About Getting Started Computer Training

As part of our fight against digital exclusion, Age Action's Getting Started Computer Training programme delivers training on computers, tablets and smartphones to people over the age of 55.

Since 2006 Age Action has trained over 27,000 older people in 12 counties with the assistance of thousands of volunteer tutors. The training takes place in small classes groups and runs in libraries, community centres, family resource centres, corporate offices, and housing complexes for older people.

Funding has come from a variety of sources such as government grants, private corporations, charitable foundations and Dublin City Council.

The Getting Started Computer Training programme has received government funding since 2009 under the Department of Communication, Energy and Natural Resources BenefIT scheme for digital inclusion.

As part of the BenefIT scheme Age Action has partnered with Dublin City University, National University of Ireland Galway, Access 2000, IRD Duhallow and 121 Digital.

Age Action runs classes in Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow, Louth, Galway, Mayo, Roscommon, Leitrim, Sligo, Cork and Waterford. Our partners will run classes in Dublin, Wicklow, Meath, Westmeath, Clare, Kildare, Wexford, Galway, Kerry and North Cork.

Follow the links on the left hand menu for more about Getting Started Computer Training, or click the links below for more information on 12 Digital, DCU Intergenerational Project, IRD Duhallow or NUI Galway:

Click here for a list of venues running the BenefIT training scheme

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