Google Digital Garage

Visit us at 39-43 King Street to discover how you can grow with digital skills

Book a course, or a coach, by visiting us on the High Street or clicking on the link below. Free training to help you grow your confidence, career or business.

Open 10am-6pm Monday-Saturday.

Free courses in digital skills, for everyone

Choose from 18+ courses, ranging from step-by-step support for people new to digital through to CV-building, interview techniques, small business workshops and intro to coding. Browse our courses page for more.

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Check out our Safety courses

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Keep Your Family Safe Online, in partnership with Internet Matters, gives parents simple, practical advice on the role you can play in keeping your child safe online. Get advice and tool recommendations to help tackle stranger danger, inappropriate content, cyber bullying, phishing/scams, and how to better control screentime.

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Stay Safe Online in 2019, in partnership with Which?, teaches you simple tips to keep yourself safer online. Learn how to avoid common online threats and stay safe when you’re internet shopping or online banking. 

Special Events

10:30am - 11:30am, 18th January 2019 - Declutter Your Life

Learn how to declutter your home without the burden and pressure of juggling your daily commitments. Find your focus and inner peace.

About this Event

Do you want 2019 to be your most successful year ever? Did you know that your successful life depends on a great home-work integration. Before you move forward, you need to look backwards and address the things that may be stopping you from reaching your goals.

 

The Organise Pro Inner Circle

10:00am - 2:00pm, 25th January 2019 - Business Planning

Description:

This workshop is part of the Start Smart Scheme brought to you by Peopleplus Enterprise in collaboration with the GC Business Growth Hub and co-financed by The European Regional Development Fund.

The programme is fully funded at no cost to you and is open only to residents of greater Manchester interested in self-employment or existing greater Manchester businesses trading less than three years.

Please do not attend if you have no interest in self-employment. This workshop will be delivered by PeoplePlus Enterprise and will cover the key business start-up elements of:

- Business Planning

- Self Employment Registration

- Tax & NI

- Market Research

- Cash Flow Forecasting  

*This workshop takes place at Google Digital Garage on King Street in Manchester.*

For further information please contact start.smart@peopleplus.co.uk

PeoplePlus Enterprise

1:00pm - 3:00pm, 26th January 2019 - The Guide to Coping with Start-Up Stress 

Description:

Stressbox is a start-up social enterprise with a purpose to prevent stress within society with our innovative exercise class. Popular UK Brands such as Made.com, The Phoenix Group, Camden Brewery and Azimo have utilised our classes to enhance their strategies so be sure to book up for our first appearance in Manchester.

Entrepreneurship can be a lonely sport. We have created this workshop to support growing companies whilst going through the start-up process. Using our practical philosophy on how to release stress productively, symphonizing boxing sequences to great music whilst becoming more emotionally aware of our stress through our mindfulness moments. We will be discussing stories together on how you and I have managed to overcome stressful situations and how to become stronger for the future. 

What to expect:

You will require comfortable stylish clothing, you might get sweaty depending on your fitness levels but rest assure this is not a test of your fitness. If you feel tired you simply stop, watch or dance to our carefully designed playlist. Music plays an important role in our service so expect a variety of genres such as, relaxed UK garage, back to back Prodigy, classic hip hop and deep classical. 

We will work through our 4 chapters of Stress in which we all must cope with through everyday life so you go home with an active tool kit of strategies:

Physical Stress:

Our introduction consists of looking at our 'working body stance' and how we can find tension in the body. Freeing these areas up for creative mind space and body flow, to feel the enlightenment of our stylistic boxing.  

Emotional Stress:

Identifying key positive and negative emotions start-ups endear and how we can manage them through passionate boxing and self-discovery moments of solitude.

Mental Stress:

Whether its noise pollution or tech, your brain absorbs many tasks whilst working. I will teach you how to maintain focus with some important practical exercises whilst discussing the key mental attributes of an entrepreneur.   

Spiritual Stress:

Switching off is vital in the modern working lifestyle, especially for entrepreneurs. We don't know how to because its the nature of the business! However it is the key to your vision as a leader of your business so we will discuss this and actively meditate so you leave feeling mentally refreshed.  

*We also love photography at Stressbox so please wear something you like as you may get snapped!*

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2:30pm - 4:00pm, 29th January 2019 - Mindfulness in Business

Join author and coach Christoph Spiessens for a free talk on mindfulness in Business -  "turning encounters into extraordinary moments of engagement."

About this Event

If you think mindfulness is only about stress management, think again. It's so much more! In fact, mindfulness is a business strategy. Come along to this inspirational and practical talk and discover how mindfulness can turbo charge employee engagement, sales and customer satisfaction in your business..

