- Taking exams while at work…
This week I’ve been on a course that gives you a certificate for it’s completion, as well as the opportunity to take the exam.Posted 4 months ago
Having never done anything like this during work, is it normal practice to allow us time off & expenses to go & take the exam or do employees usually take time off & fund the travel etc themselves?wwaswasSubscriber
It is a work related qualification, they organised this week’s course.
Can’t see why they wouldn;t want you to pay for you to take the exam and have a shiney certificate.
Travel in your own time if it’s coming home on a Friday evening after a days course or whatever I coudl understand but they should pay expenses.Posted 4 months agoNobeerinthefridgeMember
I’m doing an hons degree day release, work get course free through a business taxation scheme*, give me day off, pay travel expenses, 5 days a year study leave, exam days off too.
I wouldn’t have done it otherwise, not through any sense of entitlement, but if I had to pay days back then it would affect my work/life balance, and I’m not prepared to do that.
*Not sure if it’s national or just up here, but all companies who employ more than 1000 people (I may be wrong about that number!) Pay a levy that goes to the government for further education.
All businesses can use it, even small ones, its really a very good idea.Posted 4 months agoFuzzyWuzzySubscriber
For recognised (by the company) exams they’ll fund the first attempt and you can book the time off as training leave – they don’t cover expenses though (probably would for the more valuable exams that help companies attain partner status etc. in the IT world).Posted 4 months ago
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