Everyone benefits from improving their digital skills,  here you'll find a collection of mostly free local and national training to help improve your skills and help you to teach others.

People can choose to learn online at their own pace if they have equipment and access to the internet. Alternatively they can visit a local library or community centre to access free internet and devices plus have the support of people to help improve their digital skills. 

In-person support

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Community Digital Hubs

Bridlington - The Hinge
Bridlington - Christ Church
Driffield - Love Driffield
Goole - Moorlands Community Centre
Hedon - The Junction
North Newbald - Village Hall
Withernsea - ShoRes

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East Riding Libraries 

All libraries in the East Riding hold  weekly drop-in sessions where you can get one-to-one basic digital help and support from designated library staff.  

Visitors have access to free unlimited WiFi, use the libraries computers and notepads, or take along your own devices.

Find your nearest Digital-Drop In library sessions times here.

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Adult Learning & Employability team

East Riding of Yorkshire Council's adult learning and employability team delivers employment support, learning and skills training to adults through the East Riding. Choose from in person learning at centres in Beverley, Bridlington, Cottingham and Goole or you choose to learn online with virtual and eLearning. Visit ERYC site for more information

Bespoke courses for community groups

Groups in the East Riding can access FREE Community Digital Learning if 6 or more people wish to learn. Courses can be tailored to whatever you need. Your venue will need wifi access The weekly two hour course runs for 6 weeks.  For further information contact:


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AbilityNet is a UK-based charity offering free IT support at home or over the phone to older people and disabled people of any age with their technology.

They have a network of more than 420 friendly tech volunteers who can help. Every volunteer is disclosure-checked and can help with all sorts of IT (information technology) challenges, from setting up new equipment, fixing technical issues, showing you learners how to stay connected to family and much more.

To request help from tech volunteers call 0800 048 7642 or email

Or fill in the home visit request form

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Skills for Life

If you’re aged 19 or over and have little or no experience using computers and other digital devices or have low digital skills, you can study Digital Essential Skills qualification for free.

These courses will give you the essential digital understanding you need for work and everyday life, such as using a computer or other digital devices, and staying safe online.

Find a course near you

Online support

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Barclays Digital Eagles programme

The programme offers free virtual events, self-learning and support to become a digital champion in your community.

Digital Wings  

A completely free self-learning service offering digital courses to improve skills for beginners through to building and mastering skills. A great resource for upskilling employees and volunteers

Digital Champions Network

The Digital Champion programme equips people to teach essential digital skills to help their beneficiaries to become more employable and avoid them becoming digitally excluded and isolated. 

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Good Things Foundation's Learn My Way

For learners

A brilliant website of online courses for beginners, helping you develop digital skills to make the most of the online world. Free courses on Learn My Way include:

  • Using your device
  • Starting to use the internet
  • Using email
  • Safety and security online

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Good Thing's Foundation's Learn my Way

Supporting someone else to get online

Free resource to help you introduce someone else to the internet for the first time - and you don't need to be a digital expert. 

Resources include:

  • Tips and tricks to get you started
  • Downloadable guides such as using games to teach tablet skills

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Charity Digital

Charity Digital's content and events aim to help the not-for-profit sector embrace digital tools, helping to administer and improve services to deliver the greatest impact. They also offer discounted software to the sector.

On-demand webinars feature information on current topics, podcasts talk thought-provoking advice and online articles offer straightforward guidance. 

Lloyds Bank Academy

Lloyds Bank Academy

Created by Lloyds to allow everyone to have free opportunities to improve their capability and confidence online. This learning platform offers a huge variety of lessons and webinars in digital, life and work skills. The Academy is open to everyone, easy to follow and completely free.

For charities - learn new skills and use technology to can improve efficiency, increase turnover and drive more support - find out more here

For individuals - learn how to use online tools to be more productive at work and gain essential life skills - find out more here.

The Workers' Educational Association

Is a charity offering a range of adult training support including digital courses.  Find out more by visiting their website or reading the leaflet below.


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