Government must cancel January vocational exams with no delay

05 Jan 2021

Association of Colleges' Chief Executive, David Hughes has today written to Gillian Keegan, Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills calling for an immediate rethink on the decision to go ahead with this month's vocational exam series. Vocational and Technical exams begin today, despite the government's announcement last night to put the country into a third national lockdown and move learning online for the majority of students. 

The instruction to schools and colleges is to provide remote learning for everyone apart from vulnerable children and the children of key workers (where these two groups cannot stay at home). The letter sets out the reasons AoC believes that exams should be cancelled, recognising the difficulties for students, parents and colleges. The full letter is available here