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BACH National Annual Conference Date and Venue announced

Hold Sunday 17 March to Tuesday 19 March for the BACH National Conference. The venue is The Midland Hotel in the centre of Derby.  It is next door to the Station. For those driving it is close to the M1 and has parking on site.

We are holding the member’s rate once again at £450 for the complete package. 

Book the time out of the college today and make sure your manager and colleagues know you are Joining the Best informed Construction Heads

We will be sending out the presenters details as they are confirmed. 

Following from our very successful National Development Day in November the programme will focus on Inspections and the challenges that Heads across England and Wales are facing.  This year more time will be given to members to question the panels of expert presenters.

We welcome input with recommendations of presenters and/or subject we could cover.

Please forward this email on to potential members and others who manage Construction Training in Colleges, Universities and the private sector.

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/