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Right to time off for study or training

The new paid time-off right for underqualified, working 16- or 17-year-olds.

From 1 September 1999, an employee who is aged 16 or 17, is not in full-time secondary or further education and has not attained a prescribed "standard of achievement" (see below), will be entitled to take reasonable paid time off work to study or train towards a "relevant qualification" (see below ).