Advanced apprentices

Semester one - term/break          Start dateEnd date
September term 26th September 2022     21st October 2022
October break24th October 202228th October 2022
November term31st October 202216th December 2022
Christmas break20th December 20222nd January 2023
January term3rd January 202317th February 2023
February break20th February 202324th February 2023

Semester two - term/break         Start date End date
February term27th February 2023         31st March 2023
Easter break3rd April 202314th April 2023
April term17th April 202326th May 2023
May bank holiday 1st May 20231st May 2023
Spring half-term29th May 20232nd June 2023
May term5th June 202321st July 2023

Higher apprentices & HNC returners 

  • University induction: Thursday 1st September (just for 1st years)
  • AMRC induction: Friday 2nd September (just for 1st years) 
  • Semester one for all begins week commencing 5th September 2022 – 08:00-18:00 
Semester one - term/break         Start dateEnd date
September term6th September 2022    20th December 2022
Christmas break26th December 2022        6th January 2023
January term9th January 202316th January 2023
January break17th January 202327th January 2023

Semester two - term/break         Start dateEnd date
February term30th January 2023              31st March 2023
Easter break3rd April 2023    14th April 2023
April term17th April 202328th April 2023
May bank holiday1st May 20231st May 2023
May term2nd May 202326th May 2023
Spring bank holiday29th May 202329th May 2023
June term30th May 202326th June 2023


Degree apprentices

  • University induction: Thursday 1st September 2022 (just for 1st years)
  • AMRC induction: Friday 2nd September 2022 (just for 1st years)
  • Semester one for all starts week commencing 5th September 2022 – 08:00-18:00 
Semester one - term/break         Start date End date
September term5th September 2022         23rd December 2022
Christmas break26th December 20222nd January 2023
January term3rd January 202316th January 2023
January break17th January 202327th January 2023

Semester two - term/break          Start date End date
February term30th January 2023           31st March 2023
Easter break3rd April 202314th April 2023
April term17th April 202328th April 2023
May bank holiday 1st May 2023 1st May 2023
May term 3rd May 202329th May 2023
Spring bank holiday30th May 202330th May 2023
June term2nd June 202316th June 2023


Between weeks commencing 19th June – 14th August 2023 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 2023.


Return to work days

March 2022 cohort

  • 13th May 2022 
  • 17th June 2022 
  • 15th July 2022
  • 12th August 2022

September 2022 cohort

  • 14th October 2022
  • 11th November 2022 
  • 9th December 2022 
  • 13th January 2023 
  • 10th February 2023 
  • 10th March 2023 
  • 21st April 2023 
  • 19th May 2023

Dates of importance

  • Christmas break 
    19th December 2022 to 30th December 2022 (return to AMRC Training Centre on 3rd January 2023)
  • Workshop shutdown week 
    20th February 2023 to 24th February 2023
  • Easter shutdown week 
    3rd April 2023 to 14th April 2023
    10th April 2023 to 14th April 2023 (September 2022 Machining group only)
  • May shutdown week 
    29th May 2023 to 2nd June 2023
  • Maintenance/Technical Support/F&W estimate finish date 
    24th March 2023
  • Machining Group estimate finish date 
    23rd June 2023 

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.