Digital skills: Beginners
Vodaphone Digital Skills Helpline
Do you need help to get online and grow your digital confidence?
Digital assistance and advice is now available through a new free helpline created by Vodafone and We Are Digital. The free Digital Skills Helpline can help if you struggle with things such as setting up a digital device, connecting to the internet, or learning how to communicate with others using email and other messaging applications.
If you would like support, please call 0800 987 4110.
Free entrepreneurship training for over-50s.
The Salford Business School is offering free courses to over 50's interested in being entrepreneurs to help them both explore potential business ideas and develop their business skills in areas such as finance, online strategy and networking.
The course is designed for those who want to learn all about running a successful business. It can be done around a day job and completed almost entirely online.
For more information follow the link below.
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
- eligible to work
Pop in and speak to a member of staff or give us a call on 0161 737 8775
Free Adult Education Sessions for 2023
Corinth will be running new community learning courses, free to all Salford residents aged 19+ irrespective of employment status.
Upcoming courses for 2023 include:
- First & Next Steps IT
- First Steps Spreadsheets and Databases
- First Steps Office Work and Admin
Corinth Business and Community Training C.I.C.
- Janet: 07482 606808
- Paul: 07727 600298
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
Learn My Way has free courses for you to learn digital skills to stay safe and connected.
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.
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!
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.