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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 28th August 2024FE term starts
16th Sept 2024New HE students start (induction week) (Days may vary by course)
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 logoOpen Event at St Austell Campus

Open Event at St Austell Campus

16-19 Adult Apprenticeship University
  • Dates
    9th May 2024, 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Discover our courses, apprenticeships, tour our campuses and meet our amazing team at one of our Open Events! View Event
Cornwall College logoOpen Event at Camborne Campus

Open Event at Camborne Campus

16-19 Apprenticeship University
  • Dates
    9th May 2024, 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Discover the huge range of courses, degrees and apprenticeships available across the Cornwall College campuses in Camborne, Newquay and St Austell. View Event
Cornwall College logoElective Home Education Information Evenings

Elective Home Education Information Evenings

  • Dates
    9th May 2024, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
The events are an initial opportunity to understand more about the Cornwall College Year 11 Infill offer for Elective Home Educated Students View Event
Falmouth Marine School logoWatersports Taster Session at Stithians

Watersports Taster Session at Stithians

  • Dates
    8th June 2024, 10:30am – 12:30pm
A great opportunity for school-leavers to find out more about studying Watersports with us. 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