Start of term (Induction): Tuesday 6 September
Classes begin: Thursday 8 September
Half-term (no classes): Friday 21 to Friday 28 October (inclusive)
End of term: Tuesday 20 December
Christmas holiday (no classes): Wednesday 21 December to Wednesday 4 January (inclusive)
Start of term/classes start: Thursday 5 January (September start students)
January start Induction: Thursday 5 January
January start classes begin: Monday 9 January
Half-term (no classes): Monday 13 to Friday 17 February (inclusive)
End of term: Thursday 31 March
Easter holiday (no classes): Monday 3 April to Monday 17 April (inclusive)
Start of term: Tuesday 18 April
Classes begin: Tuesday 18 April
May start induction: Monday 09 May
Half-term (no classes): Friday 29 May to Friday 02 June (inclusive)
End of term: Friday 30 June for September start students / Friday 11 August for January start students
Additional Bank Holidays in 2016/2017 - these are public holidays that fall outside College holidays, so there will be no classes on these dates: 1 May 2017
Staff Development Days in 2016/2017 - these are staff training days not attached to College holidays, when there will be no classes: 05 to 11 July 2017.
Additional non-teaching days: 2 days each academic year will be allocated for student progress reviews, so classes will be replaced on those dates with individual appointments with Personal Tutors. Dates will be confirmed to students during the first term.
Please note: Holidays are not permitted during term time, but international students are entitled to up to 4 days “Extra Leave” each academic year, which are usually added on to College holidays to enable students to return home to visit their families. Students are advised not to book flights to return home at the end of their course before the ‘end of term’ date specified, as certificate presentations and awards events are usually scheduled during the final week of the course.