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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 »


Eastern Region Minutes 29th Jan 16

Posted on 10th February 2016.

BACH East 29.1.16 Minutes


National Heritage Training Group Newsletter November 2015

Posted on 25th November 2015.

 

National Heritage Training Group
Newsletter November 2015

Editorial

Hello!

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

think_big2_a3_poster

BACH Presentation 181115FINAL

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


NEC Meeting Notes Oct 2015

Posted on 26th October 2015.

BACH NEC 6 Oct 2015


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


NEC Meeting Notes 02JUN15

Posted on 29th July 2015.

NEC Meeting Notes 02JUN15


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 »


BACH City & Guilds meeting notes April 2015

Posted on 3rd June 2015.

BACH City Guilds Meeting Notes April 2015


South West Regional Meeting notes 15MAY15

Posted on 27th May 2015.

south-west-regional-meeting-notes-15may15/South-West-Regional-Meeting-notes-15MAY15.doc


Construction Career Brokerage Service

Posted on 20th May 2015.

Overview-of-Construction-Careers-Brokerage-Service


Easter Region Meeting Notes 17APR15

Posted on 18th May 2015.

BACH-Eastern-Region-Meeting-17.4.15


News from the NHTG March 2015

Posted on 25th March 2015.

News from the NHTG March 2015


NEC Notes11FEB15

Posted on 25th March 2015.

NEC-Meeting-Notes-11Jan2015


NEC Notes 071014

Posted on 13th February 2015.

071014NECNotes


Shephenson College is looking for Electrical Installations Lecturers

Posted on 2nd February 2015.

Stephenson-College-Recruitment-FEB14


News from the NHTG November 2014

Posted on 2nd February 2015.

news-from-the-nhtg-november-2014


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 »


Autumn Professional Development Day 2014 Slides and Notes

Posted on 18th November 2014.

Presentation-1-Carl-Rhymer-CITB

Presentation2-Andrew-Newman-CG-TechBac

Presentation-3-Gabriel-Staples-Pearson

Presentation-4-Pen-Gresfold-with-updated-slides

Clarification
‘There are 4 sizes of qualification planned for development: 360 GLH Award, 540 GLH Subsidiary certificate, 720 GLH Certificate and 1080 GLH Diploma. These are new titles compared to the QCF versions. The 360 Award size is purely intended as a progression award. Progression routes to both employment and HE is … Read More »


CSkills Awards Newsletter November 2014

Posted on 4th November 2014.

CSkills Awards Newsletter November 2014


HERITAGE HELPDESK LAUNCHED!

Posted on 18th October 2014.

Press Release NHTG – 10th October 2014

NHTG OFFER NEW SUPPORT FOR SKILLS, TRAINING & SUSTAINABLE TRADITIONAL BUILDINGS.

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.

Final-Report-Competence-Construction-Sept14


North East Regional Meeting notes 18JUN14

Posted on 24th September 2014.

north-east-regional-meeting-notes-18jun14/North-East-Regional-Meeting-notes-18JUN14.doc


Latest news from CSCS

Posted on 29th August 2014.

Find the right card for you

http://cscs.cmail1.com/t/ViewEmail/i/929840C6ABCC459C/B2F6E8706CF7F18E2540EF23F30FEDED


Heritage Skills HUB Gifted to National Heritage Training Group

Posted on 22nd August 2014.

Read the full details HERE

http://www.heritageskillshub.org/news/2014/08/04/heritage-skills-hub-gifted-to-national-heritage-training-group/


South West Regional Meeting Notes 27JUN14

Posted on 1st July 2014.

south-west-minutes-27th-june-2014/South-West-Region-Meeting-notes-27JUN14.docx


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


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.

Reflections-of-an-Ofsted-Inspector-updated-JUN14.pptx


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

http://www.fejobs.com/Microsite/jobdetails.aspx?vacno=533435

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

http://www.fejobs.com/Microsite/jobdetails.aspx?vacno=533375


CSCS Green Card Changes

Posted on 16th June 2014.

http://www.cscs.uk.com/cscs-cards/green-card-changes/

Green-Card-Flow-Chart-JUN2014.pdf


Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) International Innovation & Research (I&R) Awards 2014

Posted on 16th June 2014.

The CIOB I&R Awards are international competitions that recognise outstanding achievements from academic research to industry innovation in the built environment. Encompassing 6 award categories, the Awards are open to recent graduates, academics or industry practitioners:

1.       Undergraduate Dissertation Award

2.       Masters Dissertation Award

3.       Research Paper Award

Read More »


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

Posted on 13th June 2014.

delivery_and_recording_of_work_experience.pdf


Director of Education & Development Role at Find a Future

Posted on 13th June 2014.

http://www.aocrecruit.co.uk/findafuture/


Guide to Internal Assessments for BTEC Firsts and Nationals

Posted on 13th June 2014.

