Starting off with Android Tablets

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Starting off with Android Tablets

This course covers both Android Tablets and Smart Phones.

Android Tablets are made by many different manufacturers with different superficial features, but they all have common core features. They look different, but underneath the skin behave in a similar way.  This introduction to Android Tablets and Smart Phones will help students become familiar with the useful applications (apps) installed, and give them confidence to install other useful apps.

Course Objectives

Our aim is to give a basic introduction to some of your Android’s features.  This is a hands-on and practical workshop to help you get the best out of it, so that you can browse the Internet and send/receive emails, confidently install apps, use the cameras for photos and video.   The course will also deal with security so that you can keep you and your device safe from scams and malware.

A workbook is provided containing exercises to give hands-on experience and general information. This is yours to keep.

Course Structure

  • Four weeks x2 hours each session

The topics listed below are flexible and will be adapted to best suit students’ needs. Course topics covered will include:

  • Week 1: Getting started
    • External & Internal Views and Controls
    • Home Screen
    • Using the Touch Screen & Finger Gestures
    • Notifications & Settings
    • See which Apps are running
  • Week 2: Getting Online
    • Entering text
    • Getting Online
    • Google Search
    • Browse the Internet
    • Email
  • Week 3: Applications and Accounts
    • Applications
    • Installing Applications
    • Update Applications
    • Uninstall Applications
    • Useful applications
    • Maps
    • Contacts
    • Calendar
    • Accounts
  • Week 4: Camera, Music and Reading
    • Using the Camera
    • Gallery – Viewing & Editing Images
    • Video & Video Calling
    • Reading Books or Magazines
    • Online Storage
    • Connecting to your PC
    • Security


No particular level of experience is expected.  When booking to come on this course please tell us the make and model of your tablet – this will help the tutor.

Please bring your Android tablet or smart phone along with you: if your phone will take a microSD card, getting one installed will give you extra storage space. Please bring details of your email address and password if you you haven’t already set up your tablet to send/receive emails.

When and Where?

If you are unsure of the suitability of one of our courses or simply wish to find out more you can visit one of our drop in centres to discuss a course or visit our courses timetable page or our course planner page to see where and when the courses are being held.

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