Cambridge Postgraduate Medical Centre

Study Leave


The guidelines and application forms are available to download at the bottom of this page. 



From the financial year 2018/19 study leave funding has moved away from a notional individual annual allocation of study leave funding, to implement a system that incorporates equity of access for all trainees, in accordance with ‘Enhancing Junior Doctors Working Lives’.

Study Leave Policy ’ revised January 2021 The revised policy and an outline of how the application process will work can be viewed on the link below:

The Study leave Application Flowchart and application forms can also be downloaded from the bottom of this page.

Individual Study Leave Requests

Trainees may claim up to £600 for curriculum requirements (identified in the lists available on the HEE EoE webpages, via their local Trusts application process. For CUH Doctors in Training, curriculum requirements exceeding £600 and aspirational activity please complete the attached application which will require additional sign off by the Training Programme Director. Where an aspirational form* is required, a study leave form must also be completed. 

Where possible, forms should be submitted to the study leave administrator at least six weeks before the study leave period is due to commence.The form should be returned to

Retrospective applications will not be accepted.

*Please be aware save to access the Aspirational form you will need to right click and either save link as / or save target as. If you experience any difficulties HEE provide a video on how to access the form at

Foundation Information
The principle of study leave within FP is that professional leave or study leave should normally only be granted for the purposes of supporting the FP curriculum. For full guidance please refer to the Foundation webpage.

Please note for the FY1 application and information you may need to click on view more+ to access these documents at the foot of the page

If you have any further queries please contact the PGMC

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