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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


February

Introduction to Online Safety – 6 February 2024 | 14:00-15:30

This session will be delivered in English.

This session introduces you to the foundation online safety skills based upon the UK Government’s Essential Digital Skills.  It will cover:

  • Keeping safe on websites.
  • Understanding suspicious emails.
  • Password safety
  • Understanding online privacy
  • Virus awareness
  • Resources you can use to learn more about online safety. 

Register for the Introduction to online safety online session in English here [opens in new tab]


Discovering AI with confidence: A beginner’s guide to embracing artificial intelligence (AI) – 8 February 2024 | 10:00-11:30

This session will be delivered in English.

In a world increasingly shaped by technological advancements, Artificial Intelligence (AI) stands at the forefront of innovation. But navigating AI, understanding its applications and knowing where to start, can be difficult for those with low digital confidence to understand.

In this session, we will:

  • Discuss creative uses for AI and its uses as an engaging digital tool for someone just starting out on their digital journey.
  • Explore AI and its uses in different settings, including productivity aids and health. 
  • Consider the implications of AI for online safety and critical thinking when accessing information online. 

Register for the Discovering AI session here [opens in new tab]


NHS Wales App: Helping People to Get Online – 14 February 2024 | 14:00-15:30

This session will be delivered in English. If you would like to access the session with a Welsh interpreter, please select yes on the registration form and we will make every effort to provide one.

Training session for Staff members and volunteers to support people to engage with the NHS Wales app.

Digital Communities Wales; Digital Confidence Health and Wellbeing (DCW) in partnership with DSPP are delivering a Roadshow of Digital Inclusion training sessions in order to support to staff and volunteers to help others to engage with the upcoming NHS Wales App.

The session will cover:

  • Helping people to get online and Understanding barriers to people engaging online
  • Skills and app features when engaging with the NHS Wales App
  • Using digital Accessibility features
  • Being safe online 

Register for the NHS Wales App session here [opens in new tab]


March

NHS Wales App: Helping People to Get Online – 5 March 2024 | 10:00-11:30

This session will be delivered in English. If you would like to access the session with a Welsh interpreter, please select yes on the registration form and we will make every effort to provide one.

Training session for Staff members and volunteers to support people to engage with the NHS Wales app.

Digital Communities Wales; Digital Confidence Health and Wellbeing (DCW) in partnership with DSPP are delivering a Roadshow of Digital Inclusion training sessions in order to support to staff and volunteers to help others to engage with the upcoming NHS Wales App.

The session will cover:

  • Helping people to get online and Understanding barriers to people engaging online
  • Skills and app features when engaging with the NHS Wales App
  • Using digital Accessibility features
  • Being safe online 

Register for the NHS Wales App session here [opens in new tab]


Introduction to becoming a Digital Champion – 7 March 2024 | 10:00-11:30

This session will be delivered in English. If you would like to access the session with a Welsh interpreter, please select yes on the registration form and we will make every effort to provide one.

Digital Champions are at the forefront of digital inclusion and act as a beacon to help combat barriers to digital inclusion by opening pathways for their audiences, colleagues and clients alike.

This session emphasises the importance of digital inclusion and frames the role of a Digital Champion within the digital inclusion agenda.  We will:

  • Introduce the digital inclusion agenda.
  • Overview the essential digital skills.
  • Discuss what is involved in being a Digital Champion, including personal skills that will be developed as a champion. 

Register for the Introduction to becoming a Digital Champion online session in English here [opens in new tab]


Digital Tools to Support People Living with Dementia – 13 March 2024 | 10:00-11:30

This session will be delivered in English.

Within this session we will overview how digital tools can support people living with dementia in a safe and secure way. This session has been developed along with Effro who work with communities in Wales to change perceptions of dementia.

We will:

  • Introduce the support available from Digital Communities Wales and Effro.
  • Discuss reminiscence activities and a multi-sensory approach.
  • Discuss the importance of keeping active, connected and independent.
  • Introduce digital tools to support independent living and well-being.

This is a joint webinar hosted by Digital Communities Wales with a guest speaker from Effro, who will offer advice and expertise around the topics discussed.

Register for the Digital Tools to Support People Living with Dementia online session in English here [opens in new tab]


Discovering AI with confidence: A beginner’s guide to embracing artificial intelligence (AI) – 14 March 2024 | 10:00-11:30

This session will be delivered in English.  If you would like to access the session with a Welsh interpreter, please select yes on the registration form and we will make every effort to provide one.

In a world increasingly shaped by technological advancements, Artificial Intelligence (AI) stands at the forefront of innovation. But navigating AI, understanding its applications and knowing where to start, can be difficult for those with low digital confidence to understand.

In this session, we will:

  • Discuss creative uses for AI and its uses as an engaging digital tool for someone just starting out on their digital journey.
  • Explore AI and its uses in different settings, including productivity aids and health. 
  • Consider the implications of AI for online safety and critical thinking when accessing information online. 

Register for the Discovering AI session here [opens in new tab]


NHS Wales App: Helping People to Get Online – 20 March 2024 | 10:00-11:30

This session will be delivered in English. If you would like to access the session with a Welsh interpreter, please select yes on the registration form and we will make every effort to provide one.

Training session for Staff members and volunteers to support people to engage with the NHS Wales app.

Digital Communities Wales; Digital Confidence Health and Wellbeing (DCW) in partnership with DSPP are delivering a Roadshow of Digital Inclusion training sessions in order to support to staff and volunteers to help others to engage with the upcoming NHS Wales App.

The session will cover:

  • Helping people to get online and Understanding barriers to people engaging online
  • Skills and app features when engaging with the NHS Wales App
  • Using digital Accessibility features
  • Being safe online 

Register for the NHS Wales App session here [opens in new tab]


Digital Tools to Support People Living with Dementia – 26 March 2024 | 14:00-15:30

This session will be delivered in English.  If you would like to access the session with a Welsh interpreter, please select yes on the registration form and we will make every effort to provide one.

Within this session we will overview how digital tools can support people living with dementia in a safe and secure way. This session has been developed along with Effro who work with communities in Wales to change perceptions of dementia.

We will:

  • Introduce the support available from Digital Communities Wales and Effro.
  • Discuss reminiscence activities and a multi-sensory approach.
  • Discuss the importance of keeping active, connected and independent.
  • Introduce digital tools to support independent living and well-being.

This is a joint webinar hosted by Digital Communities Wales with a guest speaker from Effro, who will offer advice and expertise around the topics discussed.

Register for the Digital Tools to Support People Living with Dementia online session in English here [opens in new tab]