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Training opportunities and careers advice

Essential Digital Skills

Confidence with computers, smartphones, tablets and the Internet is increasingly important in our lives and work.  

If you want to brush up your digital skills, or know someone who would benefit, there are several local learning options that can help. Training is available across the borough, from structured courses to drop-in sessions and online learning. Most is free or available at low cost. Click the link below to find out what’s on offer.

Learning for qualifications
Organisation - click for further details and to make enquiries online What's on offer Location - learning from home is also widely offered  Phone number
Blackfriars Settlement IT and computing, digital media, mobile devices, internet safety 1 Rushworth Street
SE1 0RB

020 7928 9521
Morley College Functional Skills ICT; ECDL; basic web design; IT, English and Maths for beginners Morley College
61 Westminster Bridge Rd
SE1 7H
020 7450 1889
Southwark Adult Learning Functional IT skills Thomas Calton Centre
SE15 4NX
020 7358 2100
Southwark College IT Users and IT Skills Southwark College
25 The Cut
SE1 8LF
0203 757 4000
Learning not linked to qualifications
Organisation - click for further details and to make enquiries online What's on offer Location - learning from home is also widely offered  Phone number
Southwark Library Service Starting with computers, email and the internet All Southwark Libraries Enquire at your local library
Southwark Group of Tenants Organisations Basic computer training for tenants and residents on council estates SGTO
19 Buller Close
SE15 6UJ
020 7639 6718
Inspire at St Peter's iPad classes for people new to using tablets InSpire
The Crypt at St Peter's Church
Liverpool Grove
SE17 2HH
020 7740 6868
Southwark Pensioners Centre Beginners and intermediate computer skills  Southwark Pensioners Centre
305-307 Camberwell Road
SE5 0HQ 
020 7708 4556
University of the Third Age Group sessions on Apple devices and Windows PCs from complete beginner onwards for retired and semi-retired Private home, East Dulwich 0843 8860 980
We Are Digital Face to face group and individual training in digital skills Various, call  to enquire 03333 444019
Clarion Housing Group Essential digital skills training and equipment loans for Clarion Housing Group residents Various, including home-based 0300 500 8000
Draper Together Digital Draper - basic internet and computer skills for Elephant and Castle residents Draper Hall
1 Howell Walk
SE1 6TL
Enquire at Draper Hall
Support with Universal Credit and Homesearch
Organisation - click for further details and to make enquiries online What's on offer Location - learning from home is also widely offered  Phone number
Southwark CAB Support with online Universal Credit claims and Homesearch applications 97 Peckham High Street
SE15 5RS

8 Market Place
Southwark Park Road
SE16 3UQ

Bells Garden (SGTO) Community Centre,
Buller Close,
Peckham SE15 6UJ

6-8 Westmoreland Road, SE17 2AY.
0800 144 8 444
Train as a 'digital champion' 
Organisation - click for further details and to make enquiries online What's on offer Location - learning from home is also widely offered  Phone number
Digital Champions Essential digital skills courses delivered by Digital Unite and We Are Digital. Become qualified to pass on your skills  Various, including home-based Enquire online
Online resources
Provider What's on offer
Alison E-learning provider offering free online courses in core IT skills. 
Progresses from essential skills for beginners to intermediate and advanced digital skills in fields such as game development and data science.
Barclays Digital Wings Free e-learning courses developed by Barclays Bank covering a range of digital learning topics including essential digital skills for beginners. 
Google Applied Digital Skills Free video lessons in using Google apps for everyday life and the workplace.
Learn My Way Free e-learning courses developed by the Good Things Foundation offering essential digital skills, covering topics such as finding a job, accessing public services, and improving your health online. 
Lloyds Bank Academy Free online essential digital skills learning, can be tailored to learning needs.
Microsoft Digital Literacy Free digital literacy course aimed at anyone who wants to learn the fundamentals of using digital technologies.
Vision2Learn Free online Level 2 courses in essential IT skills. 

We've joined with local partners and put together an action plan to improve the essential digital skills support available for local people. To find out more, click on the link below.

Essential digital skills action plan (pdf, 426kb)

Page last updated: 19 October 2020

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