Learn how to use the internet!

Got a smartphone, tablet, laptop or PC? Or thinking of getting one? Find IT classes, courses or drop-ins to get you get started, do more with your device or solve a problem.

Find places to learn about your gadget or how to do things online

  • Booked courses – these IT classes last more than one session. In some cases, you might get a certificate at the end.
  • Booked sessions – one-off IT sessions booked in advance
  • Drop-in sessions – first-come first-served gadget sessions

Many sessions provide one to one coaching, whereas courses are normally delivered to small groups. Computers are provided by the venue, or you can choose to bring your own device – mobile, laptop or tablet. All opportunities are free, unless otherwise stated and they are updated fortnightly.

IT tuition at home

See our Home page for free lessons for disabled people and people living with frailty, on their own equipment in their own homes.

How to search

To look for a specific venue, day of the week or neighbourhood, use a webpage search (Ctrl+F).

Alternatively, to filter entries efficiently please enter the FULL postcode and specify a distance you are willing to travel e.g. 1 mile. Always leave MIXED ABILITY checked.

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You searched for courses/sessions, with the following selection options:
Course/session activity types - Drop in session, Booked session, Booked course
Course/session skills levels - Absolute beginners, Advanced learner, Basic internet skills, Digital champion training, Mixed Ability
Course/session themes - Computers and Internet, Health and Wellbeing, Jobs and Work, Leisure and Hobbies
Course/session skills - Managing information online e.g. searching, Communicating online e.g. email, Transacting online e.g. shopping, Problem solving online e.g. how to videos, Creating online e.g. application forms, photos, Literacy, Numeracy, English language skills
Course/session costs - Free, Paid for
Days - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Your search found 34 courses.

Booked course

Brush up Your IT Skills – Excel (Part 3) – Summer

Develop your skills further in Excel: Use further options including validation, Vlookup and date functions.

Learn to link spreadsheets in more detail, create and use pivot charts and develop your use of other chart functions.

This is an intermediate course for those who are already familiar with Excel and have ideally completed parts 1 and 2.

Full price: £62.50 
Concession rate (if available): £37.50

Provider: The Friends Centre - Brighton Junction

Location: Friends Centre, Brighton Junction, Isetta Square, 35 New England Street Brighton. BN1 4GQ

Location notes: Buses 5/5A/5B, 21/21A, 22, 24 25/25X, 26, 28, 29, 37/37B, 46, 48, 49, 50/50U, 56. Brighton Railway Station. Accessible Venue. Café onsite.

Free wifi: Yes

Cost:
Unspecified
Skills level:
Mixed Ability
Theme/title:
Computers and Internet
Skills:
Managing information online e.g. searching, Communicating online e.g. email, Transacting online e.g. shopping, Problem solving online e.g. how to videos, Creating online e.g. application forms, photos
Booking:
info@friendscentre.org 01273 810210
Internet link:
Brush up Your IT Skills – Excel (Part 3) – Summer
Days:
Monday
Start date:
11 June 2018
End date:
9 July 2018
Start time:
1pm
End time:
3pm
Duration:
5 Weeks

Next steps in I.T. – Daytime

Develop your IT skills further on this course.

Learn more about what you can do with Word – including creating posters, adverts and letters.

Find out more about using the internet for online shopping and planning your journeys with Google Maps. Improve your knowledge of email including how to create groups, forwarding and deleting emails.

This course is suitable for those who have already completed an Introduction to IT course or for those with some knowledge of using Word, internet and email.

Full price: £10.00

Provider: The Friends Centre

Location: Friends Centre, Brighton Junction, Isetta Square, 35 New England Street Brighton. BN1 4GQ

Location notes: Buses 5/5A/5B, 21/21A, 22, 24 25/25X, 26, 28, 29, 37/37B, 46, 48, 49, 50/50U, 56. Brighton Railway Station. Accessible Venue. Café onsite.

Free wifi: Yes

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Cost:
£10
Skills level:
Mixed Ability
Theme/title:
Computers and Internet
Skills:
Managing information online e.g. searching, Communicating online e.g. email, Transacting online e.g. shopping, Problem solving online e.g. how to videos, Creating online e.g. application forms, photos
Booking:
info@friendscentre.org 01273 810210
Internet link:
Next steps in I.T. – Daytime
Days:
Tuesday
Start date:
24 April 2018
End date:
10 July 2018
Start time:
10:00
End time:
12noon
Duration:
10 Weeks

Possability People – Get Set – Digital Skills

Possability People helps people with long term health conditions or disabilities (including mental health conditions and learning disabilities) to move towards work and build their confidence to use a computer. Open to people with an active benefit claim who have a long term health condition/disability.

 

One or two afternoon sessions per week for six weeks plus drop ins available.  For next start date and further information please contact the Community Employment Service:

Email work@possabilitypeople.org.uk

Tel. 01273 89 40 44

Call or text 07795 90 49 27

 

FREE.

 

Provider: Possability People (J2E team)

Location: Jubilee Library, Jubilee Street, Brighton BN1 1GE

Location notes: Close to all bus routes to central Brighton and Brighton rail station. Baby Changing facilities. Accessible Venue. Cafe on site.

