Improving your online skills

Getting online makes it easier to search for jobs and training courses and find help and advice.

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More and more services are moving online – from your bank to your favourite shops – so it’s good to build up your online skills.

Finding somewhere to log on

If you don’t have a computer or smartphone, all UK public libraries have computers with internet access. There may be a small charge to use them (or for any printing) and library staff will be happy to help.

Free or low-cost computer courses

  • We’re working with Barclays to help our customers to get online. With free courses from basic skills to keeping safe online and even coding, their Digital Driving Licence is available on their website and as an app so you can access it anywhere.
  • The UK online centres is a network of 5,000 local centres, helping people make the most of technology and getting as many people as possible online. They provide digital skills courses via the Learn My Way website, training advice and information.
  • The new Google Digital Garage gives people a digital ‘tune-up’. This could be making the most of the web or building your business or career. You can create a personalised learning plan, and enjoy Google’s in-depth training.