Higher Education Short Courses


These programmes enables learners to study a specific subject area that suits their interest or professional endeavours, or complete a “taster module” prior to committing to a full higher education programme.

Graded TOCES certificate on completion

This will be of value to prospective employers as well as to you personally as it reflects your commitment to study.

Study a subject you love

Expand your knowledge and study a specialised subject for personal interest or professional endeavours.


Higher Education Level 4 or 5

Equivalent level to the first or second year of a degree.

Study from home

Fit study in around your current commitments and while you gain practical experience in the equine industry.


Course duration 3 - 18 months

Work at your own pace within a generous course timeframe

Full course support

Our dedicated student support tutors are available to assist you throughout your studies. Keep in touch with fellow students too!

Course options

Level 4 Equine Anatomy and Physiology

Level 4 Equine Health Management

Level 5 Equine Veterinary Nursing

Level 5 Equine Biomechanics

Level 5 Advances in Equine Nutrition

Level 4 Equine Husbandry

Level 4 Equine Lameness and Rehabilitation

Level 5 Behavioural Science

Level 5 Equine Nutrition

Level 5 Equine Sports Nutrition

Level 4 Equine Exercise Physiology, Fitness and Training

Level 4 Sward Management

Level 5 Equine Reproductive Physiology and Technology

Level 5 Equine Therapeutics

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The Open College of Equine Studies
33 Pages Lane
Lower Green
Bury St Edmunds
IP28 6NJ

Registered Office:

The Open College of Equine Studies
Eldo House
Kempson Way
Bury St Edmunds
IP32 7AR
Company No. 04354226