Driver Training Courses

Since 1982 we have been offering a quality service at the highest professional standards. Known as the premier training centre because we care. Our Training Centre is ideally situated at the Matford Centre, on the Marsh Barton Industrial Estate in Exeter situated a few blocks from the DVSA Test Centre.

Our reputation is built upon a truly professional service, excellent training facilities and experienced qualified instructors giving you the best possible chance of you passing first time.

We are proud to be the only training centre in Devon to offer an off-road practice/reversing area at our centre. So for safety and confidence building, you drive on our off-road area before  being expected to operate on the busy roads of Exeter. Not only that, but you can practice by using our off-road reversing area for free outside of your training time.

We also have a CITB approved testing site for Construction Plant training and tests.

Our Range of Plant and Driver Training Courses


NEW 2015 Brochure now available

Trans Plant Mastertrain’s latest course brochure is now available for free. You can download or order a printed copy of it to be sent to you.

The brochure includes details of all the lorry, plant and car driver training courses we offer, as well as our apprenticeship schemes.

Lorry Driver Training with a guaranteed job interview

Are you interested in pursuing lorry driver training with Trans Plant Mastertrain that ends with a guaranteed job interview? If so, please visit for more information about our scheme with Gregory Distribution or find out about our scheme with C&D South West. If you want to work part time then we work very closely with local Recruitment Agencies which are very keen to take on new drivers.

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Industrial and Commercial training

We understand the needs and expectations of our customers and offer a personal yet professional service at the highest of standards. From initial enquiry we give you all the information, advice and guidance you need. Full support given from booking the course to completion. We have a fleet of vehicles used by our experienced, qualified instructors to enable training at either our comprehensive and unique Training Centre in Exeter or at customers’ premises.

Serving Devon, Cornwall, Somerset, Dorset and beyond

For over twenty years Trans Plant Mastertrain has a renowned reputation of helping individuals and businesses across the South West of England and the rest of the United Kingdom. Customers come from nearby Exeter, as well throughout Devon and Cornwall. We are also in easy reaching distance of Somerset, Dorset and the City of Bristol. While the majority of our work is carried out throughout the South West we do offer our services nationally and internationally.

Travelling Times

Our geographical position is ideally situated along the M5 corridor. For our full location details please see our contact page. Many of our clients who travel to our centre for training come from:

  • Crediton (8m / 15 mins)
  • Dawlish (13m / 28mins)
  • Exmouth (14m / 20mins)
  • Teignmouth (15m / 30 mins)
  • Tiverton (15m / 30 mins)
  • Bovey Tracey (17m / 26mins)
  • Honiton (18m / 27mins)
  • Newton Abbot, Heathfield (18m / 27mins)
  • Cullompton (19m / 22mins)
  • Torquay (22 miles / 35 minutes)
  • Okehampton (23m / 32 mins)
  • Totnes (28m / 38mins)
  • Wellington (32m /38mins)
  • Taunton (40m / 40mins)
  • Ivybridge (38m / 40mins)
  • Chard (32m / 42mins)
  • Plymouth (45m / 55mins)
  • Bridgwater (46m / 50 mins)
  • Yeovil and Barnstaple (50m / 1hr 10mins)