Digital skills support

Leicestershire County Council wants to make sure that everyone is able to use the internet and get the most out of going online. This page will signpost you to resources to boost your digital skills whether you are a complete beginner or you are looking for advanced qualifications.

GoLearn! 

GoLearn! offers formal and informal learning programmes for all adults across the County of Leicestershire. The service is provided by the Leicestershire Adult Learning Service (LALS) in Leicestershire County Council’s Adults and Communities department, and is funded by the Education and Funding Agency.

This service offers access to digital skills courses for a range of levels to give you recognised qualifications and useful skills for everyday life.

Find out what courses are available near you at the Digital Skills page on the GoLearn website.

VASL Community Champions

VASL’s trained volunteers deliver monthly digital skills and support sessions at Market Harborough and Lutterworth libraries for older people who are isolated.

The volunteers support people to use smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, and laptops and PCs. Every client is different and works at their own pace, so while some are novices others may be beginners or simply want help with a particular problem.

There is no charge for the service as the project is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.

Appointments can be made at other times, and volunteers are also able to make home visits particularly if you are using a computer or it is difficult for you to get to the library.

To make an appointment to see a volunteer please call 01858 439262 or email champions@vasl.org.uk.

Get in touch

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