The Waitrose Postgraduate Professional Training Programme ‘Food Challenges for the 21st Century’ is now open for enrolment.
Our training programme, run by Lancaster University’s Environment Centre, consists of a series of modules, each of which is run over a set 12 week period, and each of which is worth 15 credits. The programme is delivered by blended learning, which consists largely of online material to allow flexible working, together with short face-to-face elements during which students will meet and work with the programme team and fellow students.
The programme starts with a compulsory introductory module, which runs in February each year. After completion of the introductory module, students are then free to choose from a range of modules on offer, taking as many as they want up to a maximum of 3 per year.
Our modules reflect the interdisciplinary nature of the challenges faced by people and organisations working in the food chain. Teaching of each 12 week module generally commence in February, June and September each year. Current modules are:
- LEC.450 Introductory Model: The Impending Storm
- LEC.451 Crop Production Science
- LEC.452 Environmental Stress and Crop Production
- LEC.453 Plant Defence and Crop Protection
Each course module costs £650 for Waitrose suppliers, although non-Waitrose suppliers are also welcome to enrol.
To find out more, and for details on how to enrol, please visit the Lancaster University information page here: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/lec/graduate-school/professional-training/food-challenges-for-the-21st-century/.