Bespoke IT Course for the over 50's

(Last Updated On: December 15, 2018)

Ageing Well Torbay and Positive People are collaborating to offer an exciting and free opportunity to access workshops regarding Digital and IT training and support for different skill levels. This opportunity is available for anyone living in Torbay and over fifty, who would like to learn more about using devices such as computers, laptops, tablets, phones, etc.

‘Join us for a cuppa and cake during our drop in information, they say, ‘and sign up session on the 18th of January 2019 between 11am and 2pm at Central Church, Tor Hill Rd, Torquay TQ2 5RF where you can get an insight into the workshops, the different modules available and meet the Positive People training team from Cosmic who will be facilitating the course.’

During the session on the 18th of January you can complete a short assessment with Positive People staff to find the most appropriate device / equipment that is suitable for your needs and to help you complete the course e.g. tablet, Alexa, phone, etc. They will then help you order this device for you so you have it to start your course. If you complete more than 4 modules within the course, you will be able to keep and use the digital devices you have been learning on so you can continue learning at home at your leisure.

This modular course covers all abilities from turning on a computer for the first time to setting up an online business. As part of this support, we will be running a series of workshops to help anyone over fifty to get up to date with digital.These workshops include everything from Essential Digital Skills and Communicating Online to Online Safety and Social Media, as well as some more creative workshops around Scrapbooking, Blogging and Photo Editing. Starting in the new year, the workshops will be 2 half day sessions over a series of 5 weeks.

Positive People offers a lifeline to people who are not in work to build hope, confidence and skills, funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery, through the Big Lottery Fund. Ageing Well Torbay, meanwhile, is a six-year, Big Lottery-funded project, aiming to reduce loneliness and social isolation experienced by people over fifty living in Torbay. Through the funding we can offer digital support to individuals on the project.

As spaces are limited, contact Ageing Well at Torbay Community development Trust asap on 01803212638 or

Or follow the link below to book your place as spaces are limited for this fantastic opportunity.

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Apart from five years studying in Oxford I’ve lived most of my life in London where for many years I was Head of English in a prestigious girls’ school, but since taking early retirement and heading West to be nearer to my two daughters - settling in Torbay with my wife, Anna, in 2011 - I’ve worked in the voluntary sector. I took on the role of Service Provider, for example, promoting the Red Cross Torbay Navigators Project, while now I’m a Trustee and part of the Media Team for our local Healthwatch. I’m a governor at Torquay Academy, too, giving me the chance to stay up to date with what’s happening in the world of education. Other interests, aside from friends and family, include art and art history, reading - from contemporary fiction and poetry to Elizabethan/Jacobean literature - history, politics, cooking, walking, and music, in particular Bob Dylan, the blues, and early Elvis. I love writing, too, with one novel published so far – Elvis in Wonderland – and another, Who’s There?, that still needs plenty of work!