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dairy cattle, milk processing, animal feed, pigs, poultry, refrigeration

and engineering technology

Mid Career Professional


Training Programmes 2016-2017

NETHERLANDS FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMMES


LEARNING BY DOING
PTC+
Zandlaan 29, 6717 LN Ede
P.O. Box 32, 6710 BA Ede
The Netherlands
Phone: +31 (0)88 020 6400
Fax: +31 (0)88 020 6401
E-mail:
internationaloffice@ptcplus.com

PTC+ programme overview 2016-2017


PROGRAMME

TRAINING DATES

Academic
application
deadline

Online Fellowship
application deadline 1

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International diploma pig husbandry

29 August 2016 3 March 2017

25 Mar. 2016

5 Apr. 2016

International diploma poultry husbandry

29 August 2016 3 March 2017

25 Mar. 2016

5 Apr. 2016

International diploma pig husbandry and animal feed

29 August 2016 2 June 2017

25 Mar. 2016

5 Apr. 2016

International diploma poultry husbandry and animal feed

29 August 2016 2 June 2017

25 Mar. 2016

5 Apr. 2016

Applied pig management

29 August 25 November 2016

25 Mar. 2016

5 Apr. 2016

10

Applied poultry management

29 August 25 November 2016

25 Mar. 2016

5 Apr. 2016

11

Poultry farm manager

21 November 23 December 2016

25 Mar. 2016

5 Apr. 2016

12

Pig farm manager

21 November 23 December 2016

25 Mar. 2016

5 Apr. 2016

13

Pig breeding and artificial insemination

9 January 3 February 2017

22 Jul. 2016

2 Aug. 2016

14

Incubation and (broiler) parent stock management

9 January 3 February 2017

22 Jul. 2016

2 Aug. 2016

15

Pig production technology

6 February 3 March 2017

22 Jul. 2016

2 Aug. 2016

16

Poultry production technology

6 February 3 March 2017

22 Jul. 2016

2 Aug. 2016

17

International diploma animal feed

6 March 2 June 2017

21 Oct. 2016

1 Nov. 2016

18

Product quality and food safety

5 30 June 2017

21 Oct. 2016

1 Nov. 2016

19

Training and extension

5 30 June 2017

21 Oct. 2016

1 Nov. 2016

20

Agricultural equipment in the food production chain

4 29 September 2016

25 Mar. 2016

5 Apr. 2016

21

Refrigeration for food and renewable green resources

4 29 September 2016

25 Mar. 2016

5 Apr. 2016

22

Spraying systems for global safe food production

29 May 23 June 2017

21 Oct. 2016

1 Nov. 2016

23

Modern dairy farm management

12 September 21 October 2016

25 Mar. 2016

5 Apr. 2016

24

Introduction to the dairy value chain

12 September 21 October 2016

25 Mar. 2016

5 Apr. 2016

25

International diploma dairy husbandry and milk processing

16 January 21 July 2017

22 Jul. 2016

2 Aug. 2016

26

Total milk quality management system

24 October 4 November 2016

25 Mar. 2016

5 Apr. 2016

28

Dairy farm analysis and advice

13 March 31 March 2017

21 Oct. 2016

1 Nov. 2016

29

Milk procurement

20 March 31 March 2017

21 Oct. 2016

1 Nov. 2016

30

Milk processing

3 April 28 April 2017

21 Oct. 2016

1 Nov. 2016

31

Reproduction, breeding and healthcare management on dairy farms

3 April 28 April 2017

21 Oct. 2016

1 Nov. 2016

32

Marketing of milk and dairy products

1 May 19 May 2017

21 Oct. 2016

1 Nov. 2016

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You can simultanously apply for fellowship and admission, but ptc+ can only give online admission if your programme application is complete.
ATLAS is open for applications 2 months prior to the online fellowship application deadline.

PTC+, International Training Centre

This brochure focuses on the regular training programmes that PTC+ offers in the framework of the
Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) and the MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP) for short
courses. These programmes are available for those people who have obtained a fellowship of the
NFP/MSP, as well as for others with alternative financial resources. All programmes are conducted
in the English language.
PTC+: Practical Training Centre with a plus

PTC is a leading, highly innovative international training


centre with several training sites in the Netherlands. The
Netherlands, in the heart of Europe, has a knowledgebased economy, particularly where livestock, agricultural
and horticultural knowledge is concerned. Its success
may be illustrated by the fact that despite of fact that
the Netherlands is the worlds second largest exporter
of agricultural products, after the USA. An amazing fact
if you realize that the Netherlands has a surface area of
just some 37.000 km. Of course, this knowledge must
be applicable. The Netherlands is prominent in this area,
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Mid Career Professional Training Programmes 2016-2017

with PTC+ being one of the leaders. PTC+ focuses on all the
links in the production chain.

Food security and food safety

The challenges related to food security and food safety


are impressive. For instance, in the next 50 years the
amount of food to be produced has to be equal to the
amount of food that was produced during the last 10,000
years. The current world population growth is very fast,
but the animal protein consumption worldwide is growing
at nearly twice the speed of the world population growth.

Regular international
practical and applicable

training

programmes:

For more than 40 years PTC+ conducts international


training programmes and consultancy alongside the
implementation of projects all over the world. Currently,
PTC+ a wide variety of regular international training
programmes. The programmes have the objective
to build the capacity of mid-career professionals of
private companies, governmental organisations, nongovernmental organisations and other stake-holders in
the sectors. Worldwide, but with a focus on developing
countries. PTC+ is demand driven and aims at meeting the
needs of the participants and their employers. The training
programmes are designed in such ways that participants
can apply the skills and knowledge gained in a PTC+
training programme immediately when they come home.
Together with the participants, PTC+ finds sustainable
solutions for companies, organisations and governments
that have particular capacity building needs.
The regular international training programmes described
in this brochure are linked to the Netherlands Fellowship
Programmes / MENA Scholarship Programme.

Tailor-made training programmes

Besides the regular training programmes in this brochure,


PTC+ offers many more possibilities and forms of training
and other services:
Regular and tailor-made programmes for the
technology intensive, commercial sector, either in the
Netherlands and/or at location (abroad).
Technical and educational consultancy to private
companies, governmental- and non-governmental
institutions.
Formulation, implementation and evaluation of
projects, training or co-operation programmes.
Study-tours (either technical-oriented or
policymaking-oriented) in the Netherlands or
elsewhere.

Combining theory and practice Methodologies

PTC+ and its training approach bridge the gap between


theory and practice. All programmes, the majority of
which are tailor made, are practical oriented. Hands-ontraining is an integral part of the programmes. These are
the most important PTC+ methodologies:
Practical training sessions conducted in small groups.
Special assignments, so that participants are prepared
to apply the knowledge and skills they gain in their
working environment in their countries of origin: case
studies and back home improvement plans.
Work assignments and demonstrations in real
life situations; the green houses, livestock units,
processing plants, laboratories, hatchery and feed
mill.
Excursions and apprenticeships.

