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UK Online centres

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.

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 and Learn My Way 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, from starting with a keyboard and mouse, to email, understanding shopping online and much more.

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. We're here to help.

Our Employment Links centre, all of our libraries and some community centres are UK Online centres and offer you a range of basic IT courses.

Find your nearest UK Online Centre

Learn My Way

Learn My Way has courses covering online skills, skills for job applicants, managing your money, staying healthy and much more.

ALISON

ALISON has over 750 FREE online courses covering languages, business and enterprise skills, personal development, health and digital literacy and IT skills to name just a few.

IT training events in libraries and other locations

Learning Centre Address Day and time
Various libraries across the borough of Rochdale​​MiscellaneousMonthly Digital Skills for Jobs and Barclay's Tea and Teach courses
Alkrington LibraryKirkway, Middleton M24 1LW

Thursday
10am-11​am and
11am-12noon

Friday, iPad and Tablet drop-in, 10am-12noon.​

Balderstone LibraryBalderstone Park, Rochdale OL11 2HD

Monday
2.30pm-3.30pm

Tuesday
10.00am-11.00am

Belfield Library Belfield Community School Samson Street Rochdale OL16 2XWMonday
2pm-3pm
Castleton LibraryCastleton Community Centre,
Manchester Road, Rochdale OL11 3AF
Tuesday
9.30am-11am and
11am-12.15pm
Darnhill Libra​ryArgyle Parade, Heywood OL10 2RYMonday
2pm-3pm and
3pm-4pm

Thursday
10am-11am and
11am-12noon
Employment Links99-101 Drake Street, Rochdale OL16 1PZPlease phone for information.
01706 646 471
Junction Community LibraryJunction Community Centre, Grimshaw Lane, Middleton M24 2BWFriday
2pm-3pm
Heywood LibraryChurch Street, Heywood OL10 1LSTuesday
2pm-3pm and
3pm-4pm
Langley LibraryLangley Children's Centre, Windermere Road, Middleton M24 4LAMon​day 10.30am-12noon

T​​ues​day 10am-12noon

Lighthouse ProjectWarwick Mill, Oldham Road, Middleton M24 1AZPlease phone for information.
0161 643 1163
Littleborough LibraryHarehill Park, Littleborough OL15 9HEMonday 10am-12noon. Tuesday
and Friday, 2pm-4pm. Saturday 10am-12noon
​Middleton Library​Long Street,  Middleton M24 6DU​Wednesday
iPad and Tablet session, 10am - 12noon, booking required.

IT training session, 10am - 12noon, no booking required.
Milnrow Library Newhey Road Milnrow OL16 3PSTuesday
10am-12noon
Pride Media AssociationDemesne Media Arts Centre, Bowness Road, Middleton M24 4NUPlease phone for information.
0161 643 6266
Rochdale Central LibraryNumber One Riverside, Smith Street, Rochdale OL16 1XUWednesday 2pm-4pm
Thursday 10am-12noon
Smallbridge LibraryStevenson Square, Rochdale OL12 9SAMonday
10am-11am
Spotland LibraryIngs Lane, Rochdale OL12 7ALMonday
10am-11am and
11am-12noon

Other help

You can find a wide selection of books about computers and the internet at our libraries. You can access the internet for FREE at your local library, all you need to do is become a member. There's no charge to join but you will need proof of address.

FREE training for unemployed adults

There are lots of local training organisations who offer free accredited training to unemployed adults. Many of these courses are short, lasting just a few weeks, and delivered on a part time basis so that Job Seekers Allowance is not affected.

View free training for unemployed adults

Digital map of Rochdale

This shows opening hours and contact details for locations in the Rochdale borough with internet access and IT support. View map on Google

 

 

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Contact

0300 303 8876

8am-6pm Monday to Friday​

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