Welcome to our guides area

This is the place to get up to speed with the technology that can help enrich your life.  Whether you’d like to improve your computer skills, emailing, use of the internet or generally to boost your digital confidence, our simple guides are here to help. They're free, print-friendly and also a great way to support other learners.

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Computer

It's easier to get to grips with computers than a lot of people think. Here's how to get started.

Pen on paper

Easy-to-follow guides on using Microsoft Office programs.

Person in computer

Staying in touch has never been easier or cheaper. These easy-to-follow guides will help you take advantage.

Globe

These guides will give you all the tools you need to become a confident internet user, surfing the web with aplomb.

Book

Find out just how easy it is to make the most of the many exciting, fun and useful things that the internet has to offer.

Record player

Music, audiobooks - you name it, it's all on the internet and really easy to get hold of and download. Here's how.

Phone

Powerful, convenient and multi-purpose, smartphones and tablets are the two key players in the fast-growing world of mobile computers.

TV

It’s now possible to watch TV programmes you’ve missed and films you thought you’d never find again – all online. These guides explain.

People talking

We’ll show you how to get involved in these exciting, fun and flexible forms of social media.

Camera

There are so many great ways to store, edit and share photos – our guides will show you how.

Padlock and key

These essential guides detail the simple rules for staying safe online.

Money

The chores that used to mean a trip in the car can now be done from a chair, with a cup of tea by your side.