The comments made by Toby Perkins, the Shadow Minister for Apprenticeships and Lifelong Learning, on 5 January 2021.
BTEC exams simply cannot go ahead safely and fairly this week. The government must cancel them and work with schools and colleges to develop a genuinely fair alternative for pupils this summer.
When the Prime Minister announced the cancellation of summer GCSE and A-level exams, he did not even mention BTEC students taking exams this week.
Once again BTEC students who have missed out on lots of core practical teaching this year are an afterthought for this government.