Guide_to_Internal_Assessment_for_BTEC_Firsts_and_Nationals_v3.pdf


East Midlands minutes JUN14

Posted on 10th June 2014.

East-Midlands-minutes-JUN14.doc


NSA News JUN14

Posted on 9th June 2014.

NSA-Newsletter-JUN14.doc

Enquiries should be addressed to:
Kevin Dowd  T: 0207 313 4890
[email protected]


BACH – Summit Skills meeting 14MAY14

Posted on 9th June 2014.

BACH-Summit-Skills-meeting-14MAY14.doc


City & Guilds – All about Maths and English May14

Posted on 2nd June 2014.

Click on the link below to access the monthly update

http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=3fbcb533ab951cc353cbaf380&id=c2ac0895de&e=028526b163


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
C&G


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

http://www.citb.co.uk/qualifications-standards/apprentice-frameworks/trailblazer-consultation/


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.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/vocational-qualifications-for-14-to-19-year-olds


Pivotal Education – Offer to BACH Members

Posted on 20th March 2014.

Pivotal Education are  offering BACH members a discount for bookings for individual construction departments (not full colleges).  They can have a 10% discount if they book multiple days and 5% discount for single bookings.

Members should contact Ellie Dix  [email protected] quoting BACH to obtain the discount.


CITB Construction Traning Numbers Survey 2013/14

Posted on 20th March 2014.

BACH Members are asked to take part in this important survey.

As part of the Sector Skills Council for Construction, CITB has the task of producing a forecast of skills demand in the industry, and estimating the likely future supply of trained workers.  The starting point for these is an assessment … Read More »


Wales Regional Meeting Notes 17JAN14

Posted on 24th February 2014.

Wales-Meeting-17JAN14-notes-and-attachments.zip


East Midlands Regional Meeting Notes 31JAN14

Posted on 24th February 2014.

East-Midlands-minutes-31JAN14


Presidents Blog FEB14

Posted on 20th February 2014.

The Senior Leadership Team

In my role as president of BACH I am fortunate to meet with the majority of Heads of Department in both formal and informal circumstances.  I have noticed an increase in the number of times that colleagues express frustration at what seems to them to be increasing … Read More »


Construction Strategy 2025

Posted on 20th February 2014.

Construction Strategy 2025

The Construction Strategy 2025 Overview


North East Regional Meeting Notes 12NOV13

Posted on 5th February 2014.

North East BACH Regional Minutes 12 11 13


PRESS RELEASE FEB 2014

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 »


Autumn Conference Slides and Notes

Posted on 5th January 2014.

BACH14Nov13-16-19-Study-programmes.ppt

Study-Programmes.doc

BACH14Nov13-English-and-mathematics.ppt

English-and-mathematics.doc

BACH14Nov13-Curriculum-leadership-and-management.ppt

Curriculum-leadership-and-management.doc

Key-messages.doc


HSEC papers-19NOV13

Posted on 3rd January 2014.

HSEC-papers-19-November-2013.pdf


Notes from Summit Skills/BACH Meeting 28OCT2013

Posted on 4th December 2013.

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Constructing Equality DEC2013

Posted on 4th December 2013.

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Duke of Gloucester’s Young Achievers Scheme

Posted on 4th December 2013.

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NEC Minutes 25SEP13

Posted on 9th October 2013.

NEC Minutes 25SEP13


Notes from meeting with Ofsted

Posted on 7th October 2013.

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BACH Meeting with Ofsted

Posted on 7th October 2013.

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CSCS – Scheme Update

Posted on 29th September 2013.

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Jack Hall

Posted on 11th September 2013.

Dear Member

It is with considerable regret that I have to inform you of the death of Jack Hall. Jack was the founding member of the Association in 1983. He was passionate about education and doing the best he could to ensure that young people had the chance to become successful … Read More »


CIC 25th Annivarsary Photography Competition

Posted on 3rd September 2013.

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Build Up Skills Roadmap is Final!

Posted on 26th June 2013.

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Ministers end work experience Health & Safety confusion

Posted on 24th June 2013.

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Construction Skills Network Monthly ConstructionBulletin JUN 2013

Posted on 18th June 2013.

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Construction Skills letter fom the BACH President 06JUN13

Posted on 18th June 2013.

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East Midlands Meeting notes 01FEB13

Posted on 12th June 2013.

East Midlands Meeting notes 01FEB13


CIC Health & Safety Committee Notes 23JAN13

Posted on 12th June 2013.

