Six more Greenfields residents can enjoy the exciting and empowering benefits of the web after securing a recognised online qualification.
The six were awarded their City & Guilds Entry Level 3 Certificate in Online Basics last week. Since 2015, 34 residents have passed the test after completing courses run by Greenfields’ Digital Inclusion Co-ordinator Val Thompstone.
Greenfields’ Be Connected Programme gives its residents the opportunity to get free support to get online. People can either be absolute beginners, or learn and build upon existing skills, such as using Skype or banking online.
Kay Foster, who until last year had never been online, said Greenfields’ support and guidance has been invaluable:
“I’d watch my grandchildren use their computers and phones, but I just couldn’t keep up. Greenfields’ staff and DigiPals explain things at a pace that suits me and thanks to them, I can now send emails and texts. I also recently completed my vehicle tax online, which I would never have had the confidence to do before, and I managed to save £150 on my electricity and gas bill by switching online!”
Since 2015, Greenfields has helped more than 200 residents to get online, with some progressing to becoming DigiPals and using their experiences to help others to get online, with Greenfields’ support.
Joy Lee, from Witham, says: “I would highly recommend this course to anyone, young or old, male or female. You’ll make new friends and have fun while learning new skills.”
Find out about the support Greenfields offers by clicking on this link: Get online