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Author: BBC First Click
Published on 21 February 2011 11:00 AM

BBC First Click is a two year learning campaign encouraging people who currently don’t use the internet to get online and enjoy its benefits.

Thanks to local libraries, regional colleges and community groups some First Click computer courses are already running in every county in Northern Ireland. But we are still looking for more partners to sign up!

BBC Northern Ireland is now inviting community groups with suitable IT facilities to use our free BBC First Click resources to run introductory computer and internet sessions aimed at people aged 55 and over. 

The resources on offer have been developed in consultation with Digital Unite, who run Silver Surfers Week and the Campaign for Learning.

Resource packs include Course Leader Guides with simple session plans on a range of topics, step by step instructions and top tips from experts. You will also receive a useful marketing toolkit, which includes posters, leaflets, pens, balloons and t-shirts. The Course Learner Guides are highly graphical with easy to follow step by step instructions. Other resources include links to BBC WebWise content to practice skills, and much, much more.

If your group is already running an ICT course you can still avail of our fantastic resources.  Why not brand yourselves using our BBC First Click materials and take a great opportunity to promote your course.  All BBC First Click courses will be included on the advice line which is widely promoted on BBC television and local radio.

If you would like to register your beginner's computer course and receive free course materials please go to  Or to find out more information call Aoife McKevitt in BBC Northern Ireland on 028 90338 588 or e-mail

If you are interested in finding a course in your area or receiving First Click materials for a friend or family member who isn't currently online please call the advice line 08000 150 950 or email us at

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For more information: Call Age NI Advice: 0808 808 7575