Students With Disabilities

TOCES is committed to ensuring that disabled people, including those with learning difficulties, are treated fairly. All reasonable adjustments to provision will be made to ensure that disabled students and other disabled people are not substantially disadvantaged.


Students with learning difficulties, disabilities and special needs are assessed on an individual basis and the likely impact of the disability on the student’s ability to successfully complete the programme of study is evaluated. This evaluation considers the health and safety of the student, and those working with the student, in the range of situations likely to be encountered during the programme.

When assessing admission for students with physical or sensory disabilities health and safety is considered. Every reasonably practicable step that can be taken to ensure health and safety will be taken to ensure the student can successfully complete the programme. Where health and safety could be compromised in a situation, an alternative teaching or assessment method is used, e.g. simulation, if possible.

Certain physical disabilities may, for health and safety reasons, preclude attainment of learning outcomes within certain elements of a programme. In these circumstances, following an assessment of the student’s personal plans and career/learning goals, and the extent to which the learning outcomes could or could not be achieved, alternative modules or an alternative programme will be recommended.

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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.