Time off for Training/Study
Time off for Training
Full normal earnings (as used to calculate payments made during periods of ill-health) shall be paid for attendance at full time, day release and short courses leading to approved qualification inclusive of agreed time to gain a National Vocational qualification and also for attendance at courses and seminars which do not lead to an approved qualification.
No allowances will be made above that of a standard full time working day in consideration of either attendance or travelling time.
Please refer to the Training and Development Strategy, which is available to view here.
Time off for Study
Subject to the requirements of directorates and at their discretion:
- Traditional College based Qualification Courses – A maximum of 1 day per exam with approval from the Head of Service. Study leave excludes any management report writing, dissertations or any other kind of assessment work.
- Distance Learning – As college based plus residential elements taking place on working days.
- Work based NVQs – Difficult to quantify because of the requirements but as a general rule a minimum 1½ days per unit per level to assist in preparation, indexing etc., in addition to any time required to attend events addressing related training needs.
- Examination Re-sits – No allowance. Please refer to the Training and Development Strategy, which is available to view here.