What is an Approved Training Organisation (ATO)?

A CITB Approved Training Organisation – or ATO – is an organisation which provides construction training courses and qualifications to a defined and industry-agreed training standard.

Why is it important to book training with a CITB Approved Training Organisation (ATO)?

CITB has determined which courses are eligible for grants, if you’re an employer in the construction industry you’ll want to be able to claim grants when your employees attend these courses. To be able to do this, your organisation must be registered with CITB and you need to book your training with an ATO. Otherwise, in future, you will not be able to claim for eligible courses delivered by companies who are not ATOs.

Approved Training Organisations are required to upload delegate achievements to the Construction Training Register within 10 days of successful completion of an eligible training course. This upload then triggers your grant payment.

Crestmoor Training can upload achievements for:

  • Excavator 360
  • Forward Tipping Dumper
  • Telehandler
  • Ride on Roller
  • NRSWA Streetworks Operative
  • NRSWA Streetworks Supervisor
  • NRSWA Re-assessment
  • NRSWA Single Units
  • And much more

What is the Construction Training Register (CTR)?

The Construction Training Register is an online database of construction workers that employers can access to check their achievements. This is where training providers upload achievements following course completion. This means you can see the training that your employees (or potential employees) have completed. If you’re already signed up to use CITB’s online services you can request access to the CTR if you’re not already signed up to online services you would need to do that first.