At BACH we are committed to quality training for everyone in construction.  This ‘News’ page covers training items that might be of interest to members and other readers.
Please do email suitable articles, news stories, interesting social media posts and even construction training job opportunities.  Send to [email protected]


Closing Date: 12:00, Monday, 30 May 2017

East Surrey College

(Built Environment, Construction, Plumbing, Carpentry, Painting and Decorating)

Salary:             £40-£45K (Subject to skills and experience)

Hours:             Full time, 37 per week

They are looking for a dynamic and talented manager with previous experience within at least a grade 2 Construction Department.  In this key role, you will determine the overall direction and strategic purpose of the department and through your established Construction experience develop and achieve the department’s operational plan and provide leadership and direction to staff.

For this role, a thorough understanding of the curriculum and qualifications structure is essential, as well as the ability to lead on quality improvement to secure excellent success and progression rates.  Experience of people management and sound knowledge of the current Construction environment is required to ensure staffing, employer and learner needs are fully met.

Candidates should be creative leaders with demonstrable experience of successful leadership and management.  The ability to motivate others whilst enthusiastically promoting the Department and its courses is essential for this post.

In addition to a full teaching qualification, candidates should hold a relevant degree or an equivalent high-level professional qualification.  This post may have a teaching requirement and therefore candidates will need to be fully qualified and experienced in teaching up to level 3 in a construction subject and must be able to inspire others with their practice.  Candidates should also be confident in implementing quality improvement frameworks.

Closing Date: 12:00, Monday, 30 May 2017

At East Surrey College we are committed to Equal Opportunities, encouraging applications from all sectors of the community to reflect our diverse student population.  We are also committed to PREVENT and safeguarding the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Please note that ESC is a smoke-free zone, with no smoking permitted anywhere on campus.

FREE EVENT – 06 May 2017 Painting & Decorating CPD 

Association of Painting Craft Teachers (APCT) will hold their Annual CPD Seminars at Dulux Academy.  All BACH Members are welcome.  The Seminars will update and develop Teachers of the Craft on the changing technology within the sector.

Dulux Academy, Wexham Road, Slough, Berkshire, SL2 5DS.

To book

please email Phil Burgess, Accrington & Rossendale College [email protected]

There will be a range of activities including ‘College offers’ and resources that add value to your curriculum area.

Dulux Academy    Academy tour. Modern Paint Technology presentation. College initiatives

Festool:                     Dust Extraction & Sanders. College initiatives, free College training days

Henkel:                     Adhesives. College initiatives and new available Pro range

Vista digital:           One Piece Murals to keep you ahead of the game. College initiatives.

Corona brushes:   College initiatives and product demonstrations

Wagner Spray:      College initiatives. Free college training and demonstrations

Tesa Tapes:             Masking Tapes used in the P&D industry. Free College demo training days

CITB:                         Qualifications update including the changes coming in P&D?

Neil Edwards:       Chairman, P&D Trailblazer Core Development Group. Exclusive update

curriculum area.

BACH EAST Regional Meeting

Milton Keynes College (Lee Mills) on Friday 19th May 2017 (10.30 – 1pm).

To book please email Dave Wilkins, Bedford College [email protected]

The agenda will include,

  • 2017 Spring Conference report and 2018 outline plans.
  • Updates from C&G and CITB including their action plan on Skills needs for Offsite Construction
  • Optional Tour of MK College workshops

BACH NORTH EAST Regional Meeting

New College Durham on Friday the 19th of May.

If anyone wants anything or anyone addied to the agenda please let John know.

To book please email John Cartwright, Hartlepool College of Further Education [email protected]


New funding options for construction training

Posted on 11th January 2017.

New funding options for construction training – have your say

Please pass this on to other people involved with construction training in Further Education who might have an interest in funding

CITB has recently commissioned an independent research organisation, BMG Research to undertake a programme of research looking at the types of … Read More »

Plumbing Lecturer Full time – 40 days holiday + 8 bank holidays.

Posted on 28th November 2016.

Stephenson College based the in East Midlands works, with nationally recognised partners, to create qualified professionals within the construction sector. This role is based Stephenson College Thornborough Road, Coalville, LE67 3TN.

Salary:  £25,597- £33,418



Benefits Package:

Career Average Pension Scheme (Teachers’ Pension)
40 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays

Onsite free parking … Read More »

Brickwork Lecturer Full time £25,597- £33,418

Posted on 23rd November 2016.

Lecturer – Brickwork

Full time (37 hours)

Salary:  £25,597- £33,418

Location: Coalville (REF: TF301)


Benefits Package:

Career Average Pension Scheme
Onsite free parking at Coalville

40 days annual leave + 8 bank holidays  
Onsite gym/ hair and beauty salon at Coalville

Childcare Vouchers
Private Healthcare plan

Professional development towards achieving Level 5 teaching qualification

Do you want to be part of shaping … Read More »

Building Live and ‘Green light on Hinkley’

Posted on 26th September 2016.

