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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.

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You searched for courses/sessions, with the following selection options:
Course/session activity types - 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
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Your search found 12 courses.

Booked course

Brush Up Your IT Skills – Excel (Part 1) – Spring

Develop your skills in Excel:

This course will look at the key aspects of Excel including entering, formatting and editing data. Learn how to use formulas (including use of brackets), functions (including sum and average) and chart options including using a column and pie chart.

This course is suitable for those who are familiar with using a computer.

Full price: £62.50

Concession rate (if available): £37.50

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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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 1) – Spring
Days:
Monday
Start date:
26 February 2018
End date:
26 March 2018
Start time:
1pm
End time:
3pm
Duration:
5 Weeks

Brush up Your IT Skills – Excel (Part 2) – Summer – Daytime

Develop your skills further in Excel: create spreadsheets, sort and filter data, use formulas, functions, link worksheets and create and modify charts.

You will learn to use additional functions to enable you to analyse your data more thoroughly, including IF, SUMIF and COUNTIF functions and how to create scatter diagrams, line or column graphs from your results.

This is an intermediate course for those who are already familiar with Excel.

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

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 2) – Summer – Daytime
Days:
Monday
Start date:
16 April 2018
End date:
21 May 2018
Start time:
1pm
End time:
3pm
Duration:
5 Weeks

Brush up Your IT Skills – Excel (Part 2) – Summer – Evening

Develop your skills further in Excel: create spreadsheets, sort and filter data, use formulas, functions, link worksheets and create and modify charts.

You will learn to use additional functions to enable you to analyse your data more thoroughly, including IF, SUMIF and COUNTIF functions and how to create scatter diagrams, line or column graphs from your results.

This is an intermediate course for those who are already familiar with Excel.

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

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 2) – Summer – Evening
Days:
Tuesday
Start date:
5 June 2018
End date:
3 July 2018
Start time:
6pm
End time:
8pm
Duration:
5 Weeks

IT Skills for Work – Wednesdays – COM252B

In a world ever reliant on the use of computers and software packages, the course aims to provide a solid grounding in Microsoft Office to develop key IT skills, useful to working in an office environment or managing a business from home.

You will learn how to use Word to create documents, posters and mail-merge letters, use Excel to create spreadsheets with formulas and charts and create a PowerPoint presentation.

The course also covers organising files and folders, using internet resources and creating and querying an Access database.

This course is not for complete beginners.

This course has fees, but concessions are available to benefit claimants - contact the College for details.

Home/EU students tuition fees (per year):

A) £125
B) £90
C) £45

Category A: If you are not claiming any benefits you will need to pay the full cost of the course. You can pay online, over the phone or in person at the Student Centre at the Main Pelham Campus.

Category B: If you are claiming Housing Benefit, Council Tax Benefit, Income Support or Pension Credit you pay this fee. You will need to enrol in person and provide evidence* that you have been in receipt of this benefit within the last 3 months.

Category C: This fee is payable if you are a Jobseeker claiming JSA or ESA. You will need to enrol in person and provide evidence* that you have been in receipt of this benefit within the last 3 months.

Provider: Brighton Metropolitan College

Location: Brighton Metropolitan College Pelham Street, Brighton BN1 4FA

Location notes: Accessible city centre building. Cafeteria open until 8pm

Free wifi: Yes

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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:
Enrol online or call 01273 667788
Internet link:
IT Skills for Work – Wednesdays – COM252B
Days:
Wednesday
Start date:
17 January 2018
End date:
21 March 2018
Start time:
10am
End time:
12noon
Duration:
10 Weeks

IT for Beginners (Varndean)

Come along to this introductory course for learners with little or no experience of using a computer. Groups are small and classes are tutor-led. Build your confidence to safely browse the internet, send emails and use word processing software.

