Study Weeks are hard work but great fun! You will meet a mixed and interesting group of people, mostly with the same apprehensions as yourself. Our students’ ages range from 16 to 69 and all are from different types of background – not everyone works with horses or in the veterinary industry.
Everyone is however friendly and keen to learn; we always find that our students soon get to know each other. ‘Horsey’ people always seem to have lots to talk about! So please bear in mind – although you will work hard, the atmosphere is friendly and informal!
On the first day of the study week we introduce the TOCES team and discuss the distance learning side of the programme. This is a great way to get to know everyone else, how they are getting on with their studies and to ask questions. Some lectures are class-room based, whereas others are of a practical ‘hands-on’ nature.
All of the lecturers are experts in their fields and welcome your participation in the sessions through asking questions – don’t miss this opportunity to broaden your knowledge. During the week, specially designated tutorials provide the opportunity to discuss any aspect of the course with a member of TOCES’ team.
Study Weeks may include assessment of equine practical skills, written assessments and assessment of clinical skills as appropriate.
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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.