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 September 2017.

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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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  1. EVN Study Week 8

    June 27 @ 9:00 am - June 29 @ 5:00 pm
  2. HE Study Week 2

    July 10 @ 9:00 am - July 14 @ 5:00 pm
  3. HE Study Week 3/Equine Therapy & Rehabilitation

    August 7 @ 9:00 am - August 11 @ 5:00 pm
  4. EVN Study Week 2

    September 12 @ 9:00 am - September 15 @ 5:00 pm
  5. EVN Study Week 5

    September 19 @ 9:00 am - September 22 @ 5:00 pm