Advanced apprentices

Semester one - term/break          Start dateEnd date
September term 27th September 2021     22nd October
October break25th October 202129th October
November term1st November 202117th December
Christmas break20th December 20213rd January 2022
January term4th January 202218th February 2022
February break21st February 202225th February 2022

Semester two - term/break         Start date End date
February term28th February 2022         8th April 2022
Easter break11th April 2022  22nd April 2022
April term25th April 202227th May 2022
Spring bank holiday30th May 202230th May 2022
May term31st May 202222nd July 2022

Higher apprentices & HNC returners 

  • University Induction: Thursday 2nd September (just for 1st years)
  • AMRC Induction: Friday 3rd September (just for 1st years) 
  • Semester one for all begins week commencing 6th September 2021 – 08:00-18:00 
Semester one - term/break         Start dateEnd date
September term6th September 2021    20th December 2021
Christmas break21st December 2021        7th January 2022
January term10th January 202221st January 2022
January break24th January 202228th January 2022

Semester two - term/break         Start dateEnd date
February term31st January 2022              15th April 2022
Easter break18th April 2022    22nd April 2022
April term25th April1st May 2022
May bank holiday2nd May 20222nd May 2022
May term 3rd May 202229th May 2022
Spring bank holiday30th May 202230th May 2022
June term2nd June 202220th June 2022

Degree apprentices

  • University Induction: Thursday 2nd September 2021 (just for 1st years)
  • AMRC Induction: Friday 3rd September 2021 (just for 1st years)
  • Semester one for all starts week commencing 6th September 2021 – 08:00-18:00 
Semester one - term/break         Start date End date
September term6th September 2021         18th December 2021
Christmas break20th December 20213rd January 2022
January term4th January 202217th January 2022
January break24th January 202228th January 2022

Semester two - term/break          Start date End date
February term31st January 2022           15th April 2022
Easter break18th April 202222nd April 2022
April term25th April1st May 2022
May bank holiday2nd May 20222nd May 2022
May term 3rd May 202229th May 2022
Spring bank holiday30th May 202230th May 2022
June term2nd June 202217th June 2022


Between weeks commencing 20th June – 15th August 2022 the 3rd year Degree apprentices will continue to work on their industrial project and meet with their project supervisor. Final presentations will take place on 16th August 2022.


Return to work days

  • 15th October 2021
  • 12th November 2021
  • 10th December 2021
  • 14th January 2022
  • 11th February 2022
  • 18th March 2022
  • 15th April 2022
  • 13th May 2022
  • 17th June 2022

Dates of importance

  • Christmas break 
    20th December 2021 to 31st December 2021 (return to AMRC Training Centre on 4th January 2022)
  • Workshop shutdown week 
    21st February 2022 to 25th February 2022
  • Easter shutdown week 
    18th April 2022 to 22nd April 2022
  • May shutdown week 
    30th May 2022 to 3rd June 2022
  • Machining Group estimate finish date 
    1st July 2022 
  • Maintenance/Technical Support/F&W estimate finish date 
    25th March 2022

Development competence
(Work-based assessment)

Our intention is that assessments and reviews in the workplace will take place face-to-face, providing it is in line with the latest government guidance and is safe to do so.

Annual leave

Wherever possible, annual leave should be taken during the pre-planned shutdown dates.
This is to ensure learners are able to use their holiday allocations during their time with the AMRC Training Centre without impacting on their progress. This should be discussed and agreed by their employer in advance.