MAES Digital Skill Ups


If you have low level digital skills, Manchester Adult Education Service (MAES) offers free courses to help you develop your digital skills for work and everyday life. You can learn how to use different devices and apps for situations such as to communicate with others, find information on the internet and use online services. Visit their website for more information.

These drop-in classes are at the following venues:

  • Longsight Library and Adult Learning Centre, 519 Stockport Road, M12 4NE
  • Greenheys Adult Learning Centre, Upper Lloyd Street, M14 4HZ
  • Withington Adult Learning Centre, Burton Road, M20 3ED
  • Forum Adult Learning Centre, Forum Square, M22 5RX
  • Gorton Library, Garrat Way, M18 8HE
  • The Beacon Centre, Barrington Street, CLayton, M11 4FB
  • Central Library, St Peter’s Square, M2 5PD
  • Hulme High Street Libray, Hulme High Street, M15 5NN
  • Abraham Moss Adult Learning Centre, Crescent Road, M8 5UF
  • The Avenue Adult Learning Centre, Rochdale Road, M9 6HW
  • North City Library, Rochdale Road, M9 4AF

See the Skill Up summer 2022 timetable

Buzz Manchester

 Do you need help getting started with your smartphone or tablet? Buzz Manchester can help you use it! 

Visit their website, which has information such as how to download an app, find a website, set up an email account, and other things you might need to do. The useful guides are also translated into Farsi and Urdu.


Learn My Way

There are free online course with Learn My Way. You can learn about using a computer or other device, using the internet, staying safe online, and many other useful things too. Visit their website to sign up for the course. You can also read their guides to help you use the internet and apps on your device.



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Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award Programme (iDEA)

Get help with short online FREE digital skills courses and support with iDEA. If you are confident with computers, you can become a Digital Buddy volunteer. Visit their website for more information and start your course today!

Stay connected through Covid-19

Do you need help with getting online, staying safe online and using the internet?

You can call the Community Covid-19 Support Helpline on 0800 234 6123. They can  help  you to turn on your device, get online, and search for information on the internet. You can ask for an interpreter if you need one.

Alternatively, text your name to 07860 064128 or email and they will phone you back with help- their telephone support is available in 15 different languages.

Click on the links below for more information about getting the help you need and how to access online services. It is available in 22 different languages.
























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