Recently we've had one or two personnel take time out to do modules for their degrees at uni - around 3-4 weeks at a time. I was surprised to discover this did not come off their ALA. Unfortunately they are no longer around to ask - but I am now looking at putting in an asbsence request for something similar, albeit 5 days scattered throughout Nov. I've had a good look through the JSP 760, in particular the section on authorised absences - but cannot seem to find anything realting to time off for training. I'm not quite in the two-year resettlement period yet and so GRT is not an option. But nor were the guys who managed to wangle four weeks off in order to get their mortar boards and rolled up certificates. I have a feeling this one will be down to 'unit discretion', but any advice would be most welcome.