Train online

If you prefer to learn independently, there are many online resources available. A great place to start is ‘Get on with IT’, our basic digital skills guide for residents (pdf, 3.7mb) with free accompanying videos.

Digital Guide for residents
Digital Guide for residents

Find an interactive version of the guide for reading online.

You can obtain a free printed copy of the guide from Southwark libraries or digital hubs. You can also email our digital inclusion team.

Basic IT skills videos 

View videos on basic internet skills.

If you're further along with internet development, find information about digital skills training below.

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. 
Clarion Housing Group (pdf, 872kb) The Clarion Housing Group provides a series of online learning sessions covering a number of topics. Some are for Clarion residents, others are for anyone looking to improve their internet skills. Email them to sign up or to get involved
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. 


Page last updated: 16 September 2022

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