The Digital Life Skills Company ceased trading in May 2021

Workshops for trainers and adult learners

Our mission at The Digital Life Skills Company is to teach people how to get reliable information online and avoid being misled. We believe that everyone should have access to these skills – especially those with lower levels of education who are particularly at risk from misinformation. People with poor digital information literacy are likely to come from the poorest households: they are often lower skilled, in lower income work or unemployed and likely to be in social housing.

That is where we can help. Experienced media literacy trainers Shelley Metcalfe and Laura Cunningham have been delivering workshops in schools across the North West since 2017. We now also reach adults and trainers nationwide through our webinars and online workshops.  These are suitable for digital trainers and learners of all ages.

We teach the latest approaches to evaluating online information through engaging and interactive sessions. We use real-world case studies and share simple techniques participants can integrate into their own online lives.  Topics include:

  • How to spot misinformation and avoid ‘fake news’
  • Simple techniques to fact-check online materials
  • Practical habits to improve your digital information literacy

If you work with digital learners or offer digital inclusion training through your organisation, we can help. Get in touch to find out more.

Very informative, very current, this is something that should be embedded in every education curriculum for young people and lifelong learners.

Rahima, Digital Inclusion Officer, Clarion Housing

Really useful. This should be taught in all schools across the country.

Linessa, workshop participant

Really interesting and engaging webinar. The facilitators, Shelley and Laura, were extremely knowledgeable and great at presenting. Gave me lots to think about and work on with my family.

Sarah, workshop participant

100% of participants

feel more confident navigating online information following the workshop.

Shelley and Laura made us feel totally in control of our online life.

(Steve, participant)

82% of participants

learnt a lot from the workshop.

I really took away a lot – terminology and tips to share with family and friends.

(Martin, participant)

100% of participants

would recommend the workshop to others.

The content was brilliant, the activities, quizzes, the way you engaged people.

(Tracy, participant)


The webinar benefited participants tremendously – everyone took something away from it whether it was learners with low digital skills or staff members and champions who have more digital skills and offer training to our learners. 

Rahima, Digital Inclusion Officer

‘Is that a Fact?’ really made me think about the information I access on the internet and how I can check its accuracy.

Kene, workshop participant

I am now able to give a name to the different types of false information as well as some of the best sites to use to check facts. I was quite surprised that I was unable to identify the fake pictures but I was more intrigued to learn that there are pictures of people who don’t exist!

Sandra, workshop participant

If you want a clear, concise set of tools to help get a more balanced view of online content, then this course is the right place to start.

Beenish, workshop participant

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