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Digital Courses
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Caerphilly Miners Centre is running a funded Digital Inclusion project to help those in the community who are in need of support with accessing our online and hybrid activities that are running from our Centre and with any other online needs.  The pandemic has taught us how important it is to be able to keep in touch with friends and family but sadly many of the digitally excluded felt socially isolated.  We want to break down those barriers of social exclusion and are running regular Digital courses from our centre, to support our community members.

We've been running FREE Digital 4 weekly courses over the summer to help as many people in our community with limited digital literacy.  This has improved their wellbeing and enabled them to feel more confident in their use of technology.

Course session: 10-11am

Drop-in session: 11-12.00 for all of your digital queries!

Our next course commences on:

Tues 23rd Nov - Tues 14th Dec

If you are interested in booking one of our courses please email digital.inclusion@caerphillyminerscentre.org.uk

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   What's it like in the classroom?

The courses are held in our IT Suite which are fitted with touch screen Lenovo desktops and office swing chairs which are fully adjustable for good ergonomics.  There's also a whiteboard and projector for powerpoint instructions.  We encourage our participants to use their own digital devices to learn on to make it easier for them but they're allowed to use our equipment if needed.  We allow up to 7 participants to attend the digital courses so they're able to spread out and maintain social distancing.  The course is well supported with additional digital volunteers to make sure everyone is seen to.

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How our Digital Course has helped Rosa...

Do you want to improve your digital skills and wellbeing like Rosa?

For more information and to book on one of our courses please email digital.inclusion@caerphillyminerscentre.org.uk

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Sienna and John - Our Digital Volunteers
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Here are some of our digital volunteers:

Sienna, a sixth form student has been a great asset in our Summer digital courses and drop-in supporting our class participants.  We wish her all the best for the future and hope she achieves her goal in becoming a Mathematical Technician.

John B, a retired computer programmer has also been fantastic in supporting our participants in both the digital courses and drop-in. He's also filled in for the teacher when she's been unwell.  John has in-depth knowledge of anything digital and is always happy to help anyone.  We really have found an amazing, versatile and sustainable volunteer! 

John - Digital Volunteer

John J has previously worked in managerial roles in various laboratories for the coal industry in South Wales before taking on a managerial role for a health and safety company.  He currently volunteers as a digital volunteer for Caerphilly Library which he’s done for many years.  He has good digital and people skills and enjoys supporting others.  Again, we have found another great, sustainable volunteer!

Here's John supporting a participant with his son present for additional support.

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