Free wifi: Yes

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Cost:
FREE
Skills level:
Mixed Ability
Theme/title:
Computers and Internet
Skills:
Managing information online e.g. searching, Communicating online e.g. email, Transacting online e.g. shopping, Problem solving online e.g. how to videos, Creating online e.g. application forms, photos
Booking:
Email work@possabilitypeople.org.uk Tel. 01273 89 40 44 Call/Text 07795 90 49 27
Internet link:
Possability People – Get Set – Digital Skills
Days:
Wednesday, Thursday
Exceptions:
Library closure days
Duration:
Two afternoon sessions per week for six weeks

Step by Step Project (Friends Centre)

The Step by Step Project aims to improve access to English, maths and language training for homeless people in Brighton and Hove. We can also provide an introduction to IT Skills.

Step by Step offers one-to-one support for homeless people, along with confidence building and support for progression into further learning. The project works in close partnership with all supported housing, education and training providers within the city.

Step by Step tutors help learners to move into part-time and full-time courses. Learning programmes are devised to meet the individual needs of the client. Initially, they are given six, weekly, one hour lessons with an option to continue for a further six weeks. However, there is no official cut-off point and it may be advantageous to some learners to continue with us for more sessions.

Learners build confidence around the skills they already have and develop the skills they need to move into more structured courses, voluntary work or attend IAG (Information, Advice and Guidance) interviews.

We are delighted that we have secured funding for this service until 2021

Referral only: Contact the project tutors Mark Newman on 01273 810217 and Chris Delahunt on 01273 810216 or email m.newman@friendscentre.org / c.delahunt@friendscentre.org.

Provider: The Friends Centre

Location: Brighton Junction,1A Isetta Square, 35 New England Street, Brighton BN1 4GQ

Location notes: Buses 5/5A/5B, 21/21A, 22, 24 25/25X, 26, 28, 29, 37/37B, 46, 48, 49, 50/50U, 56. Brighton Railway Station. Accessible Venue. Café onsite.

Free wifi: Yes

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Cost:
Free
Skills level:
Mixed Ability
Theme/title:
Jobs and Work
Skills:
Managing information online e.g. searching, Communicating online e.g. email, Transacting online e.g. shopping, Problem solving online e.g. how to videos, Creating online e.g. application forms, photos, Literacy, Numeracy, English language skills
Booking:
Contact the project tutors Mark Newman on 01273 810217 and Chris Delahunt on 01273 810216 or email m.newman@friendscentre.org / c.delahunt@friendscentre.org.
Internet link:
Step by Step Project (Friends Centre)
Days:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Exceptions:
Referral Only
Start date:
21 March 2018
End date:
1 March 2021
Start time:
Please make an appointment

Booked session

Hangleton Library Computers & the Internet – Thursdays

IT assistance and training from Library Connect.

Get 1:1 help tailored to your own needs and interests. Either use a library PC computer or bring your own laptop, tablet, smartphone or eBook-reader. FREE. 

Booking advised - library members may book up to 8 sessions of 45 minutes. Library membership is also free and will enable you to use any library across the city (now with extended hours through the Libraries Extra scheme).

Provider: Brighton & Hove Libraries

Location: Hangleton Library, West Way, Hangleton, Hove BN3 8LD

Location notes: Buses 5/5A/5B, 16/16A, 55. Accessible Venue and accessible software on designated PC with height-adjustable desk. Baby change facilities. Accessible toilet. Free parking on-street.

Free wifi: Yes

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Cost:
Free
Skills level:
Mixed Ability
Theme/title:
Computers and Internet
Skills:
Managing information online e.g. searching, Communicating online e.g. email, Transacting online e.g. shopping, Problem solving online e.g. how to videos, Creating online e.g. application forms, photos
Booking:
01273 290800 hangleton@brighton-hove.gov.uk
Internet link:
Hangleton Library Computers & the Internet – Thursdays
Days:
Thursday
Start time:
10am
End time:
1pm
Duration:
Up to 45 minutes

Hove Library Computers & the Internet – Mon/Tues/Weds/Thurs/Fridays

Friendly IT assistance and coaching from Library Connect. Get 1:1 help tailored to your own needs and interests. Either use a library PC computer or bring your own laptop, tablet, smartphone or eBook-reader. FREE. 

Booking advised - library members may book up to 8 sessions of 45 minutes. Library membership is also free and will enable you to use any library across the city (now with extended hours through the Libraries Extra scheme).

Monday 2 pm - 5 pm

Tuesday 10 am - 1 pm & 2 pm - 4.45 pm

Wednesday 10 am - 1 pm

Thursday 10 am - 1 pm

Friday 10 am - 1 pm  

Provider: Brighton & Hove Libraries

Location: Hove Library, 182-186 Church Road, Hove, BN3 2EG

Location notes: Buses 1/1A, 6, 49. Baby changing facilities. Accessible Venue.

Free wifi: Yes

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Cost:
Free
Skills level:
Mixed Ability
Theme/title:
Computers and Internet
Skills:
Managing information online e.g. searching, Communicating online e.g. email, Transacting online e.g. shopping, Problem solving online e.g. how to videos, Creating online e.g. application forms, photos
Booking:
01273 290800 hovelibrary@brighton-hove.gov.uk
Internet link:
Hove Library Computers & the Internet – Mon/Tues/Weds/Thurs/Fridays
Days:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Exceptions:
Bank holidays and occasional library closure days
Duration:
Up to 45 minutes per session

Jubilee Library Computers & the Internet – Mon/Tue/Wed/Thur/Fri/Sat/Sun

Friendly IT assistance and coaching from Library Connect. Get 1:1 help tailored to your own needs and interests. Either use a library PC computer or bring your own laptop, tablet, smartphone or eBook-reader. FREE. 

