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A Beginner's Guide to Agrochemical Formulation Strategies Online Academy

4-week online course - 2-3 hours per week

Next intake starting on Monday 4th June 2018

Online Academy

Designed for professionals either new to agrochemical formulations or requiring a basic working knowledge in their role, this introductory 8 module course will provide you with the foundations to enhance your formulation career. You will examine essential topics such as:

• Green formulations: types and drivers for growth
• Regulation of formulated products: recent changes to regulations
• Development process: ingredients and generating regulatory data
• Biopesticides: differences to conventional PPPs
• Reformulations: advantages and disadvantages

Learners seeking to advance their formulation career might want to check out the new online course on Agrochemical Formulation Strategies for Crop Protection>>

What is an Online Academy course? 

Online academy is a new online, interactive and engaging education tool designed to maximise learning for professionals with busy schedules and/or small training budgets.

The online academy brings alike professionals together and gives you the opportunity to share ideas and questions via the discussion forum creating your own professional community. Our on-demand feature means the content is available as and when you need it allowing greater flexibility to your professional development and learning.


Students will learn through:

  • 8 modules, split up into multiple bitesize recorded videos
  • Quizzes to test your knowledge
  • Revisit the content with unlimited access to all the materials for 2 months
  • Access the discussion forum and interact with other students and the trainer
  • Direct contact with the trainer through the forum during the 4 weeks the course is running
  • Additional content such as slides and white papers available to download

Dr Jim Bullock has 25 years of experience in the chemical-using industries, with a main focus on formulation science and technology. Within major chemicals multinationals, he has led R&D activities in areas as diverse as imaging, crystal engineering, formulation and synthetic chemistry.
Dr David Calvert has close to 25 years of experience in developing new products and services for the chemical-using industries including pharmaceuticals, inks,coatings, agrochemicals and FMCG.

  • Understand how to develop a formulation and provide the supporting data needed for submissions
  • Evaluate the impact of changed EU regulations
  • Get to grips with “newer” formulation types
  • Assess the driving force behind greener formulations, explore the different forms of biopesticides and assess their challenges to the formulator
  • Get an overview of analytical and test methods used to support the stated claims of the formulation
  • Study key considerations for scale up & manufacturing
  • Investigate the various application types and their impact on formulation choice

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


of surveyed students found this course
beneficial in their day to day role


student satisfaction
from February 2017 intake survey

3 intakes

due to an overwhelming number of applications, this course runs 3 times a year

2017 testimonials:

Overall, the course gave a detailed picture into the formulation world. This course has been beneficial to me in my day to day role.

Senior Development Engineer, UPM

Overall it was very beneficial and a great learning experience. I think this is a great course!

Research Biologist, BRANDT

I liked that the modules were available after they had been initially released and I found having a quiz at the end of every module helpful to check my progress.

Senior Scientist , Sasol

What happens during an Online Academy course?

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This online academy course can be accessed from 6th June 2018. 2 modules will be uploaded per week, allowing you to study at your own pace. Your trainer will welcome any questions that arise throughout your course.

Please note that full payment must be made prior to the course start date in order to receive your login details to begin the course.


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You can now access "Introduction to Agrochemical Formulations" part of module 1.

This overview is delivered by Dr Bullock and Dr Calvert, the trainers of this online course.

Access the free sample module>>