Learn essential digital skills for free in Glasgow

A profile image of Caroline Martin smiling to camera. Navigating the online world can be overwhelming, especially if you're unsure about searching for information, figuring out which websites to trust, or understanding how your digital device works.

If you're 65 years old or over, live in Glasgow, and are eager to improve your digital skills, AbilityNet can help!

Join AbilityNet in partnership with BT Group for a free session at BT Group's office in Glasgow.

Expert Digital Skills Trainer, Caroline Martin and the BT team will be your guides at these engaging sessions. 

What can I expect during the sessions?

The sessions are designed to address any tech concerns you might have, and empower you with the skills needed to navigate the digital world safely and with confidence.

The sessions will cover:

  • How to stay safer online
  • How to get started with being online
  • Learning more about your digital device
  • Plus, a tour of the state of the art facilities at BT Group's Glasgow office

Our trainer is dedicated to providing personalised assistance, answering any questions you may have, and helping you become more comfortable with your digital device and the online world. Tea and biscuits will be available during the sessions too.

What previous session attendees say:

•    "At 93 your service was and is of great help to me and my generation" 
•    "I was so impressed with the trainer, who listened and really helped a lot"
•    "Very easy to ask questions and receive simple answers"
•    "It is really the course I needed. I learn something new every week"
•    "It is very excellent. It gives me more hope to do some things that I wouldn't do before"

Where and when are the sessions being held?

The Senior Skills Sessions are on Tuesday 27 February, during any of the following time slots:

  • 10:00am - 12:00pm
  • 12:30pm - 2:30pm
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to boost your digital skills!

BT Group Office Address: BT Group, Alexander Bain House,15 York Street, Glasgow, G2 8LA

Closest train station: From Glasgow Central, the BT Group office is a 5 minute walk.

Closest bus stop: From York Street Bus Stop, the BT Group office is a 2 minute walk.

Google map of BT Group's Glasgow office

How do I book my place?

Email digitalskills@abilitynet.org.uk with your name and phone number and our team will be in touch to confirm your place.

You can also call our helpline on 0300 180 0028* during UK office hours to register.

Older man and woman smiling looking at laptopFree webinar: Digital discovery at any age: your guide to the online world with BT Group and Amazon

Caroline will also be speaking on our upcoming webinar: From buttons to bytes, learn how to enjoy a digitally connected life in your guide to becoming tech savvy in your senior years - or at any age.

Join a FREE webinar on Wednesday 28 February 2024 between 1pm - 2pm GMT.

Register for the webinar

I don't live in Glasgow, how can I get digital skills help?

AbilityNet, in partnership with BT Group logo

We are running the sessions in London from 14 February, but if you're over 65 years of age and looking to build your skills, we're offering free digital skills sessions in areas in and around London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Cardiff. 

Trainers can build something bespoke for your group or for an individual and run sessions including:

  • Getting to know your Smartphone or Tablet
  • Staying Safer Online
  • Getting started with Email
  • Using Social Media, e.g. Facebook
  • Online entertainment, e.g. watching TV online
  • How to access Public Services e.g. Gov.UK
  • How to make a video call
  • How to manage your health online
  • How to bank online

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How AbilityNet can help

*Please note: calls to our helpline number cost no more than a national rate call to an 01 or 02 number and count towards any inclusive minutes in the same way as 01 and 02 calls, and AbilityNet does not receive any money from these calls