Time off for training

With effect from 6 April 2010, employees who have at least 26 weeks’ continuous service with the University have the statutory right to request time off for training. The statutory right states that the purpose of the training should be to improve “the employee’s effectiveness in the employer’s business” and “the performance of the employer’s business”. There is no obligation to grant paid time off, or to pay for the costs of any training but employees have the right to have eligible requests considered within set timescales, and to appeal if the application is rejected.

  1. Background
  2. Summary of the scheme
  3. Requests/applications under the scheme
  4. Funding for training
  5. Considering requests and timescales
  6. Appeals