+44 (0)1623 555661 Monday - Friday 07:30 - 17:30 Brierley Park Close, Stanton Hill, Sutton In Ashfield NG17 3FW

About Us

Our Story

Our Amazing Story

Peter Smythe Transport Training Ltd can trace its roots back to 1947! Originating as Forest Driving School, it was the second car driving school operator in the Mansfield area.

During the 1970’s, Forest diversified to include PSV (bus) driver training. At this same time, Peter Smythe was learning his skills in the coaching and haulage industries. In 1984 the school was purchased by Peter Smythe. The situation quickly developed with a truck joining the bus almost immediately after and by the late 80’s became a major voice in the transport training industry.

In the nineties a large motorcycle school was added; in 2004 this was sold to the Senior Motorcycle Instructor who is still trading as Bikeskool and can be contacted on 01623 556419.

Christmas 2007 we moved to our brand new training centre in Mansfield Woodhouse. This centre is the very first in the UK to be accredited as a DVSA driving test centre.

Sept 2015 the centre re-located to Stanton Hill, Sutton in Ashfield and developed a purpose built training facility with two reversing areas modern offices and reception. This centre has also been stamped with DVSA accreditation which now makes us the only DVSA accredited training centre between Luton and Carlisle!!

Our modern offices are open from 07:30–17:30 Monday to Friday and we’re always happy to help. Visits are welcome – no appointment needed. Always someone delighted to show you around.

Register of LGV Driving Instructors

The DVSA is an executive agency of the Department for Transport and is handing over maintenance of the register of instructors previously qualified to the DVSA register to the LGV training industry with effect from 31 December 2016. The National Vocational Driving Instructors Register is recognised by the DVSA. All our instructors are registered.


Bespoke Training Program

We will do our very best to deliver training around your schedule

1 to 1 Learning

We feel 1:1 tuition gets the best result, you get 100% of your qualified instructors time.

Great choice of Courses

We have a great choice of courses from C1 up to full Artic, from mini-bus to coach, what’s more we can do everything for you from start to finish.

Quality Vehicles

Larger vehicle fleet, nearly all from new (more able to cover maintenance issues)

Purpose built training vehicles (designed specifically for the job – not worn out after spending their best years on delivery work)

One stop shop

We will handle everything from medical to test

We take the hassle out of learning to drive.

Customer Built Test Center

Fully Staffed office for quick, efficient bookings, advice and administration

Dedicated Support Team

Not only a great Team but we also provide the best support.