What our learners say about us

Our oldest learner signed up for their course at the grand age of 93 and we've even had somone aged 97 attend one of our free taster sessions! Since we first opened our doors in 1996, we have welcomed thousands of learners and we'd like to share some of their stories with you.


My ECDL has really helped me out at work and at home.”

Izzy from New Galloway.

Izzy first came to The IT Centre in 2020 so that she could improve her IT skills. She decided that the best way to help advance her skills was through an ECDL which is a recognised qualification in computing. She felt this would help her in her work and home life.
Izzy has completed  the 7 modules and has now achieved her full ECDL certificate
“I was terrified of using technology at first but my confidence has now grown and I've now learned how to use my laptop.  It's been really useful for organising myself and also for my job as a relief careworker. I've learned new skills within the ECDL course, which has included word processing, spreadsheets and databases.  I've also become involved with a tackling poverty group and kept in touch with everyone during Covid.  I can't believe how far I've come."

I feel much more confident applying for jobs now that I've achieved my ECDL qualification.”

Linda from Dalbeattie

Linda came to The IT Centre in 2020 to gain a qualification to help her get a job in administration.  She would like to work in an office and wanted to improve her skills whilst looking after her young daughter.  We were able to give one of our own laptops on loan to Linda as the one she had at home was unsuitable. She was able to study her coursework online at home at her own pace during the pandemic which she found very useful.  She has now completed her full ECDL and got her certificate which we hope will help her secure employment in the future.  Congratulations Linda.

"Learning to use technology during the lockdown has been a lifeline for me".

Colin from Gatehouse of Fleet 

Colin enjoys using his tablet to keep in touch with family and friends and has rediscovered photography through his tablet.  He also enjoys playing games and doing puzzles and crosswords which keeps him busy and is good for his mental health.  He enjoys walking and now enjoys taking pictures with his tablet when he's out and about.

I have really enjoyed myself and I appreciate the amount of patience that has been shown to me."

Bill from Kirkcudbright

Bill has been coming to The IT Centre for a number of years.  He received a tablet during lockdown as he only had his mobile phone.  Due to a medical condition at times he finds his mobile phone difficult to use.  Having a tablet has enabled him to do a lot more things as it has a larger screen and keyboard.  He can now keep in touch with friends and family and support workers more easily. The IT Centre has also supported him during lockdown by contacting him remotely on a weekly basis.  He enjoys searching the internet for information and has learned how to fill in forms online, send and receive emails and a whole lot more.

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