About BACH

BACH (British Association of Construction Heads)

The British Association of Construction Heads is an association formed largely from those managing and delivering the construction curriculum from pre-apprenticeship to post graduate level.  The Association is a voluntary organisation and was formed in 1983 and has grown to a position where it can demonstrate that BACH members now manage over 90% of the Learners studying the construction curriculum and includes membership of 80% of the Colleges offering the Construction curriculum in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.  It accepts membership applications from Colleges and other organisations who are passionate about quality and standards in construction education and training.  Click HERE for details about membership.

BACH members working together

BACH members working together

BACH provides a regional and national forum for members to access information on key issues related to construction education and training.  It also seeks to influence the development of construction education and training by: raising key issues with major stakeholders; constructive involvement with Sector Skills Councils; representation on professional bodies; disseminating good practice among the membership; contributing expertise to research projects and curriculum development.


  • Regular meetings are held regionally to formulate responses to education and training initiatives and discuss matters of common interest.
  • An annual two day conference at which senior members of the SSCs, Inspectorate, Colleges, Universities, employers and training organisations are invited to address key issues.
  • A one-day Autumn conference consisting of presentations and discussions on topical issues.  This conference also links to our AGM.
Working as a team at a BACH conference

Working as a team at a BACH conference

BACH Strategic Plan 2015 – 17

  1. BACH Purpose

The British Association of Construction Heads represents members from the United Kingdom and   from educational organisations and training providers who aspire to provide outstanding teaching, learning and assessment for the Construction Industry.

  1. Our Mission is to:

Support members to deliver outstanding teaching, learning and assessment to meet the needs of the Construction Industry.

  1. Vision

To have:

a)  an aspiration of outstanding teaching, learning and assessment in all member institutions
b)  an aspiration that success rates are amongst the best nationally
c)  an increase in participation of member institutions in UKSkills and WorldSkills competitions to
improve practical standards and raise the profile of the sector
d)  an increase in institutional membership of the sector with growth in membership from private
training providers
e)  influence on national policy and strategy utilising members’ expertise
f)  a culture of professionalism amongst members and raise the profile and professional standing
of the Association.