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Managing Holidays


This half day course will cover the main provisions of managing holidays in accordance with the working time regulations, the impact the regulations could have on your business, and help you identify the areas of any existing policies and procedures you may need to review. The training includes trainer led discussion on landmark cases and affords delegates the time to explore the issues and embed their learning.

Business need

Every employee in every UK business has a statutory right to paid holiday.

The number of calls to our helpline though, tells us that managing these entitlements effectively can be a real challenge; particularly given the number of recent case law developments.

This course has been designed to provide you with the answers to all the most popular queries that we receive from employees on our helpline including:

  • The differences between the European Working Time Directive and the Working Time Regulations.
  • Holidays and sick leave
  • Carry over of holiday
  • Entitlement to holiday pay in lieu on termination
  • Calculating holiday pay for part time and shift workers
  • Holiday entitlement and Maternity leave
  • Managing holiday leave requests
  • Unauthorised absence and holiday.

Suitable For

Small business owners/ Managers, all line managers and HR professionals who are either new to working time legislation or where their knowledge and or experience are very limited.



  • Overview of the Working Time Directive and the Working Time Regulations
  • Case Studies on :

    • Typical holiday calculation situations
    • Sickness absence and holidays
    • Termination / dismissal / resignation or redundancy
    • Maternity leave
    • Part time / Shift workers

  • Landmark cases, potential future changes and their impact on your business

Venue Double Tree by Hilton, Cheltenham   Map (opens in new window)   Date 16/03/2018    Time 09:30 - 13:00   
Price £105.00 per person    Please note our training events are VAT exempt
To book now

* Max of 4 delegates per organisation. Please call Acas on 0300 123 1150 or email if numbers exceed this or for more details about the training session.