The KATO membership network encompasses over 60 Training Providers. Between them, they provide an exceptional selection of training opportunities for employers and individuals.

These include Apprenticeships, Skills for Life, National Vocational Qualifications, assessor and verifier awards, management training and development packages, and bespoke courses, funded and unfunded.

Working collaboratively, KATO members share expertise and good practice to ensure they continue to develop and deliver training that meets the requirements of employers and individuals in Kent and Medway.

The wide range of benefits include:

  • Access to the KATO Members’ Area, where all the latest training news and information is posted
  • Opportunities to network with other leading Providers in Kent and Medway at KATO’s bi-monthly meetings and share best practice and expertise
  • Receive regular updates and information bulletins about national, regional and local developments in work-based training
  • Opportunities to attend and participate in employer events, such as the annual Kent 20-20, Kent Choices 4 U exhibition and regular regional and local Apprenticeship conferences, seminars and workshops
  • Work together with other members to jointly engage in, plan and define development opportunities
  • Receive latest news and information from key stakeholder groups, including Skills Funding Agency, Education Funding Agency and South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP)
  • Opportunities to ‘have your say’ about the issues that affect your organisation and reap the benefit of having yours and other members’ interests represented at local, regional and national level
  • Join in the “Journey to Outstanding” supporting providers to achieve their aspirations at OFSTED inspection

For more information, please contact one of the team on 01622 625930 or email

If you are interested in joining KATO, please apply online – Membership Application Form.