The BTea Rooms have been to Birmingham, Glasgow and Bournemouth and we’re not stopping there.

The BTea Room
The BTea Room

Offering FREE digital skills training covering everything from just getting started online, learning how to use your smartphone or tablet, staying safe online and even doing the big shop. With tea, coffee and cake, on us, it’s a great opportunity to bring your friends, have a chat and learn something new.

We’ve partnered with UK charity AbilityNet

AbilityNet believe in a digital world that is accessible to all. They help support disabled and older people with using technology to achieve their goals at home, work and in education. They also have an amazing UK-wide team of over 300 volunteers who offer support to communities or on a one-to-one basis to teach people essential digital skills.

Our digital skills sessions

Keep an eye out for future events where you can sign up to guarantee your place or drop in on the day for one-to-one support. Our friendly AbilityNet volunteers will be on hand to help you with all your digital skills questions.

We host a variety of sessions all designed to boost your digital confidence.

  • Mobile icon
    Mobile icon

    If you have a smartphone or tablet, this session is designed to give you an overview of how your device works and how to use it. We’ll cover off the most common features used on these types of devices.

    • Connect with your contacts on email, messaging, or video call.
    • Find out how to take and share photographs.
    • Discover how to download apps.
  • Settings icon
    Settings icon

    Whether you’re a new user or would like a refresh, we’ll give you an overview of how to safely use the internet with demonstrations of some of the things you can do through being online.

    • Find out how to access the internet using a browser.
    • Discover how to find news, music, education, travel and tv.
    • Understand how you can shop online.
  • Cyber security icon
    Cyber security icon

    The internet can be daunting if you’re taking your first steps online so we’ll guide you through the things you can watch out for to stay safe online.

    • Find out about online scams and learn about 'phishing' and 'pharming'.
    • Understand what you can do to protect your information from online scammers.
    • Discover how to spot fake websites and emails.
  • Basket icon
    Basket icon

    Fed up with the same old high street shopping? We can show you a whole new world to shop safely online.

    • Understand the benefits of shopping online and what to watch out for.
    • Discover how to shop safely using reputable brands and safe practice techniques.
    • Find out how to get your grocery shop ordered and delivered from the comfort of your home.
  • Filming icon
    Filming icon

    We all love to have a catch up with family and friends but don’t always have the time or money for the journey. Video calls are the next best thing, and they’re simple with today’s technology if you know how.

    • Understand what equipment is required to make a video call possible.
    • Find out about the different ways you can make a call depending on the device you are using.
    • Discover our top tips to make your experience enjoyable.
  • Social icon
    Social icon

    There are so many different social media sites online, in this session we’ll show you one of the most common platforms used by people across the world.

    • Find out how to set your privacy settings to avoid unwanted contacts.
    • Discover how you can connect with your friends and family, find community groups and interests.
    • Understand what 'timelines', 'walls', 'likes', 'comments', and 'reactions' are.

Some highlights from previous sessions