£65

£20 concessionary fees for Means Tested Benefits and over-65s

Provider: Varndean College

Location: Varndean College Surrenden Road Brighton E.Sussex BN1 6WQ

Location notes: Buses 5B, 55, 88. Accessible Venue

Free wifi: Yes

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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, Creating online e.g. application forms, photos
Booking:
01273 546604 commed@varndean.ac.uk
Internet link:
IT for Beginners (Varndean)
Days:
Wednesday
Available from:
17 January 2018
Start time:
7pm
End time:
9pm
Duration:
8 Weeks

Intermediate Word – BHT

This half day Intermediate Word course aims to improve your skills and confidence and help you get to grips with some of the more complex (and nifty!) features.

It will be useful for people needing to know shortcuts to create and edit documents, to quickly move around, and create automatic text insertions.

The course will cover:

  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Quick ways to select and format text
  • AutoCorrect
  • Building Blocks and adding to the quick access toolbar
  • Inserting the Filename and Path automatically
  • Bulleted and Numbered Lists
  • Multi-level Lists

 

Cost:

Standard £90

Discount Code: 'charity2' (25% off) £67.50

Discount Code: 'charity1' (50% off) £45

Provider: BHT Training

Location: 144 London Road, Brighton, BN1 4PH

Location notes: Any bus to London Road or St Peters Church. Short walk from Brighton Station Accessible building and toilet facilities

Free wifi: Yes

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Skills level:
Mixed Ability
Theme/title:
Computers and Internet
Skills:
Managing information online e.g. searching, Communicating online e.g. email, Problem solving online e.g. how to videos, Creating online e.g. application forms, photos
Booking:
01273 645420 or Book Online
Internet link:
Intermediate Word – BHT
Days:
Thursday
Available from:
28 September 2017
Duration:
Half Day (PM)

Internet Essentials – Age UK Brighton and Hove – January 2018

Over 50 and want to learn to use the internet? Essential internet skills for fun, saving money, communicating and work.

Welcome to Internet/email • Online Entertainment • How to stay safe online • Using Online Services.

FREE - small group short course 19th January - 23th February

Provider: Digital Brighton & 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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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:
Internet Essentials – Age UK Brighton and Hove – January 2018
Days:
Friday
Start date:
19 January 2018
End date:
23 February 2018
Start time:
10 am
End time:
12 noon
Duration:
6 Weeks

Next Steps in IT (Varndean College)

Gain confidence in using the internet to shop safely and refine your search skills.

Use Microsoft Word to produce professional documents and insert and manipulate images.

Learn about file management and online storage.

£65

£20 concessionary fees for Means Tested Benefits and over-65s

Provider: Varndean College

Location: Varndean College Surrenden Road Brighton E.Sussex BN1 6WQ

Location notes: Buses 5B, 55, 88. Accessible Venue

Free wifi: Yes

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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 546604 commed@varndean.ac.uk
Internet link:
Next Steps in IT (Varndean College)
Days:
Tuesday
Available from:
16 January 2018
Start time:
7pm
End time:
9pm
Duration:
8 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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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

Next steps in I.T. – Evening

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.

£10

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

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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 810210. info@friendscentre.org
Internet link:
Next steps in I.T. – Evening
Days:
Tuesday
Start date:
16 January 2018
End date:
27 March 2018
Start time:
6pm
End time:
8pm
Duration:
10 Weeks

Photoshop (Varndean College)

Learn new skills and gain confidence with Adobe Photoshop. The class is relaxed and friendly and individual help is given as required.

Practical lessons with an experienced tutor will help unlock the creative potential of the software. You will work with your photos - adjust colour and brightness, retouch imperfections, combine parts of different images, work with layers and add text.

Experience of using a computer and a mouse is required, but you do not need any experience of Photoshop or have access to the package at home.

A non-accredited course.

£105

Provider: Varndean College

Location: Varndean College Surrenden Road Brighton E.Sussex BN1 6WQ

Location notes: Buses 5B, 55, 88. Accessible Venue

Free wifi: Yes

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Skills level:
Mixed Ability
Theme/title:
Computers and Internet
Skills:
Managing information online e.g. searching, Problem solving online e.g. how to videos, Creating online e.g. application forms, photos
Booking:
01273 546604 commed@varndean.ac.uk
Internet link:
Photoshop (Varndean College)
Days:
Wednesday
Available from:
17 January 2018
Start time:
7pm
End time:
9pm
Duration:
8 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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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

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