Get Online Week (19 - 25 October 2020)

19 Oct 2020 Sandra Bailie    Last updated: 1 Dec 2020

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Taking place from 19-25 October, Get Online Week 2020 is a celebration of digital inclusion that inspires people to do more online and helps them learn how.

This year Get online week will be a bit different this year as there will be no face to face events due to the Coronavirus, however there are many online events to sign up to to help you improve your digital skills. NICVA is part of the Digital Assist group along with lots of other organisations interested in helping people develop their digital skills and become connected. Below is a list of what those organisations have on offer for Get online week 2020.


As part of the Skills Match programme and Get online week BITC and NICVA have organised a webinar on Communication tools with Digiskills Agency. To sign up click here


Go ON NI highlights to benefits of being online and brings together all tools, initiatives and places that help people get online. Their events and training can be found here they have lots of free events for get online week and you can find out more here

Libraries NI

Libraries NI hold training sessions on zoom and have a range of session planned, such as Zoom, whats app, facebook and scams. to register click here

Supporting Communities

They have been supporting people and communities to improve their digital skills by providing digital skills courses to individuals and community groups with a particular emphasis on older people and rural communities. They have a calendar of events for Get online week, such as Zoom and scam awareness.

Ignite IT

They are an IT company that offers hardware and network support, IT support, training and education, business continuity and disaster recovery and end of use asset management. They are offering lots of training in topics such as Zoom, apps, online safety, email and photos.

Digiskills Agency

They offer digital training, business consultancy, community outreach. For Get online week they have a line up of free training such as google classroom, social media and public speaking. To book your place click here


RNIB provide technology support and advice and have a technology hub with advice, tips and guides to help you.

Linking Generations

Linking generations' digital age site is still active with tools and info cards for helping people get online, needs update with zoom etc.

Ulster Bank

Ulster bank have a Security Centre where they have advice and guidance about scams and fraud. They are also holding the following events:

Fraud & Scams  |  Monday 19th October 2020 at 3pm

In order to make sure you enjoy the benefits of being online, Ulster Bank will host a live session on their Facebook page with the PSNI to chat about different fraud and scams you should be aware of when banking online. The event will also be available on their YouTube page. #fraudaware

Ways to Bank   |  Wednesday 21st October at 11am

Community Bankers from Ulster Bank will host another Facebook live session (also on YouTube) to chat with you about the benefits of digital banking and how to bank online safely.'s picture
by Sandra Bailie

Head of Organisational Development

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