Trainers and experts

PTC+ employs experienced expert trainers, who have


several years of (residential) working experience in
various countries around the world. All staff-members
involved in teaching and supporting foreign participants
are fluent in English. Training materials, charts, technical
farm results, etc. are available in the English language.
The staff is familiar with communicating with persons
from different cultures and religions.

Participants and clients

Annually thousands of students and professionals attend


PTC+ training programmes. A large number of agricultural
schools, colleges and universities in the Netherlands make
use of PTC+ to provide practical training to their students.
Furthermore, national and international companies from
all over the world send groups of professionals for training
and retraining to PTC+.
These methodologies not only contribute to practical
skills development, but also to improving intercultural
communication skills and presentation and writing skills.
Inherent to the PTC+ methodologies is that participants
are enabled and encouraged to share experiences and
knowledge from their own backgrounds with trainers and
participants.

Competence based learning

PTC+ focuses on Competence Based Learning (CBL). Within


CBL, professional situations serve as a basis for the design
of education programmes. PTC+ has always educated
participants of trainings in settings that are similar to
real professional situations (so-called rich learning
environments and authentic learning environments).
PTC+ is an expert in organising work place assignments
and has qualified staff to assess the level of students
knowledge, skills and attitude in the learning process
and to coach students in their personal and professional
development; typical CBL principles. Existing principles
are intensified and new principles like the development
of competence profiles will be applied in training
programmes.

Recognition and quality control

PTC+ is fully and officially recognised by the Netherlands


Ministry of Economic affairs. PTC+ is ISO certified.

Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP)

The NFP is initiated by the Netherlands government and


implemented by EP-Nuffic, the Netherlands organization
for international cooperation in higher education. The
overall aim of the NFP is to help alleviate qualitative
and quantitative shortages of skilled manpower, within
the framework of sustainable capacity-building directed
towards reducing poverty in developing countries. The
NFP is focused on meeting the need for further training
and capacity building of a wide range of governmental,
private and non-governmental organisations. Therefore,
the target groups for the NFP training programmes are
mid-career professionals who are already in employment

and who are nationals of one of the 61 target countries


of the NFP.

MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP)

The MSP is initiated by the Netherlands government and


implemented by EP-Nuffic, the Netherlands organization
for international cooperation in higher education. The
MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP) offers around 140
scholarships a year to professionals. The scholarships can
be used for selected short courses in the Netherlands. They
are distributed proportionally among the participating
countries. Ideally, half of the scholarships are allocated
to female applicants. The MENA Scholarship Programme
aims to contribute to capacity building within a wide
range of governmental, non-governmental and private
organisations and institutions in ten selected countries,
viz. Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco,
Oman, Syria and Tunisia.
What is an NFP or MSP fellowship?
An NFP or MSP fellowship, which is granted for the
duration of a training programme, is intended to provide
a contribution towards the cost of living, to cover
the costs of tuition fees, and the cost of visas, travel,
insurance etc. A limited number of fellowships from the
NFP/MSP is available for the training programmes of
PTC+ mentioned in this brochure.

Requirements and eligibility

Candidates must be nominated by their employers in


order to be eligible for an NFP or MSP-fellowship. Detailed
information about the NFP and MSP and requirements for
admission is available on the website of EP-Nuffic:
www.nuffic.nl/nfp.

Training sites and facilities

PTC+ operates from several training sites in The


Netherlands.
Near these sites, PTC+ can use a wide range of training
facilities including commercial dairy, poultry, pig and
arable crop farms, greenhouses and open areas for
vegetable growing and floriculture, demonstration and
instruction halls, laboratories and much more.
Lodging facilities are available for both national and
international participants. The PTC+ hostels offer budget
accommodation with self-catering facilities.

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Mid Career Professional Training Programmes 2016-2017

International diploma pig husbandry

International diploma poultry husbandry

For

For

Extension officers, teachers and instructors in animal


production and managers in the field of pig husbandry.

Extension officers, teachers and instructors in animal


production and managers in the field of the husbandry of
poultry.

Target

As a result of the training the participant is able to:


Manage or supervise or guide pig production from
back-yard systems to intensive, inter mediate scale pig
farming systems.
Appreciate the relevance of local pig farmers
knowledge, experience and practices and create
awareness of sustainable production concepts and
methods.
Identify, recognise and analyse opportunities and
problems, taking into account constraints and utilise
possibilities concerning pig husbandry.
Co-operate with others of various disciplines in
planning, designing and implementing projects in the
field of pig husbandry.
Transfer relevant knowledge, skills and technology
concepts to small and intermediate scale pig farmers,
related clients and suppliers, extension officers and
students.

Contents

Compulsory modules, including theoretical and practical


subjects related to:
Farm management economics and marketing aspects.
Genetics and breeding.
Health, hygiene and pathology.
Housing and equipment.
Management topics.
Record keeping and production control.
Nutrition.
Applied management in the farm facilities of the
institute.
Compilation of several reports and a back home
improvement plan.
Linked to these topics participants develop required
competences to return as a confident professional,
implementing the PTC+ experience.

Target

Optional modules (in order to qualify for the Diploma


the optional modules should add up to 480 study-load
hours):
Pig manager.
Pig breeding and artificial insemination.
Pig husbandry technology.
Organic farming.
Sustainable manure utilisation.
Training and extension.
Product quality & Food safety.
Feedstuffs & Feed formulation.

Entry requirements

A Diploma and/or B.Sc. degree in Agricultural Science


with a major in Animal Production, or equivalent
qualification from a recognised institute.
Experience in pig husbandry or closely related
subjects.
Competence in the English language.
Willingness to perform manual work during the
programme.

As a result of the training the participant is able to:


Manage, supervise or guide poultry production from
semi scavenging systems to intensive, intermediate
scale poultry farming methods.
Appreciate the relevance of local poultry farmers
knowledge, experience and practices and create
awareness of sustainable production concepts and
methods.
Identify, recognise and analyse opportunities and
problems, taking into account constraints and utilise
possibilities concerning poultry husbandry.
Co-operate with others of various disciplines in
planning, designing and implementing projects in the
field of poultry husbandry.
Transfer relevant knowledge, skills and technology
concepts to small and intermediate scale poultry
farmers, related clients and suppliers, extension
officers and students.

Contents

Compulsory modules, including theoretical and practical


subjects related to:
Farm management economics and marketing aspects.
Genetics and breeding.
Health, hygiene and pathology.
Housing and equipment.
Management topics.
Nutrition.
Eggs and hatching process.
Applied management in the PTC+ farm facilities.
Compilation of a few reports and a back home
improvement plan.
Linked to these topics participants develop required
competences to return as a confident professional,
implementing the PTC+ experience.

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Optional modules (in order to qualify for the Diploma.