Booking advised - library members may book up to 8 sessions of 45 minutes. Library membership is also free and will enable you to use any library across the city (now with extended hours through the Libraries Extra scheme).

Monday 10.00 am - 1.00 pm

Tuesday 10.00 am - 1.00 pm

Wednesday 10.00 am - 1.00 pm

Thursday 10.00 am - 1.00 pm & 2.00pm - 4.45pm

Friday  11 am - 1 pm & 1.00 pm - 4.45 pm

Saturday 10.00 am - 1.00 pm

1st & 3rd Sundays of the Month 11.00 am - 2.00 pm

Provider: Brighton & Hove Libraries

Location: Jubilee Library, Jubilee Street, Brighton BN1 1GE

Location notes: Close to all bus routes to central Brighton and Brighton rail station. Baby Changing facilities. Accessible Venue. Cafe on site.

Free wifi: Yes

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Cost:
Free
Skills level:
Mixed Ability
Theme/title:
Computers and Internet
Skills:
Managing information online e.g. searching, Communicating online e.g. email, Transacting online e.g. shopping, Problem solving online e.g. how to videos, Creating online e.g. application forms, photos
Booking:
01273 290800. brightonlibrary@brighton-hove.gov.uk
Internet link:
Jubilee Library Computers & the Internet – Mon/Tue/Wed/Thur/Fri/Sat/Sun
Days:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Exceptions:
Library closure days
Duration:
Up to 45 minutes per session

Patcham Library – Computers & the Internet – Tuesday & Saturdays

Friendly IT assistance and coaching from Library Connect Digital Champions. Get 1:1 help tailored to your own needs and interests. Either use a library PC computer or bring your own laptop, tablet, smartphone or eBook-reader.

FREE. Booking advised - library members may book up to 8 sessions of 45 minutes. Library membership is also free and will enable you to use any library across the city (now with extended hours through the Libraries Extra scheme).

Tuesday 10am to 1pm

Saturday 10am to 1pm

Provider: Brighton & Hove Libraries

Location: Patcham Library, Ladies Mile Road, Patcham, Brighton BN1 8TA

Location notes: Buses 5/5A. Wheelchair Accessible.Baby change. Accessible toilet. Car park with limited spaces.

Free wifi: Yes

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Cost:
Free
Skills level:
Mixed Ability
Theme/title:
Computers and Internet
Skills:
Managing information online e.g. searching, Communicating online e.g. email, Transacting online e.g. shopping, Problem solving online e.g. how to videos, Creating online e.g. application forms, photos
Booking:
01273 290800 patchamlibrary@brighton-hove.gov.uk
Internet link:
Patcham Library – Computers & the Internet – Tuesday & Saturdays
Days:
Tuesday, Saturday
Exceptions:
Library closure days
Start time:
10.00 am
End time:
1.00 pm
Duration:
Up to 45 mins

Portslade Library Computers & the Internet – Tuesdays

Friendly IT assistance and coaching from Library Connect Digital Champions. Get 1:1 help tailored to your own needs and interests. Either use a library PC computer or bring your own laptop, tablet, smartphone or eBook-reader.

FREE. Booking advised - library members may book up to 8 sessions of 45 minutes. Library membership is also free and will enable you to use any library across the city (now with extended hours through the Libraries Extra scheme).

 

 

Tuesday:  2:00pm - 4:45pm

 

Provider: Brighton & Hove Libraries

Location: Portslade Library, Old Shoreham Road, Portslade, Brighton. BN41 1XR

Location notes: Buses 2, 6, 46, 66. Baby Changing facilities. Accessible Venue(entrance at rear of building). Accessible software on designated PC with height adjustable desk. Accessible toilet. Small car park with 5 bays including one accessible bay.

Free wifi: Yes

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Cost:
Free
Skills level:
Mixed Ability
Theme/title:
Computers and Internet
Skills:
Managing information online e.g. searching, Communicating online e.g. email, Transacting online e.g. shopping, Problem solving online e.g. how to videos, Creating online e.g. application forms, photos
Booking:
01273 290800 portsladelibrary@brighton-hove.gov.uk
Internet link:
Portslade Library Computers & the Internet – Tuesdays
Days:
Tuesday
Start time:
2pm
End time:
4.45pm
Duration:
Up to 45 minutes

Rottingdean Library Computers & the Internet – Thursdays

Friendly IT assistance and coaching from Library Connect Digital Champions. Get 1:1 help tailored to your own needs and interests. Either use a library PC computer or bring your own laptop, tablet, smartphone or eBook-reader.

FREE. Booking advised - library members may book up to 8 sessions of 45 minutes. Library membership is also free and will enable you to use any library across the city (now with extended hours through the Libraries Extra scheme).

Provider: Brighton & Hove Libraries

Location: Rottingdean Library, The Grange, Rottingdean, Brighton BN2 7HA

Location notes: Buses 2, 2A, 12, 12A, 27, 14C Accessible software on designated PC with height-adjustable desk. Accessible entrance on Whiteway Lane, where there are 3 accessible parking spaces. No public toilet facilities available.

