Term Dates

Autumn Term

Monday 05 September – Friday 14 October (6 weeks)

Study Skills Week:Monday 17 October – Sunday 23 October

October Half Term: Monday 24 October – Sunday 30 October


Monday 31 October – Friday 9 December (6 weeks)

Study Skills Week: Monday 12 December – Sunday 18 December

Christmas Holidays: Monday 19 December – Monday 02 January


Spring Term

Tuesday 03 January – Friday 10 February (6 weeks)

February Half Term: Saturday 11 February – Sunday 19 February


Monday 20 February – Friday 31 March (6 weeks)

Easter Holidays: Saturday 01 April – Sunday 16 April


Summer Term

Monday 17 April – Friday 19 May (5 weeks)

Study Skills Week: Monday 22 May – Sunday 28 May

May Half Term: Monday 29 May – Sunday 04 June


Monday 05 June – Friday 23 Jun (3 weeks)

Summer Holidays


Bank holidays are listed at GOV.UK


Term dates for Higher Education

Please note that the term dates for BSc (Hons) Social Work are slightly different to those listed below. Full term date information is included in your Course Handbook.

Induction Week for New Students: 12 September – 16 September

Term 1: 19 September – 09 December
Term 2: 03 January – 31 March
Term 3: 17 April – 23 June

Throughout the year, there are also Study Skills Weeks and Independent Study Weeks. During Study Skills Weeks, there will not be formal teaching, but students will be set structured work to undertake by their lecturers. Students will also have access to a suite of Study Skills resources and learning activities to undertake during this time. There are also three Independent Study Weeks over the course of the year, where there will be no formal teaching, but students will be expected to conduct reading and research, and work on their assignments.

17th – 21st October (Study Skills Week)

24th – 28th October (Independent Study Week)

12th – 16th December  (Study Skills Week)

13th – 17th February (Independent Study Week)

22nd – 26th May (Study Skills Week)

29th May – 2nd June (Independent Study Week)

Examination Boards (also referred to as Assessment Boards or Award Boards) for YCUC validated Pearson and University of Gloucestershire programmes are scheduled for the week commencing 10th July 2023. Examination Boards for YCUC validated City & Guilds provision, as well as Reassessment Boards for any YCUC validated Pearson or University of Gloucestershire programmes as required, are scheduled for week commencing 21st August 2023. Please note that dates may change in exceptional circumstances.