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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Pre-Entry Essential Digital Skills: Beginners 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鈥檚 course is for anyone who wants to learn digital skills, no matter your current knowledge. This course is appropriate for complete beginners, so don鈥檛 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鈥檒l understand online safety and data storage. This course will be held at Southampton Seetecplus, 14-18 College St, Southampton SO14 3EJ.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 24/06/2024 -
Thu 27/06/2024
Times:
10:00am - 1:00pm
Duration:
4 sessions
Location:
Seetec Pluss
14-18 College Street
Southampton
SO14 3EJ
Tutor:
Dulcie Allan
Course code:
Q00015380
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to 拢50.40

Digital Skills for Employment

Are you looking for work or want to improve your skills or employment prospects? Does the thought of computers and the internet leave you feeling overwhelmed or out of touch? Is English your second language and you need support to apply for a new course or employment? If any of these apply to you, then this is the course for you. This introductory course will improve your digital skills and equip you with the knowledge, skills and techniques required to search for your dream job or apply for that course you have been wanting to do. All we ask is that you bring a willingness to learn and enthusiasm. You will be supported by a qualified tutor who will support and empower you to be able to use your phone or laptop to confidently apply for a variety of jobs and course opportunities, and to engage with the digital world of emails, word-processing, social media and how to complete the variety of online applications for employment. A laptop will be provided for this course or you can use your own device.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 25/06/2024 -
Tue 23/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 11:30am
Duration:
5 sessions
Location:
Number One Riverside
Smith Street
Rochdale
OL16 1XU
Tutor:
Rebecca Ngoma
Course code:
Q00015526
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to 拢75.00

Beginners Social Media Marketing for Enterprise: Etsy

Discover the wonderful world of Beginners Social Media Marketing for Enterprise: Etsy with this course. Whether you have studied the content before or are completely new to it, You will find value on this programme. This Social Media Marketing for Enterprise: Etsy course is aimed at beginners, so don鈥檛 worry if this is new to you! We will explore how to leverage social media marketing for Etsy on this course. You will understand how this shopping platform works and learn to set up your profile. Understand how to define your target audience and create content that they want to see. Learn how to schedule posts and plan a content calendar. You do not need any special tools to attend, just yourself and some enthusiasm. Start your Etsy marketing journey today by registering for this course.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 25/06/2024 -
Tue 25/06/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Karen Duncan
Course code:
Q00016539
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Beginners Microsoft Excel & Spreadsheets (Multiply West Sussex)

*Please note - this course is ONLY for learners from a West Sussex postcode as part of a local contract. Please do not apply if you do not live in West Sussex, please check our site for alternative courses. Thanks for your understanding* Did you know you can use spreadsheets to make hundreds of everyday tasks easier? You can use them to efficiently keep track of job applications, birthday lists, inventories of collectible items, or anything else. Never opened a spreadsheet in your life? Don鈥檛 worry. This is an Excel course for beginners, and we鈥檒l cover all the basics. This beginners Excel course aims to teach you computer skills for everyday life, including simple budgeting techniques to manage your money better. This course is funded through Multiply, you are eligible for full funding if you are aged 19+ live in West Sussex.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 26/06/2024 -
Wed 10/07/2024
Times:
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Duration:
3 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Gillian Futcher
Course code:
Q00016001
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
8 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

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  • Get priority online and phone booking for autumn courses (England only),
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Membership Information

Duration:
12 months
Fee:
51风流官网 Membership

Using Canvas to Learn

Online courses allow students from all regions to access skills and gives you flexibility to learn in the comfort of your own surrounding. But what if this is your first time using an online learning platform or maybe it has been some time since you used online learning. This using canvas course will support you to develop confidence and skills in understanding how to use canvas to get the best experience of online learning. You will learn how to use all the functions in canvas with the support of your online tutor. The course will give students an introduction to accessing and using canvas in preparation for future online courses. This course is funded by the West Midlands Combined Authority https://www.wmca.org.uk/

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 01/07/2024 -
Wed 03/07/2024
Times:
9:15am - 11:15am
Duration:
3 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Ekta Vishrolia
Course code:
Q00015503
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
8 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to 拢25.20

Entry Level Essential Digital Skills: Essential Digital Skills to Communicate Online

Do you want to gain more confidence in using digital skills to communicate online. If the answer is 'yes!', then join this course. This course is for learners with basic or some knowledge of digital technologies who want to develop better digital skills. If you struggle with using digital skills to communicate online, using WhatsApp, social media and drafting emails this course can help you feel more comfortable with digital communication. The course aims to boost your confidence by teaching the techniques and digital skills you need to improve your online communication skills. Take the first steps to Improve your digital skills for learning, life, and work.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 02/07/2024 -
Tue 16/07/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
3 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Elena Hawkins
Course code:
Q00015257
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
8 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to 拢27.75

Entry Level Essential Digital Skills: Beginners; Using Digital Skills to communicate online

Do you want to gain more confidence in using digital skills to communicate online. If the answer is 'yes!', then join this course. This course is for learners with little or no experience of digital technologies who want to develop better digital skills. If you struggle with using digital skills to communicate online, using WhatsApp, social media and drafting emails this course can help you feel more comfortable with digital communication. The course aims to boost your confidence by teaching the techniques and digital skills you need to improve your online communication skills. Take the first steps to Improve your digital skills for learning, life, and work.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 02/07/2024 -
Tue 16/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:00pm
Duration:
3 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Elena Hawkins
Course code:
Q00015256
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to 拢27.75

How to use Google Analytics

For London learners. Discover the wonderful world of Google Analytics: This short taster course will introduce you to the basics of Google Analytics including an overview of how to create and implement an account. We will be using data provided on a Google demo account to set up views and filters, read basic reports and set up dashboards. We will discuss goal setting and how the data available through Google Analytics can be used to measure progress. Please note that you will need a Gmail account to participate in this course, if you don鈥檛 already have one you can register for free 鈥 see https://support.google.com/mail/answer/56256?hl=en-GB Whether you have studied the content before or are completely new to it, You will find value on this programme. You do not need any special tools to attend, just yourself and some enthusiasm. Start your Google Analytics journey today by registering for this course.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 03/07/2024 -
Wed 03/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 1:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Indrel Doney
Course code:
Q00017165
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Beginners Social Media Marketing for Enterprise: eBay

Discover the wonderful world of Beginners Social Media for Enterprise: eBay with this course. Whether you have studied the content before or are completely new to it, you will find value on this programme. This social media marketing course is aimed at beginners, so don鈥檛 worry if this is new to you! We will explore Social Media for Enterprise: eBay on this course. You will understand how this shopping platform works and learn to set up your profile. Understand how to define your target audience and create content that they want to see. Learn how to schedule posts and plan a content calendar. You do not need any special tools to attend, just yourself and some enthusiasm. Start your social media for Enterprise: eBay marketing journey today by registering for this course.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 04/07/2024 -
Thu 04/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:30pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Karen Duncan
Course code:
Q00016492
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Beginners Wordpress

Building a website is easier than you think with WordPress. If you鈥檇 like to have a space online to share your thoughts, work, or creations, this beginner鈥檚 WordPress course can prepare you to launch your site in a matter of weeks. Whether you鈥檙e a small business owner, vendor, blogger, or just enthusiastic about a subject, you can benefit from having visibility online. This WordPress training takes you through the process of creating your website step by step. This WordPress course is aimed at beginners, so don鈥檛 worry if this is new to you!

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 04/07/2024 -
Thu 18/07/2024
Times:
2:00pm - 4:30pm
Duration:
3 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Indrel Doney
Course code:
Q00016484
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to 拢59.20