Apply To Learn

 

Training is given on a one to one basis in your own home and on your own computer.   You arrange lesson times with your tutor - this can be in the evenings or at weekends.

You will first have an assessment with your tutor, then you will have up to 10 sessions  which last between 1½ to 2 hours each - usually one lesson a week.   

Who can apply

People with physical disabilities, age impairments, sensory impairments or communication difficulties.

Equipment

If you do not have a computer, we sometimes have funding to provide refurbished second hand computers free of charge. We are also happy to teach you to use an iPad or tablet or a smartphone. 

Areas covered

We cover Greater London, South Wales, Merseyside, Manchester and other parts of North West England, Birmingham, Kent, Sussex and Scotland. In Scotland we have tutors in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth, Dundee, Inverclyde and South Ayrshire.

Before you apply, please contact the office to confirm that our tutors can cover your area.

Cost of lessons

There is no cost to the learner.

How to apply

You can download an application form below or alternatively, you can request a paper application form by contacting the office on 020 8673 3300. Large print forms are also available - please ask.

 Application Form 128kb
 Application Form for Screen Readers  
   
 Leaflet pdf
 602.77kb

We are able to complete an application form over the telephone, however, we will need to send it to you to confirm everything is correct and for you to sign some of the pages.  If you would like to complete an application over the telephone please give us a call.

Application forms are also available in a CD format for you to listen to.

Topics covered

We believe that each Learner is unique and each course of lessons is designed to suit the needs and abilities of the individual. Listed below is what we expect to cover over the course of 10 lessons but one of the reasons that we are so successful is our ability to be flexible.

  • Basic Computer Usage
  • Basic File Management
  • Email
  • Internet

 

There may also be an opportunity to include the following:

  • Shopping online
  • Banking online
  • Social Networking eg.  Facebook, Twitter
  • Skype
  • Podcasts
  • Digital Photography
  • Downloading music
  • Catch-up TV such as the BBC iPlayer