Free in-person training from Google

Pop in to visit Google Digital Garage for free in-person training

Whether you want to grow your confidence, career or business Google Digital Garage can provide free in-person training and 1-1 coaching to help you achieve your goal.

Book a course, or a trainer, by visiting us on the High Street today.

Open 10am-6pm Monday-Saturday.

Free training, for everyone

With 18+ courses, from getting started online to starting your own business, our range of free in-person training can help you achieve your goal. Browse our course page for more.

One-on-one coaching for your business or career

Whether you’re taking your first steps online, looking to upgrade your career with digital skills, or want to build your small business, our free one-on-one coaching can help.

Book an appointment with one of our trainers in the garage today.

Partner with Google Digital Garage

Do you have a community or team that you think would benefit from digital skills training? We offer free training either in the Garage and the Edinburgh region to your community. Request a trainer to attend your event, for free.


10:30am - 12:00pm, 24th November - Small Business Day 

An open invitation to all business owners and entrepreneurs to join us in the Digital Garage for Networking & Speed Mentoring. If you've attended our Start Your Own Business course, this is an opportunity to keep in touch with your first business network and a chance for all businesses to make connections and share ideas. 


2:00pm - 3:30pm, 26th November - Data: Understanding the ABC of Google Analytics

Everybody who wants to learn how to improve their Google Analytics knowledge and get a better understanding of the user flowing through their website.

This session will cover how your users behave online and how you can evaluate conversion performance.

Data: Understanding the ABC of Google Analytics

2:00pm - 3:30pm, 28th November - How to Make Your Website Convert Better

The 90-minute session is aimed at everybody who wants to learn how to improve the customer experience and conversion rate of their website.

Whether you are thinking about starting a business, you're a one-man band, head-up an SME or you work within an organisation, everything that you will learn is applicable.

How to Make Your Website Convert Better

6:00pm - 9:00pm, 28th November - Workshop at Google Digital Garage

Attend our workshops to learn programming in a safe and supportive environment at your own pace, or to share your knowledge and coach our students.

Workshop at Google Digital Garage

6:00pm - 8:00pm, 29th November - Onboarding: Managing potential recruits before and after applying - Panel Event 

Successful Onboarding: Managing potential recruits - before and after applying.

Join like minded professionals to listen, share and discuss the best ways to onboard talent into your business.

Panel Event

2:00pm - 5:30pm, 3rd December - Social Media for Charities

Social Media for Charities - a chance for local charities to join us in the Google Digital Garage to have a Social Media MOT! Spare an afternoon to look at ways to increase online engagement with service users and donors and set your social media goals.

Time: 1:30pm - 5:30pm

Date: Monday 3rd December


1:30pm - Arrive

2.00pm - 3:30pm: Social Media Strategy

4:00pm - 5:30pm: Writing for Social Media.


2:00pm - 4:30pm, 10th December - Kaleyard Cook-Eat-Share

Food and Social Media - How flavours and food inspire digital interaction and creates a personal brand

Join award winning food writer, cookery teacher and social entrepreneur Sumayya Usmani as she discusses how she turned her passion for food writing and blogging into a successful career, whilst working full time as a lawyer. Find out how Sumayya used social media to help create her brand, build contacts and reach the point of success that allowed her to quit law, focus fully on food and ultimately reach her goal of setting up Glasgow's first social enterprise cook school: Kaleyard.

During the talk Sumayya will demo two recipes from her cookbook ‘Summers Under the Tamarind Tree’ which the audience will have the opportunity to taste.


4:00pm - 5:30pm, 17th December - How to Create Social Media Videos Using Your Smartphone

Are you a small business or aspiring social media marketer? Would you like to learn strategies and tools for creating video content for your social media accounts using your smartphone?

Sooz Young from Technology Coaching is priviledged to present... 

'How to create videos for Social Media Using Your Smartphone' at Google's Digital Garage.

How long is it?

Up to 1 hour 30 minutes

Who is it for?

Small businesses, entrepreneurs or aspiring social media marketers. What will I learn?

- Types of video content to create for your social media

- How to build a social media strategy around video content creation 

- Recording techniques, tools and setup

- Specific apps for creating video content in minutes


About Google Digital Garage

Started in 2015, Google Digital Garage is a program from Grow with Google - our commitment to provide free training and tools to help people grow their career or business in the UK. All training under Google Digital Garage is free to attend.

- Get trained in digital marketing, CV building, intro to coding and more.
- Free one-on-one coaching to help you achieve specific goals
- Get certified by IAB Europe with our online course in marketing.