On this page you will find information on Digital tips, that might help you out if you are trying to expand into the digital world.

From setting up an email or social media to where to go to apply for online benefits such as job seekers or universal credit.


I need to apply for Universal Credit, where do I go and how do I apply?

For all information on Universal Credit click here and to see if you qualify apply here

To log-in to your Universal Jobmatch click here

See the following link for all other information regarding Universal Credit such as; Before you Apply, While you’re on UC and What to do if you have been sanctioned.

How do I sign up for an email account?

Depending on what provider you would like to use the following are examples and directions to sign up for an email account;




I am Interested in setting up my own social media accounts, where do I go?

There are various social media platforms for different uses, the following lays out a few examples and where to go to sign up;



YouTube – To sign up for a YouTube account you have to first sign up for a Gmail account (see above)


Instagram, Snapchat, Whats App are all accessible through Apps on Smartphones or Tablets with registering facilities once downloaded, below are further details through examples of the different operating systems your device runs on;

Google Play


Additional Resources

Other resources that will help you get the information enhance and develop your digital skills;

Google Digital Garage - Free courses on everything from search to social media, to help you grow your business or career.

Let’s Get Online - Find help and computer courses near you in Scotland

Learn My Way - Free courses on using a computer, browsing the web, sending an email and finding work online

SQA Academy - Training videos to help people with common online activities

Need Support?

If you need support with your digital skills such as filing in online forms or navigating the internet, why not take a look at our Benefits of Going Digital Project where you can get FREE Digital support, take a look at our outreach times and pop along to one of our drop-ins to enhance your digital skills!