Breaks and Holidays


Students studying for 25 weeks are entitled to take 8 weeks’ holiday. We recommend that you take your holiday after the completion of the full course. The reason for this is that it is important for the continuity of your study, so that we can be sure that you complete all the parts of your course.

If you wish to take a holiday during your course, you must email at least one week in advance and submit it to Reception staff. The form is available at Reception. Once you have submitted the form, you will receive an email from us within 48 hours, stating whether your request has been approved or not. If you do not receive an email within 48 hours, it is your responsibility to contact the college to enquire about your request.

Rules for taking holidays during the course:

  • You cannot take any holidays in the first 8 weeks of your course.
  • You must have at least 85% attendance.
  • You can only take up to 2 weeks holiday during your course. 
  • Holidays must start on a Monday and finish on a Friday. 
  • You cannot take any holidays in the last 2 weeks of your course.

If you have a valid reason for taking extra holidays, such as your health or a medical procedure, you should make an appointment to discuss this prior to filling in the Request Form. Bring as much proof as you can. 

Please do not book any flights or holidays before applying for your holiday and receiving permission. Permission is not automatically guaranteed, as it depends on your fulfilling the above rules.