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Term Dates 2017/2018

Enrolment dates for 2017 entry

Enrolment will commence on Friday 25th August 2017. All applicants will be sent letters detailing the time and date to come in for enrolment. The timetables for each subject area are detailed below:

New and first year further education and A level learners

If you are a new or first year learner, please click on the subject area below to access your enrolment timetable:

Access to Higher Education and Skills for Further Study

A level learners

Business and Travel and Tourism

Creative Industries



Engineering and Motor Vehicle


Hair and Beauty

Health and Social Care

BTEC Science

Sport, Outdoor Sport and Public Services


A2 Learners

Enrolment for learners studying on our A2 level programmes will commence on Thursday 31st August at 9.00am.


Second year vocational learners

Enrolment for second year vocational learners will start week commencing 4th September. Individual timetables will be posted out to each learner.


Higher Education learners

Enrolment for first and second year higher education learners will start week commencing 4th September. All learners will be sent letters detailing the time and date to come in for enrolment.

Teaching Term

The college academic year is structured into three academic terms - Autumn, Spring and Summer with half term holidays (one week) in October, February and May. 


Term Begins

Half term starts

Half term ends

Term ends

Autumn Term 2017

Monday 4th September

Monday 30th October

Friday 3rd November

Friday 22nd December

Spring 2017

 Monday 8th January


Monday 19th February

 Friday 23rd February

Thursday 29th March

Summer 2017

Monday 16th April


Monday 28th May

Friday 1st June

Friday 22nd June


Guided Learning Days

The college has five planned staff development days during each academic year. No formal teaching takes place on these days. In place, staff have the opportunity to undertake a range of teaching and learning related activities, including standardisation, marking, team meetings, internal verification and staff development.

Students are still able to come in to the college and use the Learning Zone and other learning resources/facilities. The dates for the 2017/2018 guided learning days are:

Monday 13th November 2017
Friday 22nd December 2017
Tuesday 23rd January 2018
Wednesday 14th March 2018
Thursday 17th May 2018

Parents Evenings (for current students)

The college holds two parents’ evenings per academic year. The dates for the 2017/2018 parents' evenings are:

Autumn Term

Year 1 – Wednesday 8th November 2017
Year 2 – Thursday 7th December 2017

Spring term

Year 1 – Wednesday 7th March 2018
Year 2 – Thursday 17th May 2018


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