The optional modules should add up to 480 study-load
hours):
Poultry farm manager.
Incubation and (Broiler) Parent Stock Management.
Poultry Production Technology.
Organic farming.
Sustainable manure utilisation.
Training and extension.
Product quality & Food safety.
Feedstuffs & Feed formulation.

Entry requirements

A Diploma and/or B.Sc. degree in Agricultural Science


with a major in Animal Production, or equivalent
qualification from a recognised institute.
Experience in poultry husbandry or closely related
subjects.
Competence in the English language.
Willingness to perform manual work during the
programme.

International diploma pig husbandry and animal feed

International diploma poultry husbandry


and animal feed

For

For

Target

Target

Extension officers, teachers and instructors in animal


production and managers in the field of the husbandry of
pigs and compound feed production.
As a result of the training the participant is able to:
Manage or supervise or guide pig production from
back-yard systems to intensive, inter mediate scale pig
farming methods.
Appreciate the relevance of local poultry farmers
knowledge, experience and practices and create
awareness of sustainable production concepts and
methods.
Identify, recognise and analyse opportunities and
problems, taking into account constraints and utilise
possibilities concerning pig husbandry and the use of
local feedstuffs.
Co-operate with others of various disciplines in
planning, designing and implementing projects in the
field of pig husbandry and animal feed production.
Transfer relevant knowledge, skills and technology
concepts to small and intermediate scale pig farmers
and for animal feed producing units.
Tackle more efficiently the problems with regard to
optimum utilisation of locally available feed-stuffs,
which are unsuitable for human consumption.
Tackle more efficiently the problems with regard to
optimum utilisation of locally available feedstuffs,
which are unsuitable for human consumption.
Formulate and produce properly processed compound
feeds with the desired nutrient levels.
Develop a plan for the production of compound feed
for the situation back home, including the setup
of a mill, equipping it, planning the production,
formulating the range of feeds to be produced and an
estimation of the required investment.

Contents

Compulsory modules, including theoretical and practical


subjects related to:
Farm management economics and marketing aspects.
Genetics and breeding.
Health, hygiene and pathology.
Housing and equipment.
Management topics.
Record keeping.
Nutrition.
Animal feed.
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Extension officers, teachers and instructors in animal


production (and for managers) in the field of the
husbandry of poultry and compound feed production.

Applied management in the farm facilities and feed


mill.
Compilation of several reports and a back home
improvement plan.
Linked to these topics participants develop required
competences to return as a confident professional,
implementing the PTC+ experience.
Optional modules (in order to qualify for the diploma
the optional modules should add up to 480 study-load
hours):
Pig farm manager
Pig breeding and artificial insemination
Pig husbandry technology
Sustainable manure utilisation
Training and extension
Product quality & Food safety
Feedstuffs & Feed formulation

Entry requirements

A Diploma and/or B.Sc. degree in Agricultural Science


with a major in Animal Production, or equivalent
qualification from a recognised institute.
Experience in pig husbandry or closely related subjects
and relevant and demonstrable experience in the field
of animal nutrition and animal feed production.
Willingness to perform manual work during
the programme and particularly during applied
management.

As a result of the training the participant is able to:


Manage, supervise or guide poultry production from
semi scavenging systems to intermediate scale,
intensive poultry farming methods.
Appreciate the relevance of local poultry farmers
knowledge, experience and practices and create
awareness of sustainable production concepts and
methods.
Identify, recognise and analyse opportunities and
problems, taking into account constraints and utilise
possibilities concerning poultry husbandry and the
use of local feedstuffs.
Co-operate with others of various disciplines in
planning, designing and implementing projects in the
field of poultry husbandry and animal feed production.
Transfer relevant knowledge, skills and technology
concepts to small and intermediate scale poultry
farmers and for animal feed producing units.
Tackle more efficiently the problems with regard to
optimum utilisation of locally available feedstuffs,
which are unsuitable for human consumption.
Formulate and produce properly processed compound
feeds with the desired nutrient levels.
Develop a plan for the production of compound feed
for the situation back home, including the setup
of a mill, equipping it, planning the production,
formulating the range of feeds to be produced and an
estimation of the required investment.

Contents

Compulsory modules, including theoretical and practical


subjects related to:
Farm management economics and marketing aspects.
Genetics and breeding.
Health, hygiene and pathology.
Housing and equipment.
Management topics.
Nutrition.
Eggs and hatching process.
Animal feed.
Applied management in the farm facilities of the
institute.

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Compilation of a few reports and a back home


improvement plan.
Optional modules (in order to qualify for the Diploma
the optional modules should add up to 120 study-load
hours):
Poultry farm manager.
Incubation and (Broiler) Parent Stock Management.
Poultry Production Technology.
Sustainable manure utilisation.
Training and extension.
Product quality & Food safety.

Entry requirements

A Diploma and/or B.Sc. degree in Agricultural Science


with a major in Animal Production, or equivalent
qualification from a recognised institute.
Experience in poultry husbandry or closely related
subjects and relevant and demonstrable experience
in the field of animal nutrition and animal feed
production.
Competence in the English language.
Willingness to perform manual work during the
programme.

Applied pig management

Applied poultry management

For

For

Extension officers, teachers and instructors in animal


production and managers in the field of pig husbandry.

Target

The participant is able to:


Take care of a pig unit independently. Both the
animals as well as their environment are taking care
of, in order for the animals to produce under optimal
conditions.
Propose improvements for management back home
based on acquired skills and knowledge.

Contents

Taking care of animals. Result: The animals are in good


condition, showing normal behaviour.
Handling of primary livestock products. Result:
The primary products are well handled and stored,
showing no deviations caused by handling.
Taking care of farmhouses and working environment.
Result: House and equipment are cleaned and is
disinfected if necessary. The infection pressure is at an
acceptable level.
Analyse farm results to propose efficient farm
production both technically and economically. Result:
The farm production is efficient, both technically and
economically.
Linked to these topics participants develop required
competences to return as a confident professional,
implementing the PTC+ experience.

Entry requirements

A Diploma and/or B.Sc. degree in Agricultural Science


with a major in Animal Production, or equivalent
qualification from a recognised institute.
Experience in pig husbandry or closely related
subjects.
Competence in the English language.
Willingness to perform manual work during the
programme.

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Extension officers, teachers and instructors in animal


production and managers in the field of poultry
husbandry.

Target

The participant is able to:


Take care of a poultry unit independently. Both the
animals as well as their environment are taking care
of, in order for the animals to produce under optimal
conditions.
Propose improvements for management back home
based on acquired skills and knowledge.

Contents

Taking care of animals. Result: The animals are in good


condition, showing normal behaviour.
Handling of primary livestock products. Result:
The primary products are well handled and stored,
showing no deviations caused by handling.
Taking care of farmhouses and working environment.
Result: House and equipment are cleaned and is
disinfected if necessary. The infection pressure is at an
acceptable level.
Analyse farm results to propose efficient farm
production both technically and economically. Result:
The farm production is efficient, both technically and
economically.
Linked to these topics participants develop required
competences to return as a confident professional,
implementing the PTC+ experience.

