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Welcome to the British Association of Cleaning in Higher Education. BACHE was launched in the spring of 2004 with HEFCE funding and provides a forum for Cleaning professionals and is therefore the primary association providing support for building cleaning and associated services within the Further and Higher Education sector.

BACHE aims to standardise training for cleaning staff (in further and higher education institutions), recognising the importance of professional cleaning activity.

BACHE helps further and higher education bodies and institutions in the UK and Ireland to network and share best practice and cleaning processes thereby achieving the ultimate aim of improving cleaning standards and professionalism across campuses.



The next BACHE Annual Conference will be held on June 18-20 2017 venue tbc. 

Program details available here soon


June 18-20 2017    



BACHE AWARDS 2016                     

The winners were announced at the BACHE Gala Dinner at Cutlers Hall Sheffield on June 27th 2016.

Kathy Kenward, University of Birmingham

Simon Graham, Manchester Metropolitan University

Aston University

Upcoming events

14 Mar 2017 • London
21 Mar 2017 • NEC, Birmingham
03 May 2017 • SECC, Glasgow


Congratulations BACHE Member MMU 2015 BICSc Winners

BICSc Award for Excellence in Training and Assessment within an Accredited Training Organisation (in-house) (awarded for training and development within an accredited organisation, which is approved to deliver BICSc assessment schemes and training courses) was awarded to Manchester Metropolitan University.


BICSc Award for Assessor of the Year (this award focuses on the delivery of BICSc qualifications, it is to acknowledge the success of an individual Assessor that has demonstrated an outstanding level of professionalism, commitment and passion) was awarded to Sarah Marsland from Manchester Metropolitan University.

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