Title Type of instrument Type of entry Level of operation Relevance Year of implementation
Financing the cost of post-graduate studies

Unemployed persons, job seekers and employees aged 45+ registered in the district job centre can apply for the grant to cover the costs of their postgraduate studies (lasting at least 2 semesters). The public co-funding must not exceed 300% of the average monthly salary.

Grant for individuals Single instrument National Key scheme 2004
National Training Fund

Companies with staff being 45 years or older can apply for the grant from the National Training Fund/Labour Fund. The eligible education and training activities include certified and non-certified continuing general education and CVET, postgraduate studies as well as exams that certify acquired skills and qualifications. The public co-funding share is 80% of employee training cost (but not exceeding 300% of the average monthly salary). In case of micro enterprises, reimbursement covers 100% of the training cost (but not exceeding 300% of the average monthly salary).

Grant for companies Single instrument National Key scheme 2014
Payback clause

Employer and employee can agree on a payback clause. Payback clause applies when the employer co-finances training activities for the employee (directly - e.g. covering tuition fees). The employer may oblige the employee to stay in employment for maximum 3 years after completing training. If employee decides to terminate the employment, he/she must reimburse costs of the training paid by the employer.

Payback clause Single instrument National Key scheme 1989
Reimbursement of training cost - according to the Act of 11 October 2013 on special measures related to the protection of jobs.

Companies facing economic problems and which introduced economic downtime or reduced number of working hours may apply for the grant from the State. Any training justified by the present or future needs of the company is eligible. The public co-funding share is up to 80% of employee training cost (but not exceeding 300% of the average monthly salary).

Grant for companies Single instrument National Marginal scheme 2013
Training leave

Employees have the right for a short-term paid leave for preparing and sitting exams (6 or 21 days depending on the type of exam/type of education and training).

Training leave Single instrument National Marginal scheme 1949
Training loan from the Labour Fund

This training loan is available to the unemployed, job seekers and employees aged 45+ registered in the district job centre. The job centre grants a loan (maximum amount up to 400% of the average monthly salary) with no interest rate aimed to cover training expenses. Repayment is negotiated individually with the district job centre, starts immediately after training completion and should not exceed 18 months.

Loan Single instrument National Marginal scheme 1997
Training voucher

Young unemployed persons (up to 30 years old) wishing to follow CVT courses can apply for the grant. Maximum co-financing from the public resources amounts to an average monthly salary. If the cost of training is higher, the difference has to be covered by the learner.

Grant for individuals Single instrument National Key scheme 2014
Training vouchers for companies

The scheme is run by Malopolskie Region. Small and medium-sized enterprises can apply for the training vouchers (for one voucher of the value PLN 90, the SME pays PLN 45). Any education and training relevant to the enterprise's needs is eligible. The project may be perceived as a pilot study of training voucher system for enterprises for the new EU-funded scheme in Poland within Regional Operational Programmes.

Grant for companies Single instrument Regional Marginal scheme 2014
Training vouchers within Regional Operational Programmes 2014-2020

The system of co-financing training in companies will supersede the previous solutions within EU-funded Operational Programmes for 2007-2013. It is going to be based on a voucher-system managed at the regional level. The system should be launched and specific procedures implemented in 2016.

Grant for companies Group of instruments Regional Marginal scheme 2016