Entry requirements

A Diploma and/or B.Sc. degree in Agricultural Science


with a major in Animal Production, or equivalent
qualification from a recognised institute.
Experience in poultry husbandry or closely related
subjects.
Competence in the English language.
Willingness to perform manual work during the
programme.

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Poultry farm manager

Pig farm manager

For

For

Target

Target

Managers in the field of poultry production, extension


officers, teachers and instructors on pig production.
The participant is able to:
Indicate vital factors of successful poultry
development
Make a production planning to meet a certain market
demand at farm and integration level
Calculate cost price, farm-income and profit
Analyse a poultry enterprise on technical and
economic performance
Make an investment planning for expansion incl. plan
for financing (develop a business plan).
Develop a strategy for marketing of the poultry
products (marketing plan)
Design and implement health control and biosecurity
in order to minimise risks at acceptable costs and
efforts

Contents

Orienting on market possibilities and developments.


Results: The entrepreneur applies information of the
market and on developments.
Making a business plan. Results: The entrepreneur can
decide on the development of the business and use a
business plan for that.
Linked to these topics participants develop required
competences to return as a confident professional,
implementing the PTC+ experience.

Entry requirements

A Diploma and/or B.Sc. degree in Agricultural Science


with a major in Animal Production, or
equivalent qualification from a recognised institute.
Experience in poultry husbandry or closely related.
Competence in the English language.

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Managers in the field of pig production, extension


officers, teachers and instructors on pig production.
The participant is able to:
Indicate vital factors of successful pig production
development
Make a production planning to meet a certain market
demand at farm and integration level
Calculate cost price, farm-income and profit
Analyse a pig enterprise on technical and economic
performance
Make an investment planning for expansion incl. plan
for financing (a business-plan)
Develop a strategy for marketing of the final product
Design and implement health control and bio-security
in order to minimise risks at acceptable costs and
effort

Contents

Orienting on market possibilities and developments.


Results: The entrepreneur applies information of the
market and on developments.
Making a business plan. Results: The entrepreneur can
decide on the development of the business and use a
business plan for that.
Linked to these topics participants develop required
competences to return as a confident professional,
implementing the PTC+ experience.

Entry requirements

A Diploma and/or B.Sc. degree in Agricultural Science


with a major in Animal Production, or
equivalent qualification from a recognised institute.
Experience in pig husbandry or closely related.
Competence in the English language.

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Pig breeding and artificial insemination

Incubation and (broiler) parent stock management

For

For

Target

Target

Extension officers, teachers and instructors in animal


production and for managers in the field of pig
husbandry.
The participant is able to:
Propose and plan methods to improve the genetic
make-up of a pig husbandry herd.
Practice in the selection of new breeding stock.
Execute AI on farm level, including semen collection
and semen processing.
Assess the right moment of insemination.

Contents

Collection and preparation of semen. Result: Semen


is correctly collected, judged and prepared for
insemination.
Heat detection, moment of insemination and
insemination. Result: Heat is detected and
insemination is performed adequately and on the right
moment.
Pregnancy detection. Result: Sows are controlled on
pregnancy, with or without a pregnancy tester.
Breeding strategy. Result: A breeding plan is prepared
for a local situation

Entry requirements

A Diploma and/or B.Sc. degree in Agricultural Science


with a major in Animal Production, or
equivalent qualification from a recognised institute.
Experience in pig husbandry or closely related
subjects.
Competence in the English language.
Willingness to perform manual work during the
programme.

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Managers in the field of incubation and poultry breeding


and for extension officers, teachers and instructors on
poultry.
The participant is able to
Describe the critical aspects of incubation leading to a
high hatchability and good quality chicks.
Describe the relation between breeder management
and hatching results
Assess break-out and chick quality to improve hatching
results
Calculate required hatchery capacity and prepare a
suitable lay-out

Contents

Management broiler parent stock


Nutrition broiler parent stock
Recording
Embryology and hatching, including pertinent
practises, climate, hatch assessments
Hatchery planning
Economics
Excursions to leading hatcheries

Entry requirements

A Diploma and/or B.Sc. degree in Agricultural Science


with a major in Animal Production, or equivalent
qualification from a recognised institute.
Experience in poultry husbandry or closely related.
Competence in the English language.
Willingness to perform manual work during the
programme.

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Pig production technology

Poultry production technology

For

For

Target

Target

Contents

Contents

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Managers in the field of pig production, for extension


officers, teachers and instructors on pig production.
The participant is able to:
to analyse the existing situation and recognize the
necessity and possibilities to introduce systems with
advanced technology.
to find an optimum balance in new advanced systems
and the existing systems.
To search after- and contact with related suppliers on
pig husbandry equipment in their own country.
To prepare an implementation plan, including
economic and possible social aspects
Building constructions
Housing systems sows, boars, piglets, weaners,
fatteners, gilts
Feeding and drinking systems
Farrowing pens
Insulation of building
Climate standards
Ventilation capacity
Ventilation systems
Heating and cooling systems
Climate control equipment
A Diploma and/or B.Sc. degree in Agricultural Science
with a major in Animal Production, or equivalent
qualification from a recognised institute.
Experience in pig husbandry or closely related
subjects.
Competence in the English language.
Willingness to perform manual work during the
programme.

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Managers in the field of poultry production, for extension


officers, teachers and instructors on poultry production.
The participant is able to:
to analyse the existing situation and recognize the
necessity and possibilities to introduce systems with
advanced technology.
to find an optimum balance in new advanced systems
and the existing systems.
To search after- and contact with related suppliers on
poultry husbandry equipment in their own country.
To prepare an implementation plan, including
economic and possible social aspects
Building constructions
Housing systems layers, pullets, broilers and parent
stock
Feeding and drinking systems
Egg collection systems
Insulation of building
Climate standards
Ventilation capacity
Ventilation systems
Heating and cooling systems
Climate control equipment
A Diploma and/or B.Sc. degree in Agricultural Science
with a major in Animal Production, or equivalent
qualification from a recognised institute.
Experience in poultry husbandry or closely related
subjects.
Competence in the English language.
Willingness to perform manual work during the
programme.

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International diploma animal feed

Product quality and food safety

For

For

Professionals engaged in feed processing activities and


closely related fields.

Extension officers, teachers and instructors in animal


production.
Policy makers and other stakeholders in the food chain

Target

Target

The participant is able to:


Formulate and produce properly processed compound
feeds with the desired nutrient levels.
Develop a plan for the production of compound feed
for the situation back home, including the setup
of a mill, equipping it, planning the production,
formulating the range of feeds to be produced and an
estimation of the required investment.