Free wifi: Yes

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Cost:
Free
Skills level:
Mixed Ability
Theme/title:
Computers and Internet
Skills:
Managing information online e.g. searching, Communicating online e.g. email, Transacting online e.g. shopping, Problem solving online e.g. how to videos, Creating online e.g. application forms, photos
Booking:
01273 290800
Internet link:
Rottingdean Library Computers & the Internet – Thursdays
Days:
Wednesday
Exceptions:
Library closure days
Available from:
31 May 2017
Start time:
9:30
End time:
12:30
Duration:
45 minute

Saltdean Library Computers & the Internet – Tuesdays

Friendly IT assistance and coaching from Library Connect Digital Champions. Get 1:1 help tailored to your own needs and interests. Either use a library PC computer or bring your own laptop, tablet, smartphone or eBook-reader.

FREE. Booking advised - library members may book up to 8 sessions of 45 minutes. Library membership is also free and will enable you to use any library across the city (now with extended hours through the Libraries Extra scheme).

Provider: Brighton & Hove Libraries

Location: Saltdean Library, Saltdean Lido, Saltdean, Brighton BN2 8SP

Location notes: Free car parks in close vicinity at front and rear of library. Buses 12, 12A, 14, 14B, 14C, 27, 27A. Accessible entrance but no accessible toilet. Accessible software on designated PC with height-adjustable desk.

Free wifi: Yes

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Cost:
Free
Skills level:
Mixed Ability
Theme/title:
Computers and Internet
Skills:
Managing information online e.g. searching, Communicating online e.g. email, Transacting online e.g. shopping, Problem solving online e.g. how to videos, Creating online e.g. application forms, photos
Booking:
01273 290800 saltdeanlibrary@brighton-hove.gov.uk
Internet link:
Saltdean Library Computers & the Internet – Tuesdays
Days:
Tuesday
Exceptions:
Library closure days
Start time:
10am
End time:
1pm
Duration:
Up to 45 minutes

Tech Buddy (Thursdays) Hop 50+

Do you want to know more about using your Smartphone/Tablet/Laptop? Would you like advice with email or using the internet? Friendly help is here for the over 50's from our knowledgeable volunteer at the Hop 50+ (St. John's complex).

20 minute booked sessions (double sessions may be booked, where possible)

FREE (Donations to The Hop 50+ accepted)

Provider: Impact Initiatives

Location: The Centre Café The Hop 50+, the St John’s complex, Palmeira Square, Hove. BN3 2FL

Location notes: All buses to Palmeira Square. Cafe on site. Accessible Venue.

Free wifi: Yes

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Cost:
Free
Skills level:
Mixed Ability
Theme/title:
Computers and Internet
Skills:
Managing information online e.g. searching, Communicating online e.g. email, Transacting online e.g. shopping, Problem solving online e.g. how to videos, Creating online e.g. application forms, photos
Booking:
Tel: 01273 729603 Email: thehop50@impact-initiatives.org.uk
Internet link:
Tech Buddy (Thursdays) Hop 50+
Days:
Thursday
Start time:
3pm
End time:
4pm
Duration:
1 Hour

Tech Buddy (Tuesdays) – Hop 50+

Do you want to know more about using your Smartphone/Tablet/Laptop? Would you like advice with email or using the internet? Friendly help is here for the over 50's from our knowledgeable volunteer at the Hop 50+ (St. John's complex).

20 minute sessions (double sessions may booked, where possible)

FREE (Donations to The Hop 50+ accepted)

Provider: Impact Initiatives

Location: The Centre Café The Hop 50+, the St John’s complex, Palmeira Square, Hove BN3 2FL

Location notes: All buses to Palmeira Square. Cafe on site. Accessible Venue.

Free wifi: Yes

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Cost:
Free
Skills level:
Mixed Ability
Theme/title:
Computers and Internet
Skills:
Managing information online e.g. searching, Communicating online e.g. email, Transacting online e.g. shopping, Problem solving online e.g. how to videos, Creating online e.g. application forms, photos
Booking:
Tel: 01273 729603 Email: thehop50@impact-initiatives.org.uk
Internet link:
Tech Buddy (Tuesdays) – Hop 50+
Days:
Tuesday
Start time:
10am
End time:
12noon
Duration:
2 Hours

Westdene Library Computers & the Internet

Friendly IT assistance and coaching from Library Connect Digital Champions. Get 1:1 help tailored to your own needs and interests. Either use a library PC computer or bring your own laptop, tablet, smartphone or eBook-reader.

FREE. Booking advised - library members may book up to 8 sessions of 45 minutes. Library membership is also free and will enable you to use any library across the city (now with extended hours through the Libraries Extra scheme).

Tuesdays 9.00 - 12.00

Provider: Brighton & Hove Libraries

Location: Westdene Library, Bankside, Westdene, Brighton BN1 5GN

Location notes: Accessible venue. 27 bus route (which serves the Westdene Park & Ride and the city centre).

Free wifi: Yes

Cost:
Free
Skills level:
Mixed Ability
Theme/title:
Computers and Internet
Skills:
Managing information online e.g. searching, Communicating online e.g. email, Transacting online e.g. shopping, Problem solving online e.g. how to videos, Creating online e.g. application forms, photos
Booking:
01273 290800 westdenelibrary@brighton-hove.gov.uk
Internet link:
Westdene Library Computers & the Internet
Days:
Tuesday
Available from:
30 May 2017
Start time:
9.00
End time:
12.00
Duration:
Up to 45 minutes

Whitehawk Library Computers & the Internet – Saturdays

Friendly IT assistance and coaching from Library Connect Digital Champions. Get 1:1 help tailored to your own needs and interests. Either use a library PC computer or bring your own laptop, tablet, smartphone or eBook-reader.

