Experienced, reputable, affordable

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- 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.

Approved driving instructors (ADIs) are regularly assessed on their instructional ability by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency and graded, I obtained the highest grade, Grade A.

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

  • You must hold a valid, signed provisional driving licence for Great Britain or Northern Ireland.
  • You must be able to read in good daylight with glasses or contact lenses (if you wear them), a number plate from a distance of 20.5 metres (about 67 feet).
  • You must be medically fit to drive. If you are taking any medication, check with your doctor you are safe to drive.
  • On your driving lessons remember to wear suitable shoes. High heels, slippery or wide soles or shoes that can easily fall off can be dangerous.

Driving Licence

  • Currently in the UK you have to be 17 years of age to obtain a provisional licence to drive a car (unless in receipt of a full disability allowance, when you can obtain a provisional licence at the age of 16 years).
  • You must tell the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) if you have ever had, or currently suffer from a medical condition that may affect your vehicle control.
  • You can apply for a provisional driving licence from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA). The application form (form D1) can be obtained from your local Post Office.

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- Theory Test -

The Theory Test

  • The theory test is made up of two parts; multiple choice and hazard perception.
  • The multiple choice part is delivered using a touch screen computer and mouse.
  • You need to pass both parts to pass the theory test. If you pass one and fail the other you will fail the whole test, and you will need to take both parts again.
  • The pass mark for the multiple choice part of the theory test is 43 out of 50.

Hazard Perception

  • The hazard perception part is delivered on a computer and you respond by clicking a button on the mouse. You will be presented with a series of 14 video clips which feature everyday road scenes. In each clip there will be at least one developing hazard, but one of the clips will feature two developing hazards.
  • The pass mark for the hazard perception part of the theory test is 44 out of 75.

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- 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. You’ll be asked the ‘tell me’ question at the start of your test, before you start driving and the ‘show me’ question while you’re driving answer one or both questions answered incorrectly will result in one driving fault being recorded. You’ll drive in various road and traffic conditions, but not on motorways. The examiner will give you directions that you should follow.

You’ll be asked to pull over and pull away during your test, including:

  • normal stops at the side of the road
  • pulling out from behind a parked vehicle
  • a hill start

The examiner will ask you to do one of the following exercises:

  • parallel park at the side of the road
  • park in a parking bay - either by driving in and reversing out, or reversing in and driving out (the examiner will tell you which you have to do)
  • pull up on the right-hand side of the road, reverse for around 2 car lengths, and rejoin the traffic

You’ll have to drive independently for about 20 minutes by following either:

  • directions from a sat nav
  • traffic signs

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.

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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:

  • Driving in towns.
  • In all weathers.
  • On rural roads.
  • At night.
  • On dual carriageways.
  • On motorways.

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!

Natalie Biscoe

Brian was the best driving instructor I could have asked for. Patient and fun to be around. I looked forward to all of my lessons.

Grace Bayfield

Brian's perseverance and friendly attitude makes learning to drive a great experience.
I would recommend him 100% to anyone!

Sylvie Furlong

I loved his way of teaching, as he would demonstrate each and every manoeuvre before putting it into practice.

Sam Yovan

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!

Nadean Hall

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 -

Price List

Please note that all lessons must be paid for in advance.

Driving Lessons

1 Hour Lesson

1 ½ Hour Lesson

2 Hour Lesson

5 hrs pre-paid

10 hrs pre-paid

20 hrs pre-paid








Theory/Driving Test

Theory Test

Practical Driving Test (Mon-Fri)

Practical Driving Test
(Weekday Evenings & Saturdays)

Other Courses

Pass Plus - 6 hours (2 x 3 hour lessons)

Refresher Lesson (per hour)

Refresher Course (4 x 1 hour lessons)

Motorway Lessons (per 3 hour lessons)










Driving Licences

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.

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