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  ICT & Digital skill s resources   

GCF Learn Free is one of our favourites as it has a huge range of well-written, up-to-date tutorials and guides.

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The Skills Toolkit is a new online learning platform launched by the Government. It gives you access to free, high quality digital and numeracy courses, to help you build up your skills, progress in work and boost your job prospects

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Learn My Way has free courses for you to learn basic digital skills to stay safe and connected, including online safety, finding a job online, accessing health services and managing your money online.

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Want to improve your typing skills? The Typing Cat is a great site to learn to touch type, and test your speed and accuracy as you progress. 

For exercising your mouse skills try Mousercise!

PC basics

In these short videos we aim to cover the basics of using a computer. 

Using a mouse

Using a keyboard

Google Apps

Our sites now have Chrome OS computers, which use Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Sheets, and so on. You have free access to all these apps via your Google Mail account - on any device!

Useful links:

Chromebook Help Centre (Google)

Should you buy a Chromebook? (LaptopMag)

Google Docs full tutorial (GCF Learn Free)

All Google App tutorials (GCF Learn Free)

Online Safety

Staying safe online is more important than ever. However, there are some simple steps you can take to reduce the risks:

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Our top tips

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