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CIC Health & Safety Committee Notes 29MAY13

Posted on 12th June 2013.

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LCCP & BACH joint meeting 08MAR13

Posted on 31st May 2013.

LCCP & BACH joint meeting 08MAR13


CITB-AOC Meeting 20MAY13

Posted on 29th May 2013.

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North West Regional Meeting Notes 22MAR13

Posted on 16th May 2013.

North West Regional Meeting Notes 22MAR13


CIC Projects

Posted on 28th March 2013.

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Higher Education in Construction Management

Posted on 27th March 2013.

Click HERE to read the message


Annual Conference 2013 Presentations

Posted on 26th March 2013.

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Minutes of North West Region Building Services Sub-group meeting 25JAN13

Posted on 21st February 2013.

Minutes of North West Region Building Services Sub-group meeting 25JAN13


Minutes of North West Region professional Studies Sub-group meeting 01FEB13

Posted on 21st February 2013.

Minutes of North West Region professional Studies Sub-group meeting 01FEB13


North West Region Building Services Sub-group Current Issues Plumbing JAN13

Posted on 21st February 2013.

North West Region Building Services Sub-group Current Issues Plumbing JAN13


North West Region Building Services Sub-group Current Issues Electrical JAN13

Posted on 21st February 2013.

North West Region Building Services Sub-group Current Issues Electrical JAN13


Asset Skills January 2013 Newsletter

Posted on 30th January 2013.

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Effective Middle Management

Posted on 23rd January 2013.

Much has been written by experts on the subject of management and in particular middle managers. For many BACH members one of the reasons they were promoted was because they were good at organising and planning their subject and could demonstrate the transferability of these skills to a management role … Read More »


CIC Updates

Posted on 22nd January 2013.

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London Region meeting notes 27NOV12

Posted on 13th December 2012.

London Region meeting notes 27NOV12


Wales Regional Meeting Notes 12OCT12

Posted on 31st October 2012.

Wales Regional Meeting Notes 12OCT12


South West Regional Meeting Minutes 05OCT12

Posted on 15th October 2012.

South West Regional Meeting Minutes 05OCT12

Green Deal Presentation


South West Regional Meeting Minutes 05OCT12

Posted on 15th October 2012.

South West Regional Meeting Minutes 05OCT12


City & Guild Offering 2012

Posted on 12th October 2012.

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City & Guilds Statement and Network Events

Posted on 12th October 2012.

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NEC meeting Notes 12JUn12

Posted on 6th August 2012.

NEC Meeting Notes Part 1 – 12JUN12

NEC Meeting Notes Parts 2&3 – 12JUN12


South West Regional Meeting notes 12JUN12

Posted on 26th June 2012.

South West Regional Meeting notes 12JUN12


Blog on Quality

Posted on 27th April 2012.

President’s Blog

Quality (or the lack of it)

 

At our Annual Conference we were addressed by Paul Joyce, HMI with responsibility for Construction. He surprised us by announcing that Construction was graded lower at inspection than any other subject area. (You can see his presentation on the BACH web site).

The … Read More »


East Midlands Meeting Minutes 24FEB12

Posted on 22nd March 2012.

East Midlands Meeting Minutes 24FEB12


North West Regional Meeting Minutes18NOV11

Posted on 21st March 2012.

North West Regional Meeting Minutes18NOV11


NEC Meeting Notes 8th February 2012

Posted on 14th March 2012.

NEC Meeting Notes Part 1 8th February 2012

NEC Meeting Notes Part 2 8th February 2012

NEC Meeting Notes Part 3 8th February 2012


North East Minutes 11NOV11

Posted on 10th February 2012.

North East Minutes 11NOV11


York & Humb regional Meeting Minutes 18OCT11

Posted on 10th February 2012.

York & Humb regional Meeting Minutes 18OCT11


York & Humb Regional Meeting Minutes 09JUN11

Posted on 10th February 2012.

York & Humb Regional Meeting Minutes 09JUN11


York & Humn Regional Meeting Minutes 08FEB12

Posted on 10th February 2012.

York & Humn Regional Meeting Minutes 08FEB12


East Midlands Minutes 09DEC11

Posted on 12th January 2012.

East Midlands Minutes 09DEC11


October Blog

Posted on 11th October 2011.

Presidents Blog

 

Some considerable time has elapsed since I last wrote a blog. It is not because I have been short of something to say, quite the opposite. It has just been a very busy period.

At the beginning of October BACH’s NEC attended World Skills at the Excel in London. It … Read More »


East Midlands Meeting

Posted on 10th June 2011.

East Midlands Meeting


Wales Regional Meeting

Posted on 9th June 2011.

Wales Regional Meeting