How to learn digital skills for free*

Confidence with computers is vital in both life and work. Over 80% of job adverts list digital skills as essential and being online can make it easier to complete everyday tasks. Learn a new skill and give your CV a boost, with our digital skills courses.  

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From spreadsheets to social media

Learn the digital essentials across a range of topics, from using smartphones to mastering Excel spreadsheets. Our digital skills courses can help you use social media and the internet to find work opportunities and prepare job applications. Learn how to keep your data safe, create documents or start digital marketing.   

Beginners computer courses to IT qualifications

We offer different levels of computing courses. From short beginners鈥 courses, to full Level three IT qualifications employers want on your CV. There is a digital skills course for everyone. Best of all, they are free. 

Digital skills for work

Our digital training classes are part of a range of free courses for jobs. We鈥檙e here to help you learn the skills and knowledge you need to get into and thrive at work.   

Finding the right digital skills course

We know that everyone has a different range of skills, so our team will make sure you start at the right level for you and help you reach your goals.  

Gain the practical digital skills that will help you thrive in the online world. Whether you learn in a classroom or take an online course at home, our supportive tutors will get to up to speed. 

*Over 90% of applicants for skills courses do not need to pay a fee. Subject to status  - courses are free for unemployed people, job seekers and people on low wage. If you do not qualify you will be alerted during the application process.

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Introduction to Essential Digital Skills - Deeplish

Gain access to the essentials of modern life through vital digital skills in this beginner-friendly course. Tailored for those lacking confidence in using laptop computers, this program equips beginners with fundamental skills. Learn to use laptops, create Word processing documents, search for specific information online, and ensure online safety. The course targets individuals who have limited laptop experience and seek greater proficiency. Dive into the digital era, building confidence and competence in utilising technology to navigate various aspects of contemporary living. Join this course to unlock the potential of digital tools and enhance your ability to engage with today's interconnected world.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 12/06/2024 -
Wed 31/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 2:30pm
Duration:
8 sessions
Location:
Deeplish Community Centre (ROCHDALE)
Hare Street
Deeplish
ROCHDALE
OL11 1JT
Tutor:
Adil Mughal
Course code:
Q00015523
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
5 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to 拢75.00

Entry Level Essential Digital Skills: Basic Digital Skills

This course is GLA funded and is for London learners only. Learn to use digital devices and gain essential digital skills for professional and personal use. Digital training helps you move with the times and not get left behind. This beginner鈥檚 course is for anyone who wants to learn digital skills, no matter your current knowledge. This course is appropriate for those who feel somewhat confident with their digital skills or would like to improve them, so don鈥檛 worry if this is new to you. Learn to use your phone, your keyboard, calendar, notes, contact list and fill out online forms in this Digital Skills course. Understand how to take and upload pictures and search for information online. This digital skills training also teaches you how to shop online securely and so you鈥檒l understand online safety.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 13/06/2024 -
Thu 11/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 11:30am
Duration:
5 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Natasha Abrams
Course code:
Q00016440
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to 拢37.00

Digital Skills for Under 1 Roof (Multiply Norfolk)

Does the thought of using computers, the internet and other digital technologies leave you feeling out of touch and overwhelmed? Have you considered gaining digital skills but didn't know where to turn? If the answer is 'yes!' this is the course for you. This course is for learners with little or no experience of digital technologies who want to develop skills to become 'digitally literate' in their everyday life and work. Our aim is to empower you to confidently engage with the digital world of laptops, smart phones, email, news, word processing social media, entertainment, shopping and more!

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 14/06/2024 -
Fri 21/06/2024
Times:
10:30am - 1:00pm
Duration:
2 sessions
Location:
Under1Roof (Norwich)
100-102 Westwick Street
Norwich
NR2 4SZ
Tutor:
Chris George
Course code:
Q00015353
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
4 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Intermediate Excel and Spreadsheets

Are you familiar with all the ways you can use spreadsheets to make everyday tasks quicker and simpler? You can use them to organise your budget, keep track of job applications, maintain inventories of collectible items, or anything else. Excel courses demystify the wonderful world of spreadsheets. This digital skills course aims to help you improve your working knowledge of Excel and spreadsheets. This Improver鈥檚 digital skills course aims to teach you computer skills for everyday life. It can also help you progress to job roles that require digital work skills.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 17/06/2024 -
Mon 15/07/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
5 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Mark Turk
Course code:
Q00013769
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
0 places remaining
Status:
Fee range
Free to 拢37.00

