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Wales was recently named as one of the Top 10 Places to Visit in the World by Rough Guide readers and was voted as the Best Place for Young People to live in the UK! You can take advantage of weekends and UK national holidays to discover what Cardiff, Wales or the rest of the UK has to offer. You could even plan a short break in Europe.

2018 National Holidays

Name Date
New Year's Day 1st January
Good Friday 30th March
Easter Monday 2nd April 
Early May Bank Holiday 7th May
Spring Bank Holiday 28th May
Summer Bank Holiday 27th August
Christmas Day (substitute day)  25th December
Boxing Day 26th December

Celtic English Academy Holidays

Period Date
Christmas & New Year  23rd December 2017 – 7th January 2018

2017/2017 Term Dates

Season Start Date End Date
Summer 201726th June22nd September
Autumn 201725th September  22nd December
Winter 20188th January
19th February
16th February
30th March


Recommended General English Start Date

Although you can start any Monday (or Tuesday, when Monday is a national holiday), we recommend starting the General English course and the IELTS course on "Recommended Start Dates".

For all other courses which have fixed start dates (for example, FCE/ CAE Cambridge Exam Preparation courses, Teacher Refresher Courses) please refer to our 2016 DATES & FEES.