With the green light on Hinkley, will spend on infrastructure continue? Firms involved are already engaged in a major recruitment drive. And it’s time to think big – with the possibility of increased competition from abroad.

“Delivering locally in the UK will increasingly mean thinking and competing on a global stage.”
Simon Rawlinson, … Read More »

Bach 2106 Autumn Professional Development Day

Posted on 22nd September 2016.

Autumn Professional Development Day will be on  Wednesday 16th November 2016


Please hold this date.  The programme is nearly complete and details will be sent to all members. If you are not a member, wish to exhibit or can assist in any way please email [email protected]

Vacancy: Leeds College of Building – NVQ Assessor

Posted on 26th July 2016.

Leeds College of Building

NVQ Assessor in Building Services Engineering (Levels 3, 4 & 5)
Internal Ref: 1628
Hours: 37
Salary: £24,147 – £27,966 per annum

Leeds College of Building is the UK’s only specialist further education construction college. We have an excellent reputation for providing quality education in Construction and the Built Environment and … Read More »

National Heritage Training Group Newsletter November 2015

Posted on 25th November 2015.


National Heritage Training Group
Newsletter November 2015



Well training and skills are once again a hot topic!

Back in August I alerted you to Trailblazers; a government initiative to develop a new type of apprenticeship. Designed by employers, for employers, the hope is that future apprenticeships will
give new employees the skills, knowledge and … Read More »

Autumn CPD Presentations Nov 15

Posted on 23rd November 2015.

Following the Autumn CPD Event in Birmingham on the 18th, please find here a copy of the presentations from the day:

Go Construct Presentation – BACH[2]

Mythbuster Resource Sheet 1

Mythbuster Resource Sheet 2

Mythbuster Resource Sheet 3


BACH Presentation 181115FINAL

BACH Conference 18 Nov 2015 – CITB Provider Strategy Presentation[1]

Get handy with NOCN!

Posted on 1st October 2015.

NOCN is now an Assessment Organisation for the Property Maintenance Operative apprenticeship.

Click here for more information.

Development of 14-19 BIM Standards

Posted on 22nd September 2015.

Information received from Alan Bellamy regarding the development of 14-19 BIM Standards.

“The work to date has been co-ordinated through a 14 to 19 BIM sub group and drafted by Richard Lane(Crenova) who has worked on  the BIM Task Group and Rebecca De Cicco (Digital Node). Leeds College of Building have … Read More »

Autumn CPD – ‘Keeping Pace With Change’ 18th November 2015

Posted on 10th September 2015.

BACH is currently taking bookings for the annual one-day Autumn CPD Event at JURYS INN Birmingham, 245 Broad Street Birmingham on 18 November 2015 from 10:00 to 16:00. Registration will open from 09.00 prior to the AGM Meeting.

The theme of the conference has been chosen to address identified current needs … Read More »

A voice for Heritage Craft Skills – NHTG

Posted on 9th September 2015.

NHTG have issued a press release regarding their core funding from CITB ; which has to date enabled the NHTG to promote and support heritage craft skills training and qualifications in addition to providing a voice for the heritage craft skills sector. However, the CITB have now decided to cease their … Read More »

SummitSkills News Update

Posted on 19th August 2015.

SummitSkills issued a second News Update in July with details of a Renewable Energy Skills Forum; a national group that is addressing best practice in renewable heat training. You can find out more about the forum and how to get involved by following this link

SummitSkills has been pleased to be coordinating two new Trailblazer

Posted on 30th June 2015.

22 June 2015


Trailblazer Apprenticeship Updates

SummitSkills has been pleased to be coordinating two new Trailblazer apprenticeships on behalf of employers across the sector. We’re acting as secretariat and coordinating the Plumbing and Domestic Heating Apprenticeship, as well as the Fire, Emergency and Security Apprenticeship.

Since the Plumbing and Domestic Heating standard was … Read More »

SummitSkills News Update

Posted on 22nd June 2015.

SummitSkills June News Update provides details of a number of projects including, Electrical and Electronic Appliance trailblazer consultation; An invite to take part in the review of current Welsh Apprenticeships and an update on the Scottish Apprenticeships and Qualifications Review.  Read More…

City & Guilds Construction Consultation – L3 Qualifications

Posted on 15th June 2015.

City & Guilds have asked BACH to assist in consulting members on the content and assessments for qualifications that have been redeveloped to meet the requirements of the Department for Education (DfE) for Performance Points.

Please use the feedback form below and feedback by Monday 29th June.

KS5 L3 Consultation overview

Consultation_Centre_Questionnaire v02 … Read More »

News from the NHTG March 2015

Posted on 25th March 2015.

News from the NHTG March 2015

Shephenson College is looking for Electrical Installations Lecturers

Posted on 2nd February 2015.


News from the NHTG November 2014

Posted on 2nd February 2015.


