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More Construction Frameworks to close. Know your dates.

Stuart Crabb, Curriculum Performance Manager – Construction, Doncaster College and University Centre has asked BACH to Pass on this extra information to Members with the comment below.

Not sure if it’s common knowledge yet about the other frameworks closing for registrations in the middle of next year. Please pass out the attached to the BACH members.

Please find below an update from CITB on the last day for registrations onto SASE Apprenticeship Frameworks at Intermediate (Level 2) and Advanced (Level 3):

  • Wood Occupations Site Carpenter, Bench Joiner at Intermediate (Level 2) and Advanced (Level 3) 31ST December 2018
  • Steelfixing Major Projects Intermediate (Level 2) registrations closed removed from framework
  • Lifting Technician Level 2 registrations closed for Mobile, Tower and Crawler Crane
  • Trowel Occupations Intermediate (Level 2) (Bricklayer) 31st July 2019
  • Plastering Intermediate (Level 2) 31st July 2019
  • Painting & Decorating Intermediate (Level 2) 31st July 2019
  • Scaffolding Intermediate (Level 2) 30th April 2019
  • Highways Maintenance Intermediate (Level 2) 30th April 2019
  • Digital Engineering Technician Level 3 not part of framework
  • Floorlaying Intermediate (level 2) 31st July 2019
  • Wall and Floor Tiling level 2 TBC
  • Formwork Intermediate (Level 2) 31st July 2019
  • Tunnelling Intermediate (Level 2) 31st July 2019
  • Piling Level 2 not part of framework
  • General Construction Operative Intermediate (Level 2) 31st July 2019

Framework withdrawal for Carpentry and Joinery.

Neil Hartis CITB’s Standards and Qualifications Policy Manager supplies BACH with update information on the Framework withdrawal for Carpentry and Joinery.

The new Standard for Carpentry and Joinery at Level 2 (£12,000 funding band) is available from September 2018; this covers Site Carpentry and Architectural Joinery.

The Framework pathway for Site Carpentry and Bench Joinery at Intermediate Level 2) will close for registrations on 31 December 2018.

The new Standard for Advanced Carpentry and Joinery at Level 3 (£9,000 funding band) is available from September 2018; this covers Site Carpentry and Architectural Joinery.

The Framework pathway for Site Carpentry and Bench Joinery Advanced Level 3) will close for registrations on 31 December 2018.

 

 

Institute for Apprenticeships addresses BACHs concerns in person at their National event.

Robert Nitsch Chief Operating Officer at Institute for Apprenticeships gave an overview of the Institute’s work. This was followed by an in-depth question, answer and discussion.  Rob took some points on board and agree to investigate.  BACH will invite him back to share the progress the Institute under his leadership is making to solve some of the challenges BACH members are facing.  

His presentation is available here Rob Nitsch web PRESENTATION – BACH 21 Nov 18

 

Chris Bealey digs down into what inspectors are looking for at the BACH National Development Day 2018

Ofsted inspections are rarely straightforward and proving your team is assisting its students sometimes feels impossible.  Chris spent the afternoon at the BACH National Development Day 21 Nov 2918 helping the Best Informed Construction Heads question many parts of their inspection planning.  We have included a link to his presentation, but we are sure those who attended will confirm being there added so much more than a presentation can do.   inspectionsChris Bealey at BACH

 

 

Neil Hartis CITB presents at BACH’s Development Day 21 Nov 18.

At the National College High Speed Rail  in Birmingham Neil Hartis CITB presented an update on Apprentice Standards.  Click his PowerPoint presentation link   Neil Hartis BACH Conference Nov 18

Join the Best Informed Construction Heads.  More info  ianstirling@bach.ac.uk

 

BACH NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY CPD 21 Nov 2018

Join the best informed Construction Heads at the

BACH NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY CPD

FE Construction Training An in-depth experts’ view of the 2019 challenges. Including Apprenticeships, T Levels & OFSTED Inspections

Programme subject to change as we confirm the final timings for presenters

Wednesday 21 November 2018

National College for High Speed Rail

2 Lister Street, Birmingham, B7 4AG

Day Package Price £100 for members

£165 for non-members include 1 months membership of BACH

Free place for each college*  Second member £50*

First come first booked we are holding 80 places

*Only valid where the college membership is valid and paid. Must be booked before 13 November, not valid without a confirmed booking.


FE Construction Training

An in-depth experts’ view of the 2019 challenges

Including Apprenticeships, T Levels & OFSTED Inspections

AGM

08.45 to 09.45 Members only

WEDNESDAY 21 NOVEMBER 2018

Development Day – programme subject to change

09.50 to 09.55 Conference Welcome from our new President Graham Hastings-Evans

09.55 to 10.05 Sector Overview including England and Wales Policies, Chair

10.05 to 10.30 Sector update on Apprenticeship Standards, Neil Hartis at CITB

10.30 to 11.00 T-Levels and Reformed Apprenticeships overview, Robert Nitsch Chief Operating Officer at Institute for Apprenticeships

11.00 to 11.15 Tea and Coffee

11.15 to 11.45 T-Levels Wave 1 Construction, DfE

11.45 to 12.15 Workshop

12.15 to 12.30 Feedback of main issues

12:30 to 13.00 Panel Discussion on main issues

13.00 to 13.50 Lunch and networking

13.50 to 14.05 Membership matters, David Wilkins

14.05 to 15.20 Inspections, Chris Bealey

Ofsted and Estyn Policy Overview           

Best Practice

Workshop

Panel Discussion

15.20 to 15.30 Closing remarks and reflections by Bob Howlett and Dave Wilkins.

