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.   

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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 Digital Skills (Multiply West Sussex)

Not feeling confident using Outlook? Never opened Outlook in your life? Never mind, this course is for you! This beginner's digital course will cover all the basics that will help you use emails, send attachments and navigate the Internet for work or in your everyday life. Get your digital skills sense to the next level!

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 19/02/2024 -
Mon 11/03/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
4 sessions
Location:
Maximus Three Bridges Office
Unit 2
3 Crawley Business Centre
Stephenson Way
Three Bridges
Crawley
RH10 1TN
Tutor:
Gabriella Russo
Course code:
Q00013317
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
3 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee:
Free

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:
Tue 20/02/2024 -
Tue 30/04/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
9 sessions
Location:
Serco Re-Starts
2nd Floor
Guardian House
Cronehills Linkway
West Bromwich
B70 8GS
Tutor:
Shirley Bate
Course code:
Q00013704
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £67.20

Entry Level Essential Digital Skills: Get Ready for Digital

This taster is appropriate for complete beginners, so don't worry if this is all new to you ! learn to use digital devices and gain essential computer skills no matter what your current knowledge. These sessions are being delivered in a Womens only venue - Changing Lives Doncaster Learners will gain and build confidence in using ICT for practical tasks in everyday life.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 20/02/2024 -
Tue 19/03/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Duration:
5 sessions
Location:
Changing Lives Women’s Centre (Doncaster
Oracle House
2-5 Princes Street
Doncaster
DN1 3NJ
Tutor:
Karl Telfer-Banner
Course code:
Q00014219
Availability:
8 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £42.00

Level 1 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 who would like to learn further skills. Or perhaps you are a keen amateur photographer and would like to improve your images. You will learn how to enhance your images by adding a variety of Pixlr built in effects and adjustments. Add and customize text colour, style, border and curve the text. Pick colours in an image to paint with. Remove unwanted marks and objects using a variety of tools. Clone areas in an image. Combine and manipulate images. Replacing colours and use layers. Learn how to repair an old photograph using various techniques.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 27/02/2024 -
Tue 26/03/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
5 sessions
Tutor:
Mark Turk
Course code:
Q00013575
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £37.00

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12 months
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Pre-Entry Essential Digital Skills: Digital Skills For Everyday Living- Beginners

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 a resounding '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:
Tue 27/02/2024 -
Tue 21/05/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
11 sessions
Location:
Linkbridge Community Support Centre (Bur
1 Swinless Street
Burnley
BB10 3BN
Tutor:
Simon Gill
Course code:
Q00013898
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £75.00

Buying and Selling Online

Selling things you no longer need is a great way to earn a bit of extra cash and declutter your home. Nowadays, there are so many simple, easy-to-use platforms for buying and selling online that it’s never been easier to set up an online shop. This course is ideal for you if you want to learn digital skills to buy and sell online. It’s aimed at beginners and improvers so don’t worry if it’s new to you. Whether you want to start a business or declutter your home, selling online is a quick and easy way to do it. Unlock your potential in the world of online buying and selling through our exciting IT-infused sewing class! In today's digital age, mastering e-commerce skills is a must, and we've tailored a program that combines your passion for sewing with the power of technology. Discover the art of creating your own online store, optimizing product listings, and utilizing social media platforms for marketing. Seamlessly navigate e-payment systems and craft captivating product images. With our expert guidance, you'll acquire the essential IT knowledge and skills required to thrive in the competitive online marketplace. Join our class today and stitch your way to success in the digital economy while expressing your creativity through sewing!

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 29/02/2024 -
Thu 29/02/2024
Times:
9:30am - 11:30am
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Robert Stewart Memorial Hall (Newcastle
89 Wingrove Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE4 9BU
Tutor:
Elaine Swan
Course code:
Q00012426
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £8.40

Award in Digital Promotion for Business (OG) Level 2

Get to the core of how to build or promote a business with this digital marketing course. Digital promotion activities such as online and social media marketing can help you support your company’s growth or build your own business. Get first-hand knowledge of key business activities that promote growth. Gain a clear understanding of digital marketing practices with this digital skills course. It’s ideal for flexible learning as you can choose topics that interest you from a variety of units. Pick up crucial skills for employment that can help you in any sector and build skills for your CV.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 29/02/2024 -
Sat 27/07/2024
Course code:
Q00013623
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £150.00

Personal Development DWP Beginners Digital Skills

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 access services, apply for jobs, save work, 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 this course to unlock the potential of digital tools and enhance your ability to engage with today's interconnected world.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 29/02/2024 -
Thu 28/03/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
5 sessions
Location:
ܽƵ (Leicester)
101 Hinckley Road
Leicester
LE3 0TD
Tutor:
Ayman Ali
Course code:
Q00013965
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £42.00

Introduction to Digital Skills (Confidence with Computers) - Multiply West Sussex

Not feeling confident using Outlook? Never opened Outlook in your life? Never mind, this course is for you! This beginner's digital course will cover all the basics that will help you use emails, send attachments and navigate the Internet for work or in your everyday life. Get your digital skills sense to the next level!

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 01/03/2024 -
Fri 22/03/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
4 sessions
Location:
Littlehampton Jobcentre (Littlehampton)
33 Church Street
Littlehampton
BN17 5ER
Tutor:
Gabriella Russo
Course code:
Q00013845
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
5 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Better Digital Skills (Confidence with Computers) - Multiply West Sussex

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:
Fri 01/03/2024 -
Fri 22/03/2024
Times:
12:45pm - 2:45pm
Duration:
4 sessions
Location:
Littlehampton Jobcentre (Littlehampton)
33 Church Street
Littlehampton
BN17 5ER
Tutor:
Gabriella Russo
Course code:
Q00013853
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free