CSkills Awards Newsletter January 2015

Posted on 14th January 2015.

CSkills Awards Newsletter January 2015

BSE Industrial and Commercial Apprenticeships Consultation

Posted on 7th January 2015.

BSE Industrial and Commercial Apprenticeships employer development group

Consultation on the draft Apprenticeship standards for Craftsperson and Installer is now open and closes on 19th January . The group would like to ensure as many employers as possible have the opportunity to consider and respond to the consultation and is seeking  … Read More »

CSkills Awards Newsletter November 2014

Posted on 4th November 2014.

CSkills Awards Newsletter November 2014


Posted on 18th October 2014.

Press Release NHTG – 10th October 2014


The NHTG is pleased to announce our new home at offices in the historic mining town of Clay Cross, Derbyshire, from where we will operate a new Helpdesk facility. … Read More »

Competence in Construction Report

Posted on 15th October 2014.


Latest news from CSCS

Posted on 29th August 2014.

Find the right card for you

Heritage Skills HUB Gifted to National Heritage Training Group

Posted on 22nd August 2014.

Read the full details HERE

Reflections of an Ofsted Inspector

Posted on 25th June 2014.

The Association has received permission to share this presentation created by an BACH Member who is also an Ofsted Inspector for Construction.

Click HERE to see the presentation

Job Vacancies at Bridgwater College

Posted on 19th June 2014.

Bridgwater College are currently looking to fill the following posts

Section Leader for Civil Engineering, follow the link below for more details

Section Leader for Building Services, follow the link below for more details

CSCS Green Card Changes

Posted on 16th June 2014.


Delivery and recording of work experience in EFA funded study programmes from 2014-2015 academic year. MAY14

Posted on 13th June 2014.


Director of Education & Development Role at Find a Future

Posted on 13th June 2014.

City & Guilds – All about Maths and English May14

Posted on 2nd June 2014.

Click on the link below to access the monthly update

Association of Colleges Construction Skills CPD opportunity 10th June 2014 South and City College Birmingham

Posted on 30th May 2014.

AoC Construction Skills CPD opportunity
To support vocational tutors who wish to boost their learners’ focus, motivation and performance.
Click on the title to Read More

Lyons Housing Review London 29APR14

Posted on 30th May 2014.

At a meeting in London Sir Michael Lyons explained how he has been asked to consider designing a road map to deliver 200,000 homes by 2020. Several groups have been brought together to discuss land, planning and products/materials. In each of these sub groups the issue of a skilled and ready workforce was highlighted as the most important element to deliver such a target.

Funding Update April 2014

Posted on 24th April 2014.

The latest funding information from City & Guilds
Click the title above to access the update

CSkills Awards Newsletter April 2014

Posted on 23rd April 2014.

Read about the extension to QCF qualifications and other Cskills Awards news.

Click the title above to see the newsletter

City & Guilds Apprentice Connect

Posted on 23rd April 2014.

‘CG has created Apprentice Connect. This provides schools with an easy to access network of apprenticeship ambassadors. The programme gives students a real-life insight into the types of career opportunities apprenticeships can offer and helps schools to provide practical careers advice.

Colleagues, It would be helpful if you could circulate to members in your region as CGs need support to sign up some more apprentices to the Apprentice Connect programme.
Click on the title above for more details.’
Paul Brown

Trailblazer 2 Apprenticeship Standard Online Consultation

Posted on 13th April 2014.

members are encouraged to provide feedback before 6th May 2014, follow the link below

Vocational Qualifications for 14-19 year olds Sept 2014

Posted on 13th April 2014.

Follow the link for the list of Vocational Qualifications for 14-19 year olds for teaching Sept 2014 and reporting in 2016 performance tables.


Posted on 5th February 2014.

BACH elects new National Chair and Vice Chair

Steve Battersby, has been elected to the position of National Chair and Graham McPhail has been elected as Vice Chair.

Steve has just started a two year tenure as the National Chair of the Association; he was previously elected to the National Vice Chair … Read More »

Constructing Equality DEC2013

Posted on 4th December 2013.

Please click on the title above to read the article.

Duke of Gloucester’s Young Achievers Scheme

Posted on 4th December 2013.

Please click on the title above to read the article.

Notes from meeting with Ofsted

Posted on 7th October 2013.

Please click on the title above to read the article.

CSCS – Scheme Update

Posted on 29th September 2013.

Please click on the title above to read the article.

Build Up Skills Roadmap is Final!

Posted on 26th June 2013.

Please click on the title above to read the article.

Ministers end work experience Health & Safety confusion

Posted on 24th June 2013.

Please click on the title above to read the article.

Asset Skills January 2013 Newsletter

Posted on 30th January 2013.

Please click on the title above to read the article.

City & Guild Offering 2012

Posted on 12th October 2012.

Please click on the title above to read the article.

City & Guilds Statement and Network Events

Posted on 12th October 2012.

Please click on the title above to read the article.