The National Logistics Academy


High quality training and apprenticeships delivered across the UK

In July 2016 Mantra launched the National Logistics Academy to provide training, apprenticeships and workforce development to large, levy paying national logistics employers through a nationwide network of specialist logistics training providers.

Strength in numbers

With a combined turnover of £50 million and some 500 staff, the National Logistics Academy is the new force in logistics training. Our aim is to provide national logistics operators with a truly national training service that delivers:

  • Uniform teaching and assessment throughout the UK
  • Quality assured training delivery
  • Innovative courses and training materials
  • Specialist logistics training expertise and knowledge
  • Centralised account management with local delivery throughout the UK
  • An IT system to track, trace and report delegate progress via a unique portal, saving management time and effort
  • Consolidated invoicing

The National Logistics Academy provides the full range of logistics training courses and career development programmes including: Driver CPC, Transport Manager CPC, ADR, LGV licence acquisition training and logistics apprenticeships for both new and existing employees.

The Hub

All customer contact is managed through the Academy Hub in Manchester where staff are able to monitor and report on all learners’ progress utilising a centralised system.

Driver CPC consortium

We have taken a completely new approach to Driver CPC that is focused on changing driver behaviour and delivering tangible benefits to your business. Whether you want delivery via our network or you want to join our consortium and deliver yourself, you will find that our courses and learning resources are refreshingly different.

Our nationwide network comprises experienced specialist logistics training providers who deliver uniform training and career development programmes from 45 locations throughout the UK, all working under a single brand. This includes 12 DVSA approved LGV test centres.


  • Logistics ‘trailblazer’ apprenticeships
  • LGV licence acquisition training
  • Interactive Driver CPC
  • ADR dangerous goods
  • Transport manager CPC
  • FLT instructor
  • Forklift truck novice, etc

Future talent

The National Logistics Academy is also a brand aimed at attracting and preparing young people to embark on a career in logistics and provide the logistics industry with the workforce of the future. We actively promote the sector as a career of first choice, not last resort. We offer a range of entry points and learning programmes to help them make the transition from school to work. Often the young person will start on a traineeship where they will gain the basic skills and experience of work before progressing to an apprenticeship. By ensuring that the next generation has an awareness of, and a route into, logistics, we're ensuring the sector has the future workforce that it needs in order to thrive in an increasingly competitive world.

The Academy is also a major sponsor of the “Think Logistics’ initiative which seeks to engage young people whilst they are at still at school or college.

Think Logistics


Nationwide network