The Learning Curve achieves great success in getting our community online

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The Learning Curve are delighted to report that since launching the Get online programme in August 2010 481 learners have benefitted from attending the 6 week free course in one of 12 Wiltshire libraries with the majority of attendees being 50+.   

The course has had a huge success rate in client satisfaction with 99% of attendees reporting they enjoyed the course, 96% saying the course met their needs, 99% saying they received support on the course and  and 100% saying they were happy with the  teaching and felt the course was equal and fair.

In terms of the venues the Learning Curve is very lucky to have developed great relationships with the Wiltshire libraries which currently include: Bradford, Calne, Corsham, Devizes, Malmesbury, Melksham, Salisbury, Trowbridge, Warminster, Westbury and Royal Wootton Bassett.  Attendees have benefitted greatly from the use of centralised libraries, 99% of attendees were happy with the location, accessibility and felt safe.

“Digital inclusion and getting everyone online is one of The Learning Curve’s key objectives and we are delighted to be working in partnership with the libraries and other agencies” said Norma Jaggon-Barrett, Community Learning Delivery Manager

Courses run for an hour and a half each week for six weeks supported  by a professional qualified tutor.  Exercises are provided at each session and resources are also provided for learners to take away to help them embed their learning.  The areas include the basics of IT, communicating online, using the internet safely and finding information online.

Anyone interested in signing up for a future Get online course should contact Sue Evans on 01225 792500.

Alternatively please come and meet and discuss with us at the Melksham Community IT event being held on  Thursday 15th March 2012 at  10:30am – 6pm atMelksham Library, Lowbourne, Melksham. SN12 7DZ

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