COVID-19 Update (30 June 2020)

Staff are now returning to work due to customer demand. We have carried out a comprehensive risk assessment for all visitors and staff at our training centre, ensuring a safe and protected environment.

DVSA practical tests will be available from the middle of July. Contact Joe Dalton on 01392 42 62 42 to book you place.

We are also getting busy on construction and agricultural plant, forklift and other types of training. Driver CPC is still being offered online at a greatly reduced price.

Training Centre

Trans Plant Mastertrain is situated at the Matford Centre, Matford Park Road, Exeter.

Our main office and reception is within the main complex together with our training and rest rooms. The off road training area is situated at the rear of the centre with further training rooms and a purpose built forklift truck training area. This ideal location is on the lorry test routes and just a few minutes from the DVSA Test Centre.

We also have our own construction plant training site on the Sidmouth Road near Exeter.

Training Centre Map

What we offer

  • The only centre in the South West with and an off-road training area on-site
  • The centre is situated just a few minutes away from the DVSA test site
  • Established for over 25 years so we have continually improved and adapted a service that you want.
  • Highly skilled and experienced instructors
  • Professional standards with a personable service
  • Air conditioned classrooms with SMART boards
  • Reception, waiting rooms and kitchen
  • On-site restaurant and numerous other eating establishments to choose from near by
  • Flexible training to suit your requirements
  • Finance options available
  • Ample free parking

 Contact Details

Telephone: 01392 426242

Trans Plant Mastertrain
The Matford Centre
Matford Park Road
Marsh Barton



Travelling Times

We have the advantage of our geographical position which is situated along the M5 corridor. 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 (18m / 27mins)
  • Cullompton (19m / 22mins)
  • Torquay (22 miles / 35 minutes)
  • Okehampton (23m / 32 mins)
  • Totnes (28m / 38mins)
  • Wellington (32m /38mins)
  • Taunton (40m / 40mins)
  • Plymouth (45m / 55mins)
  • Bridgwater (46m / 50 mins)
  • Yeovil and Barnstaple (50m / 1hr 10mins)