.

For individuals

Whether you are new to your profession and keen to learn new skills, or have been in employment for many years and wish to refresh old knowledge or upskill and progress your career.  EPTH courses will provide you with the latest scientific and technical developments that have an impact on your business.

EPTH courses are delivered flexibly in easily accessible short courses, workshops and online distance learning, designed to fit around, and complement, your working life.

Our Professional Training Courses

Environment & Sustainability
Food & Nutrition
Understanding & Influencing Consumer Behaviour
  • University of Reading
  • 01/11/2021
  • Duration Campus workshop 3 days
  • 10
Food & Nutrition
Sustainable Livestock Production
Sustainable Livestock Production
Food Regulation & Information
Food & Nutrition
Health & Pharmacy
Environment & Sustainability
Fresh Produce Postharvest Quality Management
  • University of Reading
  • 01/06/2022
  • Duration Campus workshop 3 days
  • 20
Food & Nutrition
Flavourist training course
Food Regulation & Information
Food Regulation & Information
Sustainable Livestock Production
Food Regulation & Information

NEWS & EVENTS

Building on 2020 EIT Food Projects

Facilitated by the Institute of Food, Nutrition and Health (IFNH), the University has been engaged with EIT Food since its inception in 2018. EIT Food is Europe’s leading food innovation initiative, working to make the food system more sustainable, healthy and trusted. It is funded by EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology) which was developed by the EU to strength Europe’s ability to innovate. EIT Food is one of eight EIT innovation communities which facilitate partnerships between research, academia and industry to address key societal challenges. From involvement in 16 collaborative, pan-European projects in 2018 to 40 projects in 2020, EIT Food funding has brought approximately 8 million euros to the University. (more…)

IFNH Lunchtime seminar – Cutting through the ‘glittering imaginary’ of agriculture 4.0: are new agricultural technologies ‘game-changing’, and if so, for whom?

We are pleased to announce our next Lunchtime Seminar showcasing vertical farming, AI and robotics, alternative proteins, and gene editing, promising to improve the sustainability of food production. The next seminar “Cutting through the 'glittering imaginary' of agriculture 4.0: are new agricultural technologies 'game-changing', and if so, for whom? , presented by Professor David Christian Rose, Elizabeth Creak Associate Professor of Agricultural Innovation and Extension, University of Reading will take place via Microsoft Teams on Friday 21st May at 13.00 – 14.00. (more…)

IFNH LUNCHTIME SEMINAR FRIDAY 16TH APRIL AT 13.00 – 14.00

We are pleased to announce our next Lunchtime Seminar showcasing  the role of  Vitamin D, COVID-19 and Acute Respiratory Tract Infections. The next seminar “Vitamin D, COVID-19 and Acute Respiratory Tract Infections – Is this Nutrient the Sunshine Superstar or Just Media Hype!, presented by Professor Susan A. Lanham-New, Department of Nutritional Sciences, School of Biosciences & Medicine, Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences, University of Surrey will take place via Microsoft Teams on Friday 16th April at 13.00 – 14.00. (more…)