Funding, Fees and Finance



The Open College of Equine Studies is a private company limited by guarantee; it is a ‘not-for-profits’ company which means all profits are reinvested into the college. TOCES is not designated under Regulation 85 of the Education (Student Support) Regulations 2006 and does not receive government funding. This means that with the exception of learners eligible for Apprenticeship funding on the City and Guilds Veterinary Nursing Programme, all learners pay their own course fees.



Course Fees Valid 22.09.16 – 31.12.16Full Course Fee £Finance Option
HE short courses175
BHS Stage 2250
BHS Stage 1250
SC 1 and 2 Anatomy and Physiology250
Basic Stable Management250
BHS Stage 3280
BTEC Level 4 Higher National Units without SW315
Instructional Techniques375
Senior Horsemaster's Course 1375
BHS Stage 4385
Senior Horsemaster's Course 2500
BTEC Level 4 Higher National Units with SW500
BTEC Level 4 Higher National Units 1 & 2 with SW700
BTEC Equine Nursing Assistant: First Diploma1750
BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Horse Care1750
City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (Top-up)3500
BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Horse Management4500
BTEC Equine Nursing Technician: Advanced Diploma5400
BTEC Level 4/5 HND Equine Management5500
City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing7000


If you are paying for your course privately and wish to spread the cost of your course fees you may apply for our 0% or 9.9% interest finance options offered by our finance partners, Omni Capital*. Please note this option is currently unavailable if paying course fees through a business.

The application process is quick and simple. Omni Capital is usually able to validate the identification of an applicant without the requirement for additional identification. There may be some situations where further documentation is required; this can be provided online and there is no requirement for paper documentation.

You will be taken through a simple application form and guided clearly through the pre-contract explanation before digitally signing the application with ‘eSignature’.

Once submitted a decision is returned within 10 seconds. As soon as your application is approved you then pay TOCES the deposit (initial payment) and your enrolment will be processed on the same day.

*Applicants must be 18 or over and be a permanent UK resident for the last 3 years.

*Omni Capital is a responsible lender and as such will take great care to ensure applicants only take on a commitment that they can afford and for which they are financially suited.


Omni Capital pre-finance contract information
Sample Omni Capital credit agreement

Payment options:

Visa Credit and Debit payments supported by Worldpay Visa Electron payments supported by Worldpay Mastercard payments supported by Worldpay Maestro payments supported by Worldpay Worldpay Payments Processing


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