Term dates

Course start dates may vary

The exact start date of your course may vary from the dates set out below and some courses include reading weeks. Please check with your tutor for exact dates for your


5 SEP 16 Induction – further education full-time (year one only)

12 SEP 16 Further education part-time and full-time year two returners

19 SEP 16 Higher education induction and Freshers’ Week

26 SEP 16 Start of higher education Semester 1

24 OCT 16 Further education review week and higher education reading week

16 DEC 16 Autumn term ends

19 DEC 16 Christmas holiday begins (includes 3 College closure days)

4 JAN 17 Spring term begins (3 JAN is a staff training day, do not attend college)

23 JAN 17 Higher education assessment week

30 JAN 17 Start of higher education Semester 2

20 FEB 17 Further education review week*

07 APR 17 Spring term ends

10 APR 17 Easter holiday begins

24 APR 17 Summer term begins

22 MAY 17 Higher education assessment week

29 MAY 17 Further education review week*

20 JUN 17 Summer term ends (final year or one year further education students)

07 JUL 17 Summer term ends (further education year one and year two students)

*During further education review weeks you will have progress reviews, workshops, revision or other organised sessions. It is anticipated that some time will be spent on your individual learning plans during review weeks.

**During staff training days students may not be able to contact tutors or support staff