FREE. Booking advised - library members may book up to 8 sessions of 45 minutes. Library membership is also free and will enable you to use any library across the city (now with extended hours through the Libraries Extra scheme).

Provider: Brighton & Hove Libraries

Location: Whitehawk Community Hub and Library, 179A Whitehawk Road, Brighton BN2 5FL

Location notes: Buses 1/1A, 21/21A. Baby Changing facilities. Accessible Venue. Café. Accessible toilet. Accessible software on designated PC with height-adjustable desk. Accessible parking area with entrance to library. Large car park shared with Whitehawk School. 2nd car park reached from Crossbush Road.

Free wifi: Yes

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Cost:
Free
Skills level:
Mixed Ability
Theme/title:
Computers and Internet
Skills:
Managing information online e.g. searching, Communicating online e.g. email, Transacting online e.g. shopping, Problem solving online e.g. how to videos, Creating online e.g. application forms, photos
Booking:
01273 290800 whitehawklibrary@brighton-hove.gov.uk
Internet link:
Whitehawk Library Computers & the Internet – Saturdays
Days:
Saturday
Exceptions:
Available on be 1st, 2nd and 4th Saturday in month
Start time:
10am
End time:
1pm
Duration:
Up to 45 minutes

Drop in session

Bevendean Advice Drop-in and Coffee Morning – with gadget drop-in

A local weekly advice drop in around finances, benefits and debt, a coffee morning and referral food bank. The food bank is every Wednesday from 9am – 12pm and is a welcoming, friendly place for local residents to go and meet, chat and get advice or food if they are experiencing financial difficulties for any reason.

Includes food bank available by referral only (referral can be made by advice team on site). The food bank is for Bevendean residents only, you can drop in but proof of postcode is required. The food bank services Lower & Higher Bevendean, Moulsecombe, Meadow View, Bates Estate and Saunders Park up to & including Bear Road.

Includes free wifi and volunteer-led gadget support (drop-in with your laptop, tablet or mobile phone).

 

Provider: Trust for Developing Communities

Location: The Hall, Holy Trinity Community Church, Norwich Drive, Bevendean, Brighton BN2 4LA

Location notes: Part of Holy Nativity Community Centre. Accessible venue. 48 bus. Open Wednesday mornings only. Baby change facilities.

Free wifi: Yes

Cost:
Free
Skills level:
Mixed Ability
Theme/title:
Computers and Internet
Skills:
Managing information online e.g. searching, Communicating online e.g. email, Transacting online e.g. shopping, Problem solving online e.g. how to videos, Creating online e.g. application forms, photos
Booking:
Anke Thurm 07449 464 695 E-mail: ankethurm@trustdevcom.org.uk
Internet link:
Bevendean Advice Drop-in and Coffee Morning – with gadget drop-in
Drop-in days:
Wednesday
Exceptions:
Closed 2 weeks over Christmas.
Start time:
9.00
End time:
12.00

Computer Drip-In (Vallance)

A Free Computer Drop-in.

Do you have any question about how to do something online?

Need some help with your device?

Just want to come along and use our computers?

 

Provider: The Trust for Developing Communities

Location: Conway Court, Sackville Road, Hove BN3 3WR

Location notes: Buses: 2, 5, 5a, 5b, 46, 49. A short walk from Hove Station. Fully accessible. Cafe next door.

Free wifi: Yes

Cost:
FREE
Skills level:
Mixed Ability
Theme/title:
Computers and Internet
Skills:
Managing information online e.g. searching, Communicating online e.g. email, Transacting online e.g. shopping, Problem solving online e.g. how to videos, Creating online e.g. application forms, photos
Booking:
07934 351867
Drop-in days:
Friday
Start time:
2pm
End time:
4pm
Duration:
2 Hrs

Computer Drop-in – over 50s with AgeUK Brighton & Hove (Ongoing)

Using computers and mobile devices. For ages 50 +. These friendly sessions are completely flexible and on the customers agenda. There is a minimum of two IT Volunteers available at every session. No booking required. FREE

Provider: Age UK Brighton and Hove

Location: 29-31 Prestonville Rd, BRIGHTON BN1 3TJ

Location notes: Fully accessible venue with lift. Hot drinks available. Located in the Seven Dials area. Buses include: 7, 14/14c, 18, 27, 55/56. Brighton Station: 5mins.

Free wifi: Yes

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Computer Drop-in – over 50s with AgeUK Brighton & Hove (Ongoing) on a Google map

Cost:
Free
Skills level:
Mixed Ability
Theme/title:
Computers and Internet
Skills:
Managing information online e.g. searching, Communicating online e.g. email, Transacting online e.g. shopping, Problem solving online e.g. how to videos, Creating online e.g. application forms, photos
Booking:
01273 720603 or reception@ageuk-bh.org.uk
Internet link:
Computer Drop-in – over 50s with AgeUK Brighton & Hove (Ongoing)
Drop-in days:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Exceptions:
Closed on Bank Holidays only
Start time:
10am
End time:
1pm
Duration:
3 hrs

Computers & the Internet

Hakit: a weekly drop in proving help with getting online, using social media, setting-up emails, using search, completing online job applications and more. FREE

Provider: The Hangleton and Knoll Project

Location: Saint Richard's Church and Community Centre, Egmont Road, Hove BN3 7FP

Location notes: Buses 5/5A, 16/16A, 56. Accessible Venue (by stair lift), tea and coffee, Baby changing facilities.

