National and Major Training Events

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BACH has built a strong reputation for delivering National Events that are designed for those managing construction training.  These events address the issues we all face, from a lack of good lecturers to End Point Assessments.  

All BACH events can now be booked online 24/7. You do not need to be logged in to access the events.

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National Annual Conference - Sunday 15 to Tuesday 17 March 2020

National Annual Conference 2020

T Levels and Apprentices

Sunday 15 to Tuesday 17 March 2020

DoubleTree Hilton Lincoln

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National Development Day CPD November 2020

Over the last three years these training days have be in Leeds, Birmingham or York.  We will be holding the 2020 again in the last two weeks of November.  As soon as we have the dates of other events that we prefer not to clash with, we will fixed the date and location.

Can you Host our events?  

Can any college, employer or relevant organisation host this event for circa 50 delegates.  We pay for refreshments and lunch and give you coverage as a sponsor.  Cantact Ian Stirling or 07539 143184.

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Mark Reynolds, CEO of Mace Group

Mark Reynolds CEO Mace Group

Key Note Presenter confimed

We are delighted to confirm that Mark Reynolds, CEO of Mace Group and skills lead for all the employers on the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) has confirmed that he will give a Key Note Presentation at the BACH National Annual Conference – 16 and 17 March 2020 Lincoln.

Mark will be speaking about what employers are looking for FE Colleges to do, including the need for digital skills and off-site manufacturing.

Programme Highlights

This section will be update regularly as the Presenters and Activities are confirmed.

As at 06 January 2020

Theme - T Levels and Apprentices

Sunday 17 March

17.45 meet at Reception where NOCN will arrange a networking activity followed by  evening meal 

Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 March 

08.30 Please arrive promptly for the conference registration

Welcome to the conference – Dave Wilkins, BACH Chair

The landscape – Graham Hasting-Evans, BACH President

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

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

Panel discussion on BACH Members contribution to Transforming Construction Training

Theme: Digital construction and Off-site construction

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

Challenges for Colleges, College Principal    

Panel discussion on using the new approaches – digital and DFMA

Theme: Innovation and Technical advances

Pauley Tech Tools – what do Colleges require

Mike Sckiko from Leica equipment     

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

Theme: Cooperation with other Organisations.

Richard Beresford National Federation of Builders, closer working with         employers

Tracey Hill, Project and Contract Manager, Home Building Skills                       Partnership, Home Builders Federation.  Training opportunities

CITB The future, how they can support BACH members and funding   support for BACH

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

Short updates from sponsors

Theme: T Levels and Apprenticeships

Programme for T Levels and Apprenticeships, Robert Nitsch, COO, the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education

Funding, Richard Mole, ESFA

Panel Discussion

WorldSkills and NOCN report Constructing SMARTER and Standards, Graham Hasting-Evans, President of BACH

BACH the next 2 years strategic plan update.

Theme: Inspections and Updates

Inspections and OFSTED, Dovetail & Slate.

Panel and discussion on inspections.

NOCN – 2020 key changes

City and Guilds – What is on the horizon beyond 2020

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

15:00 Depart

Meals included Dinner Sunday, Gala Dinner Monday plus Breakfast and Lunch Monday and Tuesday

The 2020 BACH Annual General Meeting will take place at the DoubleTree Hilton, Brayford Wharf North, Lincoln LN1 1YW on Monday 16 March 2020 at 16.00 and conclude by 17.00.

Programme Highlights

£450 for Members

£600 for others involved with providing Construction Training

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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