Digital Skills for Citizens Scheme

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Digital Skills for All. Free Training


The Digital Skills for Citizens Scheme is an initiative under the Government’s National Digital Strategy.

The scheme provides free basic digital skills training.

Those attending classes will gain skills they need to use and enjoy the many benefits that using the internet offers.

The scheme is funded by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and is free to participants.

Digital Skills For Who?

Training is targeted at people over 45, farming communities, small business owners, the unemployed, persons with disabilities and disadvantaged groups.


Classes available in every county. The location is selected by demand.

A group of 10 people is required to organise a class.

What Will I Learn?
  • An introduction to the internet
  • Internet safety
  • How to send and receive emails
  • Using online government services
  • Using online banking services
  • Online shopping
  • How to use ‘Apps’ like the weather, traffic, news, etc.

Each person attending training classes will receive 10 hours free classroom training.

Further information is available  from the Department on 01-6782078 or


The internet is a gateway to a whole new world. It allows access to information and services 24 hours a day 7 days a week, it can empower and enrich the lives of people. Some of the advantages of being online are:



Keep in touch with family and friends worldwide through email, social media, etc.


Save money

Easier to compare prices, helping you to make more informed purchasing decisions.


Save time

Use online services like Banking, Motor Tax and Passport renewal and avoid travelling and queuing



Enjoy a wider variety of hobbies and interests, stay up to date with current affairs and catch up on TV and radio using playback facilities.



Expand your knowledge with online courses and learn at your own pace.


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