Hi all, i'm currently training to join 4 para and have the chance to do the 8 week SSRE course. I work for DWP and would normally be allowed special paid leave to attend all the weekend courses if i chose to do the training that way but i would prefer to get the 8 week course to get the benefit of the extra fitness and more intensive training. What i wanted to know is if anyone else had any knowledge or experience of this situation and if it would be likely i would get the leave in 1 lump rather than spreading it out over the weekends? it works out roughly the same amount of days. i have spoken to my boss who said it will need to be passed up the line to confirm i just wondered if anyone had tried this before and if so what was the outcome? Sorry for the long post, couldnt think of a way to condense it and still make (some) sense. Thanks in advance.