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Study leave FAQs
How will I know which courses are mandatory, and therefore covered by the study budget?
How do I make the case for an aspirational educational/training course/experience to be covered by study budget?
Is there an upper limit to how much I can claim from the study budget?
Can I use study leave funds to pay for my College membership fees?
Can I use study leave funds to pay for the costs to maintain my training portfolio?
I am preparing for my curriculum mandated exam– will the study budget cover revision courses and the exam fee?
Can I get study leave to study for a professional exam? How much study leave am I entitled to for this private study?
A course does not require funding but requires study leave. How do I apply for this?
How do I appeal against a decision not to award the required study budget for a course I wish to do?
I am doing an online course - can I get study leave/budget to do it?
Can I apply for study leave/budget even if the course does not relate to my current placement?
I wish to apply for my ALS (or ATLS/NLS etc.) – is this covered by the study leave allowance and study budget?
I am not sure who my Training Programme Director (TPD) is. How do I find out?
I am concerned about the time delay between paying for the course I wish to attend and being reimbursed?
I want to apply for study leave and funding to attend a course at the start of my next rotation which will be based at a different NHS trust – how should I apply?
If I have an unresponsive Educational Supervisor, whom do I escalate to?
I am a GP trainee on a hospital rotation, will the new process for accessing study leave and funding apply to me?
I am on maternity leave. Can I still access the study budget or study leave?
I am a Palliative Medicine trainee, how should I apply for study leave and funding?
I am an academic trainee (ACF or CL) and wish to apply for funding to attend clinical specialty training. Can this be claimed out of the study leave budget?
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Trust Study Leave FAQs
Some courses listed state that a trainee should only attend once during their training. How do we know if a trainee has previously attended?
How do Trusts claim reimbursement for Study Leave claims?
We run a course locally for trainees that previously we did not charge trainees to attend but instead paid for this out of the Study Leave budget. How can we fund these in the new process?
Do we need to include details of Study Leave which has no funding attached on our returns to HEE?
The reimbursement template requires us to specifically select which programme the trainee is in but I am not sure of the right programme?
What do we do if a trainee is on an honorary contract with our trust?
How do we claim for Dental doctors working in an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery placement?