Head Miller Program Offered at African Milling School

Certificate 1 year Fulltime Fee: on application Intake: Ongoing

Certificate (Accredited by: African Milling School)

About Head Miller Certificate program.

The advanced level Head Miller program aims at developing highly skilled head millers who will ensure that plants are maintained at high levels leading to plant efficiency and longevity.

The goal of the training is to enable head millers to manage a milling plant with the best yield, highest quality of flour and optimized cost-effectiveness.

The advanced level for Head Millers is a combination of lectures and hands-on training in a professional manner. The state of the art school mill allows practical training on wheat and maize milling. There is a fully equipped laboratory that will allow the participants to learn all about quality control from grain to flour.

Key benefits of Head Miller Course

  • Understanding the technology from grain to flour
  • Optimal setting of equipment
  • High flour yield and quality
  • Application of QC methods
  • High plant efficiency


Entry requirements for Head Miller

Who can join the Advanced Level training program for Head Millers;

  • Experienced  millers
  • Shift millers assigned a Supervisor/Head Miller position.
  • Promoted junior Head Millers
  • Graduate Millers AMS after at least one-year work experience

The training module comprises  2 modules of schooling at the  AMS; each 3 weeks, within one year.

Head Miller Course Subjects

Grain Science 

  • Grain morphology 
  • Essentials in Bio-chemistry 

Grain processing technology 

  • Optimum cleaning and conditioning of grain 
  • Milling technology for high flour yield and quality 
  • Flowsheet concepts 

Machine design and functionality 

  • Cleaning machines                               
  • Milling machines 

Finished product              

  • Value adding processes 
  • Storage and handling 

Plant operation               

  • Key parameters for ultimate performance 

 Maintenance and engineering 

  • Preventive maintenance 
  • Care and sanitation for equipment and plant installation 
  • Plant automation and control system

About African Milling School

The African Milling School (AMS) offers comprehensive and intensive training in the milling industry with a focus on theoretical and practical training of highly skilled millers who will ensure that plants are maintained at high levels leading to plant efficiency and longevity.

The target is to offer professional training for the ... read more