Employment and Training
There is lots of information for parents and parents-to-be in
relation to Employment and Training. Whether it is Maternity or
Paternity Leave, or Flexible Working or Parental Leave.
Useful information for working parents-to-be
- Maternity and Paternity Leave - This factsheet
is designed to help you understand what your rights are with regard
to Maternity Leave and Paternity Leave. Download the Maternity and Paternity
leave factsheet (PDF, 475KB) If you are a new dad
and your partner is returning or has returned to work, you could
have the right to up to 26 weeks' Additional Paternity Leave.
Find out if you qualify Additional Paternity Leave.
- Maternity and Paternity Pay - This leaflet is
designed to give you information regarding your rights to Maternity
and Paternity Pay Factsheet 4. Download the Maternity and Paternity Pay
factsheet (PDF, 477KB)
- Employment Laws when
pregnant – This guide helps answer some of the questions you
may have about continuing to work while pregnant or about returning
to work after giving birth. In particular, it sets out what action
you need to take and what action your employer should take to
protect your health and safety and that of your child.
Maternity, paternity and adoption rights at work - By
completing a series of questions on direct.gov, you will be given a
personalised statement of your rights at work during the birth or
adoption of your child.
Useful information about working patterns for working
Useful information about learning and training
Steps on the National careers service - the new adult careers
service helps you to make more effective skills, careers, work and
Student Finances - This guide sets out what financial
assistance is available for parents who are in higher education. It
also has contact numbers to ring in order to apply for the
Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) scheme closed to new
applicants on 1 January 2011, although schools, colleges and
training providers have funds to help you if you’re studying and
face financial hardship.
National Careers Service (external link) provides
information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on
learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers
confidential, helpful and impartial advice, supported by qualified
For more information on paying for childcare
when you are a student, please return to the Benefits and
Funding section of this site.
Other useful information