Help with getting online, computers and the internet

Courses and tutorials

Getting online simply means you're using the internet and there are a million reasons for doing it. Knowing how to use a computer and the internet can help make life a lot easier by saving you time, money and hassle.

UK Online Centres

UK Online Centres are a nationwide network created to support people to get online. Support from staff or volunteers is free and no previous knowledge or experience is necessary.

Whether you're looking to get online for a new job, to help kids with their homework, to stay in touch with family and friends or to do your weekly shop, UK Online Centres can help you gain the skills and confidence you'll need to get started.

You'll find a range of free and easy to use courses, such as:

  • Starting with a keyboard and mouse
  • Using email
  • Understanding shopping online
  • Much more

Find your nearest UK Online Centre

Learn My Way

Learn My Way offers courses covering:

  • Online skills
  • Skills for applying for jobs online
  • Managing your money online

Learn My Way courses


Over 750 FREE online courses are available on ALISON.

Subjects range from languages, business and enterprise skills, personal development, health, digital literacy and IT skills to name just a few.

ALISON online courses

The Digital Garage from Google

Google's Digital Garage offers free tutorials on everything from your website to online marketing and beyond.

Choose the topics you want to learn or complete the whole online course for a certification from Google and IAB Europe.

Google Digital Garage tutorials

Digital Wingsfrom Barclays

Build your internet skills with the Barclays Digital Wings.

Try the online course and find out about Tea and Teach sessions and the Code Playground for children.

Digital Wings from Barclays

Lloyds Bank Academy

You can get advice from Lloyds Bank if you're a business. Small businesses that are more digital are twice as likely to report an increase in turnover.

They offer organisations support to save money, time and raise awareness online.

Lloyds Bank Academy