Learning and Education Opportunities
Adult & Community Education
The Adult & Community Education service in Torfaen aim to provide a wide range of courses to suit all our customers, if you want to develop new skills, work towards a qualification or enhance your career prospects; our courses provide an ideal opportunity. For more information on the range of courses available, visit the Adult and Community Education area of the website.
To view the courses available at Coleg Gwent, visit www.coleggwent.ac.uk
The Computer Age - ICT Classes in Torfaen
There are a number of organisations that offer ICT courses to encourage older people to get online. A list of course providers has been outlined below.
TCBC Adult and Community Learning Service
Accredited and Non-accredited ICT courses on offer. Cost of courses vary depending on an individual’s circumstances. For further information visit the Adult and Community Education area of the website.
Bridges into Work and Working Skills for Adults Project
ICT Courses are aimed at people that are unemployed and looking for work or currently working to build skills. Courses are offered to people aged 16-65 who are not taking part in the Department for Work and Pensions Programme. The courses are free if you match the above criteria.
For further information visit Bridges into Work or Working Skills for adults or contact 01633 647743/647742
Age Concern Torfaen ICT Club
ICT club is held every Tuesday 10am-12pm at Widdershins, Sebastopol. Classes are informal and cost £2.50 per session (includes tea and coffee). Contact: 01495 769264 for more information
Torfaen Library and Information Service
Computer Taster Drop-in sessions, BBC First Click and Family History Sessions are held in Torfaen libraries. Courses are informal and free and open to all ages.
"BBC First Click" Sessions:
Thursday 10.00am - 12.00pm, Thursday 2.30pm – 4.30pm
Tel: 01633 647676
Computer Taster Drop-in:
Tuesday 10.00am - 12.00pm
Tel: 01495 766160
Monday 10.00am - 12.00pm
Tel: 01495 742802
Family History Sessions:
Thursday 11.30am - 1.00pm
Tel: 01495 742802
Bron Afon Community Housing Tech New Age Project
Intergenerational project. ICT Workshops aimed at older people are being held in Retirement housing and Community hubs across Torfaen. For more information on the workshops, contact Tanya Aicardi. Tel: 01633 620130
Melin Homes Getting Connected Project
Melin are providing free personal computers to their residents that live in the Heads of the Valleys areas. Basic ICT training is also being offered to every resident that receives a PC. For more information contact Daryl Hand. Tel: 01495 745906 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
There are a range of Academic organisations that offer distance learning and online courses. To find out more about the courses they offer, click on one of the links below:
Universities Heads of the Valleys Institute (UHOVI)
The UHOVI run a number of bite-size courses across Torfaen. To find out more about the various courses available, visit the Universities Heads of the Valleys Institute website.
Widdershins Ageing Well Centre
The Widdershins Ageing Well Centre is run by Age Concern Torfaen and offers a wide range of non-accredited courses. To find out more about their clubs and activities provided visit www.ageconcerntorfaen.org
Last Modified: 05/12/2018
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