Crown Simmons Housing is promoting Get Online Week. Across the UK, from the 17th until the 21st of October. events and workshops are taking place to help people use the internet.
If you, a friend, neighbour or relative wants to know more about the internet or using a computer, and what they can provide, please click on one of the following links to find out more about events, training and workshops near you!
Anyone can find an event near them by visiting the Get Online website by clicking here (opens getonlineweek.com page ‘Find An Event’): getonlineweek.com/find-an-event/
Your local council may also be running events – to find your local council click here (opens gov.uk site to find local council): gov.uk/find-local-council
Once you have found your local (district or county) council, you can visit their website and search for the following (this should take you to results for the relevant pages): get online
UK Online Centres also offer workshops and courses on how to use the internet and email throughout the year, to find your nearest centre visit their website here: ukonlinecentres.com/index.php?
Go ON UK run workshops and courses on using computers and the internet, you can find out about if these are running in your area by visiting the Go ON Local site (opens local.go-on.co.uk site with post code search) here: local.go-on.co.uk/browse/events/
For more general computer and IT help, click here for more information.
Your local library may be able to help you with general computer skills training. To find your local library please click here (you will be taken to a gov.uk site for local library services): gov.uk/local-library-services
The National Careers Service also provides information on gaining internationally recognised qualifications in IT for beginners to advanced users. Please click here to find out more about IT qualifications (opens a nationalcarrersservice.direct.gov.uk site): nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/advice/courses/typesoflearning/Pages/computerskills.aspx
If you’re aged 50+ you may also be able to use Age UK services in your area, find out more about Age UK’s computer training courses by clicking here (you will be taken to an ageuk.org.uk page on computer training courses): ageuk.org.uk/work-and-learning/technology-and-internet/computer-training-courses/