Employees who work in businesses of 250 employees or more have the right to request time off from work to undertake study or training.

To request the study or training, staff must be classed as an ‘employee’ and must have worked for their employer for at least 26 weeks. The training must help them do their job better.

Staff can’t ask for time off for training or study if they are in the Armed Forces, an agency worker or of compulsory school age or aged 16-18 and already expected to take part in education or training.

The time off is usually unpaid unless the employer agrees to pay it.

For more information and advice about requesting time off for study or training, visit the GOV.UK website.