15:40 Depart

Optional Overnight accommodation

Rooms are single occupancy and include breakfast. 

£129 but SAVE £20 by booking before 22 Oct* 

Premier Inn Birmingham Central (East)

Richard Street, Aston, Waterlinks, Birmingham, B7 4AA

Google maps show the hotel 5 minutes walk or a 2 minutes drive from our venue.  Parking is chargeable at the hotel at (today’s prices) £4 for 24 hours, so please consider walking to the venue.  We do not have parking at the venue.

Book accommodation before 22 October for our best rate of £109, bookings on or after 22 October will be charged at £129.  Bookings made after 5 November or after our allocation has been sold are dependent on the hotel’s rate at the time.

Cancellation terms

Development Day terms:

Up to 28 days before arrival no charge will be made.

Between 14 and 27 days before arrival, 50% of the appropriate price will be charged.

Within 14 days or the event, full fees will be charged.

Hotel accommodation terms:

Non-refundable at any time. This is due to the commitment BACH has made to the hotel.

Please, will those members who book a free place let us know if they are unable to attend, as BACH has to pay in full for all confirmed bookings as at 13 November.  Please give us as much notice as possible so we have a reasonable opportunity to re-allocate your place.

All bookings must be made on our online booking system

If you any queries, difficulties or suggestions please email businessmanager@bach.ac.uk or 07539 143184

You do not pay when booking, we will invoice the college

The invoice can be paid by BACS or you can pay by card using the ‘Pay online’ link on the invoice.  The link is secure and run by Worldpay so BACH does not hold or see your card details.

Ian Billyard a BACH Past President Retires

Ian Billyard has decided to retire from the role of Principal at Leeds College of Building in Dec.  As a Past President of BACH and a Member of BACH’s NEC and Finance & Membership Committee, we all wish him success in whatever he decided to do.

Read more

https://www.lcb.ac.uk/news-and-resources/college-principal-announces-retirement/

BACH NEC Wednesday 20 June 2018

This is a reminder to all BACH NEC Wednesday 20 June 2018, South and Central College, Birmingham

We have accommodation held for Tuesday night, which will be bookable on the www.bach.ac.uk shortly.  It really assist us if everyone could book online, that way we can run hotel booking lists with one click.  If not, we are exporting them to Excel and adding those booking made by email.

Rooms are available at the Hampton by Hilton in the centre of Birmingham.  See Hampton by Hilton, Birmingham website

The meeting kis kindly hosted by our Chair Bob Howlett at South & City College Birmingham See Bordesley Green Campus

1 member free – BACH Autumn Development Day 2018

Wednesday 21 November 2018 is the BACH  Autumn Development Day CPD in the West Midlands.

NEC has decided that for every fully paid up member organisation they will issue 1 free place and another at a discounted rate.  These places are to be used by Named members.

HOLD THE DATE  – you would not want to miss this event.

The event will cover the main subjects that create challenges for members.  This is your opportunity to suggest presenters and subjects.  Please, email them to businessmanager@bach.ac.uk.

In contrast to the Spring Conference, many of the presenters will be BACH members, sharing their practical experience of meeting the challenges facing everyone heading up a Team of Lecturers teaching Construction today.  Never has the need been greater for quality trained UK construction workers.  The Government has a raft of policies aimed at tackling the shortages today and the expected increase in the requirement of UK construction workers after Brexit.  With major construction projects at a level never seen in the UK, BACH Members are 1 of the keys to successful completion of these.  The mix of new build includes Hickley Power Station, Aykon London One,  Angel Meadows Manchester and Chelsea Football Stadium to name but a few.  The refurbishment of Shopping Centres, Railway Stations to the really massive modernisation of The Big Ben and Palace of Westminster and Buckingham Place.  Road and rail projects include HS2 and the building of the £1.5B A14/A1 road improvement.  For more information see 10 Construction Projects to watch.

However, the above are not the only challenges to those recruiting construction workers in the UK.  The house building programme is failing to meet the demand year after year, and many construction workers will start their career in this sector after completing a successful apprenticeship, most taught in Colleges that are BACH members.

If you Head up a Team of people teaching construction, then put Wed 21 Nov 2018 on your calendar now.  Need more information or to join ian.s@bach.ac.uk

Tony Ellender overview of Trailblazers as of March 2018

Tony Ellender from Balfour Beatty gave BACH members an overview of Trailblazers and his strongly felt view of the way they were being implemented/

Tony Ellender BACH_Trailblazers_TJE_12Mar17

Construction Work Placement 2018 update in detail

With changes happening to work placements and work experience, Bach’s members require quick access the details.   Following presentations and discussions on these subjects at the recent March 2108, BACH National Annual Conference the attached document assist members remaining a group of the Best Informed Construction Heads in England and Wales.

