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 - Booked session
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 11 courses.

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 & 2 pm - 4.45 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 - 4.35 pm

Saturday 10.00 am - 1.00 pm

1st, 2nd & 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 & Fridays

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

Fridays:  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 & Fridays
Days:
Tuesday, Friday
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:
10.00
End time:
13.00
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:
2 pm
End time:
5 pm
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:
Not Available on 4th Saturday of the month
Start time:
10am
End time:
1pm
Duration:
Up to 45 minutes

Date modified: 21 March 2018

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