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Deeside College launches scheme to help computer novices in Flintshire

FLINTSHIRE Library and Information Service is working in partnership with Deeside College as part of the national BBC First Click campaign.

The aim of the project is to enable people to participate in IT taster sessions and overcome any worries they may have.

It also looks to promote the message that using the internet is fun and easier than you think.

The tasters build on Deeside College’s learndirect sessions, which run in three of Flintshire’s libraries and provide members of the public with access to learning at a flexible pace to suit them.

Emma Stedman and Carolyn Buxton from Deeside College have supported over-50 learners during the campaign and have been impressed with the positive attitude.

Emma said: “Many attending the sessions are complete computer novices and are very unsure, but we’ve had great fun and given people confidence to go further.”

Computers for public use are available free of charge in most Flintshire libraries, and library staff are able to provide basic assistance to computer users.

Learndirect IT courses for beginners run at Deeside and Northop College throughout the year.