Digital Resources and IT Training in West Sussex

Links to local resources and training to help you get online.

IT Junction now One Stop Junction:

https://onestopjunction.org.uk/

Great local digital resource.

Address:Southwick Community Centre, 24 Southwick St, Southwick, BN42 4TE

Phone:01903 221400 or 07917 515299

Email:enquiries.junctions@adur-worthing.gov.uk


West Sussex Library

West Sussex Libraries are now open for limited browsing and pre-bookable computer sessions. Please contact your local library for further information.

https://arena.westsussex.gov.uk/web/arena


Citizens Online

If you or your someone you know needs help to use the internet phone free helpline and one of their friendly volunteers will call you back to help.

Tel: 08081965883

https://www.citizensonline.org...


Beginner IT Skills Level 1 Digital Skills

Twin Training Customers can self-refer via this link

(Laptop loan scheme available in the ‘Local Computer Access’ section of this document)

Application:

https://forms.gle/FAVgVZ11VTMNP1397

More about Twin UK:

https://www.twinemployment.com/



Aspire Sussex

Our range of computer courses are designed to help you get the most from new technologies, remain independent in later life and increase your confidence and skills in the ever changing world of technology.

https://www.aspiresussex.org.uk/topic/computing/

Digital Skills courses at Aspire:

https://aspiresussex.org.uk/topic/computing/digital-skills/

GB MET College

Various Courses Available Social Media. Beginners 50% discount available on some courses for jobcentre customers.

https://www.gbmc.ac.uk/computing-part-time-professional-adults

Digital Skills at Nothbrook Met:

https://www.gbmc.ac.uk/digital-skills-ncfe-level-2-certificate-northbrook-met


Essential IT Skills for beginners

10 weeks – Vision to learn This online qualification provides a great entry point into the world of IT, introducing you to the basic computer skills used in the majority of modern workplaces. Suitable for absolute IT beginners or novices. Free to Jobcentre customers. Nationally recognised qualification.

https://www.vision2learn.net/course/free/75/essential-it-skills-level-1

Learn My Way

Learn My Way has free courses for you to learn digital skills to stay safe and connected including, using a computer, Online basics, office programmes, online safety, money management, job searching and more!

Learn My Way

(From Good Thins Foundation).

Our centre ID is 8008193 . It’s really important that people use this ID when they register.


Alison.com

(self-taught) online learning Alison’s range of free online IT training courses includes clear and simple lessons on how to develop software, manage computer networks, and maintain vital IT systems across computers and phones.

https://alison.com/courses/it

(Basic to very advanced offerings).

Intermediate skills

Level 2 Digital Skills at work qualification

Twin Training Customers can self-refer via this link (Laptop loan scheme available in the ‘Local Computer Access’ section of this document)

https://forms.gle/FAVgVZ11VTMNP1397

Level 1 Award in Social Media

Twin training Customers can self-refer via this link (Laptop loan scheme available in the ‘Local Computer Access’ section of this document)

https://forms.gle/FAVgVZ11VTMNP1397


Essential IT Skill

10 weeks – Vision to learn Gain basic knowledge on widely used Microsoft Office programs, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Nationally recognised qualification Learn how to send effective email communications, produce more powerful presentations and do more with data. Free to Jobcentre customers

https://www.vision2learn.net/course/free/75/essential-it-skills-level-1

Free places are available to anyone who meets the criteria below.

  • Living in England
  • Aged 19 or over from the 31 August 2020 (born before 01 September 2001)
  • A citizen of a country within the European Economic Area (EEA) and a resident in the EEA for the last 3 years
  • Not in receipt of any other government-funded training.

You may also qualify if you're:

  • Employed and in receipt of a low wage
  • A non-EEA citizen with permission by UK government to live in the UK which is not for educational purposes, and lived in England for at least 3 years
  • A family member of an EU national
  • A refugee
  • Asylum Seeker.


The Open University

Various courses on digital and IT in the ‘Science, Maths and Technology’ section. Various length and levels available.

Free course example:

https://www.open.edu/openlearn/education-development/digital-skills-succeeding-digital-world/content-section-overview?active-tab=description-tab

Advanced IT skills


GB MET College

Various Courses Available – Graphic and Web Design | Design for Entrepreneurs – Introduction to HTML, CSS and JavaScript – Photoshop | Digital Art – Web Development | HTML, CSS, PHP and Javascript for Beginners 50% discount available on some courses for jobcentre customers.

https://www.gbmc.ac.uk/computing-part-time-professional-adults

Free Digital Skills Diplomas

Brighton Digital Accelerator Course The course will equip you with an essential tool kit of digital and creative skills that our employers demand, helping you to create an impressive portfolio of work that will make you the stand-out applicant for any hiring manager Fine tune your networking, pitching and presentation skills Build your own website and create an online portfolio and creative C.V.

https://www.freedigitalskills.co.uk/digital-accelerator

Video Accelerator course

The video accelerator is perfect for you if you are passionate about video and would like to explore various aspects of video making in a fun, practical and creative manner. Via practical workshops, presentations and hands-on learning, the accelerator will provide you with experience and support in producing amazing videos, whether you use a smartphone, webcam, DSLR or professional camera.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/creative-process-digital-9230577891

Local Access to computers:

Jobcentre:

Jobcentre internet access devices In urgent situations, there are computers available at the Jobcentres to access Universal Credit claims.

Libraries:

Limited computer sessions are only available when pre- booked in advance. Contact your local library to book a session.


Department of Education Laptop and data scheme:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/get-help-with-technology-for-remote-education-during-coronavirus-covid-19


BT Home Essentials:

https://www.bt.com/exp/broadband/home-essentials

Fibre broadband from

£15 per month

Plus £9.99 P&P.

Or get a call-only plan for £10 a month

Who can get BT Home Essentials?

New or existing BT customers can apply. You’ll also need to be

receiving one of these benefits to qualify:

  • Universal Credit
  • (all claimants)
  • Pension Credit
  • (Guarantee Credit)
  • Employment and Support Allowance
  • Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income Support

Don’t forget you’ll need your National Insurance number when you order, so we can check you’re eligible.


Counterpoint iPad and Mac support and training

https://www.counterpoint.co.uk/

iPad and Mac training and support.


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