Welcome to The Open
    College of Equine Studies

    The Open College of Equine Studies (TOCES) offers distance and blended learning courses covering a range of equine subjects including health care and management, nutrition, anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, reproduction, behavioural science, veterinary nursing and physiotherapy, with courses starting at a basic level for those who are new to horses, through to degree level higher education programmes.

    Wherever you are in the world, whatever your equine experience and aspirations, we have a course for you.

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    International students are welcome to study with TOCES.

    Many of TOCES’ courses can be studied 100% online via tutor-supported e-learning, enabling international students to benefit from the wealth of expertise offered by TOCES without needing to travel.  TOCES has students based throughout the world, and many do choose courses that involve study weeks held in England.

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    Veterinary Practices

    TOCES is approved by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) to provide veterinary nursing training programmes leading to registration on the RCVS Register of Veterinary Nurses. test

    Accreditations