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These dates apply to students on further education and higher education courses in any of our 10 campuses/sites (unless stated otherwise). However, your tutor will always tell you if you have specific days of study leave or other commitments throughout the year. If you need us outside of the term dates below please feel free to contact our main reception, who are open all year except for the Christmas closure.


Autumn Term

4th Sept 2023FE term starts
18th Sept 2023New HE students start (induction week)
21st Sept & 22nd 2023Returning HE students start
23rd Oct 2023Half term
10th November 2023Graduation
14th Dec 2023Term ends

Spring Term

3rd Jan 2024FE & HE start of term
12th Feb 2024Half term
28th March 2024Term ends

Summer Term

15th Apr 2024FE & HE start of term
27th May 2024Half term
7th June 2024HE end of term
20th June 2024Bicton CareersFest
5th July 2024FE end of term
4th & 5th July 2024CareersFest


Autumn Term

From Sept 2nd 2024FE term starts
16th Sept 2024New HE students start (induction week) (Days may vary by course)
19th & 20th Sept 2024Returning HE Students Induction Days
23rd Sept 2024Returning HE students start (Days may vary by course)
28th Oct 2024Half term
15th November 2024Graduation
19th Dec 2024Term ends

Spring Term

7th Jan 2025FE & HE start of term
17th Feb 2025Half term
4th April 2025Term ends

Summer Term

22nd Apr 2025FE & HE start of term
26th May 2025Half term
6th June 2025HE end of term
4th July 2025FE end of term

Open Events and Taster Days

Cornwall College logoHustings event for the St Austell & Newquay candidates at Cornwall College

Hustings event for the St Austell & Newquay candidates at Cornwall College

  • Dates
    17th June 2024, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Join us at Cornwall College St Austell for a lively debate with the St Austell & Newquay election candidates. View Event
Cornwall College logoRecruitment Event at St Austell

Recruitment Event at St Austell

16-19 Adult Apprenticeship Employer Training Leisure and Professional
  • Dates
    18th June 2024, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Would you like to contribute to an extraordinary college and make a difference in people’s lives through education? View Event
Cornwall College logoNewquay University Centre Cornwall College Open Event

Newquay University Centre Cornwall College Open Event

Adult University
  • Dates
    22nd June 2024, 11:00am – 1:00pm
Discover our courses, apprenticeships, tour our campuses and meet our amazing team at one of our Open Days!  View Event
Duchy College logoStoke Climsland Fun Day

Stoke Climsland Fun Day

  • Dates
    23rd June 2024, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Join us for a fun-filled family day out at our Duchy College Stoke Climsland campus set in beautiful rolling hills and home to Future Farm. View Event
Duchy College logoBHS Changing Lives Through Horses Open Morning

BHS Changing Lives Through Horses Open Morning

  • Dates
    25th June 2024, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Join us for the BHS Changing Lives Through Horses Open Morning, open to young learners and their parents/carers to explore this course for under 18s. View Event
Bicton College logoSouth West Arboriculture & Forestry Showcase

South West Arboriculture & Forestry Showcase

  • Dates
    26th June 2024, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Celebrating the vibrant arboriculture and forestry community of the South West View Event
Cornwall College logoStrong Start Event at Cornwall College St Austell

Strong Start Event at Cornwall College St Austell

  • Dates
    27th June 2024, 10:00am – 1:00pm
A chance to get familiar with the tutors & campus before September! View Event
Cornwall College logoSenior Executives’ Forum Networking Event

Senior Executives’ Forum Networking Event

  • Dates
    10th July 2024, 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Where like-minded CEOs, Managing Directors, and senior managers from diverse industries come together to cultivate relationships, exchange insights, and fuel innovation. View Event
Bicton College logoJunior Keeper Experience Day

Junior Keeper Experience Day

  • Dates
    16th July 2024, 10:00am – 2:00pm
    23rd July 2024, 10:00am – 2:00pm
    6th August 2024, 10:00am – 2:00pm
    13th August 2024, 10:00am – 2:00pm
    20th August 2024, 10:00am – 2:00pm
    27th August 2024, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Come and join us our first Junior Keeper Experience Days View Event
Falmouth Marine School logoSuperyacht Engineer Programme Taster Session

Superyacht Engineer Programme Taster Session

  • Dates
    20th July 2024, 10:00am – 12:00pm
    17th August 2024, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Come along to our Taster Session at Falmouth Marine School to see if this programme is an ideal fit for you! View Event