Council Launches New Digital Skills Courses for the Rural Vale


Budding bloggers, social media influencers and web designers in the rural Vale will be able to sharpen their digital skills this summer at a series of courses launched this week by the Vale of Glamorgan Council.

There are also courses on offer to support small businesses, including sessions on using Google Ads, e-commerce tools and LinkedIn, as well as others designed to help individuals get up to speed on some of the benefits the internet has to offer.

All the courses take place in May, June and July. All residents living in the rural Vale of Glamorgan or those working for third sector organisations benefitting the Vale of Glamorgan are eligible for a heavily subsidised rate.

Cllr Jonathan Bird, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Planning, said:

“The Council recognises digital technology has the potential to transform areas like the rural Vale, and the prospects for people living and doing business there.

“These courses are designed to keep those living in the rural Vale, and third sector organisations working in the Vale, up to speed with the latest developments in digital technology, both for business and in everyday life.

“The rural Vale is home to all types of people and we have tried to make sure there is something for everyone. Those that are self-employed or running small businesses can give their prospects a boost by learning more about digital marketing and doing business online. While those less familiar with how to use the web in their personal lives can benefit from sessions on how to save money by comparing prices online.

“We expect demand to be very high so anyone interested should book soon to avoid disappointment.”

The digital skills courses are running from 13 May to 11 July 2019 and are either ‘bitesize’ 3 hour sessions, extended 6.5 hour sessions, or in the case of the Build your own Website course a series of three 3 hour sessions. All of the courses are being delivered by ProMo Cymru.