Face to face skills support

Drop in skills support sessions

Carers Leeds Digital Cafe

Regular group and 1-to-1 digital skills support sessions for unpaid carers, free of charge, at The Arch Cafe. More details, including dates and times, available via the Carers Leeds website. To book a place or ask any questions you might have please contact 07494 272 022 or email holly.wilkins@carersleeds.org.uk

People in Action Digi Drop-in

Drop-in digital skills support session fortnightly on Fridays for adults with learning disabilities and autistic people. Take along your equipment and pop in to The Old Fire Station in Gipton any time between 1-3pm. No appointment necessary. For the date of the next session visit the Through The Maze website and for more information call Danielle on 0739 301 5003.

Get Technology Together @ Cranmore Digital Access Point

This is an open session for everyone, and its aim is to provide free face to face help and support to individuals with all sorts of technological issues with their devices, operating systems and applications which are used daily. Sessions are run every Friday, 10-11.30am at Cranmore & Raylands Community Centre, Belle Isle. More information on the GTT website.

Get Technology Together @ Drighlington Digital

Drop-in basic digital support, open to all. Sessions are run on Thursdays, 10-11.30am at Drighlington Methodist Church. For more information contact drighlington.digital@gmail.com or visit the GTT website.

Leonard Cheshire digital support

Free bespoke one-to-one digital skills and tech support sessions for people with physical or learning disabilities (beneficiaries can self-identify their disability and don’t need access to a formal diagnosis. Support is available remotely, in home, or in the community, via appointment. for more information see Digital support | Leonard Cheshire

Leeds Libraries Digital121 drop-in as part of Age Proud Festival

One-off drop in face-to-face digital support session aimed at older people. Wednesday 15th September 2021, 1-2pm at Dewsbury Road Community Hub and Library. More information on Ticket Source (no need to book).

Essential digital skills courses

Leeds Learning Hub

Leeds Adult Learning offers a range of first step courses for adults, including digital and IT courses. Courses take place across the city in a variety of different venues, though most are currently delivered virtually. Whether you are looking to learn a new skill, help your child or develop your skills to find work there will be a course for you. Many courses are free subject to personal circumstances.

Leeds City College Community Centres

Essential Digital Skills Entry Level 3 and Level 1

For applications and referrals please complete this short online form and staff will be in touch, or call into one of the following centres:

Joseph Priestley Centre
Burton Avenue
LS11 5ER  
Rothwell Centre
Marsh Street
LS26 0AE
Deacon House
Seacroft Avenue
LS14 6JD  

From September 2020 accredited courses are available FREE all to adults needing to learn and develop their digital skills, regardless of their financial situation. This 45 hour course will take you through the basics step by step to increase your confidence in using devices to access areas safely online.

The course covers the following units:

  • Using devices and handling information (includes how to store information)
  • Creating and editing including media, posters and documents
  • Communicating online (includes social media)
  • Transacting (buying) online activities
  • Being responsible, safe and legal online

There are morning, afternoon and evening workshops available at centres in Beeston, Rothwell and Seacroft, all with flexible starts so people can join at any time.

If you would like to find out more or refer someone to potentially join one of these classes please complete this short online form and staff will contact you/the leaner. Learners are also free to refer themselves if they are able. There is currently no telephone number available due to a technical issues.

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