We deliver a wide variety of training and employment services, specifically targeted at vocational courses for unemployed candidates.

The vocational industries we cover are:

  • Construction
  •  Security
  • Health and Social Care
  •  Warehousing
  • Retail
  • Business start-up.

We are also unique in offering post course support which has proven to take our students further.

This support enables us to walk successful candidates through their industry specific license applications, navigate any pre employment hurdles, receive relevant employment notifications and utilise our employment brokerage services which matches successful students and future employers.

Delivering outstanding vocationally specific training programmes to students at all stages of their development, we take pride in helping you achieve your goals.

About us

Train4 is an ESFA-funded, Matrix accredited training provider, providing a comprehensive range of vocational specific training programmes to support individuals and businesses realise their full potential. 

Since 2010, T4 has been delivering nationally recognised training programmes across 60% of England. From our base in the East Midlands, we have established a proven track record of achieving exceptional results, for both our students and our partners nationwide. 

Our effective student-focused delivery is underpinned by our Grade 1 delivery team, who have wide-ranging life experience and are specialists in their own fields.

Our original delivery methods and the innovative post-course support that our Smart Support team provides, enable our students to achieve above national rates of success, both academically and in terms of impact across their individual lives

As one of the UK’s leading independent training providers, we have substantial experience delivering bespoke, industry specific training services, including specialist programmes for young people, those at risk of redundancy and students who simply want to progress in their careers. 

All of our programmes incorporate our “full life cycle” approach to our students that start in a classroom-based environment supporting them to gain the necessary skills to be able to take the next steps or return to the workplace. 

 Our experienced Smart Support Team supports this approach, working closely with students in order to support them through industry specific license applications, overcome pre employment hurdles and identify suitable employers to approach and secure appropriate work experience, work trials, or interviews

 We also offer a selection of short courses to enhance your skills, knowledge, and employability which fit around your current private and professional commitments. We carefully plan our programmes to ensure you have the right tools in your chosen industry along with the right opportunities, to progress with confidence.

Our Delivery Model

We have designed our delivery model to meet a broad spectrum of students’ needs. At the core of our operation is our “whole person” concept which involves holistic services including student-centred support and outstanding delivery that is complemented by local employment services and partnerships.

Tailored to the specific needs of our students, our delivery traditionally encompasses three main elements: 

  • Training delivery
  • Comprehensive during or post-course support
  • Employer engagement 

Training for Unemployed candidates 

T4 offers a range of fully accredited training and development programmes including both classroom and employment specific development that are designed with your unique needs in mind.

 All our Training staff and Assessors have extensive experience within their occupational areas and are qualified to the highest levels within their area of expertise so you can be confident of the best quality training. 

 If you’re unemployed, Train4 can provide fully Funded Training and paid licenses for you across a range of industries.

 To qualify for our free courses, you must be:

  • Over 19 years old
  • Unemployed
  • Currently receiving Job Seeker Allowance (JSA), ESA (Wrag) or Universal Credit
  • Resident in the UK or EU for the past 3 years with the right to work in the UK

Smart Support

Since our incorporation in 2010, we have realised that delivering outstanding training was only part of our responsibility to our students and stakeholders. We also identified that not only did they require the very highest standard of training and support. but they also needed a range of post-course support so they could make the progress they desired. Hence our Smart Support service came into being. 


SMART Support For Our Students

T4 offers a complete wrap-around support service to all students throughout their journey with us.

Every student is assigned their own dedicated SMART Support Advisor who works with them during their training to provide mentoring, relevant industrylicense application and funding, referral to specialist interventions, and access to opportunities in the local labour market. 

We provide regular contact post-course with all our students who have completed classroom-based programmes, and this service performed by our Smart Support Team is underpinned by Matrix accredited, information advice, and guidance.

 The Team works in conjunction with our Employer Engagement team to source the types of progressions our students are seeking, and all students are included within our weekly vacancy and training distribution lists that include details of suitable employment and training opportunities within the students’ geographical area.

 We work with an extensive database of specialist intervention partners who can also, if necessary, assist with issues like debt, housing, addiction, and other barriers that prevent our students from achieving or progressing in their careers.

 Our SMART Support team also maintains regular contact between their tutor/assessors, which has been designed to support our students sustain their qualification and employment throughout the duration of the programme.

 The quality of the service we provide enhances our students experience and significantly increases the numbers of students who achieve both their qualification and their desired progressions post course.

SMART Support For our Partners

Back in 2010, Train4 developed a system to provide extra support to students after their course came to an end while also allowing relevant destination data to be supplied to our partners. 

We provide three different Smart Support packages to suit the needs of our partners and their funded students. 

Our Platinum Package 

This package provides the full amount of support and includes:

  • Dedicated Smart Support advisors
  • Matrix Accredited telephone-based IAG
  • 13-week action plan
  • Monitored calls, including twilight 
  • Weekly vacancy reports
  • Signposting to further training and specialist intervention partners
  • Interview preparation, including plan my journey services
  • Motivational videos with an app in development
  • Registration to major online sites 
  • Registration with Lifelong Learning Accounts
  • Out of hours mentoring contact number
  • Access to being healthy programmes
  • Better of calculations and Universal Credit support
  • 4 week, in work support
  • Certificate of celebration for achievement
  • Comprehensive data reports, bi-weekly
  • Quality controlled programme
  • In work employer contact
  • Monthly student status reports
  • DNC students, re-engagement package
  • 4 case studies per quarter
  • Media consent forms signed
  • Full student contact report at the conclusion of the programme
  • Voice recordings on request
  • 24hr turnaround on specific student information requests
  • Smart Support representative to attend any ESFA presentations as appropriate


We’re proud to be a ROTO-approved, ESFA Prime contractor and Matrix Accredited training provider with a proven track record of delivering high-quality training and support for a diverse range of students in line with Government priority areas. 

Working Together 

Here at Train4, we understand that effective partnerships come from strong relationships. In order to help build these, we invest significant time and effort into our partnerships so that everyone can benefit as much as possible. 

This includes regular attendance at any partnership meetings, the provision of monthly performance updates and good news stories, as well as the sharing of best practice when it has been identified.

4 Reasons Why We are The Ideal Partner


  • 65% Job Outcomes
  • 97% Timely Completions
  • Programmes for the Unemployed have a 95% achievement rate


  •  95% of students said that they thought the level of post-course support was excellent
  • 93% of students said that they would recommend us to their friends
  • 93% of students said that attending our courses had improved their chances of securing employment
  • 96% of students rated our Trainers as good or excellent


Train4 offers a complete wrap-around support service to all students throughout their journey with us. Our SMART Support Team is able to provide a range of specialist interventions that offer high-quality information, advice, and guidance to all of our students. 

The quality of the information advice and guidance that we provide is demonstrated by our accreditation by the nationally recognised Matrix Standard.


Our extensive student referral network is located throughout the UK, ensuring that “localised” referrals can be generated for a wide range of partners. Our network includes a mix of employers, training providers, and Government departments such as The Department for Work and Pensions.

What Are We Looking For?

We are looking to develop partnerships with like-minded organisations under subcontracting and partnership arrangements. We firmly believe that subcontracting offers the opportunity to deliver extra value to students, colleges, and employers through a close working relationship. 

In line with Government priorities, we are looking for partners who can support us with a package of funding to support our activity as well as our delivery on the AEB and ESFA provision that we offer.


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