Work Exp Draft Principles Responsibilities doc_CG

National College for High Speed Rail invites the Best Informed Construction Heads to visit.

In these exciting times for those involved with the Construction of HS2 and then HS3 the opening of the National College for High Speed Rail with its Construction Centre, BACH members who pride themselves on being the Best Informed Construction Heads in England and Wales, welcomed the opportunity to visit the college.

South West Gauteng College 200218

Technical Education Work Placements, an important briefing

Technical Education Work Placements, an important briefing by the Institute for Employment Studies presented at the BACH National Annual Conference

Research briefing – employers FINAL

BACH’s 2018/19 new strategic plan – A vision for the future – Dave Wilkins Vice Chair

As BACH is run by its members for its members and in this spirit delegates at the 2018 Conference had an opportunity to shape the 2019 BACH National Annual Conference Programme

Look at this presentation, email Dave Wilkins with your suggestion and how you can actively assist BACH in reaching its 2019 vision.

Dave Wilkins BACH strategic plan 2019

Home Building Skills Partnership’s Jenny Herdman stressed the importance of shared thinking.

At the BACH Annual National Conference in Nottingham March 2018 Jenny Herdman from the Home Building Skills Partnership shared thoughts on sharing and partnership working for the greater good of the complete construction industry.

See her presentation

Jeney Herdman BACH conference march2018 – no notes

Gemma Taylor thanks BACH members for their interest in STEM

Gemma discussed professional development nationwide and BACH Members were impressed to hear that there are 30,000 STEM Ambassadors from more than 2,500 employers.

It is important that every college looks at its training of the future Construction Heads

See Gemma presentation given t0 the BACH British Association of Construction Heads. National Annual Conference 11 to 13 March 2018

STEM Learning_Gemma Taylor

Apprenticeship Development Summary update March 2018

Apprenticeship Development Summary Sector Plan Update Report

Updated March 2018

Neil Hartis of CITB updated the Best Informed Construction Heads at the BACH National Annual Conference.

See the report Neil Hartis Sector Plan Report March 2018

T Level comments from ‘Table discussion’ at the BACH National Annual Conference 12 March 2108

T Level comments from ‘Table discussion’

More questions than answers on T levels.  Good on paper, but the detail is required and different T Level groups are going do different routes.

Work Experience is a challenge.  To be covered Tuesday 13 March.

How can you decide what you are offering until the funding is decided?

Level 3 but so much seems to be level 2.  Should we be talking about Standards rather than Levels?

Access the experienced people to deliver the Standards, will be a challenge.  Are the facilities in FE colleges of the size and equipped to deliver the new Standards?

Overall there are differing views on how T Levels are developing.  Join BACH Development Day 21 November 2018 in the Midlands for the next BACH update.

T levels update March 2018 Ian Billyard

Ian Billyard, Principal Leeds College of Building, explained the latest news and achievements of those running the groups to The Best Informed Construction Heads at the BACH (British Association of Construction Heads) National Annual Conference, Nottingham 12 March 2018

Ian Billyard BACH presentation 12 March 2018

Join information for BACH Spring Conference 11 March 2018

Thank you for joining with the  best informed Construction Heads at  the BACH ANNUAL SPRING CONFERENCE
Sunday 11 to Tuesday 13 March 2018 Nottingham

For Delegates or Presenters not staying for the complete conference, we have hotel rooms available at very good rates. Please call Ian on 07539 143184 or email ian.s@bach.ac.uk

Key information for delegate

The conference and accommodation is at the Hilton Nottingham Milton St, Nottingham NG1 3PZ‎.

Nottingham Station is .7 of a mile away and a 14 minute walk and 1.6 mile taxi ride allow 10 minutes. The hotel is also our conference venue. It is located next door to the Victoria Shopping Mall and in the City Centre.

We have a limited number of car parking spaces reserved for delegates booking the complete package.  Those that have booked a space will be given an exit ticket on departure.  Tomorrow I will email those booked with details.

14.00 to 16.45 Check-in at our Hotel and collect Delegates Pack.  After 16.45 check-in at the hotel reception and collect your Delegate Pack Monday morning at the conference. 18.30 Sunday evening meet in reception for the famous Castle Rock Brewery Tour. This will be followed by a light dinner.  Casual dress. Evening supported by our sponsor NOCN.

MONDAY 12 MARCH

06:30 to 07.45 Breakfast at our hotel

08.30 Conference opens

Hot buffet lunch and refreshments throughout the day

17.00 Day 1 closes

18.30 Welcome pre-dinner drink

19.15 be seated for dinner.

19.30 dinner is served and this will be followed by Peter Slater is a freelance sports broadcaster and author of “Don’t You Know Who I Am?” – 35 years being ignored by sports rich and famous. 06:30 to 07.45 Breakfast at our hotel

06:30 to 07.45 Breakfast at our hotel

08.30 Conference Day 2 opens

Hot buffet lunch and refreshments throughout the day

15.00 Conference closes and free taxi to the station for those that had booked it will depart 15.30 sharp.