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Entry Level Essential Digital Skills: Intermediate Photo Editing Skills

This Intermediate Pixlr Online Photo Editor course is aimed at Beginners with some basic knowledge of photo editing and who want to improve and learn further skills. You will learn how to enhance your images by adding effects and text. Removing unwanted marks and objects and cloning areas. Combining and manipulating images. Replacing colours. How to repair an old photograph.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 17/06/2024 -
Mon 15/07/2024
Times:
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Duration:
5 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Mark Turk
Course code:
Q00013780
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to 拢37.00

Pre-Entry Essential Digital Skills: Digital Skills and Internet Safety

This course has been developed to inspire and develop confidence in learners with LDD before moving on to other courses. All classes are supported by a qualified tutor to ensure teaching is student centred, tailored to meet your specific needs Resources used in lessons are available via our online learning platform and you will be supported to use this both in and outside of classes. This course is aimed at students with little or no experience of using computers. On this course you will learn to use computers to write letters, create flyers, posters or other word-processed documents and send and read emails. Developed for students with mild to moderate learning difficulties and or disabilities, you will learn at a pace that suits your needs and develop your confidence, in well supported small-group sessions.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 17/06/2024 -
Mon 22/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
6 sessions
Location:
Somerstown Central Community Hub (Souths
Rivers Street
Somerstown
Southsea
PO5 4EY
Tutor:
Gillian Futcher
Course code:
Q00014087
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to 拢50.40

Pre-Entry Essential Digital Skills: Digital Skills and Internet Safety

Computing skills are essential in the modern world. If you鈥檙e a beginner or wanting to improve your skills, our part-time hobby courses will help you to refine your knowledge and prepare you for your next steps. This course will help develop your computer skills to use Word, Excel and PowerPoint programmes with confidence. Having a greater awareness of your presence online can help you be safe and protect your important data. Knowing the potential your computer or mobile phone holds will help you make the most of it and use them to your advantage, whether that鈥檚 by communicating with family on social media, or starting your own online business.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 17/06/2024 -
Mon 22/07/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Duration:
6 sessions
Location:
Somerstown Central Community Hub (Souths
Rivers Street
Somerstown
Southsea
PO5 4EY
Tutor:
Gillian Futcher
Course code:
Q00014088
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
0 places remaining
Status:
Fee range
Free to 拢50.40

Intermediate Word Processing Skills

Get digitally fit for modern life and gain confidence in facing situations that require digital skills. Build on your basic computer skills in this Improvers course and see how digital training can help to transform your life. This intermediate Digital Skills course is for anyone wanting to improve their computer skills. Digital training teaches you skills for learning, life, and work. Improving your digital skills can help you in your everyday life. This course could also help you progress to job roles that require digital work skills.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 17/06/2024 -
Mon 15/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
5 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Mark Turk
Course code:
Q00014622
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
9 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to 拢37.00

Entry Level Essential Digital Skills: Digital Skills For Everyday Living

Learn to use digital devices and gain essential digital skills for professional and personal use. Digital training helps you move with the times and not get left behind. This beginner鈥檚 course is for anyone who wants to learn digital skills, no matter your current knowledge. This course is appropriate for those who feel somewhat confident with their digital skills or would like to improve them, so don鈥檛 worry if this is new to you. Learn to use your phone, your keyboard, calendar, notes, contact list and fill out online forms in this Digital Skills course. Understand how to take and upload pictures and search for information online. This digital skills training also teaches you how to shop online securely and so you鈥檒l understand online safety.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 18/06/2024 -
Wed 10/07/2024
Times:
12:15pm - 2:15pm
Duration:
8 sessions
Location:
Clovelly Centre (Southampton)
60-68 Clovelly Road
Southampton
SO14 0AU
Tutor:
Irma Gough
Course code:
Q00014029
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to 拢67.20

Digital Skills for life and work

Our Digital Skills for Beginners Course is designed to help people gain basic digital skills and improve their digital literacy to make the most of our online world. Our 4 day course will provide an introduction to using a laptop and digital devices. Topics will include online safety and dealing with online scams, connecting to Wi-Fi, creating an email account & accessing information online safely, using a text editing application such as MSWord and application editing tools.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 20/06/2024 -
Thu 11/07/2024
Location:
Hull Central Library
Albion Street
Hull
Yorkshire and Humber
HU1 3TF
Course code:
P00000058
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
9 places remaining
Status:
Available