The Digital Skills Project at Carers Support Merton can offer support and guidance about resources and courses to any Carer in Merton who wants to enhance their digital skills by themselves.

Contact us for more information

Please contact Nada (Digital Skills Project Co-ordinator) if you want information about IT courses - either online or in person.
Nada's email address is [email protected] or you can phone 020 8646 7515.

Online support sessions

Each month we host online meet-ups through Zoom on different topics related to IT and getting the most of being online.
Find out more on our Upcoming Events page


Online Courses

Good Things Foundation: Learn My Way

Carers Support Merton is part of the Good Things Foundation network of Online Centres. We can give you access to their free online courses which help people to get the most of being online. 
For more information see the Learn My Way website - www.goodthingsfoundation.org/learn/learn-my-way/

Please contact us for more information

Open University

Free Open Learn course: Digital skills: succeeding in a digital world

NESCOT free distance learning courses

Free computing courses (including some on-site) - https://nescotdistancelearning.com/business/


Face-to-face courses in Merton

Merton Adult and community education courses - Digital skills

Overview of courses available on the Merton Council website - https://www.merton.gov.uk/education-and-learning/adult-education-and-learning/courses-for-adults/adult-courses-digital-skills

Following the links will take you to:

Computing and IT at Merton College

Merton College is on London Road in Morden, adjacent to the beautiful grounds of Morden Park. They offer a range of courses, including Essential Digital Skills for Everyday Life. https://stcg.ac.uk/merton-college/computing-and-it

Adult training network

Adult Training Network works in collaboration with Merton Council to deliver a range of programmes which include Functional Skills English and Digital Skills. http://www.adult-training.org.uk/merton-courses.html


Helpful online guides

Digital Unite Guides

We’re pleased to share this collection of learning guides created by Digital Unite, the digital learning experts. The easy-to-use guides are ideal for improving your own confidence and skills or for supporting other learners. Just click on the pictures to find out more.

Computer Basics

Learning to use a computer can feel really daunting but its much easier than you think.  This guide will help you navigate the basics.

Internet Security

Like making sure that your front door is locked before you go out, or making sure that your purse is zipped securely in your bag, there are some simple guides to show you how to stay safe line.

Using the Internet

 There is so much to see and do on line and it can all seem a little overwhelming. These guides will give you the confidence to become an accomplished internet surfer. 

Email and Skype

Staying in touch with your friends and family has never been so important or so easy. 

Creating Documents

Learn how to create and edit documents using a variety of computer programmes.

Social Networking

Social Media is a great way to connect with other like minded people - reconnect with old friends and catch up on celebrity news.

Smart Phones and Tablets

Powerful, convenient and multi-purpose, smartphones and tablets are the two key players in the fast-growing world of mobile computers.

TV and Video streaming

It’s now possible to watch TV programmes you’ve missed and films you thought you’d never find again – all online. We also introduce you to the weird and wonderful world of the video website, YouTube.

Shopping and Banking

Another wonder of the internet is its helpful capacity to make dull tasks quicker and easier to achieve. Banking, shopping and applying for government services can both be done online. There’s endless fun to be had in rootling out bargains and browsing through the enormous range of products in online shops as well as having the convenience of making payments and applying for benefits online.

Hobbies and Interests

The internet can be everything and anything you want it to be – a shop, library, travel agent, recipe book, restaurant reviewer …  even a game.  Find out just how easy it is to make the most of the many exciting, fun and useful things that the internet has to offer

Music and Audio

The way we listen to music, the radio and other audio content is changing. we can now listen to anything we want with a few clicks of a button - find out how.

 Digital Photography

There are so many great ways to share, edit and store photos - these guides will show you how.