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Driving School Eastbourne – Begin Driving

Manual and Automatic lessons

Begin Driving based in Eastbourne was established in 2004 and is currently expanding – meet our team…

driving instructor allan leith

Allan Leith

Founder and principal instructor Allan Leith was trained as an instructor whilst serving with HM armed forces where he taught recruits for several years. After leaving the army Allan qualified as a DVSA Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) and went on to establish Begin Driving and has been successfully training drivers in the Eastbourne and surrounding areas since 2004. With a broad background of driving experience from motorcycles to articulated lorries, Allan brings his expertise to you – whether you’re a beginner, already have some driving experience, want to complete the Pass Plus scheme or just require some refresher or motorway lessons.


scott reedScott Reed

Scott joined Begin Driving in October 2016 after a 20 year career in print and media. After moving to the Eastbourne area in 2015 Scott was ready for a career change and trained as a driving instructor. He is a highly driven individual with a relaxing patient attitude to teaching. With a keen interest in martial arts, football, swimming and badminton, Scott is a welcome fresh face to the Begin Driving Team.


fazel sharifatFazel Sharifat

Fazel joined the Begin Driving team in June 2017, he qualified as a driving instructor in 2005 and has worked mainly in the Eastbourne area. He has a keen interest in sport with football being his main passion, he played for Eastbourne united during the 1980’s becoming one of the top scorers! Fazel is bilingual, speaking Farsi and English fluently. He is a hard working dedicated individual and will be a valuable member of the Begin Driving Team.


Ugur YildirimUgur Yildirim

Ugur Yildirim joined the Begin Driving Team in April 2018. Ugur originates from Turkey and has been resident in the UK for many years. He moved to the Eastbourne area 12 years ago and worked in the catering industry where he opened his own coffee shop. More recently he took up taxi driving in Eastbourne and has become a family man with two children and another on the way. Ugur has a keen interest in football both as a player and spectator he also enjoys road cycling. He is bilingual, speaking English and Turkish fluently. Ugur will be working in the Eastbourne and surrounding areas as a manual driving instructor with us and we wish him all the success for his future with Begin Driving.


Training with Begin Driving will get you motivated and mobile…



by Joe on Begin Driving

Thanks Faz for your patient and highly valuable lessons. Would not have passed first time without you!

by Jacky on Begin Driving

My driving instructor was Faz, he is absolutely amazing, I passed first time today, and could not have asked for a better Instructor. He is patient, knowledgeable and extremely calm. Thanks again Faz – Jacky

by Conor Millard on Begin Driving

Allan was a great instructor very patient and helpful and made my pass first time thanks to him for everything.

by Warren Lane on Begin Driving

Would like to thank Ugur and the Begin Driving School. I would highly recommend them both for beginner drivers. Ugur was fantastic with me and very patient as I did not pass first or second time mainly down to my own nerves. Ugur assured me and made me believe in myself when I could have quit but he persisted and got me passed 3rd time lucky with only 2 minor faults!! Happy days 😉

by Jacob Lucas on Begin Driving

I would 100% recommend begin driving to anyone looking to start driving. My instructor, Ugur, was amazing he made the lessons really enjoyable and fun while also keeping it informative. He was able to pin point areas where I may of needed some improvement and changed the lesson plans accordingly. Thanks so much for all the help and look forward to driving past my instructor in the future.

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