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Driving School Eastbourne – Begin Driving

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.


Driving Instructor Bill HainesBill Haines

Bill Haines joined Begin Driving in November 2014.
After a career in the London Fire Brigade spanning twenty five years Bill qualified as a DVSA Driving Instructor (ADI) in 2000. During his time in the Fire Brigade he undertook many roles involved in training as well as his usual duties. From 2000 Bill worked as an ADI in the London area before moving to Eastbourne in 2005. Bill has a broad background in the driving industry from motorcycles to HGV’s (fire engines included) and is greatly experienced in training drivers of varied levels from beginners to potential taxi drivers and much more.


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.


Training with Begin Driving will get you motivated and mobile…



by Darrel dell on Begin Driving

Very pleased with how good an instructor Bill was he did an amazing job would recommend him to anyone I passed first time with only 1 minor very happy kind regard Darrel Dell.

by Awa on Begin Driving

Thank you Fazel Sharifat, really appreciated your support and your patience to get me to pass my test, I never thought I would achieve a pass after being unsuccessful so many times, your persistence and knowledge base got me there in the end. What an amazing instructor, wishing you all the best.Without you Fazel I don’t think I would have passed.

by Marcus Sim on Begin Driving

Allan is a great instructor. As soon as I passed the test I hit the road on my own, with the confidence that Allan helped me build. He didn't just teach me what I needed for the test but also real life situations. Lessons were always exciting, whether it was one of Allan's scenic driving routes or parking the car in a bay. Many times I had messed up, never once did he get frustrated. Would without a doubt recommend to anyone, thank you Allan!!

by Hiarley Dantas on Begin Driving

Thank you, Faz (as being one of the members of the Begin Driving team), for all his guidance & effectively applied teaching methods during all my lessons. Great driving instructor, friendly, caring & helpful. I thoroughly recommend Faz as a driving instructor if you are looking to develop excellent driving skills and ultimately pass your practical driving test!

by Jasmin on Begin Driving

Would definitely recommend Begin Driving! Many thanks to Allan, my instructor who helped to build up my confidence in driving and pass first time!

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