Our knowledgeable team are here to advise you as you consider your study options. You’ll find everyone approachable, friendly and very happy to answer your questions.
Once you have enrolled you will receive full information about your designated Course Advisor and how to contact TOCES if you have queries. Your Course advisor will contact you shortly after enrolment to ensure you’re feeling ready to get started and to answer your questions.
Throughout your studies you will receive ongoing support and guidance.
Assistant Programme Manager
Jessica Grimble Assistant Programme Manager
Charlotte Bullard Programme Manager
Director and Head of Centre
Julie Brega Director and Head of Centre
After working in top class competition yards, Julie set up her own livery yard and equestrian centre. As well as training students for various BHS examinations, Julie backed and schooled young horses, competed in eventing, show jumping and dressage, whilst training towards further professional qualifications.
In 1988 Julie founded The Open College of Equine Studies (TOCES) and has enjoyed seeing it go from strength to strength; she is still as enthusiastic about the business today as when she started out 30 years ago!
Julie has 10 books published covering a range of equine subjects including Equine Anatomy and Physiology and Equine Business Management.
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. These courses are well established with proven success rates; TOCES has been commended by the RCVS for excellent results.
Our blended learning delivery mode meets the needs of busy practices and their teams
Expert Teaching Staff
TOCES’ teaching team consists of course advisors, lecturers and tutors, all of whom are expert industry professionals, with a wealth of knowledge in their field. Between them, members of the team hold a combination of PhDs, Master of Science degrees, Post-Graduate Certificates in Education, Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Science degrees, Veterinary Nursing diplomas and degrees and British Horse Society qualifications.