What we do Courses FAQ COURSES: Where and when do courses take place? You'll go on up to two residential courses each year; one during the Easter school holidays and one during the Summer break. We set dates to coincide with the majority of Local Education Authority state school holidays, but as these vary around the UK, don't despair if the courses run into term-time! We find that most schools are happy to allow you time away to attend our courses. Our courses take place around the UK in places such as Perthshire, Cornwall, Yorkshire, Cardiff and Suffolk. Be prepared to travel to represent this national choir, but remember that financial assistance is available. National Youth Choir will also tour internationally every three to four years - most recently to China in 2016.