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Time - Credits

Only if you work full-time or three-quarter-time in the private sector

Instructions on how to use time Credits/Educational Leave

Within the first 15 days after the course has started in the 1st and 2nd semester, go to the secretariat to sign up for Time Credits.

Please read this important information so as to avoid any misunderstanding during the school year and losing your rights to this opportunity:

Time Credit Statements

At the end of September (or within 15days after you registered in case of later registration or if your course does not start in September) the secretariat will deliver a proper registration statement. This statement is to be handed to your employer as soon as possible, i.e. by October 31 for the first term, and by March 31 for the second term.

An attendance statement will be given every quarter (see extracts from the Régulation in relation time credits)

Two original documents will be given: one for the student and one for the employer. (No duplicate will be given).

Number of Hours Off

You have the right to 80 hours to take between the beginning and the end of the term (once a year)

A maximum of 10% unsupported absences will be allowed for attendance statement. Over that 10% maximum the student will lose the right to claim time credits for six months.

Above-mentioned 10% maximum is based on the actual number of classes for each quarter.

Attendance Lists

Should you be late for class and the teacher has already taken the attendance, make sure you speak to him/her so the list shows you were present.

The number of hours of presence listed on the attendance statements is calculated based on attendance lists.
Challenging the truthfulness of these lists afterwards will not be permitted.

Supporting Documents In Case Of Absense

Only the documents/reasons listed below will be taken into account:

  • A medical certificate in case of illness or accident contracted by or involving the student or a member of his/her family residing under the same roof;
  • A statement made by the employer in case the student was absent for a work-related assignment;
  • A strike in public transport;
  • Exceptionally, in case of severe winter conditions (heavy snow, icy roads).
  • Holiday
  • Leave of absence (brief absence, for instance: annual vacations, birth, ...);
  • Strike of sickness of the teacher.

The supporting documents 

The supporting documents will be handed in without fail to the secretariat or via the following email adress:  as soon as possible, before we can issue the quarterly presences document which can never be modified.

A receipt will be signed by the student.

For Further Information

visit the website: http://www.werk-economie-emploi.brussels