DSA receive CITB Approved Training Organisation (ATO) Status

Part of the CITB’s strategic change is the creation of CITB Approved Training Organisation Status. DSA are please to announce that we have successfully completed the CITB Approval process for ATO Status.


This means you can be assured that the training courses and qualifications delivered by us and our partner Training Providers are delivered to a defined and industry agreed training standard.


The most appealing part for our members would be that we will now be part of the CITB’s automated Grant Payment System. Through this, employers can search and book courses required for their workers and if CITB registered, once the course has been registered to the Construction Training Register, your grant will be automatically paid.


Click here for more information on the CITB Grant scheme.


“Construction Training Directory

A searchable online directory of construction training courses, tests and qualifications delivered by Approved Training Organisations (ATOs) to defined training standards that have been developed with input from industry. Employers can choose a provider based on location, price and timing, making it easy to select a course that best meet their needs.

Construction Training Register

An online register that holds individuals’ transferable, construction training courses and qualifications achievements. Over time, it will build a comprehensive picture of skills training across Great Britain. Employers will be able to check the skills and competence of their workforce and new recruits, helping to confirm they have the right skills and improve productivity.

Approved Training Organisations (ATOs)

An organisation delivering construction training courses and qualifications to a defined training standard, who have successfully completed the CITB approval process. These could include commercial training providers, in-house training departments, and educational establishments.

Automated grant payments

On successful completion of a course, an Approved Training Organisation (ATO) will confirm the learner’s achievement, upload the details onto the Construction Training Register, thereby triggering the automated grant process. This will speed up the payment process and remove the need for employers to complete paperwork.”


If you wish to become a DSA Approved Training Provider to deliver the Recognised training standards, then please get in touch and we will discuss the process with you.