SuppoRTT Days

Our RTT-A guidance including full information about KIT, SPLIT and SRTT days can be found here and some quick reference points can be found below:

We strongly advise that the details around pay should be discussed with the Lead Employer prior to applying.

Keeping in touch (KIT) days:

  • Trainees on Maternity / Adoption Leave and in receipt of Statutory Pay (SMP / SAP) may wish to apply to do KIT days.
  • Working part of one day counts for 1 KIT day
  • Basic salary will be paid for each day worked.
  • Time in lieu will be given if the trainee is in receipt of full or half pay at the time of the KIT day.
  • Funding for expenses can be applied for from SuppoRTT via the RTT-A Application Form; please visit the SuppoRTT Activities page.
  • Once the trainee is no longer eligible for KIT days (no longer in receipt of SMP/SAP) they will be able to use Supported Return to Training (SRTT) days instead (see below).
  • Trainees can take a combination of up to 10 combined KIT and / or SRTT days in total.

Shared parental leave in touch (SPLIT) days:

  • Trainees on Shared Parental Leave may wish to apply to do SPLIT days.
  • Working part of one day counts as 1 SPLIT day.
  • Basic salary will be paid for each day worked.
  • Time in lieu will be given if the trainee is in receipt of full or half pay at the time of the SPLIT day.
  • Funding for expenses can be applied for from SuppoRTT via the RTT-A Application Form; please visit the SuppoRTT Activities page.
  • Each parent taking shared parental leave can take up to 20 combined SPLIT and / or SRTT days in total.

Supported return to training (SRTT) days – Parental Leave:

  • At the end of parental leave, many trainees opt to take a period of unpaid leave. Following this they will commence accrued annual leave. During these periods, trainees can apply to do SRTT days.
  • Working part of one day counts as 1 SRTT day.
  • If the trainee is in the period of unpaid parental leave at the time, they will be paid basic salary for each day worked.
  • If they are in the period of accrued annual leave at the time, they will be given an additional day of annual leave in lieu, to be taken prior to their return to work. Please ensure that any SRTT days to be taken in the accrued annual leave period are applied for ideally 12 weeks, and no later than 8 weeks, prior to the date of the return to training date to ensure communication of the additional days is made to the returning host organisation with sufficient notice.
  • Funding for expenses can be applied for from SuppoRTT via the RTT-A Application Form; please visit the SuppoRTT Activities page.

Supported return to training (SRTT) days – Non-Parental Leave:

Trainees out of training for any other reason can also apply to do SRTT days. Depending on their circumstances, most will be approved for time back in lieu on their return to work. They can apply for funding for expenses from SuppoRTT via the RTT-A Application Form; please visit the SuppoRTT Activities page.

 

This is a quick flowchart to help you decide which type of day to apply for:

 

 


Page updated 13th November 2020