About our Study Weeks

Some courses include study weeks which supplement the theoretical learning. Practical and clinical skills are taught and assessed and they provide a great opportunity to meet fellow students and the TOCES team! Study Weeks are open to non-TOCES students for personal interest and continuing professional development (CPD).

All study weeks are held in a COVID-19 secure setting, with strict adherence to social distancing, hygiene and sanitisation.

Should a study week have to be postponed due to COVID-19 lockdown measures, training will continue via tutor-led live and pre-recorded webinars.  Whilst dates and delivery mode may have to adapt, no content will be omitted due to COVID restrictions.

About our Study Weeks

Study Weeks are held at TOCES in Suffolk; they include lectures and practical sessions covering the relevant course modules and may include visits to, and lectures by professional staff of, the Royal Veterinary College, Rossdales Equine Hospital, the National Stud and Cambridge University Veterinary School.

We enjoy meeting our students and students always say they enjoy meeting the TOCES team. Most importantly, students enjoy meeting each other – it is helpful to realise you are not the only person worrying about how much (or how little) work you have done! As well as learning a lot, you will make new friends!

We do know however that some students find the Study Week element daunting – the ‘college’ environment sounds stuffy and some students worry that everyone else will be far more knowledgeable. Please do not worry – the atmosphere is always friendly and supportive.

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Study Weeks

Where to find us

Registered office:
The Open College of Equine Studies
Oaks Meadow
Weathercock Hill
Bury St Edmunds
IP29 5RG

“The study week was great. Not only for the learning experience but also getting to know the TOCES staff and the other students. Group discussions were very beneficial.”

Tommy Frere-Smith

“Really enjoyable and engaging. Clearly a huge amount of work and preparation has gone into this study week, thank you!”

Sarah, Equine Physiotherapy Diploma student

“Very enjoyable – learnt a great deal. Catering brilliant! Quality of lecturers – top quality! Thank you!”

Sally, Diploma in Equine Nutrition student