Contents

Taking care of production. Result: A well-balanced feed


can be produced for a specific category of livestock.
Handling of inputs and products. Result: The inputs
and products are well handled and stored, showing no
deviations caused by handling.
Taking care of feed production unit and working
environment. Result: The production unit and
environment are clean and suitable for use. The risk
for contamination is at an acceptable level.
Assessing results. Result: The production of the feed in
the feed production unit is efficient, both technically
and economically.
Orienting on market possibilities and developments.
Result: Local conditions and local available materials,
equipment and methods are recognised, described and
implemented.
Making a business plan. Result: A well-motivated
business plan for starting or renewing a feed
production unit.
Dealing with feed production unit staff. Result: Feed
production unit staff adequately performs their tasks.
Assessing quality and safety deviations. Result: The
feed recipes and the feed itself are of good quality, not
influencing animal and consumer health in a negative
way.
Communicating to feed production workers/ managers
Advising on prevention of product deviations
Linked to these topics participants develop required
competences to return as a confident professional,
implementing the PTC+ experience.

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Entry requirements

A Diploma and/or B.Sc. degree in Agricultural Science


with a major in Animal Production, or equivalent
qualification from a recognised institute.
Experience in animal husbandry or closely related
subjects and relevant and demonstrable experience
in the field of animal nutrition and animal feed
production.
Competence in the English language.
Willingness to perform manual work during the
programme and particularly in the PTC+ feed-mill.

The participant is able to:


Explain the concept of quality assurance programmes,
analyse the present home situation and make a
proposal for a new approach towards a food safety
programme.
Assess the relationship between production method
and meat quality & process poultry under good
hygienic conditions personal as well as environmental.
Add value to a poultry and pig carcass by portioning &
know the methods of conservation and preservation of
meat.
Do an Ante Mortem check during the production
phase& recognize major carcass abnormalities and
reasons of carcass rejects.

Contents

Assessing quality and safety deviations. Result: Policy


makers, customers and consumers are aware of risks
of non-hygienically produced and contaminated meat
products.
Communicating to farm workers/managers and
stakeholders. Result: Awareness of producing and
selling of safe meat products is of major importance
nowadays.
Advising on prevention of product deviations. Result:
It is important to monitor all processes from pork
to fork and explain the concept of quality assurance
programs and design a quality assurance program for
local use.
Linked to these topics participants develop required
competences to return as a confident professional,
implementing the PTC+ experience.

Entry requirements

A Diploma and/or B.Sc. degree in Agricultural Science


with a major in Animal Production, or equivalent
qualification from a recognised institute.
Experience in livestock production or closely related
subjects.
Competence in the English language.

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Training and extension

Agricultural equipment in the food production chain

For

For

Target

Target

Extension workers, researchers, agricultural policy


makers and teachers with the need to identify and
exchange information and skills with their target groups.

Owners, managers and assistant managers, trainers,


teachers, mechanical sales managers, mechanics in the
maintenance and repair of agricultural equipment

The participant is able to:


Explain the relevance and opportunities of agricultural
extension for agricultural development.
Apply participatory extension planning approaches
and techniques to develop and implement extension
plans in close cooperation between farmers and
extension workers.
Develop, arrange an outline for and evaluate a short
training programme.
Prepare and conduct a practical class.

To upgrade the managerial skills in the use of


agricultural equipment
To upgrade the skills with aim to minimize fuel costs in
the chain
How to create added value in a modern service
company
Upgrading managerial and technical skills in the major
aspects of modern agricultural equipment
Contribution to a better work performance and
achieving better business results to maintenance,
repair and selling in equipment used in agriculture
Optimal use of new agricultural equipment under local
conditions

Contents

Developing a training programme. Result: Considering


target group, training needs, objectives, content,
timing and budget, an appropriate training
programme is developed.
Carrying out a training program. Result: Based
on a good lesson plan, on suitable locations with
appropriate teaching aids, an effective training
program is conducted. There is a good contact with
the group and participant feel they acquire essential
knowledge and skills.
Evaluate a training program. Result: An effective
evaluation has been prepared and executed, because
of which the outcomes of the training program are
indicated and justified.
Transferring knowledge and skills. Result: A clear
analysis is made of the knowledge and skills that have
to be transferred to the target group.
Organising extension and training activities. Result:
The identification of needs of the target group is
translated into an outline of an extension plan to
overcome identified farming constraints.
Make a well-motivated improvement plan. Result: The
identification and analysis of farming problems as well
as the creation of possible solutions lead to a practical
extension plan that is well documented, organised and
presented.
Linked to these topics participants develop required
competences to return as a confident professional,
implementing the PTC+ experience.

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Entry requirements

A Diploma and/or B.Sc. degree in Agricultural Science


or equivalent qualification from a recognised institute.
Experience in livestock and/or agriculture or closely
related subjects.
Competence in the English language.

Contents

Basic principles in electronic, hydraulic


Basic principles of gearboxes and transmissions
New principles on the new generation tractors
Maintenance of engines and machinery, equipment
Harvesting machinery basic
Refrigeration and storage of products
Develop a maintenance plan
Make a well motivated improvement plan
Sales technique, the costumer is the king
Competences will lead to a certificate
Excursions to agricultural equipment companies

Entry requirements

A Diploma and /or B.Sc. degree


At least three years experience in closely related
subjects
Competence in the English language
Willingness to perform work during the programme

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Refrigeration for food and renewable green resources

Spraying systems for global safe food production

For

For

Engineers, owners, managers and assistant managers,


trainers, teachers in selling and training in maintenance
and repair of refrigeration equipment, renewable green
recources for water systems and the use of solar energy

Owners, managers and assistant managers of agricultural


companies, extension officers and quality control
managers with basic experience in spraying systems.

Target

Target

To upgrade the managerial skills in the use of


refrigeration equipment
How to create added value in a modern service
company
To upgrade the skills for green energy and minimize
the costs of fuel and electricity in the chain
Upgrading managerial and technical skills in major
aspects of modern equipment
Contribution to a better work performance and
achieving better business results to maintenance,
repair and selling in equipment used in the green
refrigeration
industry
Optimal use of new refrigeration equipment under
local
conditions
Water supply systems with use of green renewable
energy
Solar power as a clean energy and a green image

Contents

Basic skills refrigeration installations


Cooling and storage of products
Measuring and control engineering in air conditioning
installations
Electrotechnics for refrigeration mechanics
Expert installation of air conditioning and cryogenic
installations in the right manner
New principles in a sustainable future
Solar energy as power supply
Maintenance of refrigeration equipment, water supply
systems and solar systems
Develop a maintenance plan
Make a well motivated improvement plan based on a
situation back home
Sales technique, the customer is king
Competences will lead to a certificate
Excursions to refrigeration/cold store/ water & solar
engery companies

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The ability to work out an spray protection program for


their home situation paid to the environment.
Experience in scouting and monitoring to assess the
development phases of pest and diseases.
Considered strategic aspects of spray protection
practices at agricultural enterprises and its effect in
the consumer chain and food security/safety.
Practical experience with spraying systems in
agricultural crops.
Upgrading managerial/technical skills in the major
aspects related to modern crop protection.

