Academic Year Calendar 2020 - 2021

20-21 Academic Year

Derby College Curriculum/Support Calendar 2020/2021

8 Statutory Bank Holidays during the academic year:

31 August; 25 and 28 December; 1 January; 2 and 5 April; 3 and 31 May

6 closure days

24, 29, 30 and 31 December; 6 April; 1 June

3 Mandatory Inset Days during the academic year

19 August; 18 December; 4 January


Enrolment on Wednesday 20 August will only be for A Level applicant and internal GCSE candidates following the collection of their results. In addition to the main enrolment period in August, enrolment mornings will be held across sites on the mornings of Tuesday 1 and Thursday 3 September and Saturday 5 September (approximate times 9.30 am to 12 noon). Enrolment afternoons will be held across sites on the afternoons of Wednesday 2 September, Wednesday 9 September and Wednesday 16 September (approximate times 3 pm – 7 pm). A Saturday morning enrolment will be held on Saturday 5 September. The venue will be the Roundhouse only and will be for any student. Representatives from all curriculum areas and support areas will be required to attend. There will also be appointments for apprenticeships and HE so representative staff will be required to attend for these areas also.


Entry Level induction will take place on Thursday 10 and Friday 11 September, Level 1 induction will take place on Monday 7 and Tuesday 8 September, Level 2 induction will take place on Tuesday 8 September and Level 3 induction will take place on Monday 7 September. Late induction will take place on Friday 11 and Friday 18 September.

Core Teaching

Core teaching for Levels 1, 2 and 3 will commence on Wednesday 9 September. Core teaching for Level 3 Year 2 will commence on Monday 7 September.

Admin Week

Admin Week will run from 12 to 16 July inclusive and applies to and is a requirement of all delivery functions. It is an important opportunity to ensure that compliance is met and preparations for the new academic year are made.

Summer Annual Leave

Please note that annual leave can only be taken once all completions, IVs, moderation visits have been completed and work signed off and sent through to Exams.

Please also note that for all employees, annual leave may not be taken during enrolment unless the circumstances are exceptional and, in such cases, the approval of the appropriate Executive Team member is required.

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