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    Training leave
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    Making time for studies
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    People working in the public sector can apply for Training Leave. To qualify, the study programme must be related to your professional activity.

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    Can I apply for Training Leave?
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    For Training leave there are less strict regulations: mostly there are no conditions regarding the type of study programme you want to follow or the exact duration. This has become the responsibility of each line manager, to comply to every employee's needs.

    More information can be found on the website of the Flemish government and the Federal government (information in Dutch or French). Students working for the public service in Brussels can obtain more information through their employer or line manager.

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    You can apply for Training Leave (in Dutch: Vormingsverlof) during the enrolment and re-enrolment periods. If you decide to request Training Leave after the start of the academic year or if you are taking the Teacher Education (SLO), you can use the form 'Enrolment Working and studying'. This form, completed and signed, needs to be handed in at the Education and Student Administration.

    During their studies, employees need to keep an Attendance List for each course they are following. Your lecturer needs to sign this attendance list after each contact hour you attend. These lists are proof of the number of lecture hours and seminars you went to, as well as your motivated or non-motivated absences.

    The original attendance lists, along with eventual certificates of authorized absence, need to be handed in at the front desk of the Education and Student Administration. It's also possible to send them by post.

    After signature by the Rector, you will receive a statement of punctuality on the classes you attended. This document is intended for your employer.

    The deadline for handing in the attendance lists is the 30th of June.

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    Career break
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    Career break and the Flemish care credit
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    Temporarily interrupt your career or reduce your hours.

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    Through a career break, you can temporarily interrupt your career or reduce the number of hours you work (complete interruption, part-time work, 1/5th, 1/4th, 1/3rd) and get some time off to study.

    You can apply for a career break at your human resource department. During this career break, you receive a substitute income from the National Employment Office (in Dutch: Rijksdienst voor Arbeidsvoorziening). Application forms and further information can be found on the website of the National Employment Office.

    If you work for the Flemish Community, you can apply for the Flemish care credit (in Dutch: Vlaams Zorgkrediet).

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    STUDENTS WORKING IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR