Digital Skills St. Helens

The Digital Skills St. Helens project provides free training opportunities in digital arts and technology skills for adults aged 19+ living in St. Helens or the surrounding areas of Merseyside. Expert tutors with industry experience will deliver a range of engaging, inspirational courses, designed to enable participants to learn digital arts skills, and discover pathways into creative careers and further training. Our courses are more than simply learning new skills, they are empowering and confidence-building; providing a supportive and creative environment in which to learn.

Digital Skills St. Helens has been made possible thanks to funding from the European Social Fund.

9 Week Course:

The 9 Week course: Website Design Basics will run from early-March to mid-May 2022. Eventbrite booking link for the course are below (either click the infographic or the link below).

Website Design Basics

Duration: 9 Weeks
Dates: 09.03.2022 – 18.05.2202 (Wednesdays)
Time: 10am-12pm 
Location: Online (Zoom)

4 Week Courses:

The 4 Week courses: Graphic Design Basics and Photo Editing Basics will run from late April to mid-May 2022. We will post more information and the Eventbrite, ticket application links here soon.

Graphic Design Basics

Duration: 4 Weeks
Dates: 26.04.2022 – 17.05.2202 (Tuesdays)
Time: 9:30am-12:30pm 
Location: Online (Zoom) / In-person (venue in St. Helens)

Photo Editing Basics

Duration: 4 Weeks
Dates: 28.04.2022 – 19.05.2202 (Thursdays)
Time: 9:30am-12:30pm 
Location: Online (Zoom) / In-person (venue in St. Helens)


  • Those aged 19 and over
  • Resident of St Helens or surrounding Merseyside areas (proof of address required)
  • Unemployed (will need proof of this)
  • Legally resident in the UK and able to take up paid employment in an EU member state (proof required)

These sessions are perfect for anyone who is interested in Creative and Digital Technology, but doesn’t know where to start or has very little experience in them but is keen to know more. 

Participants will need to have basic IT skills e.g. be able to operate a smartphone, be able to login to a computer; all other skills will be taught during our sessions.  


*We want to deliver this course in the way that suits participants best, we’re asking them to choose between an online and in-person course:

  • The in-person course is to be located at Wonderland CIC, Canal Street, St Helens.
  • With the online option, sessions would be delivered via Zoom.


The projects will start at the beginning of March and will finish in mid-May. For further details about the individual dates and times of the courses take a look at the courses section.


All places on the courses are completely free of charge, thanks to funding from the European Social Fund.


Participants will receive an Amazon voucher (the value of which differs dependent on length of course attended) for successful completion of a course*.

*Successful completion means attending all sessions in a course and filling out all ILPs.

Items needed for the course.

Due to the online version of the sessions being of a digital nature, the below items will be required in order to take part: 

  • A device connected to the internet, with the Zoom application downloaded which has a webcam and microphone (this could be a computer or a tablet).
  • Another device (ideally a computer) connected to the internet, with a browser that can load Chrome web browser.

Loan Equipment

To ensure our online courses remain accessible for as many eligible participants as possible, we ask those interested in participating who don’t have access to a computer but do have internet access, to please get in touch via email or call us on 0151 345 1419 as we do have some equipment available to loan. 

Want to know more?

If you’d like to chat about the project or ask any questions, please get in touch!

ESF Community Grants

To provide support to Liverpool City Region residents to increase participation in the labour market and thereby improve social inclusion and mobility.

It is part-funded by the European Social Fund.