Study Leave

Study Leave

In FY2 trainees have access to study leave which can be used to:

  • support the aims of the Foundation Programme;
  • achieve the Foundation outcomes;
  • explore career opportunities and improve wider professional development.
FY2 doctors have 30 days paid educational time, 20 days of which are allocated to the generic teaching programme. Doctors may take up to an additional 10 days as study leave, as long as this is approved in advance by the Foundation Programme Director. Funding is available for some aspects of study leave, the budget for each FY2 Doctor is 805.

FY1 Doctors are allowed to access their study leave budget for the following:

  • 5 days for career "taster" sessions.
  • ALS course for Doctors who are in Emergency Medicine, Trauma & Orthopaedics or Medicine Specialities in their first placement of FY2.

Days taken in FY1 will be recouped from the FY2 allowance.

FY1 Doctors are also allowed 5 days of Educational Leave. This leave is discretionary and not an entitlement. All requests will be considered on an individual basis and will take into account progression and engagement with Foundation Training. Details on how to apply for this leave are available in the Trust policy below.