Computer Learning Programme - Salford

Our Computer Learning Programme offers classes that are inclusive and cater to individuals of all ages and skill levels. We place a special emphasis on children who may not have regular access to a computer, providing them with the chance to develop a valuable set of skills, boost their self-confidence, and equip them for a successful future. These classes have been running for 6 years in Salford.

Empowering through IT

In our Computer Learning Programme, we teach a wide range of skills that are essential in today’s digital world. Here are some of the key areas we focus on:

  • Coding: We introduce students to various programming languages and teach them how to write and understand code.
  • Project Creation: Students learn how to plan, design, and execute their own projects, which helps them understand the development process from start to finish.
  • Game Development: Create games; plan and code
  • Web Development: We cover the basics of creating and managing websites, including HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Digital Navigation: In an increasingly online world, we teach students how to effectively navigate and use digital platforms and tools.
  • Hardware Understanding: Students gain an  understanding of computer hardware and how it works.
  • E-Safety: We emphasize the importance of staying safe online and teach students about data privacy and online etiquette.
  • Design Planning: Students learn about the principles of design and how to apply them in various digital contexts.

Through these skills, we aim to empower our students, boost their confidence, and prepare them for the future.

Our Team

Our project is primarily volunteer-driven. We are a committed team of volunteers who assist children in honing their computer skills to match or even surpass their peers. We empower the children by providing them with the necessary tools and guidance, encouraging them to take the initiative. This approach fosters a ‘can-do’ attitude and builds their confidence.

Children are the leaders of tomorrow. Investing in their development will reap benefits both now and in the future. If you share our passion for imparting IT skills to children or wish to support them in their journey, we invite you to join our vibrant team.

Learning Experiences

We believe that learning should be an enjoyable experience. Here’s how we make it fun for our students:

  • Interactive Learning: We use interactive tools and platforms to make the learning process more engaging. This could include coding games, virtual simulations, or interactive quizzes.
  • Project-Based Learning: Students work on real-world projects that are relevant to their interests. This not only makes learning more enjoyable but also helps students see the practical application of their skills.
  • Collaborative Environment: We encourage students to work together on tasks and projects. This fosters a sense of community and makes learning more social and fun.
  • Friendly Competition: We occasionally organize coding challenges or hackathons where students can showcase their skills. This friendly competition can make learning more exciting.
  • Rewards and Recognition: We acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of our students. This could be through certificates, badges, or shout-outs, which can motivate students and make the learning experience more rewarding.
  • Personalized Learning Paths: We understand that each student is unique, so we allow them to progress at their own pace and choose the topics they’re most interested in. 

By incorporating these elements, we strive to create a learning environment that is not only educational but also fun and inspiring. In adopting a flexible and inclusive approach, we strive to create a learning environment that caters to the needs of all our students.

Impact of our Program

Our program has had a significant impact in several ways:

  • Skill Development: We’ve seen our students develop strong computer skills that they can apply in various aspects of their lives. They’ve learned to code, create projects, and navigate the digital world with confidence.
  • Increased Confidence: As students progress through the program and start building their own projects, they gain a sense of accomplishment. This boosts their self-confidence and encourages them to take on more challenging tasks.
  • Future Opportunities: The skills learned in our program open up a wide range of opportunities for our students. Whether they choose to pursue a career in technology or use their skills in other fields, they are better prepared for the future.
  • Community Building: Our program has also helped build a community of learners who support and learn from each other. This sense of community has been invaluable in keeping students motivated and engaged.
  • Digital Citizenship: Through our focus on e-safety, students have become responsible digital citizens. They understand the importance of online safety and how to behave responsibly on the internet.

Overall, we’re proud of the positive changes we’ve seen in our students and the broader impact our program has had on their lives.


Digital literacy empowers children to understand, engage, and influence their communities positively. It’s a pathway to social justice and equitable life chances.  Are you ready to expand your digital horizons and gain valuable digital skills? Look no further than our projects.  We are starting a new project at Broughton Hub, in partnership with the Family Hubs. Click here for more information and to sign up.