Free wifi: Yes

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Cost:
Unspecified
Skills level:
Mixed Ability
Theme/title:
Computers and Internet
Skills:
Managing information online e.g. searching, Communicating online e.g. email, Transacting online e.g. shopping, Problem solving online e.g. how to videos, Creating online e.g. application forms, photos
Booking:
Lulu Russell 01273 881446 info@hkproject.org.uk
Internet link:
Computers & the Internet
Drop-in days:
Wednesday
Start time:
10am
End time:
12noon
Duration:
2 Hours

Computers & the Internet – BUCFP (Ongoing)

Tuesday - Friday drop-in offering IT access and also support for people to access online forms, price comparison websites, online banking and job search. FREE

Help available 10.00 - 1.00:

  • internet access
  • email
  • job search
  • form filling
  • CV writing
  • price comparison sites
  • online shopping
  • social networking
  • smartphones & tablets
  • graphics
  • web design
  • virus checking & computer system repair
  • all things digital or financial.

Computer room available 10.00 - 4.00 with 10 workstations and a scanner, and more computers in the main area providing free internet access. No time limit.

Provider: Brighton Unemployed Centre Families Project

Location: 6 Tilbury Place, Brighton BN2 0GY

Location notes: Buses 1/1A, 2, 5/5A/5B, 7, C, 18, 21/21A, 22, 24, 25/25X, 26, 28, 29, 46,48, 49, 50/50U, 52, 56. Baby Changing and crèche (Tue-Fri mornings). Tea Bar (10am - 4pm) Lunch available (£1.50 Large, 60p Small)

Free wifi: Yes

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Cost:
Free
Skills level:
Mixed Ability
Theme/title:
Computers and Internet
Skills:
Managing information online e.g. searching, Communicating online e.g. email, Transacting online e.g. shopping, Problem solving online e.g. how to videos, Creating online e.g. application forms, photos
Booking:
01273 671213, 01273 601211, info@bucfp.org.uk
Internet link:
Computers & the Internet – BUCFP (Ongoing)
Drop-in days:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Exceptions:
Closed Bank Holidays. Help is now available 10:00 - 13:00 and 14:00-16:00 Tuesday to Friday - (dependent on volunteer availability)
Start time:
10am
End time:
4pm

ESOL (Drop-in)

Beginners, intermediate and advanced - FREE

Provider: West Hill Baptist Church

Location: West Hill Road, Brighton, BN1 3RT

Location notes: Buses 6, 7, 13X, 14C,18, 22, 27, 37B, 47, 48, 52, 56. Brighton Railway Station. Baby Changing Facilities. Tea/coffee.

Free wifi: No

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Cost:
Unspecified
Skills level:
Mixed Ability
Theme/title:
Jobs and Work
Skills:
English language skills
Booking:
07479 206486. 01273 734202. laura.jackson828@gmail.com
Internet link:
ESOL (Drop-in)
Drop-in days:
Friday
Start time:
10am
End time:
2pm
Duration:
1.5 Hours

ESOL (Drop-in)

Beginners, intermediate and advanced - FREE

Provider: West Hill Baptist Church

Location: West Hill Road, Brighton, BN1 3RT

Location notes: Buses 6, 7, 13X, 14C,18, 22, 27, 37B, 47, 48, 52, 56. Brighton Railway Station. Baby Changing Facilities. Tea/coffee.

Free wifi: Yes

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Cost:
Free
Skills level:
Mixed Ability
Theme/title:
Jobs and Work
Skills:
English language skills
Booking:
07479 206486. 01273 734202. laura.jackson828@gmail.com
Internet link:
ESOL (Drop-in)
Drop-in days:
Friday
Exceptions:
Bank Holidays
Start time:
12.30pm
End time:
2pm
Duration:
1.5 Hours

ESOL Beginners – Friday – BUCFP

Beginner course FREE

Provider: Brighton Unemployed Centre Families Project (BUCFP)

Location: 6 Tilbury Place, Brighton, BN2 0GY

Location notes: Buses 1/1A, 2, 5/5A/5B, 7, C, 18, 21/21A, 22, 24, 25/25X, 26, 28, 29, 46,48, 49, 50/50U, 52, 56. Baby Changing and crèche (Tue-Fri mornings). Tea Bar (10am - 4pm) Lunch available (£1.50 Large, 60p Small)

Free wifi: Yes

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Cost:
Free
Skills level:
Mixed Ability
Theme/title:
Jobs and Work
Skills:
English language skills
Booking:
01273 671213, 01273 601211, info@bucfp.org.uk
Internet link:
ESOL Beginners – Friday – BUCFP
Drop-in days:
Friday
Start time:
1.30pm
End time:
2:30pm
Duration:
1 Hour

ESOL Beginners – Thursday – BUCFP

Beginner course FREE

Provider: Brighton Unemployed Centre Families Project (BUCFP)

Location: 6 Tilbury Place, Brighton, BN2 0GY

Location notes: Buses 1/1A, 2, 5/5A/5B, 7, C, 18, 21/21A, 22, 24, 25/25X, 26, 28, 29, 46,48, 49, 50/50U, 52, 56. Baby Changing and crèche (Tue-Fri mornings). Tea Bar (10am - 4pm) Lunch available (£1.50 Large, 60p Small)

