I worked for a company that allowed 1 day off for final exams and one day off for studying for the final exams, for bigger exams more time off was considered. I had an employee who was taking a 3 day exam, they requested 2 weeks prep and the 3 days off which was accepted. These days off had to be submitted prior to taking them off. It didn’t matter what the course was for, we considered any education to be for the betterment of the employee and therefore for the betterment of the company.
The same company would pay for any non job related post secondary courses at 80% of cost as long as the employee received 80% as their final grade, half of the money was given to the employee upon registration and the other half after completion- if the final grade was below 80% they did not receive the second payment. Additionally if the employee took a course related to their job we paid 100% if the employee passed with a grade higher than 80% and if the employee passed with a lower grade we paid 80%. Again all courses had to be submitted prior to registration.