Do you deliver training in Kent and Medway?

Reasons to join KATO

Are you committed to raising standards and
quality of training in Work Based Learning?

Would you like to be kept up to date with
National, Regional and Local funding opportunities?

Do you want to collaborate and share good
practice with other training providers?

Is your organisation dedicated to training and
developing people to reach their full potential?

Do you want your voice to be heard?

KATO can provide this through:

  • Bi Monthly member meetings with representation from Local Authority, ESFA, JCP and the National Careers Service and other key stakeholders
  • Representation of Work Based Learning Providers at Strategic Meetings, Forums and Committees, at local, regional and national levels
  • Sharing of information and good practice throughout the network
  • Frequent press coverage
  • Joint Marketing activity and promotional events in schools, careers fairs and employer engagement events
  • Access to funding opportunities through partnership and consortia delivery
  • Regular workshops and training events at substantially reduced costs on topics relevant to your business
  • Website with Member Pages

What you get when you become a member of KATO:

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  • Access to KATO private members area on website

  • Weekly updates – newsletter capturing all news and information stored within the KATO members area (only urgent emails will be sent outside of the weekly update).

  • Tender Tracker – Employment & Skills

    The Tender Tracker provides a twice-weekly listing of the latest employment and skills sector tenders, including employment services, work-based learning, further education, community learning, and vocational skills. Key features include:

    • Collation of opportunities from over 100 portals, presenting summary details and hyperlinks to those best suited to your organisation, filtering out those which are not relevant.
    • Low value and supply chain opportunities, not always picked-up by other subscription services.
    • Manually reviewed and selected opportunities, ensuring their sector suitability.
    • Details of Award Notices, showing who has won recently awarded contracts.
    • An interactive map, helping you pinpoint opportunities that align with your delivery locations.
    • A summary of opportunities released in previous weeks that are still open for applications.
  • Journey to Outstanding – materials and resources (links to Excellence Gateway) within the members area

  • Access to submission of funding for Talent Match South East (Hub Proposals)

  • Access to employers requiring apprenticeship starts

  • Promotion of your training and skills offer on the Employer and Skills Network website (completion of the Letting Us Know required – follow link

  • Promoting provider services and CPD training to both Full Members and Associate Members

  • Updates to employers on what training and development you offer (subject to GDPR requirements)

  • Access to CPD events (1 x free and reduced rate for further

  • Discount on membership to AELP

  • Attendance for 2/3 staff to attend the 6 KATO Network Meetings and opportunity to network and present

  • Inclusion in future projects (ESN) KATO successfully bids

  • Support with introductions to other providers for funding opportunities

  • Included in Spotlight KATO website

  • Access to ESN employers offering work experience (to be agreed with employers)

  • Access to submission of funding for Talent Match South East (Hub Proposals)

  • Promoting provider services and CPD training to both Full Members and Associate Members

  • Updates to employers on what training and development available in Kent (subject to GDPR requirements)

  • Access to CPD events (1 free and further full price)

  • Attendance for 2/3 staff to attend the 6 KATO Network Meetings and opportunity to network and present

  • Inclusion in future projects ESN/KATO successfully bids

  • Support with introductions to other providers for funding opportunities

  • Included in Spotlight KATO website

Our tiered approach to membership fees

Pricing Details

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