Community Learning with Enfield Libraries
Community Learning and Enfield LibrariesOur 'Community Learning' programme is based upon two free web based learning resources that between them have almost 100 courses and study aids.
Starting from the very basic, if you want to learn how to use a computer, keyboard, mouse, Internet (using Learn My Way)... Free Introductory sessions available at all Enfield Libraries
to self learning intermediate - advanced courses on Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Touch-typing, health and safety, financial and business resources (using Alison)
All Enfield Libraries are UK Online Centres. Learn My Way is the self-tuition IT programme that we use to help people get started with IT. It has over 25 courses to choose from. By registering with Learn my way you will be registering with E-Government, so it's important to remember your user name and password because you will need your user name & password if you need to access other E-Government services such as renewing passports / driving licences online. You can register with Learn My Way from home or at any Enfield Library:
So how can you benefit from Community Learning?
Community Learning maximises your choices of courses available and enables you to access them from any Enfield Library or from the comfort of home (if you have an internet connection).
By using Learn My Way and Alison courses, you can apply for a Community Learning Library Card which entitles you to an additional hour per day on any library PC to follow a learning session.
Can I still get help from library staff?
A 'One to one staff introductory session' is available at all libraries. This hour 'introductory session' is exclusively aimed at helping you register with Learn my Way and giving you a flavour for the programme. This first introductory / registration session is free.
If you require extra staff sessions again exclusively with Learn My Way it will cost £5.00 per hour (£2.50 conc. for 1 hour).
Can Library staff help me with Alison programmes?
We do not offer any other types of one to one staff introductory sessions.
We hope by having a Community learning library ticket and this Community learning library page we will give you a greater choice of quality free IT training programmes, These programmes are especially useful for those wishing to learn how to use computers and the benefits that having IT access can provide.
Can members of the public with sensory impairments get help with Learn My Way from 'one to one' staff introductory sessions?Unfortunately Learn My Way is not compatible with sensory impairment software Jaws or Zoom text. Please note that the Sir Jules Thorn Centre is closed during the refurbishment of Ordnance Road Library. Please ask in your local library for information about the accessibility software and hardware available.
Other resources that you may wish to use:
If you need help with Computer Skills, Skills for Life (English and Maths) or help Job Hunting (CV preparation) look no further than the Exchange Learning Centre at Edmonton Green Library.
Theory Pro / Go Citizen: Easy to use help if you are either learning to drive (theory and hazard perception test for cars and motorcycles) or sitting citizenship tests free of charge.
Or use any of our Virtual Library online resources.
or if you need help with your English or Maths
Useful practice website links:
If you have started using Learn My Way and feel you need a
little extra practice in between your Learn My Way sessions
try these useful websites. They are also all free,
you can use either in the library or in the comfort of your own home.
Once you have mastered typing and using the mouse Alison and Learn my Way also have 100s of courses to get you up to speed using the internet or practicing Word, spreadsheets, Powerpoint and much much more. If you need extra 1 to 1 help a list of IT tutors and courses in the borough can be found here
It's never too late to learn, the hardest bit is starting...
This page was last updated on 11-Mar-2014.