The course for citizens over 60 years of age is divided into two parts: the first part will provide basic digital skills and the second part will introduce participants to government and banking online services and safe internet use.

Courses are every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 4:30 pm until 24 November 2023.

Location: St. Joseph Parish Church Community Centre, address Misrah Arcisqof Gonzi, Kalkara, KKR 1511


Those who attend 80% of the course will receive a tablet as a gift.


Part 1 – Basic Digital Skills

Session 1: Getting Started with Smartphones
Using the touch screen, navigating the phone interface. Making and receiving calls, sending messages, and managing contacts.

Session 2: Photos and videos
Taking photos and videos with the phone’s cameras. Managing and editing media files on the smartphone.

Session 3: Exploring Internet Browsing
Connecting to Wi-Fi networks. Navigating websites and conducting online searches in a browser. Searching the internet for information.

Session 4: Communicating Online
Installing and setting up an online communication app. Messaging and making free audio and video calls.

Session 5: Using email
Setting up a Google account; sending and receiving emails in Gmail.

Session 6: Time Management
Using calendar apps for time management. Creating individual and recurring events, setting up reminders, sending invites, and replying to VSOP.

Session 7: Navigation
Using Google Maps as a navigation tool. Finding places, getting directions, and sharing locations.

Session 8: Social Media Basics
Introduction to a popular social media platform. Creating and managing an account. Posting and commenting. Understanding privacy settings and the ethics of online communication.

Session 9: Cloud Services
Using cloud storage services for backup and sharing files.

Session 10: Responsible use of the Internet
Using privacy settings to protect data. Ethics of online communication. Website credibility and fact-checking.

Session 11: Internet safety
Identifying common online threats and scams related to online communication and social media.
Password strength and password Managers.

Session 12: Recap and Graduation
Review of key topics, Q&A session, certificate presentation.


Part 2 – Online Government Services and Financial Skills

Session 1: e-ID
Overview of online government services available in Malta. Activating and accessing e-ID accounts.

Session 2: Basic Government Services
Using the e-ID in tax management, social security, and other government services.

Session 3: Elderly Services 1
Overview of major services provided by the government for senior citizens. The process from application to delivery.

Session 4: Elderly Services 2
Exploring local and national government services available for senior citizens.

Session 5: Public utility services
Registering to online portals of electricity, water, gas, and internet providers. Managing e-forms and e-billing.

Session 6: Introduction to Online Banking Services
Benefits and considerations of online banking. Creating a Revolut account.

Session 7: Managing online accounts
Connecting a Revolut account to an existing credit card. Adding money to an online account.

Session 8: Online transactions
Exchanging currencies, sending and receiving transactions from a mobile device.

Session 9: Online Shopping
Overview of online shopping platforms and marketplaces. Safely browsing, searching, and comparing products.

Session 10: Online Transactions
Making secure online purchases and managing online transactions from mobile devices with single-use virtual credit cards.

Session 11: Internet safety
Identifying common online threats and scams related to online banking, using online services, and banking. Avoiding phishing and identity theft.

Session 12: Recap and Graduation
Review of key topics, Q&A session, certificate presentation