Contents
Entry requirements

A Diploma and /or B.Sc. degree


At least three years experience in related subjects
Competence in the English language
Willingness to perform work during the programme

Concept and rationale behind Integrated Pest


Management.
Safety depends on you. Protection of the operator and
the environment.
Planning and implementing crop protection activities.
Selection-criteria and application of spraying
equipment to be used by small and large agricultural
companies.
Compilation of spraying systems: pump, nozzles,
droplet-formation techniques, air-support.
Reducing the negative environmental impacts of crop
spraying and working on a safe food production.
Residue reduction in harvested produce for safe food
production.
Knowing and recognizing beneficial and predator
insects.
Scouting and monitoring before spraying.
Developing a spray protection plan.
Excursions to agricultural growers and suppliers of
spraying equipment.
Maintenance of spraying equipment.
Examination of crop spraying equipment, content and
execution.
Competences will lead to a certificate.

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Entry requirements

A Diploma and/or B.Sc. degree in Agricultural Science


with a major in Plant Production, or equivalent
qualification from a recognised institute.
At least three years experience in agricultural
production or closely related subjects.
Competence in the English language.
Willingness to perform practical work during the
programme.

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Modern dairy farm management

Introduction to the dairy value chain

For

For

Middle level and managerial staff of dairy farms.


Staff of training institutes (dairy farm management).
Staff of advisory services dealing with management
aspects of large scale dairy farms.

Middle level and managerial staff of small- to mediumscale milk processing enterpri ses. these enterprises
may be private companies, government owned
companies or co-operatives.
Staff of training institutes (food processing).
Staff of advisory services dealing with the
development of smallscale dairy industries. these
services may be rendered by the govern ment, dairy
cooperatives, private consultants or banks.
Future staff of new dairy enterprises.

Target

At the end of the programme, the participants are


equipped with new attitudes, knowledge and skills, which
will enable them to enhance their work performance.

Contents

Target

The training programme consists of three modules


organised within a period of six weeks. This set-up allows
for individual packages tailored to the requirements
of the participants. Each module has a duration of two
weeks and can be attended as stand alone. The total
programme is designed to provide a basic training in all
aspects of modern dairy farm management.

DF M 01

module forage production, feeding and feeding systems


The main subjects covered in this module are: roughage
production, conservation and utilisation systems,
feeding plans, quality aspects of feed stuffs, ration
calculation, calf and young stock rearing and mechanised
feeding systems.

DF M 02

module herd improvement, health and fertility


This module consists of breeding management, dairy cow
selection, prevention and control of diseases and fertility
management (including practical training in artificial
insemination and pregnancy diagnosis)

DF M 03

At the end of the programme, the participants are


equipped with new attitudes, knowledge and skills, which
will enable them to enhance their work performance.

Contents
Entry requirements

An agricultural education or training.


Relevant experience.
Competence in the English language.

Extension

This programme can be extend by the two weeks


Programme Milking Systems and Milk Quality. The total
duration will then be eight weeks.

The training programme consists of three modules


organised within a six-week period. This set-up is for
individual packages tailored to the requirements of the
participants.
Each module has a duration of two weeks and can be
attended as stand alone. The total programme is
designed to provide a basic training in all aspects of
running and managing a modern, medium sized dairy
plant.

MP01

module milk procurement


Composition and characteristics of milk, milking systems
and storage of milk on the farm, milk collection, storage
of raw milk at the plant, quality control tests of raw milk,
payment of raw milk, cleaning and disinfecting.

module economics, administration, financial and technical


analysis
This module focuses on farm economics, dairy farm
record keeping systems and systems to analyse the
technical and financial performance of dairy farms.

MP02

All modules include some general topics and activities:


milking and milking techniques, housing, mechanisation
and automation of various aspects of dairy farm
management.

MP03

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Entry requirements

Education or training in food technology and/or


agriculture.
Relevant experience.
Competence in the English language.
Willingness to do practicals in a working situation.

Extension

This programme can be extend by the two weeks


Programme Milking Systems and Milk Quality. The total
duration will then be eight weeks.

module production of dairy products


Production of common dairy products: liquid milk
products like pasteurised milk, yoghurts, whey drinks,
yoghurt drinks, butter and cheese.
module business administration, marketing and quality
assurance
Financial administration of a dairy plant, the
development of a marketing plan and different kinds of
quality management systems (HACCP).

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International diploma dairy husbandry and milk


processing
Each specialisation matches the training needs of the
individual participant as much as possible. Applicants
must clearly indicate their preferred field of specialisation.
Common program:
All participants participate in a common program
consisting of:

Entry requirements

An agricultural or veterinary education at diploma or


B.Sc. level.
At least 3 years working experience in the dairy sector.
Competence in the English language.
Willingness to perform manual work during the
programme, particularly during practical sessions and
traineeship.

One week traineeship at a Dutch dairy farm/processor


One week Europe tour to visit a variety of dairy
institutes/farms
Preparation and presentation of their Back Home
Action Plan to fellow participants and staff
Practical Final Assessment and presentation of a
Busines Plan
Programme evaluation and closing ceremony.
On successful completion of the programme, the
participants will be awarded a diploma.

For

A mid-career programme for persons who contribute


through teaching,training, extension and/or
management activities directly or indirectly to the
development of the dairy sector.

Target

At the end of the programme the participants are


equipped with new attitudes, knowledge and skills in the
field of dairying and milk processing. They are able to
enhance their work performance.

Contents

The 27-weeks-programme consists of two sections,


a general section and a specialisation section. All
participants attend the general part that provides broad
basic knowledge of (rural) dairy development, the milk
chain (production-collection-processingmarketing),
animal husbandry, dairy farm management, training and
extension and small scale milk processing.
The specialisation section is meant to provide the
participants with up-to-date knowledge and skills in a
specific field (see diagram).
Participants have to choose one out of the next three
specialisations:

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Training and extension:


In the Training & Extension specialisation the following
modules are presented:
Nutrition of dairy cattle,
Training of farmers,
Farm Analysis & Advice,
Extension Approaches,
Group Learning Processes and
Design of Extension Programmes.

General Section

9 weeks

Specialisation Dairy Farm Management


Specialisation Milk Processing
Specialisation Training & Extension
14 weeks

Final Assessments,
Back Home Action Plan
and Business Plan

Common
Programme

2 weeks

1 week

Dairy farm management:


In the Dairy Farm Management specialisation the
following modules are presented:
Nutrition of dairy cattle,
Reproduction, Breeding & Health in dairy cattle
Fodder Production
Dairy Farm Technology
Business Management
Milk processing:
In the Milk Processing specialisation the following
modules are presented:
Procurement
Processing of dairy products
Marketing of dairy products
Management of a dairy plant
Business Management

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Total milk quality management system

Dairy farm analysis and advice

For

For

QA and QC managers of large scale milk processing


enterprises
Production managers of large scale milk processing
enterprises
Food Safety employees of Bureaus of Standards and
Food Safety Authorities
Dairy Technologists
Consultants, trainers, lecturers in Dairy Technology
and/or Food Safety knowledge transfer

Persons interested to become dairy farmers/ dairy


farm managers, dairy farm advisors employed by
dairy industries or industries supplying inputs to
dairy farmers, milk procurement officers, extension
officers, trainers and lecturers in dairy farming and milk
processing.

