Right to request training

Employees who have worked continuously (including part-time) at the University for 26 weeks have a right to make requests to undertake any training which they believe will improve their effectiveness in the business and the performance of the business. More information about the right to request training can be found in the current staff site

Eligibility to attend University of Exeter Staff Training

Our courses are available to all full-time and part-time employees of the University.  Please see our Eligibility to attend University of Exeter Staff Training policy for further categories.

Cancellation policy

If you register to attend a course and cannot attend, you will be required to provide a reason via the Trent system. If you fail to attend without cancelling the following process will be put into place; 

  • A record will be kept and where a member of staff continually cancels less than 48 hours before a course the Head of People Development will contact the member of staff to discuss their attendance.
  • People Development reserve the right to charge departments where a member of staff has cancelled a course with less than 48 hours notice.  A charge of £50 per internal course cancellation and at cost of externally delivered courses.

Request to create a new mandatory training course

New training that you consider to be mandatory for all staff or a particular role must follow the procedure on the Planning new mandatory/essential training page

Financial support for external training

We are committed to ensure that you have the opportunity to develop yourself by acquiring the skills and knowledge for your job role. In particular, if you need to undertake training which is directly relevant to your work (excluding conferences) or to complete an accredited programme of study which leads to a qualification. There is guidance about the level of support you can expect.