Learning Reps are covered by the Employment Act 2002 and receive time off to carry out their role – this means that they can make contact with colleagues by email, telephone or face-to-face. Once members become accredited EIS Learning Reps on completion of the Learning Rep course time off is negotiated on their behalf.

Individual EIS members are free to contact EIS Learning Reps at any time to discuss issues relating to their own professional development.

Teachers and lecturers should have time off to do so. This is covered by the Employment Act 2002 but it must be "reasonable time off”. This may form part of, for example, local agreements on CPD arrangements.