Target

After the training the participant is able to:


Manage a small dairy farm including milking, feeding,
cleaning and recording.
Monitor the performance of a dairy herd and take
appropriate action when a problem is identified.
Conduct interviews with farmers to identify and
analyze problems.
Monitor the quality of raw milk and process the milk
into common dairy products (pasteurized milk,
yoghurt, etc.).

Target

At the end of the course the participant is able to:


Apply the HACCP system at an actor of the dairy value
chain to come to a dairy safe quality management
working system
Understands the different quality aspects of milk and
its products related to human health: how to prevent
and minimise its pathogenic effects
Establish and/or review food safety documentation,
communication and recording systems

Contents

The objective of the whole dairy value chain business


is to assure the food safety to the consumers. For this
different quality management systems, like GMP, HACCP,
ISO and FSSC 22000 can be applied. To understand and
apply these systems you have to know the differences,
scopes and applications.
To assure food safety to the consumers milk processors
need to focus on milk quality and processing quality
control and daily management imbedded in their
business.
This module will give quality managers practical tools
in analyzing all critical control parameters in milk
processing and comparison with inter/national food
standards.

Entry requirements

Combination

This module could be combined with the module Milk


processing (4 weeks) and module Marketing of milk and
dairy products (3 weeks) of the International Diploma
Dairy Husbandry and Milk Processing. This module can
even be combined with the 6 weeks training Introduction
to the Dairy Value Chain.

Contents

Prepare a small dairy unit and manage the unit;


monitoring the performance of various categories of
dairy animals on a large scale dairy farm including young
stock, preparing and implementing visits to dairy farmers
for collecting and analyzing information, collection and
quality control of raw milk including processing the milk
into various dairy products.

Entry requirements

An agricultural education or training.


Relevant experience.
Competence in the English language.
Willingness to do practical work in an authentic
situation.

Combination

This module could be combined with the International


diploma on Dairy Husbandry and Milk Processing.

An agricultural education or training


Relevant experience
Competence in the English language
Willingness to do practical work in an authentic
situation

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Milk procurement

Milk processing

For

For

Target

Target

Managers Milk Supply of small to medium scale milk


processing enterprises
Milk receptionists of collection centres and processing
plants
Dairy Farming Extensionists
Dairy Techologists
Consultants, trainers and lecturers active in the food
processing knowledge transfer
At the end of the training the participant is able to:
carry out all necessary tests to determine the raw milk
price and to assess the raw milk quality
develop an accurate and sustainable milk collection
and cooling system for a proper supply to the milk
processor
communicate with the dairy farmers to make
improvements in hygienic quality of raw milk.

Contents

The objective of all milk processors is to have a regular


supply of high quality of raw milk to be processed in
high added value dairy products. For this purpose a
procurement manager has to select milk supply areas,
make contracts with individual or groups of farmers,
assists dairy farmers to organize themselves and
assists them to produce good quality of raw milk. The
procurement manager develops and updates a fair
and remunerative payment system for raw milk and
maintains quality and hygienic standards on all levels
of the procurement chain. Necessary is the assurance of
equipment-, water- and energy supply for collection /
cooling centers.

Entry requirements

An agricultural education or training


Relevant experience
Competence in the English language
Willingness to do practical work in an authentic
situation

Managers of small to medium scale milk processing


enterprises
Production managers and operators of large scale
dairy enterprises
Staff dealing with milk production and want to start
with milk processing
Consultants, trainers and lecturers active in the food
processing knowledge transfer
At the end of this module the participant is able to
transfer raw milk into high quality dairy products
according to widely accepted processing procedures and
using common unit operations. Even he/she is able to
monitor, evaluate and analyze the production process
and maintain an adequate quality assurance system on
food safety.

Contents

Pasteurization and, standardization of milk, cream


separation, homogenization, calculations.
Production of yoghurt and drinking yoghurt, butter and
buttermilk, quark (fresh cheese) and Gouda cheese.
Milk composition analysis, microbiological quality of
raw milk, phosphatase test, antibiotic tests, preparation
of starter cultures, hygiene inspection and quality
assurance.
All lessons are in competence based learning method:
learning by doing.

Entry requirements

An agricultural education or training


Relevant experience
Competence in English language
Willingness to do practicals in a working situation

Combination

This module could be combined with the International


diploma on Dairy Husbandry and Milk Processing.

Combination

This module could be combined with the module Milk


Processing (4 weeks) of the International Diploma Dairy
Husbandry and Milk Processing.

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Reproduction, breeding and healthcare management


on dairy farms

Marketing of milk and dairy products

For

For

Middle level and managerial staff of large scale dairy


farms; either private, co-operatives or government
owned, staff of training institutes (dairy farm
management) and staff of advisory services dealing with
all management aspects of large scale dairy farms.

Managers of small to medium scale milk processing


enterprises
Marketing and production managers of large scale
dairy enterprises
Staff dealing with milk production and want to start
with milk processing and marketing
Consultants, trainers and lecturers active in the food
processing knowledge transfer

Target

This programme provides the participants with the latest


information on breeding plans, prevention and treatment
of diseases, and fertility management which will enable
them to improve the technical performance on their own
farm.

Target

At the end of the course the participant is able to


integrate a marketing concept into the dairy business
and to develop and present an innovative dairy product
based on a market research in cooperation with the milk
processing manager.

Content

Breed comparison for different (climatically, financially,


etc.) conditions; Use of genomics in bull selection;
judging of conformation and genetic potential of dairy
cows; selection criteria of cows and bulls to be used for
breeding purposes; making of a (cross) breeding plan.
Dairy herd/ cow administration and analyzing the
fertility status on dairy farms using key performance
indicators; develop plans for improvement; practical
training in artificial insemination and pregnancy
diagnosis.
Mastitis prevention, detection and treatment; mastitis
control programs; prevention and treatment of hoof
problems; prevention and treatment of metabolic
disorders; prevention and treatment of parasites and
other diseases.

Methods

All training is based on the concept of learning by


doing. Because of this concept the group size is
kept small, with a maximum of 8 participants. Each
participant has the opportunity to study and practise
different concepts and techniques for which ample time
will be made available.
The PTC+ teaching staff will discuss intensively with the
students how to apply what they have learned in their
own situation. This approach ensures that participants
will obtain a lot of of knowledge and skills relevant
to their own working situation which can be directly
applied. Programme assignments in which participants
have to analyse and compare their home situations with
each other, plus excursions to dairy farms and dairy farm
related institutions complete the programme. The dairy
farm of PTC+ Oenkerk is the main training tool for the
participants.
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Contents
Requirements

An agricultural education or training.


