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BACH starts its journey to support its members as they work towards NetZero.

Every College and Training Provider will see 1000s of changes as every trade takes steps towards NetZero

Every Project or Campaign needs a name.  BACH needs to decide if to use NetZero, Carbon Reduction, Climate Change, Sustainability, Green agenda etc etc.

Discussing this with other organisations why they have selected one of the above, but there seems one underlining reason.  Funding.  Today NetZero is attracting the cash.  COP26 in Glasgow uses Climate Change.

CLC  (Construction Leadership Council) uses CO2nstructZero  The 2 should be dropped down, but some posts will not support this.  While I personally don't find another name helpful, following the CLC lead makes sense. You can see their Performance Framework at

I guess everything also needs to follow the government's Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution.

BACH is keen to work with other organisations facing the challenges of how to constantly change teaching in the FE sector to reflect new materials, change of rules, understanding the requirements of major employers and much small businesses.  If organisations focusing on NetZero, Carbon Reduction, Climate Change, Sustainability, Green agenda wish to work with BACH and its Members please contact ian Stirling



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BACH London and South East

Due to so many staff in London colleges being on short-term contracts or subject to ongoing restructuring BACH has decided its London and South East Region requires a small group of Officers instead of a Chair and Secretary. Can you assist BACH to make London an active region again? or 0753143184.

If you lead Construction Training in or around London you can join BACH.

Covid-19 will colleges find 2020/2021 easier than Private Training Providers?

As the DfE on 17 April 2020 talks up the possibility of some financial support for providers of apprenticeships and adult education, the future for training providers looks tough. Do you and your colleges have a plan if local or national training provides collapse? Is it am opportunity to acquire some much-needed teaching staff as well as learners. BACH is open as ready to share suggestions.

100% Full – BACH Development Day 13 Nov 2019

The BACH Development Day – CPD has proved popular.  Looking at the programme below, we are sure you can see why ‘The Best Informed Construction Heads’ join BACh and attend this event.

FE Construction Training

An in-depth experts’ view of the 2020 challenges

 Wednesday 13 November 2019

Leeds College of Building, South Bank Campus

Off Cudbear St, Crown Point Rd, Leeds LS10 1EF

09.30 to 09.40 Conference Welcome from our President Graham Hasting-Evans
09.40 to 10.00 Sector Overview Panel chaired by Graham Hasting-Evans and Bob Howlett
10.00 to 10.45 Update on T Levels and Apprenticeship Standards Pamela Rahman, Associate Director – TE Implementation & Delivery at Institute for Apprenticeships and Tech Education
10.45 to 11.15 Construction EPA and Apprenticeships

Tom Burton NOCN Director of Apprenticeships

11.15 to 11.30 Tea/Coffee Sponsored by Dovetail and Slate
11.30 to 11.50 Panel Apprenticeships and T Levels chaired by Graham Hasting-Evans
11.50 to 12.10 Our experiences with the latest Ofsted inspections

Dave Wilkins

12.10 to 12.30 Table discussion on Inspections
12.30 to 12.50 BACH Wales experience presented by Graham Hasting-Evans
12.50 to 13.20 Lunch and networking Sponsored by Dovetail and Slate


13.20 to 13.40 Campaign for gender balance in STEM

Helen Wollaston WISE Chief Executive


13.40 to 14.10 The new Wood Product Manufacturing Apprenticeship

Tony Batchelor British Woodworking Federation

14.10 to 14.30 Benefits of off-site manufacturing and their work with CITB Ian Buckingham, Construction Skills Manager, Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre
14.30 to 15.00 Table Discussion – How FE should prepare for the future with off-site manufacturing and advances in construction methods
15.00 to 15.20 BACH’s Strategic Plan Dave Wilkins
15.20 to 15.30 Ideas for National Annual Conference Lee Mills
15.30 to 15.40 Closing remarks and reflections Dave Wilkins.
15:40 Depart

Lunch and Refreshment Sponsor Dovetail & Slate

There will be an optional short tour of Leeds new digital campus before and after the Programme

Leeds College of Building, South Bank Campus is a modern 4 storey purpose-built facility. It is set in one of Europe’s largest city centre redevelopments and it is within an ‘Education Hub’


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