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Free digital skills sessions

At Digital Communities Wales we’ve been working hard to develop online digital inclusion training courses, including webinars and digital drop-in sessions that might be vital to you and your service users going forward.

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Please find below details of the online sessions delivered in Welsh and English that we’ve got coming up, along with the links to register your place.

We’ve tried to make the sign up process as simple as possible but if you are having any problems registering, please contact DCWtraining@cwmpas.coop

September

Digital Tools to Support Older People using Care Services  – 7th September | 10:00 – 11:30

This session will be delivered in Welsh.

There are many ways digital tools can support older people using care services.

Within this session we will:

  • Overview how Digital Communities Wales can support care services who may loan a device from us.
  • Discuss accessibility options for devices.
  • Overview Internet services that can support health and well-being for older people.

Register for the Digital Tools to Support Older People using Care Services session here [opens in new window]


Digital Tools to Support Older People using Care Services  – 7th September | 14:00 – 15:00

This session will be delivered in English.

There are many ways digital tools can support older people using care services.

Within this session we will:

  • Overview how Digital Communities Wales can support care services who may loan a device from us.
  • Discuss accessibility options for devices.
  • Overview Internet services that can support health and well-being for older people.

Register for the Digital Tools to Support Older People using Care Services session here [opens in new window]


Learning Welsh with digital tools  – 28th September | 10:00 – 11:00

This session will be delivered in English.

This session is designed to provide entry level resources for Welsh language learners.

In this session we will:

  • Discuss the history of the Welsh language and how it has overcome cultural changes.
  • Show you a variety of resources that are available to help you develop your Welsh language skills, whether you’re a beginner, intermediate or advanced learner.
  • Demonstrate ways of immersing yourself in Welsh when using the internet.

Register for the Learning Welsh with digital tools session here [opens in new window]


Digital Tools for Translation  – 28th September | 14:00 – 15:00

This session will be delivered in English.

Communicating with a diverse range of people can sometimes be challenging when a common language is not spoken. The use of an interpreter to support a conversation is not always available. Digital translation tools offer an alternative method to converse with an individual and wider audiences.

This session will:

  • Provide an overview of digital translation tools available on Android, Apple, and Microsoft devices.
  • Discuss the key features of these digital translation tools.
  • Explain how to use the translations tools.

Register for the Digital Tools for Translation session here [opens in new window]


October

Accessibility with Vision Support – 12th October | 10:00 – 11:30

This session will be delivered in English with a Welsh Interpreter.

This is a co-hosted webinar with Digital Communities Wales and staff from Vision Support. Vision Support is a charity providing support across parts of Cheshire and throughout North-East Wales that exists to enhance the quality of life, promote the continuing independence and raise awareness of the needs of vision impaired people of all ages throughout their communities. Vision Support services include digital inclusion and accessibility support to communities.

Join our co-hosted webinar to learn more about digital accessibility and visual impairments.

This webinar will provide time for questions and answers at the end.

Register for the Accessibility for Vision Support session here [opens in new window]


Digital Volunteering in your community with AbilityNet – 18th October | 14:00 – 15:30

This session will be delivered in English with a Welsh interpreter.

For this year’s Get Online Week, we have teamed up with AbilityNet to co-host a webinar all about digital volunteering in your community. AbilityNet are a UK charity that provides digital inclusion and accessibility advice and support for disabled people, their family and friends, their employers and other people who care for them. AbilityNet have a number of community based digital volunteers in Wales, who have been invited to share their reflections of the challenges and successes of digital volunteering.

This session challenges you to consider how you will embed the digital inclusion agenda within your community or organisation to help people get online.

  • Introduce the digital inclusion agenda.
  • Discuss what is involved in being a Digital volunteer.
  • Discuss ways to embed volunteering into your communities and overview what resources are available to help you with this.

Register for the Digital Volunteering in your community with AbilityNet session here [opens in new window]


Online Savings – Money Management in a Digital World – 19th October | 10:00 – 12:00

This session will be delivered in Welsh.

This is a co-hosted webinar with Digital Communities Wales and The Money and Pensions Service (MaPS). Join us as we explore saving money online and support for people facing the cost-of-living crisis.

This webinar will:

  • Provide advice around data poverty and what support is available to access data and devices.
  • Discuss money saving tools available on the Internet, including comparison websites and community resources.
  • Discuss online scams and keeping safe when exploring the digital world.
  • Help you understand saving from a  MaPS Money Guiders perspective.

