Since April 2010 employees with more than 26 weeks’ continuous service who work for a large organisation (defined as employing 250 or more employees) have had the legal right to request time away from their core duties to undertake any training that will “help them to be more productive and effective at work, and that helps their employer to improve productivity and business performance”. The training may be on site or elsewhere.
The following do not have the right to request time off to train:
members of the armed forced
young people of compulsory school age
young people who already have a statutory right to paid time off to undertake study or training
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