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 2nd Sept 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

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
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
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