Free wifi: Yes

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Cost:
Free
Skills level:
Mixed Ability
Theme/title:
Jobs and Work
Skills:
English language skills
Booking:
01273 671213, 01273 601211, info@bucfp.org.uk
Internet link:
ESOL Beginners – Thursday – BUCFP
Drop-in days:
Thursday
Start time:
11am
End time:
1pm
Duration:
2 Hours

ESOL Beginners – Tuesday – BUCFP

Beginner course FREE

Provider: Brighton Unemployed Centre Families Project (BUCFP)

Location: 6 Tilbury Place, Brighton, BN2 0GY BN2 0GY

Location notes: Buses 1/1A, 2, 5/5A/5B, 7, C, 18, 21/21A, 22, 24, 25/25X, 26, 28, 29, 46,48, 49, 50/50U, 52, 56. Baby Changing and crèche (Tue-Fri mornings). Tea Bar (10am - 4pm) Lunch available (£1.50 Large, 60p Small)

Free wifi: Yes

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Cost:
Free
Skills level:
Absolute beginners
Theme/title:
Jobs and Work
Skills:
English language skills
Booking:
01273 671213, 01273 601211, info@bucfp.org.uk
Internet link:
ESOL Beginners – Tuesday – BUCFP
Drop-in days:
Tuesday
Start time:
11am
End time:
1pm
Duration:
2 Hours

ESOL Intermediate – Friday – BUCFP

Intermediate course - FREE

Provider: Brighton Unemployed Centre Families Project (BUCFP)

Location: 6 Tilbury Place, Brighton BN2 0GY

Location notes: Buses 1/1A, 2, 5/5A/5B, 7, C, 18, 21/21A, 22, 24, 25/25X, 26, 28, 29, 46,48, 49, 50/50U, 52, 56. Baby Changing and crèche (Tue-Fri mornings). Tea Bar (10am - 4pm) Lunch available (£1.50 Large, 60p Small)

Free wifi: Yes

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Cost:
Free
Skills level:
Mixed Ability
Theme/title:
Jobs and Work
Skills:
English language skills
Booking:
01273 671213, 01273 601211, info@bucfp.org.uk
Internet link:
ESOL Intermediate – Friday – BUCFP
Drop-in days:
Friday
Exceptions:
Bank holidays
Start time:
3 pm
End time:
4 pm
Duration:
1 hour

Free Software Clinic – Cowley Library

Free Software Clinic.

Every Thursday evening

Helping anyone who comes along with installation and trouble-shooting, resolving problems with viruses or malware and addressing concerns about internet security and promoting safer practices online.

We use free/Open Source software as defined by the Free Software Foundation https://fsf.org We have helped many happy visitors who have overcome any apprehension to try alternatives to Microsoft, Apple and other proprietary (Paid For) software.

Provider: The Cowley Club

Location: 12 London Rd, Brighton BN1 4JA

Location notes: All buses to London Road, 5 minutes walk from Brighton Railway Station. Café, Garden & Toilet Facilities on site. Children friendly. The library is open to the public and it is free to join for anyone who would like to become a borrower.

Free wifi: Yes

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Cost:
Free
Skills level:
Mixed Ability
Theme/title:
Computers and Internet
Skills:
Managing information online e.g. searching, Communicating online e.g. email, Transacting online e.g. shopping, Problem solving online e.g. how to videos, Creating online e.g. application forms, photos
Booking:
01273 696104
Internet link:
Free Software Clinic – Cowley Library
Drop-in days:
Thursday

Gadget Surgery – Whitehawk Inn (April-July)

Having a problem with your PC? Trouble with your tablet? Struggles with your smartphone? Don’t panic! Help is at hand at the Whitehawk Inn's Gadget Surgery where we can help you with the gadgets that are giving you grief.

FREE DROP-IN

Tuesdays 10am - 2pm

Provider: Whitehawk Inn

Location: Whitehawk Rd, Brighton BN2 5NS

Free wifi: Yes

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Cost:
Free
Skills level:
Mixed Ability
Theme/title:
Computers and Internet
Skills:
Managing information online e.g. searching, Communicating online e.g. email, Transacting online e.g. shopping, Problem solving online e.g. how to videos, Creating online e.g. application forms, photos, Literacy, Numeracy, English language skills
Booking:
01273 682222
Internet link:
Gadget Surgery – Whitehawk Inn (April-July)
Drop-in days:
Tuesday
Available from:
24 April 2018
Available until:
3 July 2018
Start time:
10am
End time:
2pm
Duration:
4 hours

Gadget Tuesdays at The Old Boat Corner Community Centre

Would you like to get more from your smartphone or tablet? Or try one out?

Drop in for friendly, impartial help from Digital Brighton & Hove. No need to book - join us in the Lounge on the last Tuesday of the month.

FREE.

Provider: Digital Brighton & Hove

Location: Old Boat Corner Community Centre, Carden Hill, Hollingbury BN1 8GN

Location notes: Community Cafe serves drinks, sandwiches, pasta, chips and snacks 10:00 to 13:45. Baby changing. Accessible venue. Bus 5B. Free parking.

Free wifi: Yes

Cost:
Free
Skills level:
Mixed Ability
Theme/title:
Computers and Internet
Skills:
Managing information online e.g. searching, Communicating online e.g. email, Transacting online e.g. shopping, Problem solving online e.g. how to videos, Creating online e.g. application forms, photos
Booking:
Enquiries - ask at the Old Boat or email DigitalBH@citizensonline.org.uk
Internet link:
Gadget Tuesdays at The Old Boat Corner Community Centre
Drop-in days:
Tuesday
Available from:
31 January 2017
Start time:
10.30
End time:
12.30

HaKIT : Computers & the Internet (Ongoing)

HaKIT at St. Richard's Community Centre: a weekly drop in providing help with getting online, using social media, setting-up emails, using search, completing online job applications, employment skills and more. FREE.

