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’ 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’re 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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Digital Photography for Beginners

Get started with digital photography! With whatever device you’ve got to hand, the camera on your mobile phone or a digital camera if you have one, start getting the pictures you want. Photographs of your children or grandchildren, your pets, your blossoming summer garden – start capturing the things you look at every day and enjoy for longer the wonderful things around you by capturing them digitally on your devices. With the help of our experienced tutor, learn how to compose good shots, how to use your camera in different ways to bring variety to your photographs and see how you can share them. You will join a class of beginners, other learners with the same goals, all people who want to gain confidence in digital photography in a mutually supportive learning environment.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 05/06/2024 -
Wed 26/06/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
4 sessions
Location:
Easington Lane Community Access Point
Easington Lane
Houghton - le- Spring
DH5 0LE
Tutor:
Susan Jones
Course code:
Q00015402
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee:
Free

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
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £50.40

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

Computing skills are essential in the modern world. If you’re 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’s 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
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £50.40