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Digital Inclusion

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Digital Champions

Tea and Tech Groups 

Tablet Courses

What is a Digital Champion? 
 

Digital champions are people who help others go online safely and successfully if they want to. You don't need to be an IT whizz to be a Digital Champion - you just need a bit of time and enthusiasm to support others to experience the many benefits of the internet and digital technology. 

As a Digital Champion you'll be able to support others to learn the basics of computers and the internet in a relaxed, informal way. You'll be able to offer advice information, and support to people who want to get online, learn how to use a computer for the first time or improve their confidence with the basics. 

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Digital Champions work with learners remotely, on a one-to-one basis or in a small group. You can be a Digital Champion as part of your working role and/or something you do in your day-to-day life and/or as a volunteer.

How do Digital Champions access resources & support? 

Digital Champions have access to a training place on the Digital Unite Digital Champions training platform. Digital Unite is one of the UK's leading providers of digital skills learning, which is offered through their Digital Champions Network, a web-based learning platform that trains, supports and provides resources for Digital Champions and digital inclusion projects. 

Digital Champions meet through a monthly Champions Chat, an informal network meeting to bring together experience of the Digital Champions training and hear from key speakers alongside the chance to meet other Digital Champions and share best practice.

 

Click here to find out how to become a Digital Champion Volunteer.

Tea and Tech groups are available for individuals aged 55+ to enjoy a safe community environment where they bring a device to receive support, guidance and increase their skill level. 

We are currently working on the locations and dates for our Tea and Tech sessions. 

What are tablet courses? 

Tablet courses are available for people aged 55+ to learn basic skills using a tablet device.  Courses are delivered in partnership with Realise Futures Adult Learning, and take place in different locations around the county.  During the six week course, you will learn:

- Setting up and finding your way around the tablet 
- Sending and receiving emails 
- Take, edit and store your photos 
- Access the internet on your tablet to search online 
- How to stay safe online 
- Access various online shopping sites and help to complete transactions safely
- Install apps from the Amazon Appstore