Company looking to narrow digital gap in communities

A NEW company is looking to ‘narrow the digital gap’ by showing older and underprivileged members of the community how to use the internet.

North Somerset Training is specialising in courses for people over the age of 65 and those without access to the internet.

In order to get people familiar with making the most out of the web, the company is offering a range of internet education ranging from small classes to five-week-long progression courses.

Informal classes will have a maximum of 10 learners and two qualified members of staff, while a short course offers a weekly two-hour-long session, running for five weeks.

A progression route option allows learners to progress to another level after five weeks, or allows them to retake the course depending on self-assessment.

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The classes and courses will teach learners a range of skills needed to use computers and the internet, in various community venues across North Somerset, which can be arranged at a variety of different venues.

Course tutor Ivi Padium-Quan said: “Unfortunately the economic climate has minimized Government initiatives.

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“The problem is still here, thousands of people need simple and friendly lessons to narrow the digital gap between older people and new technology.

“North Somerset Training was born with the intention to narrow the digital gap by offering courses that will give learners the necessary skills to use a computer/internet safely, confidently and competently while having a great learning experience.”

The company is a partner of UK Online Centres, and staff all hold relevant teaching qualifications, as well as having recently completed safeguarding, equality, diversity and mental health awareness training.

To sign up for a free taster session, call Sam or Ivi on 01934 440021 or email

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