More people in the 60 to 70 year-old age bracket are now online according to the Office of National Statistics, a sign of the success of IT training opportunities offered throughout the UK.
In Dumfries and Galloway, The Library Service also offers IT training through the cybercentres in Ewart and Kirkcudbright libraries. You can choose from wide range of courses from learning how to email right up to advanced ECDL.
For charges and course calendars please refer to the library service website or phone 01387 260284 for Ewart or 01557 331240 for Kirkcudbright and the staff there will be able to help you.
There are also 1 hour workshops held in Dalbeattie Library once a month. The subjects are varied and are usually suitable for those with basic skills. There is a fee for each workshop payable at the time of booking. For charges and course calendars please refer to the leaflet available in the library and the "Computer Courses at Dalbeattie Library" page on this website. A minimum of 3 persons is required before the course can run.
E-Citizen is a certificated course which takes the student through how to use the Internet for accessing services and buying products. So if you or anyone you know wants to learn how to pay their bills online or simply do all of their Christmas shopping without having to battle the crowds then this is the course for you/them.
And you can also access links to ‘BBC Becoming Webwise’, the guide to getting to grips with the internet. In eight easy steps you can learn how to make best use of internet and e-mail through the Library’s own computers which provide internet access for library users.
And of course we also have various computer books and open learning kits for loan.