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Digital drop-in sessions and basic IT courses

Free IT courses and workshops

Visit one of our informal drop-in sessions for free help, advice and support on using your PC, tablet, laptop or other device. Whether you are a complete novice or have a specific query, our IT experts can help.

Digital drop-in session timetable

A timetable of digital drop-in sessions.
Day Morning sessions Afternoon sessions

Pencoed Library

Bridgend Library


Maesteg Sports Centre

Aberkenfig Library

Wednesday Pyle Life Centre Ogmore Valley Centre
Thursday This table notes where digital drop-in sessions can be had by morning or evening sessions. Y Centre Porthcawl
Friday Bryncethin Community Centre (10am to 12pm) This table notes where digital drop-in sessions can be had by morning or evening sessions.


Free IT courses

learndirect IT courses

learndirect offers great flexibility. Many of the courses let you learn anywhere with internet access such as during our drop-in sessions, in libraries, or at home. Courses are split into bitesize chunks, and you can study at your own pace. Sign up at any of the digital drop-in sessions or via the contact details below.

Courses include:

  • word processing
  • internet and email
  • spreadsheets
  • databases
  • PowerPoint
  • Windows 10

The European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL)

ECDL is the world's leading computer skills certification. More than 14 million people have engaged with the course, in over 100 countries.

The ECDL programme develops your ability to use a computer and common applications. Its wide range of modules includes Computer Essentials, Word Processing and IT Security. Candidates take tests in the modules most relevant to their educational and professional needs, which creates their ECDL Profile. Whether in school, university or the workplace, ECDL offers the skills you need to succeed. Enrol via the details below.

ECDL course fees

ECDL units are free, but there is a £15 registration fee, and a cost of £5 per exam to be paid on sitting them. If you are eligible for a concession, the registration fee is £5, but the cost per exam is still £5.

Further information


Andrew Evans, E-Learning Manager
Telephone: 07789371810
Karen Johns, E-Learning Tutor
Telephone: 07789371811

Our IT courses

In addition to the above, we also run our own IT courses. For more information, please see our page for browsing courses by location, or our page for browsing by subject.

Digital Skills

Improving your IT skills raises your employment potential. Understand how to effectively search and apply for jobs online on this employability course which is accredited with the Chartered Institute for IT, BCS. Please contact us to enrol.


Bridgend Adult Community Learning

Bridgend County Borough Council
Telephone: 01656 642729
Address: Level 3, Civic Offices, Angel Street, Bridgend, CF31 4WB.
Opening hours:
Tuesday to Thursday 9am to 3.30pm. (An answerphone operates outside these times).

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