About TRN (Train) Ltd.

TRN is one of the leading providers of support and learning for school leavers, young people and adults. We have major hubs in the North East and North West while maintaining a national footprint.

We provide apprenticeships, traineeships and education and training programmes in key priority sectors, including construction and health and social care.

However, what we really do is provide a framework and culture through which learners, often left behind by education, can realise their ability to learn new knowledge, skills and behaviours to improve their lives.

Our goal is to start them on a journey of lifelong self-improvement and skills acquisitions which makes their lives richer and fuller while improving society as a whole.


Ofsted rating GOOD. Various awarding organisations such as NOCN_Cskills, City and Guilds, Pearson Edexcel, University College Birmingham, NCFE and TQUK. Matrix Quality Standard for information advice and guidance. Cyber Essentials. ESFA ROTO approved. ESFA ROATP approved. Disability Confident approved.
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TRAIN strives to achieve an exemplary equality policy. We have a detailed policy to provide easy to read training materials in order to meet the requirements of those who are visually impaired, have English as a second language or have learning disabilities.

We employ female staff on our Construction programmes which we have found encourages female learners into the sector and gives them the confidence to carve a career along this path.

We treat each learner as an individual and tailor training to their individual learning needs so that it is easier for them to learn. Assessors are always available to provide extra support and learners respond well to this service which encourages progression and career development.

Our Mission Statement

"Our aim is to WAKE people up to realise the full potential they have and give them the tools to achieve this.”

Our Core Values

  • Believe and Achieve
  • Recognise and Reward
  • Adapt to Change
  • Show You Care
  • Make it Fun
Our Apprenticeship Training Mission Statement can be located in our TRN Policies section of our website.

Our Approach

We foster relationships to create a proactive partnership with our employers and learners and as a result we focus relentlessly on ensuring that training delivered is of a high standard.

For businesses, we combine our expertise and experience with fresh thinking and smarter ways of working to meet the operational demands of your business. This creates innovative and effective ways of delivery to ensure that there is a minimal impact on the day to day running of your business.

For individuals, we combine our expertise and experience to ensure that we have a deep understanding of your needs and tailor our learning programmes to suit your end goals.

Our philosophy is that training must lead to effective learning and development that stimulates that desire to apply that learning when back at work or when entering the labour market for the first time or perhaps when looking for a career change. We believe that people learn most effectively when they are relaxed, motivated, engaged and energised. To achieve these attributes we ensure that training programmes are fun and interactive, contemporary, inspirational and most of all, memorable.

For individuals who work towards a competency based qualification, for example an NVQ certificate or Diploma, we offer the flexibility of completing these qualifications either electronically using E-Portfolio system or paper-based. The choice is very much dependent upon an individuals preferred learning style. We make it our job to find out how learners prefer to learn and we accommodate those needs so that learning is easier and more enjoyable.

Our trainers are professional, occupationally competent and highly self motivated individuals who are committed to delivering training to the highest standards. Their aim is to provide individuals with training that is unique and uplifting.