A new version of the Apprenticeship Programme response to COVID-19 has been published (Last updated 8 January 2021). The new guidance can be found here: Providing apprenticeships during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
It confirms that:
Training providers, employers and EPAOs must ensure that training and assessment takes place remotely wherever possible.
Face-to-face training and assessment can continue in colleges and training providers’ premises for vulnerable young apprentices and the children of key workers who need it.
Face-to-face training and assessment can also continue in employers’ covid-secure settings where it is essential for workers to attend their workplace, and where it is safe and practical to do so.
End-point assessment (EPA) and Functional Skills (FSQ) assessments can continue in colleges, training providers’ premises, assessment venues and workplaces where it cannot be conducted remotely and where providers and end-point assessment organisations (EPAOs) judge it right to do so.