During the webinar, we will provide guests with an opportunity to network and share their thoughts about saving money online. At the end of the session, you will have time to field questions to our expert speakers from DCW and MaPS to facilitate further discussion and signpost to learning resources.

This session will be delivered in Welsh and we are limited to a maximum of 100 guests, so please book at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.

Register for the Online Savings session in Welsh here [opens in new window]


Online Savings – Money Management in a Digital World – 19th October | 14:00 – 16:00

This session will be delivered in English.

This is a co-hosted webinar with Digital Communities Wales and The Money and Pensions Service (MaPS). Join us as we explore saving money online and support for people facing the cost-of-living crisis.

This webinar will:

  • Provide advice around data poverty and what support is available to access data and devices.
  • Discuss money saving tools available on the Internet, including comparison websites and community resources.
  • Discuss online scams and keeping safe when exploring the digital world.
  • Help you understand saving from a  MaPS Money Guiders perspective.

During the webinar, we will provide guests with an opportunity to network and share their thoughts about saving money online. At the end of the session, you will have time to field questions to our expert speakers from DCW and MaPS to facilitate further discussion and signpost to learning resources.

This session will be delivered in English and we are limited to a maximum of 100 guests, so please book at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.

Register for the Online Savings session in English here [opens in new window]


November

Online Safety with Barclays Bank – 2nd November | 10:00 – 11:30

This session will be delivered in English with a Welsh Interpreter.

This is a co-hosted webinar with DCW and a guest speaker from Barclays Bank, who will offer advice and expertise around the topics discussed.

This session discusses the topics of online safety and banking safely online. Within this webinar, we discuss:

  • Keeping safe on websites
  • Understanding suspicious emails
  • Password safety
  • Fraud and scams
  • Resources you can use to learn more about online safety.

This webinar will provide time for questions and answers at the end.

Register for the Online Safety session here [opens in new window]


Accessibility with AbilityNet – 16th November | 10:00 – 11:30

This session will be delivered in English with a Welsh Interpreter.

This is a co-hosted webinar with Digital Communities Wales and a guest speaker from AbilityNet.  AbilityNet are a UK charity that provides digital inclusion and accessibility advice and support for disabled people, their family and friends, their employers and other people who care for them. Their support focusses on digital accessibility, workplace services and student services.

Join our co-hosted webinar to learn more about making devices accessible and where to look for further support and information.

At the end of the session, you will have time to field questions to our expert speakers from Digital Communities Wales and AbiltyNet, to facilitate further discussion and signpost to learning resources.

Register for the Accessibility with AbilityNet session here [opens in new window]


Digital Health and well-being with Time to Change Wales – 30th November | 14:00 – 15:30

This session will be delivered in English with a Welsh Interpreter.

This is a co-hosted webinar with DCW and a guest speaker from Time to Change Wales, a national campaign that aims to end stigma and discrimination faced by people with mental health problems. For more information, visit: https://www.timetochangewales.org.uk/en/ 

This session will look at various apps and digital tools to help maintain health and well-being. The session is based on the NHS 5 ways to well-being which we use as an inspiration for our topics to cover.

This webinar will provide time for questions and answers at the end.

Register for the Digital Health and well-being with Time to Change Wales session here [opens in new window]


Digital Storytelling – 13th December | 14:00 – 15:30

This session will be delivered in Welsh.

Reminiscing is a powerful tool for memory and well-being. Digital Storytelling allows people to create and share short videos on their devices: from a trip down memory lane through to creating useful instructions for others to follow.  

This session will: 

  • Give an overview of why digital storytelling is useful and provide some key considerations to get you started. 
  • Take you on a step-by-step guide to Digital Storytelling using the Adobe Spark Video on an Apple device. 
  • Take you on a step-by-step guide to Digital Storytelling using the Cyberlink PowerDirector App on an Android device. 

Register for the Digital Storytelling session in Welsh here [opens in new window]


December

Digital Storytelling – 14th December | 10:00 – 11:30

This session will be delivered in English.

Reminiscing is a powerful tool for memory and well-being. Digital Storytelling allows people to create and share short videos on their devices: from a trip down memory lane through to creating useful instructions for others to follow.  

This session will: 

  • Give an overview of why digital storytelling is useful and provide some key considerations to get you started. 
  • Take you on a step-by-step guide to Digital Storytelling using the Adobe Spark Video on an Apple device. 
  • Take you on a step-by-step guide to Digital Storytelling using the Cyberlink PowerDirector App on an Android device. 

Register for the Digital Storytelling session in English here [opens in new window]