Expired 2020 BACH Annual National Conference

  • BACH National Annual Conference
     15/03/2020 - 17/03/2020
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Event Phone: 07359143184

British Association of Construction Heads

National Annual Conference


Sunday 15 to Tuesday 17 March 2020

Transforming Construction Training

A Changing Digital Construction Sector

There are major changes taking place in the way we develop, design and construction of our building and infrastructure assets, as well as the materials that we will use to ensure sustainability. These include BIM with data management, CAD, Drones (UAV – LIDAR), Off-site manufacturing – LEAN, Robotics – RCT, Sustainable ‘SMART’ materials and Virtual Reality.

We as trainers need to be able to support the sector which means we must understand all these new techniques and materials so that we can prepare apprentices and learners for the world of construction in the 2020s and 2030s. This means we will need to invest in our equipment and tutors.

National Educational Policy for England

Whilst all this is happening policy on Apprenticeships and Technical Education has been changing. Many of us have now moved or are about to move to the new Apprenticeship Standards and are planning to deliver the new T Levels over the coming years.

Colleges of the Future

The FE Sector has recognised the need to change and the Association of Colleges has set up the Independent Commission on the College of the Future to consider what a College might look like in late 2020s/30s and how we get there.

Pulling all this together we have a great Conference Agenda with major

keynote speeches from:

Mark Reynolds, CEO of Mace Group and Chair of the Construction Leadership Council’s Skills Group, who will give us the employers view; and

David Hughes, CEO of the Association of Colleges, who will talk to us about the Colleges of the Future.

Book today £450 for Members, £600 for others involved with providing Construction Training. Not yet a members Join today £295

We invoice you and payment can be made by BACS or Card. Cancellation terms are full refund if cancelled on or before 28 February 2020 by email.  After this date, we allow named changes to others within your organisation; however, refunds will not be given as we fully committed to our suppliers.

Sunday 15 March

14.00 to 16.45 Check-in at our Hotel and collect delegates pack.

Travel Notes.

Lincoln Station is 600 metres away from the Hotel.  Our Hotel is on the riverfront, close to the City Centre.

There is very limited chargeable parking at the Hotel. The nearest car park is the multi-storey around the corner at 10-9 Lucy Tower St, Lincoln LN1 1XL. Other nearby car parks are University of Lincoln Car Park, LN6 7TS and NCP Car Park, Brayford Street Lincoln, LN5 7BJ


14.00 to 16.45 but after 16.45 check-in at the hotel reception and collect your delegate pack Monday morning at the Conference.

  • Networking event, with pub meal, is close to the Hotel. Meet at Royal William IV 1 Brayford Wharf North, Lincoln, LN1 1YX. See map below where our Hotel on the left and pub on the right. 

Dress casually for this relaxing informal evening which is a great opportunity to meet up with your colleagues from across the BACH network. We thank NOCN for sponsoring our Themed event.

Monday 16 March morning

07.00 (from) Breakfast at our Hotel

08.30 Please arrive promptly for the conference registration

09.00 Welcome to the Conference – Dave Wilkins, BACH Chair

09.15 The landscape – Graham Hasting-Evans, BACH President

09:30 Keynote: David Hughes, CEO of Association of Colleges, on College of the Future Programme

10.00 Keynote: Mark Reynolds (CEO of Mace Group and Chair of the Construction Leadership Council’s Skills Group on the needs of industry and the emerging Single Skills Plan

10.30 Panel discussion on BACH Members contribution to Transforming Construction Training

11:00 Tea/coffee break

Theme: Digital construction and Off-site construction

11.00 Off-site infrastructure DFMA, David Linderman, Laing O’Rourke.

11.30 Challenges for Colleges, Derek Whitehead, Principal, Leeds College of Building

12:00 Panel discussion on using the new approaches – digital and DFMA

12.30 Hot buffet lunch

Monday 16 March afternoon

Theme: Innovation and Technical advances

13.15 Pauley Tech Tools – what do Colleges require

14.00 Mike Sckiko from Leica equipment

14.30 Panel discussion the Benefits and Challenges that Innovation and Technical advances bring

14.45 Tea/coffee break

Theme: Cooperation with other Organisations.

15.00 Clive Dickin, National Federation of Builders, closer working with employers

15.20 John Slaughter Director of External Affairs, Home Building Skills Partnership, Home Builders Federation. Training opportunities

15.40 Martyn Price Cross-industry Construction Apprenticeship Task Force – Extending the reach of BACH.

16.00 AGM – members only

17.00 Finish

Gala Dinner

Monday 16 March

Dress Lounge suit / Cocktail dress

19.00 Pre-dinner drink

19.30 Gala Dinner

20.30 Gala Dinner After dinner speaker, TV and Theatre filling Comedian Alfie Moore, thanks to the sponsorship of Dovetail Slate

Tuesday 17 March

07:00 (from) Breakfast at our Hotel.

08.30 Please arrive promptly at the Conference.

08:40 Recap on Day One and get the most out of Day Two.

09.00 Short updates from sponsors Theme: T Levels and Apprenticeships

09.30 Programme for T Levels and Apprenticeships, Pamela Rahman, Associate Director, the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education

10.00 Funding, Richard Mole, ESFA 10:30 Panel Discussion

11.00 Tea/coffee break

11.15 CITB Update, Future Apprenticeship Strategy – Jeremy Benson, Training and Development strategy – Steve Walker

11:50 BACH the next two years strategic plan update.

12.15 Hot buffet lunch

Theme: Inspections and Updates

13.00 Inspections and OFSTED David Sykes

13.50 Discussion on inspections

14.10 NOCN – 2020 key changes, Thomas Burton

14.20 City and Guilds – What is on the horizon beyond 2020, Paul Brown

14.30 Thank you and what you should be taking back to your College Dave Wilkins

14:45 Depart – tea and coffee available until 15.30 for networking

BACH, 28 Norwich Road, Hethersett, Norwich, NR9 3DD 

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Sponsorship places available for those selling to our members, please contact Ian Stirling for details

Book online, include a Purchase Order if required and we will invoice you.

Cancellation terms are full refund if cancelled on or before 28 February 2020 by email.  After this date, we allow named changes to others within your organisation however refunds will not be given as we fully committed to our suppliers.

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