Computer training courses

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Do you want to learn how to use a computer and get on the internet? Throughout Northern Ireland there computer and internet training classes for older people.

Avoiding jargon and explaining things clearly in plain English, these projects offer easy-to-follow training with the aim that as many of you as possible ultimately enjoy the advantages of computers and the internet.

Find out about computer training courses in your area below.

Libraries NI

Libraries NI has developed an exciting training programme for people who want to find out more about technology and computers.

These free courses are run at Libraries across Northern Ireland and will demonstrate how using technology can enhance your life.

Got IT? is a computer help programme delivered by Libraries NI staff to support people with little or no knowledge of computers.

Go ON takes these skills one step further and allows people to enhance their computer abilities.

If you would like to find out more, download the leaflet and contact your nearest library.

GO ON Computer Classes - April - June 2015 (PDF 850KB)

Find your nearest library

Belfast Metropolitan College

First Click
This is a 15-hour accredited programme for complete beginners.  It takes you through the very basics from using a mouse and a keyboard, through to searching the Internet and sending e-mails.  Students will complete the City and Guilds qualification in Online Basics in a relaxed and friendly setting.  Progression is to Double Click.

Double click
This is a 60-hour course for beginners who have some knowledge or have completed First Click.  It takes you through step-by-step how to create documents using Microsoft Word, searching on the Internet, sending e-mails and creating spreadsheets.  Students will complete the qualification in a supportive environment.  Progression is to Essential Skills ICT Level 2.

Level 1 Essential Skills ICT
This programme is delivered up to a maximum of 60 hours for students who have a basic working knowledge of computers.  Topics will include word processing, Internet, e-mail, file management and spreadsheets.  A qualification is offered.  Progression to Essential Skills ICT Level 2.

Level 2 Essential Skills ICT
This programme is delivered up to a maximum of 60 hours for students with a good working knowledge of computers.  Topics will include word processing, Internet, e-mail, file management, spreadsheets and databases.  A qualification is offered.

All these classes are free to everyone regardless of age or circumstances. Depending on the centre, these could be day or evening classes or both.

More information & enrolement

Contact the Belfast Met Course Information Hotline:
Tel: 028 90 265 265

Visit one of the following centres:

Titanic Quarter Campus
7 Queens Road, Belfast, BT3 9DT

Millfield Campus
125-153 Millfield, Belfast, BT1 1HS
Tel: 028 9026 5000

Springvale Campus

e3 Building
398 Springfield Road, Belfast, BT12 7DU
Tel: 028 9026 5200

Community Learning Centre
400 Springfield Road, Belfast, BT12 7DU
Tel: 028 9090 0000

Castlereagh Campus

Montgomery Road, Belfast, BT6 9JD
Tel: 028 9026 5000

Tower Street Campus
4-84 Tower Street, Belfast, BT5 4FH
Tel: 028 9026 5000

Whiterock Campus
99-135 Whiterock Road, Belfast, BT12 7PH
Tel: 028 9026 5000

More IT training classes

The following local groups also run computer classes for older people as required. If interested please contact them directly. Belfast.

Age Concern East Belfast and Castlereagh
46 Ardenlee Parade, Belfast, BT6 0AL
Telephone: 028 9050 1342


AGE North Down and Ards (AGENDA)
24 Hamilton Road, Bangor, BT20 4LE
Telephone: 028 9127 1968


Harmony Community Trust at Glebe House
23 Bishopscourt Road, Strangford, Co Down BT30 7NZ
Telephone: 028 4488 1374


Age Concern Network of Newcastle & District
21 Dundrum Road, Newcastle, County Down, BT33 0AG
Telephone: 028 4372 4709


Age Concern Coleraine
13 Waterside, Coleraine, Co. Londonderry, BT51 3DP
Telephone: 028 7035 7966


Age Concern Irvinestown, 23 Salloon Road, Ballinamallard, Co Fermanagh, BT94 2WT
Telephone: 028 663 88570

More courses

If you know of any other computer and internet courses available for older people, please tell us via our contact page or email Matthew Blain, our Digital Marketing Officer, via

Age NI Advice Line:
0808 808 7575

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