The 12 week course includes a few weeks at your base location. Pending on where the course is in relation to your base location this will involve staying away from home which the company pays for as well as your travel. The course runs from Monday to Friday with travel returning for the weekend.
You get paid during this period.
28 days (pro rata), increasing to 30 after 10 years. If bank Holidays need to be worked, you can take either 250% daily pay, or 150% daily pay with an additional Leave day