Digital skills (computers and ICT)

Become job-ready: free help and courses from Microsoft, Gov UK and others

If you are trying to get back into work, get your first job or change your career, it can be hard to know where to start. From CV tips to apprenticeships, vacancies and skills courses, help is available. Explore our page on free jobs support, training and resources from Microsoft, Waltham Forest Council and Gov UK.

Our courses and training

Learn how to use your computer, smartphone and tablet for work, study or to keep in touch with family and friends

Adult wearing glasses facing a computer.

From beginner to specialist courses

We run courses and workshops for complete beginners to learn the basics of using desktop computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones. We also offer workshops to help you develop technical and specialist digital skills.

Digital skills are now more important than ever. You can use technology to safely stay in touch with others and feel less isolated. You could also improve your job chances in a much tougher job market.

Gain a qualification: As your confidence and ability increase, you can join an ICT Functional Skills qualification course.

You need ICT and digital skills for most jobs. These skills will also help you daily: from making appointments to online shopping and banking.

Learning with us: Our courses will be a blend of online and face-to-face learning.

From our learners

‘The teacher was excellent. He made it interesting and easy for us to understand. The information was provided for us to practice at home.’

Learner, Computers for complete beginners

‘It was very helpful and made learning enjoyable. It was a positive learning experience in a group of friends.’

Learner, Lloyd Park Pavilion

Careers and opportunities

‘Many jobs have a digital element, and it is predicted that within 20 years, 90 per cent of all jobs will require some element of digital skills … An estimated 1.2 million new technical and digitally skilled people are needed by 2022 to satisfy future skills needs.’

UK Digital Strategy policy paper (2017)

About us

Our expert tutors have up-to-date knowledge of a wide range of computer applications and software. They can help you improve your computing and digital skills at any level.

Our partners include Lloyd Park Pavilion and Nelft (North East London Foundation Trust) Recovery College.

Social prescribing: We also deliver digital skills courses under social prescribing for Nelft Recovery College.

Start a course: book an assessment

For course dates and fees, please check our 2020-21 course listing

To enrol on these courses, please book an assessment. Assessments are free and will help you enrol on the right course for your needs.