Free digital skills training in Rochdale!

Published date: 
Wednesday, 6th November 2019

Free Digital Skills training in Rochdale!


The Lloyds Bank Academy provides free digital skills training to individuals, charities and businesses looking to grow their knowledge and confidence across a broad range of digital skills, with the aim of ensuring they don’t fall into a large population of people in the UK who are ‘digitally excluded’.  In the modern world, being digitally excluded has a known negative impact on many areas of a person’s life, such as the inability to access vital services, save money on things like utilities or even lower their chances of securing employment. From a business or charity perspective, this could mean not being able to reach a huge segment of their target customers or not taking full advantage of free tools available to them, such as social media and data analytics.

Working in partnership with KYP, Lloyds Bank Academy have organised some digital skills events focusing on a number of topic areas, hosted at KYP’s superb premises in Rochdale. Further details of these sessions and the links to sign up are below. The sessions are open to people of all ages and backgrounds. We’re hoping that this will be a ‘pilot’ for further activity on these and a range of topics in future.


Venue: KYP, Belfield Road, Rochdale, OL16 2UP

13 November 2019

Digital Communications

12.30pm - 2.30pm

This course will cover using emails effectively and all the tips you should follow. You’ll learn how to spot dangerous emails, how to communicate with video and about using online calendars to manage your time

20 November 2019

Digital Documents

12.30pm - 2.30pm

This course will introduce you to different document software and teach you how to choose the right one. You'll also learn how to use spreadsheets and insert images and video into various document types, where we'll cover how to save and share documents with friends and colleagues

27 November 2019

Online Safety

12.30pm - 2.30pm

This course will deepen your understanding of devices and how you can make sure they are work-ready. We will learn about online risks and threats and how to spot them. This will include managing passwords and personal information online

4 December 2019

Personal Branding

12.30pm - 2.30pm

This course will cover how to present yourself online. You’ll understand how to define your "digital footprint" and get tips for sharing and posting content online. The course will show you how to create a strong, memorable CV and cover letter, along with how to use these when applying for jobs. You will also discover effective techniques for succeeding in presentations and job interviews