+44 (0)1623 555661 Monday - Friday 07:30 - 17:30 Brierley Park Close, Stanton Hill, Sutton In Ashfield NG17 3FW
A major voice in the transport training industry

Video introduction

1st Privately owned test centre in the UK

The only DVSA Accredited training centre between Luton & Carlisle

Approved CPC centre AC00040

SQA Approved centre for ADR

What we do

We offer FREE accommodation for candidates over 70 miles away, so they don’t miss out on the best training in the business. We offer the full package, from medical right through to the practical driving test at our  very own Test Centre in Sutton In Ashfield.


We are a family run business and customer service is at the forefront of everything we do. We have an old fashioned way of working, customers not only get the best deal but quality instruction and service through-out.

Since 1984 PSTT we have gone from strength to strength. We are proud to be the First Privately owned LGV test centre in the UK (2008) and now our purpose built training facilities is the only accredited DVSA Training Centre between Luton and Carlisle.



Our purpose built training facility is located in:
Brierley Park Close, Stanton Hill, Sutton in Ashfield

NG17 3FW

The Only DVSA Accredited LGV training centre between Luton & Carlisle

Peter Smythe Transport Training

You may find this checklist handy when selecting your trainer; ask these questions:

 Are your trainers DVSA registered and qualified?

Do you purchase your vehicles brand new – specified with training in mind?

Do you have your own private reversing area – preferably on site?

Do you have your own driving test centre on site?

Is your centre DVSA Accredited?

Do you have one of the highest pass rates in the country?

Do you offer a choice of manual or automatic vehicle?

Do you offer medicals on site on a regular basis?


For any further info about any
of our courses or training call
now on +44(0)1623 555661

Get out of your
Comfort Zone

Hey, no one ever said driving a lorry was going to be easy.

Tim Newhouse


Tim has been an HGV Instructor since 1985

Started instructing for the MOD

Also has first hand HGV driving experience.

Nick Arins


Nick has a total of 32 years in the industry with hands on experience driving Class 2 and Class1

He qualified as an instructor in 2005 and has been here ever since.

Chris Ryan

Classroom Instructor

Chris has 40 years in the industry.

27 years experience as an instructor both classroom and on the road.

Chris Manning-Cox

HGV Class 1 Instructor

Chris has over 30 years in the industry, mainly artic driving

15 years as an Instructor

Pricing plans

Go with your right one


Class 1
  • 4 day training
  • 1:1
  • Manoeuvring on site
  • Artic or draw bar
  • Test at our centre
Learn More


2 Cat-C
  • 4 day training
  • 1:1
  • Manoeuvring on site
  • Manual or auto
  • Test at our centre
Learn More


Theory Training
  • Full classroom day
  • In-depth theory analysis
Learn More

Driver CPC

  • Periodic CPC




  • This is the second company I have used for my Cat C training. Staff are absolutely fantastic very friendly, professional and organised. I’d like to say a big thank you to Chris who was fantastic and supported me over the 2 days that I was there. You would struggle to find a better company than Peter Smythe. Highly recommend! Also to all the staff in the offices. Many thanks and hopefully I’ll see you in the near future for my class 1!!

    Joshua Bellamy
  • Could not have asked any more from the team at Peter Smythe.. Nick for been patient with me and Chris through the final hour, Tim (Peter kay aka) for the brilliant theory training and keeping us entertained, and Tracey and the guys at Base for organising everything. You got me to my goal and a change in career l thought I would never achieve. Thank you all keep up the good work.

    Stuart Long
  • Couldn’t be any more grateful from the whole team at Peter Smythe any questions I asked they answer me with very detail I needed and also a big thank you to Tim for putting up with my bad habits but I got that pass certificate for my Cat C, I will be back for my C+E really recommend this company.

    Tom Jenks
  • I have been for an assessment drive with Peter Smythe Transport Training and it was a great experience from beginning to end and a one I’ll remember for all the right reasons.

    The difference between the first company I went to and Peters company is like night and day, its very easy to see Peter knows just what he’s talking about and he gives very good instructions and he is extremely passionate about his company and rightfully so, I would be too if I had built up a training company like his.

    Well-Jell (Trucknet) From Sunderland