Getting Citizens Online

All courses are currently postponed due to COVID-19

 

The Department's 'Getting Citizens Online Programme' is, in line with the National Digital Strategy, focused on encouraging and empowering citizens to participate fully in Ireland's digital economy and society.

As part of our involvement, Third Age are running classes in locations around the country including our head office in Summerhill, Co. Meath and Seniorline head office Dublin.

The profile of the participants is 'non-liners' who have no experience in the online use and who are perhaps apprehensive about taking the first step to getting online and involved. 

Trained tutors, learning tools with full support and back up will be provided. The training course for participants is 10 hours, covered over a five week period, with classes for 2 hours each week. There is a maximum of 10 participants on each course. 

The 10 hour course is free and will be informative and fun.

Become a Third Age Volunteer Tutor and use your skills to help others who have no experience of the internet, Skype, online banking and shopping and much more.

If you are interested in joining a class as a learner or getting involved as a volunteer tutor, contact us at nationaloffice@thirdageireland.ie or on 046 955 7766. 

Course outline

Session one: Introduction to the internet

  • Understanding the internet
  • Getting online
  • Using search engines
  • Staying safe online

Session two: Introduction to email and online services

  • Introduction to email
  • Government services
  • Conducting everyday transactions

Session three: Video calling and apps

  • Skype and other video calling services
  • Introduction to mobile apps

Session four & five:

Choose two of the following:

  • Government online services
  • Video, TV and radio online
  • Shopping online
  • Online banking basics
  • Revision of a topic from a previous session

Navigating Your Work Future

Are you ready for change? Have your circumstances changed recently in that you have been made unemployed, redundant or in need of upskilling?

Navigating Your Work Future is currently offering a series of free weekly webinars on Thursdays at 11am to support those planning for their future.