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Starting TBC in 2021

4-week online academy

Get to grips with key formulation trends and assess formulator challenges and opportunities

Course Overview

Agrochemicals are essential to the agricultural sector as they ensure farmers achieve healthy crop yields. Traditionally pesticides are chemical in nature, formulated by chemists in a laboratory and sprayed by the farmer onto the crop in the field. As formulation technology has advanced so too have the many different types of agrochemical formulations, especially as the trend for greener formulations intensifies. As a professional working in the sector it is vital to understand the formulation types , how they are developed and manufactured, the regulations that govern them and green formulations.

Designed for professionals who are new to agrochemical formulations or who require a basic working knowledge of the industry, this introductory 8 module course will provide you with the essential building blocks of your formulation career. Led by an industry expert you will progress through the course with fellow students as you would in a classroom, but with the flexibility of studying online meaning you can join from anywhere in the world.

Online Academies

ATI online courses are on-demand digital courses developed by our expert faculty providing learning on a range of technical topic areas.

Over 4 weeks students will learn through:

  • 8 modules, split up into multiple bitesize recorded videos
  • Quizzes to test your knowledge
  • Revisiting the content with unlimited access to all the materials for 3 months
  • Participating in the discussion forum to interact with other students
  • Interacting with the trainer through the forum during the course
  • Additional content such as materials and white papers available to download

Delegates will receive login instructions within a week of the course start date. If you have any questions please contact

What will you learn?

Industry Trends
Industry Trends

Gain an overview of current industry trend and examine influencing factors that drive agrochemical formulations

Green Formulations
Green Formulations

Examine why green formulations are increasing and what green formulations are available

Regulatory Requirements
Regulatory Requirements

Understand the regulatory requirements for co-formulants to ensure your formulations are compliant, and consider future regulations to remain compliant for longer.


Examine the agrochemical development process to appreciate the science behind formulation, the different types of ingredients and laboratory equipment available

Regulatory Approval
Regulatory Approval

Assess what data is needed for regulatory approval

Chemical Plant Protection
Chemical Plant Protection

Compare biopesticide formulations with traditional plant protection products to understand the challenges they generate


Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of re-formulating old active substances


Overview of the processes involved to take a formulation from the laboratory to the field: Scale-up, stability and manufacturing

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for anyone wishing to gain a broad overview of trends and procedures in agrochemical formulations including:

  • Those new to agrochemical formulation or wishing to update their knowledge on formulation strategies
  • Those moving into formulation from other areas within agrochemicals
  • Those in other areas of the agrochemical industry such as Regulatory Affairs, Research & Development and Ecotoxicology
  • Manufacturing who would find knowledge of formulation strategies useful for their role

Find out more about online academies...

ATI online academies are perfect for busy professionals as they require just 2 hours per week of your time, and include an interactive forum for you to ask direct questions about challenges you are facing to expert course leaders.

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CPD Certified

Engaging in Continuing Professional Development ensures that both academic and practical qualifications do not become out-dated or obsolete; allowing individuals to continually ‘up skill’ or ‘re-skill’ themselves, regardless of occupation, age or educational level. This course has been assessed and is CPD certified.