Digital Champions - Free Online Basics Courses


Wombwell Library, Station Rd, Wombwell, Barnsley S73 0BA

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Who we are

Free Session to help you feel confident using the internet and staying safe online COVID-19 UPDATE.


During the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic were are unable to meet face to face but we are still here to support you.

There has never been a more crucial time for people to have the digital skills they need to access services remotely and keep in touch with friends and family.  We are currently offering this support over the telephone (or video call if appropriate) and it can be accessed by completing a simple e-form on our website.

This can be filled in on behalf of someone (with their permission of course) or our contact centre will complete the form if a customer rings up.  We have also developed a set of ‘how to’ videos to help people learn how to Zoom, video call with Facebook, set up and use email and shop online safely.  There will be further videos coming on using WhatsApp.    

These and the link the to e-form can be found here:


Why not try our 6 free sessions with Barnsley Council's Digital Champions to increase your confidence to access online services, use email and stay safe online.

We are here to help you get online, search and use the services for you, at your own pace. You can bring along your own device or you can use one of our laptops, tablets or smartphone.

The course includes:

  • Week 1 - Using a device (Laptop or Tablet) 
  • Week 2 - Using the Internet/Search engines - Completing Online Forms 
  • Week 3 - Internet Safety 
  • Week 4 - Using E-mail
  • Week 5 - Using Public Services Online (including council services)
  • Week 6 - Online Shopping

This course is relevant for complete beginners and people who want to feel more confident when they're using the internet. To book a place, ask at the course venue, give us a ring or visit

Opening Times

Wombwell Library Mondays:  2nd March to 6th April  10am - 12pm

Hoyland Library Mondays:  2nd March to 6th April  2pm - 4pm

Penistone Library Fridays:  28th February  to 3rd April  2pm - 4pm

The Exchange Recovery College Thursdays: 4th June to 9th July 10am - 12pm




Contact Details

Contact name: To book a place Contact the Venue or call us

Phone number: 01226 773555

Mobile number:

Address: visit,


Address details:

Wombwell Library, Station Rd, Wombwell, Barnsley S73 0BA

Hoyland Library, High Croft, Hoyland, S74 9AF

Penistone Library, High St, Penistone, Sheffield S36 6BR

The Exchange Recovery College, 33 Gawber Rd, Barnsley S75 2AH

Other Details

Cost: FREE

Published: 09 August 2019