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Using a computer

Using a computer

If you are new to using a computer, there are a range of online courses or local tuition sessions available.

Don’t forget your local library provides FREE internet access and WIFI.  Some libraries also offer one-to-one introductory sessions or courses run by partners on using the Internet, Email and Word Processing.  You can also search the library catalogue for books on learning to use a computer.

Computer Basics, Creating documents, Email & Skype,

Using the internet,Hobbies & Interests, Music & Audio,

Smartphones & Tablets,TV & video, social networking & blogs,

digital photography, Internet security, shopping & banking 


  • Adult Community Learning Computer Courses
    Local courses on computers can be found by searching by the keyword ‘computer’ on this page.

  • Ability net- My Computer My Way
    Ability net’s guide to making computers easier to use for people with vision, hearing, motor or cognitive impairments.

  • AGE UK Computer Training
    Search for a computer training course offered by your local Age UK centre.  The website also provides guides to setting up an email account and more.

  • GCF Learnfree
    Provides online learning guides for Word, Excel, facebook, Google and more.  Also includes activities to help improve literacy and maths skills.


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