Digital skills: Beginners

Computers in our libraries across Salford are FREE to use.

We can offer basic help in using the computers and there are computer classes for beginners in some libraries.

We think it is important that our computers are accessible for all to use, so we have screen magnifier and text to speech software, adapted keyboards and height adjustable desks.

Colour and black and white printing is available for a small charge, with scanners available in some of our libraries.

Children can use the computers, we just ask for parental consent and that children aged up to 7 years old are accompanied by a responsible adult.

Use a Computer - SCL 

Free Digital Marketing Skills Bootcamp for Women

Does a Digital Marketing & Growth Strategist Leadership career excite you?

Whether you are looking for work, a career-change, self-employment or want to progress further in your current organisation, BuzzStart Academy’s fully funded Digital Marketing ‘Talent’ Skills Bootcamp could be the next step towards your dream job.

Who is Talent for?

  • Women (19+)
  • Resident in Manchester, Liverpool, Cheshire, Cumbria, or Lancashire
  • Unemployed (aspire employment, career-change, self-employment, well paid dream job)

The ‘Talent’ bootcamp is 10 weeks full-time and applications are now open to women across NW England.

Apply now

Successful outcomes from the test-pilot bootcamp:

  • Inclusion: 100% women
  • Diversity: 35% BAME
  • Employment: 70% in high-quality digital specialist jobs
  • Salary: average of £25k
  • Mental health: 100% positive improvement in self-confidence and belief


Some benefits:

  • Fully funded
  • Guaranteed interviews

Read more and apply

Starting Point: life skills for moving on

If you don’t know where to start with training and employment, Starting Point is a free seven-week programme to help you do just that!

• Meet new people.
• Learn new skills.
• Find out what’s possible for you.

Get help with
• creating your CV
• computer skills
• job searching and applications
• literacy and numeracy skills
• your next steps

Salford Loaves and Fishes, Skills for Life Centre offer a small informal group session in the morning and one-to-one support in the afternoon every Wednesday.

You must be

• aged 18+
• a resident in Greater Manchester
• unemployed
• eligible to work
Pop in and speak to a member of staff or give us a call on 0161 737 8775

Salford Loaves and Fishes


Digital Buddies

Digital Buddies is a new ‘social connection’ and support project running in Salford and Trafford as part of our COVID-19 response. They are linking people in these communities to trained young people to help with any digital and tech issues they may be having

Digital Buddies - Salford Foundation



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Free Adult Education Sessions for 2021

Corinth will be running new community learning courses, free to all Salford residents aged 19+ irrespective of employment status.

Upcoming courses for 2021 include:

  • First & Next Steps IT
  • First Steps Spreadsheets and Databases
  • First Steps Office Work and Admin
  • Writing English
  • English Literature
  • Math
  • Photoshop
  • Confidence Building
  • Youth Work
  • Crafty IT

Download the course flier 

Corinth Business and Community Training C.I.C.


  • Janet: 07482 606808
  • Paul: 07727 600298

Corinth Website


First Steps IT Training

Basic computer class for beginners. 

If you want to know how to use a computer, in this class you will learn the basics, even if you have never touched a computer before. 

The aim is to take you from a level of no knowledge of a computer to self sufficiency in it's usage. 

Thursday Afternoons from 1.30pm

Salford Loaves And Fishes


learn my way

Learn My Way has free courses for you to learn digital skills to stay safe and connected.

Learn my way


make it click

What we do

Build your digital skills, Make It Click features free courses, tools and templates that you can trust. You can learn new apps, improve the skills you already have and take a positive step forward in your work. They have a number of  short free IT courses.

Make It Click


No matter your level of ability, these free courses are here to take you from digital zero to digital hero. Following NHS guidance, these course have been created to provide you with a solid foundation of digital skills to allow you to go off and see what technology can do for you.

Free Online Digital Skills Courses

Inspiring Communities Together

Inspiring Communities Together is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) operating in Charlestown and Lower Kersal. They offer tech courses and social activities for the over-55s, and family friendly events over school breaks.

Tech and Tea at Home, via Zoom and in the Community

Would you like to learn how to get safely online to access the Internet and keep in touch with friends, family, local information and services?

If you are over 55, live in the Salford and do not have access to digital equipment we are here to help you!

Currently recruiting for courses starting on dates below: 

  • Tech and Tea at Broughton Hub Wednesday 15th September 2021 11.00am - 2.00pm
  • Tech and Tea at Humphrey Booth Resource Centre 15th September 2021 11.00am - 2.00pm
  • Tech and Tea at Swinton Gateway 23rd September 2021 11.00am - 2.00pm
  • Tech and Tea at Pendleton Gateway 24th September 2021 11.00am - 2.00pm
  • Tech and Tea at Walkden Gateway 30th September 2021 11.00am - 2.00pm
  • Tech and Tea at Eccles Gateway 01st October 2021 11.00am - 2.00pm

Activities and events for older people - Inspiring Communities Together

Inspiring Communities Together

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