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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Equine Physiotherapy Diploma Programme

The Open College of Equine Studies is now accepting applications for the Equine Physiotherapy Diploma Programme for entry in January 2018.

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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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Course information

Click on the links below to view more information about our programmes, or use our course selection tool to find the right course for you!

Level 1 - Foundation

For those with little experience or knowledge of horses, who may have
just started riding and/or handling horses

Basic Stable Management 

BHS Horse Knowledge and Care
Stage 1


Calender Icon - small Upcoming Events / Study Weeks

  1. EVN Study Week 1

    October 16 @ 9:00 am - October 19 @ 5:00 pm
  2. EVN Study Week 4

    October 24 @ 9:00 am - October 27 @ 5:00 pm
  3. HE Study Week 1

    November 13 @ 9:00 am - November 17 @ 5:00 pm
  4. ENA Study Week 1

    November 20 @ 9:00 am - November 23 @ 5:00 pm
  5. ENA Study Week 2

    November 27 @ 9:00 am - November 30 @ 5:00 pm

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

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