Learning computer skills

  •  Need help getting online?
  • Complete beginner or just want to brush up your IT skills?
  • Not sure where you can access the internet?

Here are some pointers to local courses and information. Note that Vale of White Horse District Council does not directly provide access or training.

Training

Oxfordshire Skills and Learning Service offer a range of adult learning courses This link will take you to an external website... , including ICT (information and communications technology) from Abingdon and Witney College.

Local colleges also offer courses. Visit their websites to find out more (look under information and office technology).

Learn Direct This link will take you to an external website... offer home and office IT courses for a range of different software packages, and many lead to qualifications. Depending on your circumstances, funding may be available for courses that you take at a learndirect centre, otherwise you can buy courses online. Your local centre can advise you on the options.

UK Online Centres This link will take you to an external website...  offer a network of centres across England providing people with free or low-cost access to computers and the internet, together with help and advice on using them. Their website includes a location search for courses near you.

Age UK have a guide to making the most of the internet This link will take you to an external website...

British Computer Society run IT Can Help This link will take you to an external website... , a network of volunteers who are able to offer free local computer assistance to disabled people.

Access

Oxfordshire libraries Oxfordshire County Council This link will take you to an external website... offer free public access broadband Internet computers.

UK Online Centres This link will take you to an external website...  offer a network of centres across England providing people with free or low-cost access to computers and the internet, together with help and advice on using them. Their website includes a location search for centres near you.

Oxfordshire Association for the Blind This link will take you to an external website...
A technology suite includes the latest aids to reading for both blind and partially sighted people; adapted computers with specialist software ensure that blind people can find out how to access the internet/ e-mail and IT skills.

Last reviewed: 21 - 11 - 2016

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