In response to government guidance regarding coronavirus (COVID-19), all colleagues are working remotely to minimise personal contact and potential further infections meaning all face-face events/meetings will be cancelled.  Whilst we do this, we aim to continue to provide the same level of communications, however, there will be some disruption and we apologise in advance for this. If you wish to contact us please email

Welcome to KATO

The Kent Association of Training Organisations (KATO) represents the major Training Providers in Kent and Medway.


KATO is a partner for Employer & Skills Network, a not-for-profit organisation with experience of local employer and job seekers’ needs.


The inaugural Kent and Medway Apprentice Graduation Ceremony  took place on Friday, 4th October.

The event was held at the iconic Rochester Cathedral and over 100 apprentices graduated on the day in the company of their families, their employers and training providers.

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Ten practitioner-led projects start to investigate outstanding teaching, learning and assessment of apprenticeship standards

Ten collaborative projects have now been commissioned to investigate the fundamental shift in teaching, learning and assessment of new apprenticeship standards.

Funded by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF), the projects are an opportunity for over 100 practitioners to explore, understand and share what outstanding looks like in the new approach to apprenticeships.

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