2022 BACH Members Newsletter 1

BACH Day Conference 19 May 2022

Members only - make sure you have renewed

Funding the Training for Construction’s SMART Green Future

Aim of the Conference

SMART Digital methods and technology as well as green skills with also the move to a larger proportion of construction projects being delivered by off-site manufacturing techniques are driving a fundamental change in the skills needed in the industry.

To support this BACH’s members will need investment in resources and equipment so they are able to support the training needs of the sector. Crucially they will also need to be able to recruit tutors and assessors with the updated knowledge and skill to train our learners at competitive pay rates.

BACH’s survey report published in February this year clearly found that overall, there is insufficient investment funding available to FE Colleges to achieve the industry’s needs. There is also a shortage of tutors and assessors and a major gap between when Colleges are able to pay and competitive rates in the sector.

The survey report stated that a wide range of urgently needed changes must happen for BACH members to tackle the challenges and be able to support the industry so that employers get the people with the skills it needs, including:

  • Funding rates to be set to adequate levels to fully cover the additional costs for resources, materials and staffing;
  • Capital investment is increased so that all areas of the country have proper access to adequate funds;
  • CITB levy is leveraged wherever practical to address the challenges and provide support to the training providers and the employers; and
  • Employers and the Colleges work together at the local level to share resources such as seconding or guesting people from industry to contribute to teaching, particularly in the new digital, off-site and green skills part of the curriculum.

This Conference will bring together BACH members with key employers from the Construction Leadership Council’s People & Skills Group, together with representatives from CITB to discuss these challenges and agree on what practical action is needed to address them.

You cannot afford to miss this date and have the opportunities to have your voice heard.

Members News

Invitation to join peer review register and receive a fee

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education is looking for independent peer reviewers to review the content and assessment materials for apprenticeships and technical qualifications. Peer reviewers have experience and understanding of UK employment and education structures and provide insights about the apprenticeships or qualifications and their suitability in the workplace. We are particularly looking for assistance with work on apprenticeships, T Levels (level 3) and HTQs (levels 4&5), and future Level 2-3 technical qualifications.  Contracted reviewers share their sector knowledge and experience and make sure qualifications meet the needs of employers and learners.

Click the link below for full details

Peer Review Invitation March 2022

Funding the Training for Construction’s SMART Green Future

Aim of the Conference

SMART Digital methods and technology as well as green skills with also the move to a larger proportion of construction projects being delivered by off-site manufacturing techniques are driving a fundamental change in the skills needed in the industry.

To support this BACH’s members will need investment in resources and equipment so they are able to support the training needs of the sector. Crucially they will also need to be able to recruit tutors and assessors with the updated knowledge and skill to train our learners at competitive pay rates.

BACH’s survey report published in February this year clearly found that overall, there is insufficient investment funding available to FE Colleges to achieve the industry’s needs. There is also a shortage of tutors and assessors and a major gap between when Colleges are able to pay and competitive rates in the sector.

The survey report stated that a wide range of urgently needed changes must happen for BACH members to tackle the challenges and be able to support the industry so that employers get the people with the skills it needs, including:

  • Funding rates to be set to adequate levels to fully cover the additional costs for resources, materials and staffing;
  • Capital investment is increased so that all areas of the country have proper access to adequate funds;
  • CITB levy is leveraged wherever practical to address the challenges and provide support to the training providers and the employers; and
  • Employers and the Colleges work together at the local level to share resources such as seconding or guesting people from industry to contribute to teaching, particularly in the new digital, off-site and green skills part of the curriculum.

This Conference will bring together BACH members with key employers from the Construction Leadership Council’s People & Skills Group, together with representatives from CITB to discuss these challenges and agree on what practical action is needed to address them.

You cannot afford to miss this date and have the opportunities to have your voice heard.

Members News

Invitation to join peer review register and receive a fee

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education is looking for independent peer reviewers to review the content and assessment materials for apprenticeships and technical qualifications. Peer reviewers have experience and understanding of UK employment and education structures and provide insights about the apprenticeships or qualifications and their suitability in the workplace. We are particularly looking for assistance with work on apprenticeships, T Levels (level 3) and HTQs (levels 4&5), and future Level 2-3 technical qualifications.  Contracted reviewers share their sector knowledge and experience and make sure qualifications meet the needs of employers and learners.

Click the link below for full details

Peer Review Invitation March 2022

BACH 1 -day Conference 19 May 2022

  • Link to the BACH Survey on Staff, Funding and Resources - It is not too late for your College to complete it!

  • The BACH Report based on the survey above

  • Planning your Regions consultation with its Members for the Conference Workshops

  • Your Regional report with suggestions for the Conference Workshops and Presenters

  • Pre-register for the Conference without Commitment - help us book the correct size venue

Full BACH membership for colleges, training providers and awarding bodies costs £295 per calendar year. 

Other membership types.

  • Consultants/freelancers not working long-term for a particular college – £75
  • Retired members £12

Membership is available to organisations providing construction education and training, which includes professional and technical.

Renew or Join today

Join BACH   We do not ask for payment at the time of joining

If you have any questions about renewal or joining BACH, please contact Ian Stirling, Business Manager email ian.s@bachac.uk or call 07539 143184.

Join 150 Colleges that are Members of BACH

Every month more Colleges and Private Training Providers are joining BACH. Are you missing out?

Full BACH membership for colleges, training providers and awarding bodies costs £295 per calendar year. 

Other membership types.

  • Consultants/freelancers not working long-term for a particular college – £75
  • Retired members £12

Membership is available to organisations providing construction education and training, which includes professional and technical.

Renew or Join today

Join BACH   We do not ask for payment at the time of joining

Benefits for Named Members

Access to BACH Learning including Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Free places at BACH's two National one-day Conferences for every Named Member

Online and Regional Learning with networking covering trade updates, T Levels, Apprenticeship Funding and more

The New BACH App is giving you BACH news at your fingertips. From August 2021, you can respond to items.  We are working on replacing emails with member's App interactions.

Webinars are providing opportunities to cover subjects that do not have to have broad appeal.  With Trade Sub Groups, discussions around challenges and understanding how to be more involved with BACH.

Regular Regional CPD

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BACH can be share job adverts and other information on LinkedIn and Twitter

If you have any questions about renewal or joining BACH, please contact Ian Stirling, Business Manager email ian.s@bachac.uk or call 07539 143184.

Colleges, Trade Bodies, Consultants and Influencers

BACH can make your voice heard. Got something to share?

Leaning opportunities for your Team

Webinars which are open to all staff including lectures and apprenticeship & curriculum managers.

Presentations to save you time

Access to BACH’s Conference presentations that can be used across the college or organisation
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