Students who have completed the Foundation & Intermediate (Certificate in Lorinery Science) Courses are eligible for the Bitting Analyst course. Please use the enrolment key 'Loriner'. If you have not yet begun your Lorinery Science studies, please take a look at our Foundation course.

On full enrolment you will be sent a 50 N spring balance to help you conduct the Case Studies and Research Project. Please make sure we have your correct mailing address by emailing these details to study@nsbits.com.

Students who have completed the foundation course and gained a merit or distinction grade are eligible for the intermediate course. You are able to self enrol using the enrolment key: academy

Please go to your profile and make sure that we have your correct email address and postal address. In addition, if you are a VAT registered business inside the EU you will need to supply your business address and your VAT code for us to correctly issue the course fee invoice. Please send this to study@nsbits.com in an email.

We will be sending you an invoice for the course enrolment fee which you will be able to pay very simply by clicking through to the SagePay facility. Once we have received confirmation of payment you will be transferred through to the Intermediate Course on the start date.

This area is for those wishing to enrol for the Foundation course. This course is available with Lantra or Neue Schule certification, please email to advise us which you would prefer. Please also include your mailing address in this email. Once we have received this information we will send you your enrolment invoice. You will be transferred to the main course upon receipt of payment.

Please advise us of your permanent address or where you usually reside.  Where these are different, personal ties will determine your status.  For example, a UK citizen who works or lives most of their time in Spain should be paying Spanish VAT on any digital services they consume.  We shall use this as your billing address. 

The enrolment key is the word: "academy"

This course is intended to introduce a qualitative understanding of the field of bits and bitting. After completing this course the student will have been introduced to the major principles of the subject. The emphasis is on design and operation of bits in the context of the head and mouth anatomy of the horse and the rider position. The student completing this course will be able to identify and rationally argue against many common misconceptions that can be found in the popular literature on the subject.

Enrolment fee for the course leading to Neue Schule certification* is £35 + VAT (as applicable).

For those wishing to use the course in a professional capacity we are now able to offer a Lantra certificate. The enrolment fee for the course leading to Lantra certification* is £100 + VAT (as applicable).

*Certificates are sent out upon successful completion of the course. Please see the student handbook for details.

This course is intended to introduce the physical principles of the bit and bitting. Unlike other treatments of the subject, this course will analyse bits from their operational perspective using simple mechanical models and backed up by experimental test data where possible. The student will become able to categorise bits in terms of their operational behaviour. The principles rely on a certain basic level of mathematical analysis. It is recommended that the open access course Mathematics and the Bit is studied for those who require support in this area.

Enrolment fee for the course leading to Neue Schule certification* is £70 + VAT (as applicable).

For those wishing to use the course in a professional capacity we are now able to offer a Lantra certificate. The enrolment fee for the course leading to Lantra certification* is £135 + VAT (as applicable).

*Certificates are sent out upon successful completion of the course. Please see the student handbook for details.

Those students successfully completing the Intermediate course are qualified to be enrolled in this professional level course. The subject matter covers the analysis of bitting situations using the methods learnt in the previous courses. In the first component of this course the student will carry out two Case Studies where they will analyse, in a fully quantitative manner, the key functional aspects of given bitting situations. The Case Studies are submitted for assessment by the course tutors. The second component of the course is project based. Students undertake the collection of experimental data and remark on the results obtained, applying appropriate quantitative  methods of uncertainty analysis. A written submission is assessed by the course tutors.


Course Fee: £120 + VAT (where applicable)