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Membership Options

Pricing Details

Full Membership:

Full Membership is £475 per year, our membership runs from 1st April – 31st March and pro-rota rates are available

Charity and Non-Profit is £450 per year

Associate Membership:

You can join KATO as either an Associate or Partner Member

Commercial Organisation is £475 per year

Consultant Membership is £225 per year

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.

What you get when you become a member of KATO:

  • Access to KATO private members area on website

  • Weekly updates –  all sector news and information will be shared with you

  • Regular Updates of Tenders and Bids available to the sector

  • Journey to Outstanding – materials and resources (links to Excellence Gateway) within the members area

  • Access to funding opportunities

  • Promotion of your training and skills offer on the KATO website

  • 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 4 KATO Network Meetings and opportunity to network and present

  • Opportunity for inclusion in future projects

  • Support with introductions to other providers for funding opportunities

  • Included in Spotlight KATO website

  • Access to funding opportunities

  • 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 4 KATO Network Meetings and opportunity to network and present

  • Inclusion in future projects KATO successfully bids

  • Support with introductions to other providers for funding opportunities

  • Included in Spotlight KATO website

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