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Courses We Offer

Libre Introduction to Computers: (4 x 2 hrs) Part 1 using Libre Office, this course is set out for those real new starters. Using a program that is free to download to their computer, the student can start at the beginning with the basic use of the mouse and keyboard, etc. Then continuing with Libre, it covers creating documents, editing text, saving and retrieving files. Those wishing to continue learning can do so in Part 2, furthering their knowledge using Libre Office.

Introduction to Computers: (4 x 2 hrs) Part 1 using Microsoft Office 365, this Introductory course uses Windows 10 operating system. It starts with the basics, using the Mouse & Keyboard etc. Then it covers creating documents, editing text, saving & retrieving files. Those proving computer experience at a meet & greet session, may bypass this course if they demonstrate sufficient skills.

Introduction to Windows 10 Operating System: ( 4 x 2 hrs) This new course is 4 weeks duration to start. The course is solely on the operation of Windows 10 and not a single program within it. Learn to personalise your own computer.

Basic Apple Computing: (4 x 2 hrs) This introductory course should be taken by all those who are starting to use an Apple computer. It covers the basics of using an Apple system, creating documents, saving and organising files using the Finder Application and setting your own Preferences at home.

iPad Part 1: (4 x 2 hrs) This introductory course is for those who are starting to use an iPad. It covers the basics of setting up and using an iPad, using the keyboard with the Notes app, setting your preferences in how your iPad operates, iTunes, the Apple App Store, interesting apps, setting up your Contacts.

Word Processing: (4 x 2 hrs) Part 2, this course follows on from the Introduction to Computer course with 365 and covers Tabs, Numbering and bullet points, Tables, Auto-correct, Page Numbers, Headers and Footers, Inserting and formatting pictures, Text Boxes, WordArt. Prerequisite: Part 1

Libre Word Processing: (4 x 2 hrs) Part 2 continues into some more advanced processing, these courses will have you fully conversant in using Libre Word Processing. Prerequisite: Part 1

Apple Mail and Safari (Internet): (4 x 2 hrs) Many computer users will already have experience at using email and the Internet. It is recommended that they still take this course as experience shows that there are many options in Mail and uses of Safari about which users are often unaware. Basic Apple Computing.

iPad Part 2: (4 x 2 hrs) The iPad uses internet in ways that are different to a desktop or laptop computer, so it is recommended that users of the iPad take this course to ensure that they have all the useful skills that an iPad can provide. Prerequisite: iPad Part 1.

Photo Editing 1 with GIMP: (8 x 2 hrs) This course uses the free program GIMP and will take you through photo editing, ie resizing, cropping, cutting and pasting photos, creating collages etc. Learn how you can enhance your photos by adding text, frames and much more. Pre-requisite: Word Processing course.

Photo Editing 2 using GIMP: (4 x 2 hrs) This course is an extension of GIMP 1. Pre-requisite: GIMP Part 1.

Publisher 1a & 1b with Windows Computers: (4 x 2 hrs each) These courses are based on Microsoft Publisher, now readily available on the 365 program. Creation of Information Sheets, Calendars, Flyers, Certificates, Greeting Cards, etc, are covered in these courses. Pre-requisite: Skills learned in Photo Editing are an asset, Word Processing skills required.

Publisher 2a & 2b using Windows Computers: (4 x 2 hrs each) These are an extension of the Desktop Publisher 1 Courses. These courses continue to develop skills and introduces a great variety of other creations, including using templates possible with the program. Pre-requisite: Publisher 1a &1b

Publisher, This is The Life, Windows Computers: (2 x 2 hrs) This is a special extension of the Desktop Publisher Courses. This mini course creates book templates and teaches setting up which can be used for books from 8 pages up to 800! Pre-requisite: Publisher 1a & 1b also skills learned in 401W Photo Editing are an asset.