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Low cost IT training in St Albans & Harpenden areas  

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 Registered in England number 04398683                        Registered Charity number 1096433

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What we do

How we started

Computer Friendly is a training organisation funded and managed by the charity St Albans and District Cafe Net. Cafe Net was founded in 2002 and for more than a year provided basic computer and Internet training from a former chapel using volunteers.

The charity reformed at the end of 2003 by setting up Computer Friendly, with a new part time manager but the same volunteers.

The charity is directed by a board of trustees and managed by a steering group comprising some trustees and appropriate partners and associates.

Visually Impaired Training and assistance

We have a team who are experts at how to help people who are visually impaired set up their computers and tablets.

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Computer Friendly in the Community









A helping hand at our Skew Bridge
Drop-In Centre, 2016.








A busy team at our Fleetville Community centre Drop-In Centre.

Computer Friendly helping at Harpenden Seniors Day

Who we are and what we do

Computer Friendly is a non-profit organisation staffed with a team of unpaid friendly and experienced volunteer trainers, backed up by a helpful team. We have been delivering low cost computer training in the community since 2002, to adults who may want an alternative to more formal or commercial courses.

Our objective is to assist anyone in St Albans and District, including disadvantaged and excluded people, in gaining computer skills. These people could include the retired, unemployed or disabled from diverse groups.

We aim to support individuals who would benefit from our unique style of learning. While most learners attend training courses in public venues, we also assist those that need training in a location appropriate to their needs.

With only volunteers, we use premises in both St Albans and Harpenden to provide weekly Drop-In Centres for information, advice & guidance, and deliver 60 courses each year for beginners, as well as diverse Internet-based leisure courses.  

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Meeting visitors at the
St Albans Older People's Day, 2016.











Our stand and helpers at the
Harpenden Seniors Fair 2016.