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Computer Skills 

Vale Learning Centre

First Floor, Barry Library, King Square, Barry, CF63 4RW


New workshops start throughout the year.  We have classes at Barry Library, Palmerston Adult Community Learning Centre, Penarth Library, The Gathering Place in St Athan and CF61 Centre in Llantwit Major.


Contact Palmerston Adult Community Learning Centre on 01446 736466 for more information or to book your place.


Digital Skills Workshops

With tutor support, all learners are able to develop their digital skills at their own level and pace. The workshops run weekly for 2 hours each session.  All learners will be accredited with an Agored Cymru qualification and will have the option of taking the ICDL examinations for a further qualification.


Essential Digital Literacy Skills

This is a beginner’s course that will teach you how to use your computer or other digital device.  It covers keeping safe online, using the internet, sending and receiving email, how to write a professional looking document or letter, how to organise information using a spreadsheet and how to work with others on a digital project.


Digital Drop-In

Maybe you need help setting up a phone? Or sending an email? You need our Digital Drop-In service.  This is one-to-one support to help you in using your digital device.  Ring us at Palmerston on 01446 733762 to make an appointment.


Can I achieve qualifications?

All courses lead to Agored Cymru and, optionally, ICDL qualifications.


When can I start?

You can start at any time. Phone 01446 733762 or visit the Centre first so we can give you more information about our classes, days and times.



Courses are FREE to those who are either:

  • Not currently in education, employment or training.
  • In receipt of state benefits or support (excluding state retirement pension).
  • Looking for work or seeking better employment opportunities.
  • Qualified no higher than a level 2.
  • Over 50 but not in receipt of state retirement pension.


Note fees may apply for ICDL, please ask when enquiring.

Digital Essentials