Study Weeks

There are many practical ‘hands-on’ aspects to horse management which need to be mastered and practiced. BTEC Level 2, 3 and 4 Diploma students must attend a number of Study Weeks to supplement the theoretical knowledge with practical training and assessment.

Whilst academic qualifications are essential to prove a level of knowledge, in the horse industry we believe they must be backed up by sound practical ability (and common sense!). During Study Weeks practical skills are taught and assessed. For those with a good level of practical experience it provides an opportunity to brush up and update. For those who have little experience, TOCES staff are happy to provide extra instruction and the chance to practice.

In addition to practical skills, lectures are given by highly qualified and, in some instances, world-renowned, lecturers. The lectures aid understanding of the subject and back up the distance learning material studied.

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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.  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.