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Support for individuals - digital skills

Get Online Greater Manchester: Digital Skills Map

Your local directory of skills activities and support to get online. Across Greater Manchester there is a range of support available, most of which is free or at a low cost, to help all of our residents to access the benefits the internet has to offer.

Find out more and use the Get Online Greater Manchester Digital Skills Map

Support for residents to do digital in later life

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority and Good Things Foundation have joined forces to produce a brand-new practical guide to support more people to get online and benefit from doing digital in later life. 

Read more and download doing digital in later life.

Skills Bootcamps

Skills Bootcamps give people aged 19+ the opportunity to build up sector specific skills through fully-funded and co-funded flexible courses of up to 16 weeks.

Learn more about Skills Bootcamps and how to access.

Good Things Foundation digital skills support

Good Things Foundation the national digital inclusion charity have a charity of support available to help residents build and grow their digital skills including programmes like Learn My Way (external website) and Make It Click. They also have a wide variety of resources available including guides to help older residents get online and many more. 

Learn My Way (external website) is a website of over 30 free online courses to help beginners learn digital skills to stay safe and connected.

Make It Click (external website) features free courses, tools and templates that you can trust. You can learn new apps, improve the skills you already have and take a positive step forward in your work.

Find out more about the Good Things Foundation digital skills support (external website)

AbilityNet free IT support at home

AbilityNet are a UK based charity who are work to ensure that everyone can regardless of ability, age or background should be able to access the power of digital technology. AbilityNet's Tech volunteers provide free IT support (external website) to older people and disabled people of any age, anywhere in the UK. Every volunteer is disclosure-checked and can help with all sorts of IT (information technology) challenges, from setting up new equipment, fixing technical issues, showing you how to stay connected to family, using online services and much more.

Find out more about AbilityNet free IT support at home (external website)

AbilityNet free digital skills workshops

As part of their partnership with telecommunications company BT Group, AbilityNet offer the opportunity for individuals and groups in a range of areas across the UK, including Manchester, to take part in free workshops which aim to improve the digital skills of older and digitally excluded people. If you are an individual aged 65 years old or over and could benefit from digital skills training, or if you work with older people in an organisation or charity in the regions outlined, apply now for the free training workshops.

Find out more about AbilityNet free digital skills workshops (external website)

The National Careers Service Skills Toolkit

The National Careers Service has collated a list of free courses to help you learn new skills or change jobs. Including general skills that apply to all sectors and more specialised skills, including computer essentials, computer science, and coding. 

Find out more about the Skills Toolkit (external website)

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