Discover Digital Training

What is it? A basic overview of how to set up your new laptop

Who can apply? Anyone 19+ applying to the Get Connected Grant for a new laptop. People with little or no experience of using computer equipment.

Provider: WEA

Length of course: 2 hours

Start Date: TBC

Location:  Community locations and online. Including:

  • The Angel at Austin’s, ST6 3HL
  • YMCA, ST1 3AE,
  • Hanley Library, ST1 3RS
  • Blurton Hub, ST3 3JT
  • Dudson Centre, ST1 5DD
  • British Ceramics Biennial, ST4 1QD
  • CRC CIC, ST4 3AN,

How to apply: To take part in this course please fill in an expression of interest

What is it? A basic overview of social media and how to use it.

Who can apply? Anyone 19+ 

Provider: WEA

Length of course: 2 hours

Start Date: TBC

Location:  Community locations and online. Including:

  • The Angel at Austin’s, ST6 3HL
  • YMCA, ST1 3AE,
  • Hanley Library, ST1 3RS
  • Blurton Hub, ST3 3JT
  • Dudson Centre, ST1 5DD
  • British Ceramics Biennial, ST4 1QD
  • CRC CIC, ST4 3AN,

How to apply: To take part in this course please fill in an expression of interest

What is it? Digital Skills catering to young people who are currently seeking employment, or looking to improve their knowledge and skills in order to improve their job prospects.

The topics covered will be:

  • Core Skills
  • Communication
  • Graphic design starter
  • 3D Design and printing starter
  • Coding and programming starter

Who can apply? Young people

Provider: Wavemaker Stoke CIC

Length of course: One week consisting of 5 x 3hr

Start Date: TBC

Location:  Online using MS Teams or Zoom

How to apply: To take part in this course please fill in an expression of interest

What is it? Digital Skills catering to parents and grandparents who are looking to better support their young people, by sharing knowledge, skills and information.

The topics covered will be:

  • Core Skills
  • Communication
  • Graphic design starter
  • 3D Design and printing starter
  • Coding and programming starter

Who can apply? parents and grandparents

Provider: Wavemaker Stoke CIC

Length of course: One week consisting of 5 x 2hr (1hr training + 1hr Q&A)

Start Date: TBC

Location:  Online using MS Teams or Zoom

How to apply: To take part in this course please fill in an expression of interest

What is it? A basic introduction to online learning.

Who can apply? Anyone 19+ 

Provider: WEA

Length of course: 2 hours

Start Date: TBC

Location:  Community locations and online. Including:

  • The Angel at Austin’s, ST6 3HL
  • YMCA, ST1 3AE,
  • Hanley Library, ST1 3RS
  • Blurton Hub, ST3 3JT
  • Dudson Centre, ST1 5DD
  • British Ceramics Biennial, ST4 1QD
  • CRC CIC, ST4 3AN,

How to apply: To take part in this course please fill in an expression of interest

What is it? An employability programme with 3 month follow up support provided

Who can apply? Young People age 16 to 24 with Special Educational Needs.

Provider: Caudwell Children

Length of course: 10 weeks followed by  three-month support package

Start Date:

  • 31st January
  • 18th April

Location:  Online and in learner’s own environment

How to apply: Visit Caudwell Children’s website.

What is it? Introduction to staying safe online

Who can apply? Children and young people / youth work professionals / staff and parents 

Provider: YMCA

Length of course: 1 – 2 hours

Start Date: January 2022

Location:  Online and face to face

How to apply: To take part in this course please fill in an expression of interest

What is it? An in-depth self-taught programme with introduction session and ongoing support from Digital Services and final exam.

Who can apply? 18+ with some existing understanding of Microsoft Office.

Provider: Staffordshire University

Length of course: TBC

Start Date: TBC

Location:  TBC

How to apply: To take part in this course please fill in an expression of interest

What is it? As part of the Discover programme you can gain access to a broad range of Digital Linked In Learning self-taught courses.

Who can apply? TBC

Provider: Staffordshire University

Length of course: TBC

Start Date: TBC

How to apply: To take part in this course please fill in an expression of interest

What is it? A training course for anyone wanting to support their friends, families, colleagues and communities to stay safe online.

Who can apply? 18+ May be of particular interest to Digital Champions but open to all.

Provider:Staffordshire University

Length of course: TBC

Start Date: TBC

Location:  TBC

How to apply: To take part in this course please fill in an expression of interest

What is it?

  • Induction to volunteering with BJF, Discover Digital and the role of Digital Champions
  • Introduction to Digital Skills (may be achieved through attending other workshops/events run by Discover Digital partners)
  • Active Listening
  • Supporting a Digital Learner
  • Safe Visiting
  • Handling Challenging Situations and Behaviours
  • Using Zoom
  • Volunteer Handbook and Related Policies and Procedures

Who can apply? Volunteers who wish to become Digital Champions

Provider: Beth Johnson Foundation (BJF)

Length of course: 2 x 2½  hour sessions (total hours of study will be between 8 to 12 hours)

Start Date: TBC

Location:  Either on BJF premises or on Zoom

How to apply: To take part in this course please fill in an expression of interest

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