Computer and Internet Training
Discover how to search and surf the internet, find out what to trust, how to protect your computer from viruses, filter spam and how to get the most from the Internet for your work or personal use.
There are a wealth of websites on the internet which enable you to learn how to use your computer effectively, but if this does not appeal or you are a complete beginner, it is possible to find courses and local teachers who will provide one to one tuition either at their premises or from the comfort of your own home.
Tutoring can include basic computer skills, introductions to Microsoft products such as Word, Excel, Publisher, Access, Outlook Express, Internet Explorer plus AOL and other software programs including word processing, desktop publishing, photographic/image editing, music creation/editing, html programming, website design, html programming tools plus internet training, web search techniques and using modems, scanners, printers.
To find a tutor in your area, check the local papers, library, yellow pages or computer shops.
Provide courses on computing at various centres across the UK - use their search facility to find one near you or call them for further information.
Online Training Resources
Unable to afford private training? Want to learn using the internet? Visit these useful online services or check your local college prospectus... many provide full time, part-time or evening courses free or for reasonable rates.
Alison: Learn Computer Basics
A set of free online tutorials designed to help students, lecturers and researchers improve their Internet information literacy and IT skills. Online tutorials aimed at the complete beginner.
The archived online IT learning resource and online courses includes beginners guide to using computers and the internet with courses, videos and articles.
Includes 160 online computer basics lessons which cover everything from using Windows, utilising programs like Excel, Word or Open Office Writer to using facebook, skype, twitter and email or purchase the Beginners Guide to Computing DVD to learn at your leisure.
CTDLC Beginners Courses
Free online modules covering computer skills, email, word processing and web skills for beginners.
Home and Learn
Free internet training, study from home or at work, accredited online learning for UK residents aged 16 or over provided by by IDEA (Innovation in Digital and Electronic Art) and supported by the European Social Fund and Further Education Funding Council.