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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Entry Level Digital Skills: Intermediate

Beginner’s Digital Skills course for adults. Learn basic computer skills and get digitally fit for modern life. Learning for life and work. Learn to use digital devices and gain essential computer skills for professional and personal use. Digital training helps you move with the times and not get left behind. This beginner’s course is for anyone who wants to learn digital skills, no matter your current knowledge. This course is appropriate for complete beginners, so don’t worry if this is all new to you. Learn to use word processing software and fill out online forms in this Digital Skills course. Understand how to use email and search for information online. This digital skills training also teaches you how to shop online securely. You’ll understand online safety and data storage. Digital courses online offer you learning for life and work. You’ll learn digital skills to help you in your everyday life. This course could also help you progress to job roles that require digital work skills.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 20/09/2024 -
Fri 15/11/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Duration:
8 sessions
Location:
Shaw Trust (Birmingham)
36 Great Charles Street Queens
Birmingham
B3 3JY
Tutor:
Shirley Bate
Course code:
Q00015699
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £67.20

Essential Digital Skills (Entry 3) Qualification

Digital skills are increasingly in demand in modern society. Picking up essential digital skills can help you go about your everyday life, as well as open doors to employment opportunities. This course starts at the beginning and covers everything from using a digital device to getting started on social media and making videos. This Entry-level 3 digital skills course is aimed at complete beginners- so don’t worry if this is new to you. If you want to learn digital skills for everyday life or improve your job prospects, this course is ideal for you. It's also suitable for people reentering the workforce after a long break.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 24/09/2024 -
Thu 19/12/2024
Location:
Online
Course code:
Q00010926
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £177.60

Pre Entry Digital Skills

Learn to use digital devices and gain essential computer skills for professional and personal use. Digital training helps you move with the times and not get left behind. This beginner’s course is for anyone who wants to learn digital skills, no matter your current knowledge. This course is appropriate for complete beginners, so don’t worry if this is all new to you. Learn to use word processing software and fill out online forms in this Digital Skills course. Understand how to use email and search for information online. This digital skills training also teaches you how to shop online securely. You’ll understand online safety and data storage

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 25/09/2024 -
Wed 09/10/2024
Times:
9:30am - 1:30pm
Duration:
3 sessions
Location:
WEA (Leicester)
101 Hinckley Road
Leicester
LE3 0TD
Tutor:
Chantal Ngounou
Course code:
Q00017234
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £50.40

Pre-Entry Essential Digital Skills: Making the Most of Your Smartphone for Life and Work

The "Making the Most of Your Smartphone for Life and Work" online course is designed to help you harness the full potential of your smartphone. This is suitable for those who have a smartphone but doesn’t know how to use all of the features and applications. This course covers essential features, productivity apps, camera use and practical tips for both personal and professional use. Whether you're a beginner or looking to enhance your skills, you'll learn how to use your smartphone effectively to improve communication, organisation, and productivity.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 25/09/2024 -
Wed 04/12/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
10 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Trevor Parsons
Course code:
Q00017963
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £74.00

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Fee:
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Essential Digital Skills (Entry 3)

Digital skills are increasingly in demand in modern society. Picking up essential digital skills can help you go about your everyday life, as well as open doors to employment opportunities. This course starts at the beginning and covers everything from using a digital device to getting started on social media and making videos. This Entry-level 3 digital skills course is aimed at complete beginners- so don’t worry if this is new to you. If you want to learn digital skills for everyday life or improve your job prospects, this course is ideal for you. It's also suitable for people reentering the workforce after a long break. This course is funded by the West Midlands Combined Authority.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 26/09/2024 -
Thu 30/01/2025
Times:
10:00am - 1:00pm
Duration:
16 sessions
Location:
Dolphin Women's Centre (Birmingham)
Ward End Park
Washwood Heath Road
Birmingham
B8 2HB
Tutor:
Ekta Vishrolia
Course code:
Q00015519
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £150.00

Pre-Entry Essential Digital Skills: Beginners Digital Skills

Welcome to the Beginners Digital course for pre-entry ESOL learners! This course helps you learn basic computer and digital skills while improving your English. You will learn how to use a computer, navigate the internet, and send emails. We will also teach you how to use smartphones and tablets. The course includes activities like typing, searching for information online, and using social media safely. With simple and clear instructions, you will gain confidence in using digital tools. Join us to develop essential digital skills and enhance your English in a supportive and friendly environment!

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 27/09/2024 -
Mon 04/11/2024
Times:
9:45am - 12:15pm
Duration:
10 sessions
Location:
Clovelly Centre (Southampton)
60-68 Clovelly Road
Southampton
SO14 0AU
Tutor:
Irma Gough
Course code:
Q00017129
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £63.00

Pre Entry Digital Skills

Learn to use digital devices and gain essential computer skills for professional and personal use. Digital training helps you move with the times and not get left behind. This beginner’s course is for anyone who wants to learn digital skills, no matter your current knowledge. This course is appropriate for complete beginners, so don’t worry if this is all new to you. Learn to use word processing software and fill out online forms in this Digital Skills course. Understand how to use email and search for information online. This digital skills training also teaches you how to shop online securely. You’ll understand online safety and data storage

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 30/09/2024 -
Mon 09/12/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Duration:
11 sessions
Location:
Wesley Hall Community Centre (Leicester)
76 Hartington Road
Leicester
LE2 0GN
Tutor:
Mariam Sidat
Course code:
Q00017231
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £92.40

Pre Entry Digital Skills

Learn to use digital devices and gain essential computer skills for professional and personal use. Digital training helps you move with the times and not get left behind. This beginner’s course is for anyone who wants to learn digital skills, no matter your current knowledge. This course is appropriate for complete beginners, so don’t worry if this is all new to you. Learn to use word processing software and fill out online forms in this Digital Skills course. Understand how to use email and search for information online. This digital skills training also teaches you how to shop online securely. You’ll understand online safety and data storage

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 02/10/2024 -
Wed 13/11/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
7 sessions
Location:
Involve Wellbeing (Lincoln)
12 Mint Lane
Lincoln
LN1 1UD
Tutor:
Mark Turk
Course code:
Q00017393
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £50.40

Pre Entry Digital Skills

Learn to use digital devices and gain essential computer skills for professional and personal use. Digital training helps you move with the times and not get left behind. This beginner’s course is for anyone who wants to learn digital skills, no matter your current knowledge. This course is appropriate for complete beginners, so don’t worry if this is all new to you. Learn to use word processing software and fill out online forms in this Digital Skills course. Understand how to use email and search for information online. This digital skills training also teaches you how to shop online securely. You’ll understand online safety and data storage

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 02/10/2024 -
Wed 13/11/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Duration:
7 sessions
Location:
Involve Wellbeing (Lincoln)
12 Mint Lane
Lincoln
LN1 1UD
Tutor:
Mark Turk
Course code:
Q00017395
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £50.40

Pre Entry Digital Skills

Learn to use digital devices and gain essential computer skills for professional and personal use. Digital training helps you move with the times and not get left behind. This beginner’s course is for anyone who wants to learn digital skills, no matter your current knowledge. This course is appropriate for complete beginners, so don’t worry if this is all new to you. Learn to use word processing software and fill out online forms in this Digital Skills course. Understand how to use email and search for information online. This digital skills training also teaches you how to shop online securely. You’ll understand online safety and data storage

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 02/10/2024 -
Wed 11/12/2024
Location:
Coalville Job Centre
Crown House
Whitwick Rd
Coalville
LE67 3FA
Course code:
Q00017237
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £84.00