- hello! -
I'm Brian Sellars, I would describe myself as patient and friendly (the patience comes with having had teenage children!).
After over 30 years in the Coach & Bus industry, from driving to management, I decided to look for new challenges. Using my experience in driving and people skills I formed Sellars Driving Tuition in 2003.
Since then it has became a local, reputable and fully qualified professional driving school, offering all aspects of driving lessons and tuition at highly affordable prices. We are proud of our high pass rate and the referrals’ we receive from past and current pupils.
An Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) must pass a searching three part examination to qualify and to reach and maintain the standards required by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA). I did this by working and training with BSM.
We are a member of the Driving Instructors Association. (DIA). The DIA was founded in 1978 to represent the professional driving instructor. It has since established itself as the largest independent organisation in the world.
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- Getting started -
To get started
- Theory Test -
The Theory Test
- Practical Test -
The Practical Driving Test
This will include an eyesight test (if you fail this, your test will not continue).
You'll also be asked two vehicle safety questions. These are also known as the 'show me, tell me' questions. The examiner will ask you one 'show me' question, where you'll have to show them how you'd carry out a vehicle safety check. You'll also be asked one 'tell me' question, where you'll have to explain to the examiner how you'd carry out the check. Although some checks may involve the candidate in opening the bonnet to identify where fluid levels would be checked, pupils will not be asked to touch a hot engine or physically check fluid levels. One or both questions answered incorrectly will result in one driving fault being recorded.
After the safety questions you be examined on your general driving ability and an exercise to show how well you can reverse your vehicle. The examiner will choose one exercise from:
Your driving test will include around ten minutes of independent driving. This is designed to assess your ability to drive safely while making decisions independently.
You may also be asked to carry out an emergency stop exercise. A standard driving test takes about 40 minutes.
You can make up to 15 driving faults and still pass the test (16 or more results in failure). However, if you commit one serious or dangerous fault you will fail the test. If at any time your examiner considers you to be a danger to other road users your test will be stopped.
Why Pass Plus?
Once you have passed your driving test we can help you save money on car insurance premiums by offering Pass Plus, a training course specifically aimed at new drivers, designed by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) with the help of insurers and the driving instruction industry.
Getting your won car will give you the independence you need. For a new driver, the cost of insurance can be sky high.
Because statistics show that new drivers are more likely to have an accident in the first two years of passing their test than at any other time in their driving career.
Age doesn't matter - it's basically down to a lack of driving experience. That's where Pass Plus comes in.
Pass Plus consists of 6 practical modules which cover:
You can take it any time within the first 12 months of passing your test. There is no test at the end of it - your driving will be continually assessed and you must successfully complete all the modules in the course to an achieved or exceeded standard.
- Pass Plus -
- Testimonials -
Thank you for all your help in getting me to pass first time! Have been recommending you to everyone!
Brian was the best driving instructor I could have asked for. Very patient and fun to be around. I looked forward to all of my lessons.
Brian's perseverance and friendly attitude makes learning to drive a great experience. I would recommend him 100% to anyone!
I loved his way of teaching, as he would demonstrate each and every manoeuvre before putting it into practice.
I wanted to contact you just to say thank you again. I wouldn't have passed my test first time if you hadn't been my Instructor!
You have been a great help and your name is top of the recommendation list of driving instructors! Thanks for everything.
Sean & Shane Mann
- Services and Prices -
Please note that all lessons must be paid for in advance.
1 Hour Lesson
1 ½ Hour Lesson
2 Hour Lesson
10 hrs pre-paid
20 hrs pre-paid
Practical Driving Test (Mon-Fri)
Practical Driving Test
(Weekday Evenings & Saturdays)
Pass Plus - 6 hours (2 x 3 hour lessons)
Refresher Training (per hour)
Refresher Course (4 x 1 hour lessons)
Motorway Lessons (per 3 hour lessons)
First provisional car licence
Provisional to full car licence
Gift Vouchers - ideal for birthdays or Christmas presents
5 Hour Lesson Voucher
10 Hour Lesson Voucher
20 Hour Lesson Voucher
We are based in Ely and serve the city and surrounding villages
within a 10 mile radius, including Littleport and Soham.
- Contact us -
Thank you for visiting our site, we hope you found it useful and look forward in hearing from you.
Call Brian Sellars on the numbers below, or fill out and submit the contact form.
Tel 01353 669257
Mob 07718 730559