The Digital Skills for Citizens Scheme is an initiative under the Government’s National Digital Strategy, funded by the Department of The Environment, Climate and Communications.

The Scheme provides free basic digital skills training where citizens attending classes will learn the skills they need to use and enjoy the many benefits that using the internet offers. 

Ballyhoura Development is contracted by the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications to deliver this programme to non-liners, in their local communities, throughout the region. However, as a consequence of the Covid-19 Pandemic face to face training has seized under current public health guidelines. The Department acknowledges that there is a need amongst our communities to use alternative methods of training in lieu of face-to-face classes during this time. 

A number of 3-week remote courses, from the comfort of one’s own home, aiming to help learners get up and running confidently online will commence early March 2021.

In advance of training commencing all learners will receive:

  • Course notes via post
  • A Phone call from the tutor to prepare for the online training

The Training will comprise of:

  • 2 Hours online learning via Zoom per week for 3 weeks (Tutor will ensure all participants are set up for this)
  • Maximum of 6 learners per class
  • 15 Minute Phone call/video call with the tutor for each learner once a week
  • Self-directed learning using course materials and instructional YouTube Videos


To register your interest, please fill out the form by clicking on the link below:

Register for Digital Skills Programme

Or you can contact Carrie O’Donoghue at [email protected] or 086-1708722