The IT suite at St Richard's Church & Community Centre can accommodate up to 10 learners each session.

HaKIT also run short courses on digital photography.

Provider: The Hangleton and Knoll Project

Location: Saint Richard's Church and Community Centre, Egmont Road, Hove, BN3 7FP

Location notes: Buses 5/5A 16/16A, 56. Accessible Venue (by stair lift), tea and coffee, Baby changing facillities.

Free wifi: Yes

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Cost:
Free
Skills level:
Mixed Ability
Theme/title:
Computers and Internet
Skills:
Managing information online e.g. searching, Communicating online e.g. email, Transacting online e.g. shopping, Problem solving online e.g. how to videos, Creating online e.g. application forms, photos
Booking:
Lulu Russell 01273 881446 info@hkproject.org.uk
Internet link:
HaKIT : Computers & the Internet (Ongoing)
Drop-in days:
Wednesday
Start time:
10am - 12 Noon; 1pm - 3pm & 3pm - 5pm
Duration:
2 Hours

IT Drop In – Whitehawk Inn (May-July)

Free computer and Internet use, staffed by an adviser to support with job search activities. Support to establish benefit claims such as Universal Credit. 

FREE DROP-IN

Tuesdays 2pm – 4pm

Provider: Whitehawk Inn/BHT

Location: Whitehawk Rd, Brighton BN2 5NS

Location notes: Buses: 1/1a, 7, 21, 23, 47. Accessible Venue. Cafe on site

Free wifi: Yes

Cost:
FREE
Skills level:
Mixed Ability
Theme/title:
Computers and Internet
Skills:
Managing information online e.g. searching, Communicating online e.g. email, Transacting online e.g. shopping, Problem solving online e.g. how to videos, Creating online e.g. application forms, photos
Booking:
01273 682222
Internet link:
IT Drop In – Whitehawk Inn (May-July)
Drop-in days:
Tuesday
Exceptions:
Does not run during school holidays
Available from:
1 May 2018
Available until:
24 July 2018
Start time:
2pm
End time:
4pm

Job Club at Moulsecoomb Library

A FREE Drop-in

CV advice, interview skills, help with application forms, letters...

Computers, print outs of jobs and local newspapers to help your job search. Structured sessions on CV writing, covering letters, application forms and interview techniques.

Advisers at hand to help with individual job searches, applications and letters and to support the use of online services.

High job success-rate for previous attendees!

 

Provider: Brighton and Hove City Council & Trust for Developing Communities Donate

Location: The Highway, Moulsecoomb, Brighton. BN2 4PA

Location notes: Buses 23, 25, 48, 49. Accessible.

Free wifi: Yes

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Cost:
FREE
Skills level:
Mixed Ability
Theme/title:
Jobs and Work
Skills:
Managing information online e.g. searching, Communicating online e.g. email, Creating online e.g. application forms, photos
Internet link:
Job Club at Moulsecoomb Library
Drop-in days:
Monday
Start time:
10.00 am
End time:
2.00 pm
Duration:
4 Hours

PACA Job Club Drop-in Portslade (Ongoing)

Job club - drop in on Tuesday morning for help with CV writing, cover letters, applications forms and interview techniques. Computers and an adviser at hand to help you with individual job searches. FREE

 

Provider: PACA Adult Learning Centre

Location: 55 Boundary Rd, Hove, Brighton BN41 1DF

Location notes: Buses 1/1A, 6, 16/16A, 46, 49, 66. Portslade Railway Station. Accessible Venue. Tea/Coffee available

Free wifi: Yes

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Cost:
Free
Skills level:
Mixed Ability
Theme/title:
Jobs and Work
Skills:
Managing information online e.g. searching, Communicating online e.g. email, Creating online e.g. application forms, photos
Booking:
01273 422632. comed@paca.uk.com
Internet link:
PACA Job Club Drop-in Portslade (Ongoing)
Drop-in days:
Tuesday
Exceptions:
Closed on some dates outside term time if staff unavailable - call to check.
Start time:
9.30
End time:
11.30
Duration:
2 Hours

Photoshop Group at BUCFP

Drop-in offering advise on using Photoshop along with IT support sessions, helping people to access online forms, price comparison websites, online banking and job search. FREE

Provider: Brighton Unemployed Centre Families Project (BUCFP)

Location: 6 Tilbury Place, Brighton, BN2 0GY

Location notes: Buses 1/1A, 2, 5/5A/5B, 7, C, 18, 21/21A, 22, 24, 25/25X, 26, 28, 29, 46,48, 49, 50/50U, 52, 56. Baby Changing and crèche (Tue-Fri mornings). Tea Bar (10am - 4pm) Lunch available (£1.50 Large, 60p Small)

Free wifi: Yes

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Cost:
Free
Skills level:
Mixed Ability
Theme/title:
Computers and Internet
Skills:
Problem solving online e.g. how to videos, Creating online e.g. application forms, photos
Booking:
01273 671213, 01273 601211, info@bucfp.org.uk
Internet link:
Photoshop Group at BUCFP
Drop-in days:
Wednesday
Start time:
1pm
End time:
4pm
Duration:
3 hrs

Date modified: 9 June 2018

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