A GROUP of ‘silver surfers’ are now cyber-savvy after successfully passing a computer and internet course.
The group signed up for practical tips on how to used the worldwide web.
The six-week course, held at Ocean Road Community Centre, aimed to help over-50s feel more comfortable about using PCs.
Now the 15 group members are proud owners of certificates awarded after the completion of the course, and organiser Darren Irvine is on the lookout for new faces to take their place.
Mr Irvine said: “The first course has proved to be really successful, and everyone who took part in the course really enjoyed it with some wanting to go on to the next level.
“They all received a certificate of completion at the end of the course and have seen their confidence around computers and using the internet improve.
“We are now looking for a new intake of people for the next course.”
Those who sign up for the course will be taught the basics of computing, including word processing.
The course will also look at how to use the internet, how to set up e-mails, shop online and use Skype.
The course is run as a group session but also has scope to work on a one-to-one basis during the lesson for those who require it.
It is due to start on Monday, April 15, from 1pm to 3pm. Payment is through a donation.
The course is run in partnership with Groundwork South Tyneside and Newcastle.
For more information and to book a place on the course, contact the centre in Ocean Road, South Shields on 423 0787.