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Free courses to help get people online

A new wave of free courses is starting next week to show people across the city how to use computers and tablets.

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The courses, forming part of Swansea Council's Get Swansea Online campaign, are aimed at beginners who'd like to learn how to use the internet.

Topics covered include how to use websites, send emails, join Facebook and stay in touch with family and friends. 

Each course runs for two hours a week for five weeks.

Cllr Clive Lloyd, Swansea Council's Cabinet Member for Transformation and Performance, said: "Computers, tablets and smartphones are part of everyday life for most of us across the city nowadays, but research shows us there are people who are still digitally excluded.

"Having access to the internet and being able to use it properly really can enrich lives, whether you want to do your shopping online, book a holiday, make contact with faraway friends or see photos of family living abroad. 

"These free courses show people just how easy it is to get connected and be part of the online world. They've already benefited hundreds of people of all ages right across the city, so we're hopeful many more will follow suit over coming weeks with step-by-step help and one-to-one support being made continuously available by our expert tutors.

"There are still places up for grabs, so I'd urge anyone interested to get in touch as soon as possible."

Free computer courses are available in a variety of locations, including Montana Park, Central Library and the Action Resource Centre in Portmead.

Early evening computer classes are also available for people at 5.45pm on Fridays in Central Library, with Android tablet classes taking place on Tuesdays at 6pm in Bryn House.

Other courses include iPad classes at locations including Montana Park, Llansamlet Library and Killay Library.

You can book your place by visiting www.swansea.gov.uk/getswanseaonline or calling 01792 470171.


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