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Driving Lessons In Southend On Sea and Basildon With Driving Instructor Colin Basham DSA ADI...

Colin provides manual driving lessons in Southend On Sea, Westcliff On Sea, Leigh On Sea, Shoeburyness, Rochford, Hockley, Hadleigh, Benfleet, Rayleigh, Canvey Island, Basildon and all the towns and villages in-between and can currently offer semi intensive courses as well as weekely lessons. 


Colin is a proud member of the DIA, IAM and ROSPA and has recently taken part in a DIA Provisional Development Day and is very patient, friendly and reliable and has been driving in and around Essex for many years and is currently enjoying  a high first time pass rate. 

Colin has been driving since 1991 and has been a full time, fully qualified grade 5 Driving Standards Agency instructor since mid 2010 after completing his training with a large independent driving school in Southend on Sea. 


He specialises in manual driving lessons, and has had a full Criminals Records Bureau check. Living in the heart of Southend Colin is well positioned to give driving lessons in areas that use the Southend and Basildon driving test centres.

Colin's Southend/Basildon Driving Tuition Car...

Driving lessons with Colin are in a new shape 1.2 litre petrol engine Ford KA, which not only looks the business but is safe and comfortable to drive. Contact us today to start your driving lessons in, Southend, Hadleigh, Westcliff On Sea, Canvey Island, Benfleet, Rayleigh and all the towns and villages in-between.

You can call/text Colin direct on: 07770 371992

“Colin has been a member of IAM (Institute of Advanced Motorists) since August 2011 and RoSPA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) since October 2011. To become a member he had to take and pass the advanced driving tests. It is stated on IAM Test Report, that Colin is a very experienced driver, a naturally gifted motorist who delivered a high standard drive on the test. Colin has achieved silver grade in RoSPA test. Becoming a member of those organisations is a great way to enhance driving skills as well as to raise driving standards which in turn allows the driving instructor to pass on this knowledge and practical skills to his pupils as well as to help the drivers who have passed their driving test to improve their driving and to help them feel more confidant and safe on the roads.

Colin is very patient and achieving great results working not only with confident, but also with nervous pupils. He also has experience in teaching deaf and hearing impaired pupils.”

  • "I couldn't have asked for a better driving instructor, it feels like your driving with a mate as well as a tutor, he teaches on the same wave length as you and he makes you feel..."
    L Bamfield, Chelmsford
    Passed Pupil