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If you prefer to learn independently, there are many online resources available. A great place to start is by downloading our ‘Get on with IT’, a basic digital skills guide for residents (PDF, 3.2mb) with free accompanying videos. 

Some parts of this document may not be accessible for all readers. Download a fully accessible version of the digital skills guide (PDF, 3.2mb).

Our libraries and digital hubs offer a free printed copy of the guide. You can also email our team at

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


E-learning provider offering free online courses in core IT skills. 
The courses progress 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. the courses cover 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.To sign up or get involved, email 

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.


Free online Level 2 courses in essential IT skills. 


Page last updated: 18 July 2023


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