Give someone a hand to get online

Through our Get IT Together scheme, we want to help people discover the digital world through the support of a friend or family member.

Unveil a whole new world

Did you know over six million adults in the UK have never been online? That's about a tenth of the country’s population. So if you know someone who's not online, lend them a helping hand and open up a whole new world for them today.

On these pages, we've put together some advice to make it really easy to take a friend or family member through the basics of getting online.

The benefits of getting online

Once someone is comfortable using the internet it can make a massive difference to their life. They can access useful information, stay in touch via email or instant messenger, and shop or use public services online.

How can I help?

1. Free courses on Learn My Way

Learn My Way is a website full of free online courses for beginners, helping you develop digital skills to make the most of the online world.

Once you’ve signed up, you’ll get access to a huge range of extra training materials, online courses and support. It's all completely free, so whether you're learning how use the internet or teaching someone else the ropes, you'll have everything you need to get started.

Register for Learn My Way.

2. Teaching resources in our helpers section

We have a special section for people helping a friend or relative get online. It’s full of tips and tools to make teaching someone really simple. Our step-by-step guides make it so easy to learn the basics, even total internet beginners will be exploring the web in no time.

Go to helpers section.

Find a free course near you

Find a course near you
See where your nearest UK Online Centre is and get free computer lessons. There are a huge range of venues and courses available, so finding help near you couldn't be easier!

We're here to help

Go to our Help and support section for tips and advice on making this site easier to use, using our services, understanding impairments, and contacting us. To get in touch right now, use the Email, Chat or BSL links.