In the new normal, post lockdowns, almost everything in life is online: shopping, banking, booking tickets, job applications and more. People who are without IT skills may also need urgent help in accessing council services and charitable support.
The Bedford College Group Learning Centres offer FREE courses called Essential Digital Skills which start at beginner Entry level, for those who have never used a computer, with further free short courses to help people improve their computer skills up to Level 1 and Level 2. These courses are Government funded and are free to UK residents.
Pete Burton who oversees the Group’s Learning Centres in Bedford, Corby and Kettering said: “These courses run at our friendly and welcoming centres are incredibly valuable for people who have never used computers and have consequently found themselves cut off from life. We urge people to come forward and ask how we can help them, and please tell your friends and family who won’t see stories or adverts online.”
After completing Level 1, which includes banking, shopping and word processing, people can go on to Access, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher Level 2 courses which are vital in today’s modern workplace.
Visit the lovely team (photo) at Bedford Learning Centre at 88 High Street
Mon, Thurs, Fri 10am – 4pm or Tues & Wed until 8 pm, and Saturday mornings.
Just pop in and say Hello or call on the following numbers:
Bedford 01234 291832