 

 

Christoph Spiessens

3:30pm - 5:30pm, 30th January 2019 - Advanced PPC for Your Business

 About this Event

PPC has no rivals when it comes to growing business results. However, mastering paid search is not easy and can sometimes feel overwhelming. This session is specifically designed for anyone who wants to learn how to improve their PPC results through Google Ads best practice.

For two hours we will cover the basics of paid search and account setup, deep-dive into the secrets of the optimal account structure, share top tips for keywords and ads creation as well as making the most of targeting.

 

 

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12:00pm - 2:00pm, 2nd February 2019 - Wedding Planning Workshop

About this Event

If you are planning a wedding or any other special event, come and join us to get the top tips on how to organise your BIG day!

I (Tatyana) have been organisng large scale events around the world for the last 15 years and after planning my own wedding in Tuscany 3 years ago, I started my dream job - wedding planner!

I come across a lot of couples who dont know where to start their BIG day planning, as there are a lot of options to choose from, therefore I will be doing a free 2 hour workshop where I will give you all the top tips on planning a wedding.

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12:00pm - 2:00pm, 13th February 2019 - Discover The Corporate Athlete Within You

Description:

Join us at the Google Digital Garage in the Heart of Manchester City Centre as we talk all things health and wellbeing to help you discover your inner Corporate Athlete.

The session will provide you with the tools and knowledge to help you: 

- Understand what drives you

- Stop getting in the way of yourself

- Eat the foods you want whilst maintaining a healthy diet

- Maximise your exercise routine

- Avoid those common desk related aches and pains for good

- Improve cognitive function so you can perform to your best

With an introduction to our holistic approach to health and wellbeing both in and out of the workplace whilst learning how to combat the common challenges faced within office environment. Our energetic and interactive approach is designed to provoke light bulb moments and offer simple tips so that you leave feeling motivated, engaged and encouraged to make positive lifestyle changes that stick.

The Business Health Group

10:00am - 2:00pm, 22nd February 2019 - Business Planning 

Description:

This workshop is part of the Start Smart Scheme brought to you by Peopleplus Enterprise in collaboration with the GC Business Growth Hub and co-financed by The European Regional Development Fund.

The programme is fully funded at no cost to you and is open only to residents of greater Manchester interested in self-employment or existing greater Manchester businesses trading less than three years.

Please do not attend if you have no interest in self-employment. This workshop will be delivered by PeoplePlus Enterprise and will cover the key business start-up elements of:

- Business Planning

- Self Employment Registration

- Tax & NI

- Market Research

- Cash Flow Forecasting  

*This workshop takes place at Google Digital Garage on King Street in Manchester.*

For further information please contact start.smart@peopleplus.co.uk

PeoplePlus Enterprise

10:00am - 2:00pm, 15th March 2019 - Business Planning 

Description:

This workshop is part of the Start Smart Scheme brought to you by Peopleplus Enterprise in collaboration with the GC Business Growth Hub and co-financed by The European Regional Development Fund.

The programme is fully funded at no cost to you and is open only to residents of greater Manchester interested in self-employment or existing greater Manchester businesses trading less than three years.

Please do not attend if you have no interest in self-employment. This workshop will be delivered by PeoplePlus Enterprise and will cover the key business start-up elements of:

- Business Planning

- Self Employment Registration

- Tax & NI

- Market Research

- Cash Flow Forecasting  

*This workshop takes place at Google Digital Garage on King Street in Manchester.*

For further information please contact start.smart@peopleplus.co.uk

PeoplePlus Enterprise

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Want to organise a dedicated group training session?

We would love to support your audience or your team in growing their digital skills. We offer a wide range of free training, from finding confidence online to making the most of social media for business and even building your own website!

Training can be organised at the Digital Garage, or we can also bring our team to you. 

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Free one-to-one coaching, for everyone

Whatever you're looking to achieve, digital skills can help (and so can our coaches). Join us for one-to-one appointments with digital experts to grow your business or career online.

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About

Google Digital Garage is a space on the high street where everyone can come in for face-to-face digital coaching from Google - for free!

There are 16 different courses available - from taking your first steps online, through to learning to build a CV, setting up your own business, learning about coding, increasing your digital marketing skills and more.

Book online or come see us on King Street from 20th November 2017.

Everyone is welcome. From people hoping to find work, change career or get a promotion, to students, businesses and charities or even those who've never used a computer.

We’ve got a range of courses and over 40 hours of learning available to help take you where you need to go. If you’re keen to come and learn, we’re keen to meet you!

It’s all completely free. No catches.