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Chris Elwick Driving Instructor Lessons Sunderland


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Chris Elwick Driver Training offers a wide range of services in the Sunderland area, ranging from: manual driving lessons; refresher lessons; mock tests; theory test support; theory and practical test bookings to advanced driving courses such as Pass Plus.

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Get to know Chris Elwick

I am a local instructor, born and raised in Sunderland. At a young age, I started training in Karate and practiced this for many years. At 10 years old, I successfully achieved my Black belt. As well as Karate, I enjoy going to the gym and cooking - although I don't always go as often as I'd like, and you probably won't see me on Master Chef anytime soon.

I am a big animal lover, especially dogs - I had 3 of my own!

Penny; my first dog, a beautiful Chocolate Labrador who is sadly no longer with us; and two handsome French Bulldog boys, Freddie and Roman.

Before training as a Driving Instructor, my background was in management and training. I have always had a passion for working with people and I've always enjoyed training and supporting people of all ages, to achieve their full potential and develop skills and abilities. This passion naturally led me to qualify as an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) in 2021, a job that I love.

I am passionate about using the experience I gained as a trainer, supporting people of all ages, backgrounds and cultures, to learn a life skill that can not only open doors for learners, but change their lives.

I have been a member of the DIA (Driving Instructor Association) since 2021 and I believe that all training and lessons should be tailored to each individual learner. In my commitment to providing a high level of service, I endeavour to keep up to date with modern teaching techniques and maintaining Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

If you see me around... give me a wave!



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What will you be driving?

My current car is a White Renault Clio 1.5 Diesel engine.

The car is fitted with approved He-Man Dual Controls for your safety, as well as driver and passenger airbags.

As part of your lessons, you will learn how to use various controls and features within the car.

Benefit from the comfort of learning in a car that has:

  • Air conditioning,

  • 6 Speed manual gearbox,

  • Fully adjustable driver's seat,

  • Electric windows,

  • Electric mirrors,

  • Heated door mirrors,

  • Heated rear windscreen,

  • Automatic LED headlights,

  • Cruise control & speed limiter,

  • Digital speedometer,

  • Fully adjustable seatbelts, seats and steering wheel.

  • Lane departure alerts,

  • Automatic braking,

  • Road sign recognition,

  • Hill start assist,

  • Built in Sat Nav,

  • Stop / Start technology,

  • Reverse parking sensors.

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