Relevant experience.
Competence in the English language.
Willingness to do practicals in a working situation.

For a sustainable profitable dairy business you have to


analyse the end market of your milk and dairy products
by a feasibility study and plan your marketing strategy to
introduce your products. This will be done by:
1. Analysing customer needs, demands and behaviour to
come to a customer profile
2. Analysing the market and competitor behaviour to
come to a marketing strategy
3. Develop a new dairy product that corresponds with the
customer profile and business objectives
The marketing plan has to be written and presented.
To complete this module a short traineeship is included
to gain more improved marketing skills.

Entry requirements

An agricultural education or training


Relevant experience
Competence in the English language
Willingness to do practical work in an authentic
situation

Combination

This module could be combined with the module Milk


procurement (2 weeks) and / or the module Milk
processing (4 weeks) of the International Diploma Dairy
Husbandry and Milk Processing.

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Procedure for application


Programme Application

If you would like to apply for one of the programmes


please submit the following documents:
1. The enclosed application form, duly completed and
clearly indicating for which programme and/or
specialization the application is for.
2. Certified copies of documents, indicating the
educational qualifications and certified transcripts of
the candidates educational/academic records.
3. A detailed description of work and motivation for
wishing to attend the chosen programme.
4. A certificate of proficiency in the English language,
issued by a recognized organization, e.g. British
Council (for applicants form non-English speaking
countries only).
Documents should preferably be submitted
by email (internationaloffice@ptcplus.com)
or fax (+31 88 020 6401) to PTC+.

Payment and payment terms

Upon request we will send you a price offer.


On special demand PTC+ will send you an admission letter
if you meet the entry requirements. Payment condition is
in advance.

Fellowship application

The international programmes as mentioned in this


brochure on the second page of the brochure are linked
to the Netherlands Fellowship Programmes and the MENA
Scholarship Programme (MSP). After the candidate has
applied and got admission for one of the programmes of
PTC+, he/she can start the application for a NFP or MSP
fellowship through the online registration programme
called ATLAS. An explanation will be sent to the
candidate. The fellowship application deadlines of the
programmes are mentioned on the second page of the
brochure. Please note that fellowships will be awarded
on a highly competitive basis. Finally one can apply for
a StuNed fellowship. This fellowship programme is for
Indonesian professionals only. More information on www.
nesoindonesia.or.id
Visit www.nuffic.nl/nfp to read the information regarding
the NFP and MSP programmes.

Documents for the fellowship application in ATLAS

Programme Application Form


3. Governmental Statement
4. MOTIVATION:
a. Why do you want to pursue this programme?
b. How will your employing organization benefit from
the programme you wish to follow?
c. How will your country benefit from the programme
you wish to follow?
d. How will you put your new skills and knowledge
to work when you return to your employing
organization?
Candidates without financial means, and who do not have
financial support from their government or employer:
Please, contact national and international fellowship
granting organisations such as the World Bank, FAO
or other UN agencies, EU, Ford Foundation, NGOs,
etc. Candidates should bear in mind that official
procedures and necessary national government
approval often take several months. Fellowship
application forms are usually issued by the relevant
national authorities at the request of or after approval
has been obtained from the candidates employer and
after acceptance by PTC+. In case of doubt about the
procedure, candidates are advised to seek information
from the representative or delegation of the funding
organisation in their country.
Please, check www.grantfinder.nl for other
possibilities.

Accommodation

PTC+ has on site hostels with single rooms, shared kitchen


and shared sanitary facilities. Participants are supposed
to cook themselves and to buy the food in the local
supermarkets. For NFP and MSP-fellows accommodation is
included and they receive a daily allowance.

Insurance

It is absolutely essential that participants (with own


funding) arrange travel insurance. PTC+ cannot accept
responsibility for any claims arising from a participant or
third party. PTC+ will arrange medical insurance (including
a travel insurance) with limited coverage. That implies
that under certain circumstances not all medical costs
will be reimbursed, and these will then be for the account
of the participant. The costs of this medical insurance
have to be paid by the participant. PTC+ does not accept
any responsibility for such risks as loss of life, accidents,
illnesses, loss of property, theft etc.

Sur name (please spell names exactly as they appear in your


(future) passport):

single

married

Given name(s):

Nationality:
Date of Birth (day/month/year):
Place and Country of birth:

Mailing/Postal address:
Street:

Programme(s)
International diploma pig husbandry
International diploma poultry husbandry
International diploma pig husbandry and animal feed
International diploma poultry husbandry and animal feed
Applied pig management
Applied poultry management
Poultry farm manager
Pig farm manager
Pig breeding and artificial insemination
Incubation and (broiler) parent stock management
Pig production technology
Poultry production technology
International diploma animal feed
Product quality and food safety
Training and extension
Agricultural equipment in the food production chain
Refrigeration for food and renewable green resources
Spraying systems for global safe food production
Modern dairy farm management
Introduction to the dairy value chain
International diploma dairy husbandry and milk processing
Total milk quality management system
Dairy farm analysis and advice
Milk procurement
Milk processing
Reproduction, breeding and healthcare management on
dairy farms
Marketing of milk and dairy products

P.O. Box:
City:
Province:
Country:
E-mail:
(a working e-mail address avoids a delay in the application process)

Telephone number:
Fax number:

1. Employers statement
2. Copy of your passport
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Programme Application Form


Please attach in a separate document your curriculum

Further obliged enclosures

Vitae (CV) with at least containing:

a) A certificate of proficiency in the English language


issued by a recognised institute (only for applicants
from countries, where English is not the first and/or
second language)
b) Certified copies of (educational) certificates/diplomas
and certified transcripts

a. Educational data
b. Working experience (name employer, position, etc.)
c. Description of your present work

Language proficiency
Mother tongue:
language(s) used in higher education:

I certify that I am well posted in the nature and contents of the


programme for which I apply. I certify that the answers are
true and complete.
Place:

How did you get to know about PTC+

Date:

PTC+ website
the embassy/consulate in:

Signature:

a student or alumni of our institute


other:

Financial support
(Please tick the relevant box)

All expenses will be paid by my self / my employer / other


(state clearly which organisation or institution):

I am applying for a fellowship from/ financial aid to (state


clearly which organisation or institution):

I am applying for a fellowship from the Netherlands


Fellowship Programme.

See for the fellowship application procedure

www.nuffic.nl/nfp

Please return to:


E-mail:
internationaloffice@ptcplus.com
Address:
PTC+
P.O. Box 32
6710 BA Ede
The Netherlands
Phone: +31 (0)88 020 6400
Fax: +31 (0)88 020 6401

Take notice of the different deadlines

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