Leading International Equine Distance Learning College

The Open College of Equine Studies offers equine distance learning courses including basic horse care, equine veterinary nursing through to Higher Education Equine Science Programmes to students all over the world. Wherever you are in the world, whatever your involvement with horses – if you want to learn more about horses – we have a course for you.

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Level 6 Diploma in Equine Physiotherapy

The Open College of Equine Studies invites Expressions of Interest in the new Equine Physiotherapy programme, due to be launched soon.

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BTEC Higher National Diploma in Equine Management

The Higher National Diploma is delivered at Levels 4 and 5 and comprises the first two-thirds of a BSc degree qualification. Learning is achieved via a combination of structured distance learning, plus attendance at three study weeks throughout the course duration.

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The Open College of Equine Studies celebrating success.

Quality Assurance? According to our Centre Review - we’ve "got it nailed!"

To ensure TOCES continues to meet national standards in terms of the quality of our organisation and programme delivery we are inspected annually by our awarding bodies.

This week we’ve had two Pearson (Edexcel) visits, one from the Standards Verifier and one from the Centre Quality Reviewer - both were highly impressed by our quality assurance processes which, in certain areas, were cited as outstanding examples.
TOCES gained top marks with commendations for areas of good practice!

So it’s a massive thank you to the great team here in TOCES’ office and to all our tutors and lecturers who all play such an important role and help make TOCES what it is – the leading international equine distance learning college!

Thank you all!
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3 days ago

Quality Assurance?  According to our Centre Review  -  we’ve got it nailed!

To ensure TOCES continues to meet national standards in terms of the quality of our organisation and programme delivery we are inspected annually by our awarding bodies.

This week we’ve had two Pearson (Edexcel) visits, one from the Standards Verifier and one from the Centre Quality Reviewer - both were highly impressed by our quality assurance processes which, in certain areas, were cited as outstanding examples.
TOCES gained top marks with commendations for areas of good practice!

So it’s a massive thank you to the great team here in TOCES’ office and to all our tutors and lecturers who all play such an important role and help make TOCES what it is – the leading international equine distance learning college! 

Thank you all!

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