Academic Calendar

Find out about important dates throughout the Academic Year, including block start and end dates, resulting week dates and the various holiday periods.

* Please note dates may be subject to change due to measures being implemented in relation to the national and regional response to Coronavirus. The latest College updates will be added to the News &  Events section.

September 2020 – July 2021

Download the 2020-2021 Academic Calendar

Please note that these dates are subject to change.

Block 1

7th September 2020 – 22nd January 2021

October Break: 12th October – 23rd October
Winter Break: 21st December – 5th January
Resulting Week: 25th January – 29th January

Block 2

1st February 2021 – 18th June 2021

Easter Break: 29th March – 9th April
May Day Holiday: 3rd May
Resulting Week: 21st June – 25th June


August 2021 – July 2022

Download the 2021-2022 Academic Calendar


Block 1

30th August 2021 – 28th January 2022

October Break: 11th October – 22nd October
Winter Break: 23rd December – 5th January
Resulting Week: 31st January – 4th February

Block 2

7th February 2022 – 24th June 2022

Easter Break: 4th April – 15th April
May Day Holiday: 2nd May
Resulting Week: 27th June – 1st July

Teacher supports students

There are a number of different funding options available, depending on which course you choose to study.

Our Student Advice Centres are your one-stop-shop for all information and support during your time at NESCol.

Our friendly and experienced student advisers offer appointments and drop-in sessions, as well as group sessions and workshops.

Find all contact details for all North East Scotland College campuses and learning centres below.