These series of courses are intended to build upon our starter courses to enable you to develop your skills and knowledge and build your confidence so you can move on to start using the computer as a tool rather than just a device for sending emails and storing photographs.
They can also be used as refresher courses for people returning to work after a break.
When and Where?
Making your computer or tablet work for you
If you have more experience you will want to be moving on.
Learn how to organise your files and folders on your computer with our Finding Your Files and Photos. This is a four week course for Windows computers about managing your files, documents and photos: a must for people who wish to get organised.
Your computer can be more productive for you with free telephone calls, where you can also see the other person. We have a two hour course covering Skype.
You should check your security is up to scratch to ensure that you are safe from scams and prevent any nasties taking control of your phone, tablet or computer. We have two hour course to help you Stay Safe Online. This is a must if you want to stay safe.
Refresh your Business Skills with our Windows Office Courses:
Writing letters, articles with Microsoft Word. This is a 6 week course where you will create a wide range of documents – including letters, reports, and menus.
Further Word is a 5 week course which includes advanced formatting, tables and mail merge.
Learn to use Microsoft Publisher for newsletters, posters etc This is a three week course: Learn how to use Microsoft Publisher to create newsletters, brochures, posters and more. Please note this is not a presentation skills course.
Learn MS Excel to improve your spreadsheet skills. We will show you how to set up and edit spreadsheets for home and office use, using Microsoft Excel software; the course runs for 6 weeks.
Further Excel is a 5 week course will increase your confidence in using Microsoft Excel so that you can produce a wide range of spreadsheets, whether for personal or business purposes.
If you have a basic working knowledge of word processing, in this six week course we’ll show you how to create and deliver Microsoft PowerPoint presentations that you can use at work and for clubs, charities, training and similar purposes.
Fancy a new Hobby or Interest?
Learn Digital Photography skills to improve, edit and share your pictures with your friends electronically. An enjoyable five week course for those with little or no knowledge of digital cameras. Bring your camera along and we’ll show you how to use it, and also give you hands on tuition in basic photo editing. Some computer experience is necessary.
Start decluttering items in your house and sell them using our Buying and Selling on eBay course. A four week course to learn how to buy and sell items on eBay. We will help you set up eBay and Paypal accounts and sell your first item.
Trace your Family History with our Introduction to Family History on the Internet course. A five week programme for people who wish to find out more about their ancestors using the Internet. Experience of computers is necessary.
Getting more from Courses
Learn how to use Skype to talk to and make video calls to friends and family across the world for free across Skype.
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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