Hi All, I found some FREE CPD last week which I asked my line manager to go on. She refused point-blank. I was told 'we need all staff on site in our penultimate week as it's going to get very busy' when I questioned as to why I cannot be released for the one day CPD course. I work in an FE setting and all teaching/exams/deadlines come to an end this week. Yes there will be a few students coming in for late submissions, however we never expect more than a handful per tutor. All of my students have handed all their work in on time and I am just planning for the next academic year. Speaking to a colleagues it seems not many get to go on CPD courses unless it falls on a weekend or during the half term! Has anyone ever been refused CPD?