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 – 31.12.16||Full Course Fee £||Finance Option|
|HE short courses||175|
|BHS Stage 2||250|
|BHS Stage 1||250|
|SC 1 and 2 Anatomy and Physiology||250|
|Basic Stable Management||250|
|BHS Stage 3||280||✓|
|BTEC Level 4 Higher National Units without SW||315||✓|
|Senior Horsemaster's Course 1||375||✓|
|BHS Stage 4||385||✓|
|Senior Horsemaster's Course 2||500||✓|
|BTEC Level 4 Higher National Units with SW||500||✓|
|BTEC Level 4 Higher National Units 1 & 2 with SW||700||✓|
|BTEC Equine Nursing Assistant: First Diploma||1750||✓|
|BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Horse Care||1750||✓|
|City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (Top-up)||3500||✓|
|BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Horse Management||4500||✓|
|BTEC Equine Nursing Technician: Advanced Diploma||5400||✓|
|BTEC Level 4/5 HND Equine Management||5500||✓|
|City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing||7000||✓|
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.