Free digital support in Essex

If you're looking to find out more about free courses and other digital support available across Essex you've come to the right place! Read on to discover what's on offer...

Improve your skills with Adult Community Learning (ACL)

ACL Essex, the largest provider of adult education in the country, can offer you a wide range of both day and evening adult learning classes. These can help you improve your job prospects, learn a new skill or just be used to inspire yourself!

There are a variety of digital skills courses on offer, from the ‘Let’s Get Digital’ course, which is an introduction for those who have a limited knowledge of digital technologies, through to intermediate and advanced digital courses, all of which can be found on the ACL website.

Digital skills courses with Learn My Way

There are a range of free courses on offer from Learn My Way to help you learn digital skills and stay safe online. Visit their website to find out more.

Improve your maths skills with Multiply

Essex County Council wants to help residents across Essex improve their maths skills through the Multiply programme. From taster sessions to formal qualifications, the Multiply programme can support you in improving your maths skills. You can find out more about Multiply and other opportunities on the Essex Opportunities website.

Boost your confidence with free maths courses

Free computer and Wi-Fi use in libraries

Essex Libraries offer free access to computers and Wi-Fi! You can find your nearest library, as well as the facilities and services available, on the Essex Libraries website.

Free mobile data for those in need

The National Databank provides free mobile data, as well as texts and calls, via the Good Things Foundation’s network of local partners. To find out if you’re eligible for the scheme you can visit the Good Things Foundation website. You can also find your nearest hub to apply for data via the Online Centres Network.

Discounted broadband for households on benefits

If you’re a low-income family receiving Universal Credit or other benefits, you could be eligible for a social broadband tariff and save up to £144 a year on your broadband bills.
Find out more by visiting the Essex County Council website.

Free tech support and advice from We Are Digital

A new digital helpline has been created by Vodafone and We Are Digital to give tech assistance and digital advice. The Digital Skills Helpline – 0800 987 4110 – is free to call from any UK mobile or landline, and is open to everyone, whether they are a Vodafone customer or not.

Visit our map to find digital skills support in your area!

We've developed an interactive map which shows where you can go to receive free digital skills support in your area! Visit the interactive map.