Computer & IT Courses - September to December 2017

Enquiries & Bookings: Telephone 01202 888992 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday

All of our courses use Windows 10 and Office 2010 software.
Please let us know if your Windows or Office version is different as we may still be able to help.


Every Wednesday 10am to 2pm, we are here for anyone who needs a helping hand with their ‘Online’ problems….

• Let us hold your hand to fill in those online forms that scare you
• To register with that service you desperately need
• To cancel that thing you no longer want or download that app that you really fancy
• We are here for all those general problems that stop you in your tracks and cause you headaches
• Whether it is a niggle with your computer or tablet, or your smartphone that is just driving you crazy!

Whatever you need help with we are here to help.
We are so pleased to be welcoming Pippa Worth, an old friend of the Trust, back to Allendale House to run this new scheme for us and help solve those annoying little problems that you just can’t seem to figure out.
We are allocating hourly time slots so please ring to book.

£15 for one hour of tuition.

2 hour workshop £15

Sort out your photos!
Wednesday 4th October, 10am to 12.15pm

Do you get the most out of your photos or do they tie you up in knots? Have you got a huge collection that you don’t know what to do with? Here is a workshop that will help you organise, back up, print or send your photos to wherever they need to be sent. Whether you have an iPad, tablet, phone or camera, this workshop will help you make the most out of your photos.
Please make sure your devices are fully charged and that you bring any cables that relate to them with you.
Tutor: Pippa Worth

2 hour workshops. £15 for one or £28 for both

iPad Workshops
Wednesday 25th October
iPad - The Basics – 10am to 12pm
iPad - Organising and Emailing – 1.30pm to 3.30pm

Do you own an iPad and want to learn more about it or do you want to put it to better use?
These workshops are for the new user who needs help doing the basics, like navigating, finding Apps, downloading them, organising them or simply getting into settings. You will already need to have an iTunes account for your iPad.
Please make sure your iPad is fully charged on the day and that you bring all your passwords with you.
Tutor: Simon Evans

Two week courses £25

An Introduction To Facebook
Tuesday 31st October and 7th November 1pm to 3.15pm

Welcome to social networking and let us open a whole new world for you! Facebook allows you to connect with friends and family across the world, where you can play games, buy or sell goods and much more. Learn how to set up and use a Facebook account safely.
Tutor: Georgina Ralph

Christmas Labels & Mail Merge using Word
Tuesday 21st and 28th November 1pm to 3.15pm

Design your own personal gift labels for Christmas presents and learn how to create address labels for sending your cards to friends and family using the Mail Merge feature in Word.
Please note, printer labels not supplied but advice will be given on products to purchase independently.
Tutor: Georgina Ralph

Two week course £25 or individual workshops for £15

Windows 10
Tuesday 19th September 1pm – 3.15pm

Let us take the mystery out of Windows 10 for you! Discover things you didn’t know you had! The first week is for those recently upgraded to Windows 10 or who have bought a new computer and are struggling to get to grips with all the new features of Windows 10.
Tutor: Georgina Ralph

Organising Documents & Folders in Windows 10
Tuesday 26th September 1pm – 3.15pm

File explorer is the place to sort out all your folders and documents. This workshop will lead you through some of the new features. Help you get your folders in order, reorganise them, rename them, or just find out where everything is!
Tutor: Georgina Ralph

NEW! Windows 10 in the Evening!
Thursday 30th November and Thursday 7th December, 6.30pm – 8.45pm

In case you can’t make the Windows 10 courses in the daytime slot we are offering you the chance after working hours! Same course, same price!

Three week course £35

Buying and Selling with eBay
Tuesday 3rd to 17th October 1pm to 3.15pm

Learn how to use the popular buying and selling website ‘eBay’. Get rid of all those unwanted items and make a bit of money too! You will learn how to set up a PayPal account which you need for eBay, how to search for items and bid for them, how to sell items and how to add a photograph.
Tutor: Georgina Ralph

Five week course £60

Beginners Computing
Tuesday 19th September to 17th October 10am to 12.15pm

This course is to give you the confidence to use your computer for general tasks like searching the internet, sending e-mails and creating and saving documents. You can either use our computers or bring your own.
This course is suitable for complete beginners.
Tutor: Georgina Ralph

Five week course £60
or pick and choose workshops at £15 each! 

Developing your Skills
Tuesday 31st October to 28th November - 10am to 12.15pm     
Week 1 Developing your Word Skills – Basics & Layout (31st October)

Recap on the basics of Word and learn new features including cutting and pasting, layout options, page numbering, headers and footers.

Week 2 Developing your Word Skills – Tables & Tabs (7th November)
Develop your Word skills by learning how to create and modify tables and tabs easily and accurately.

Week 3 Developing your Word Skills - Inserting Pictures, Photos and Objects into a Document (14th November)
Inserting pictures and photos, formatting them to create interesting documents. If you’re creating a poster, invitation or just want help with simple additions, this workshop will help you.

Week 4 Developing your Excel Skills - Introduction to Spreadsheets (21st November)
This workshop will introduce you to the popular spreadsheet application Excel. Learn how to set up a simple spreadsheet to make basic calculations to help you with everyday tasks.

Week 5 Developing your Powerpoint Skills - Introduction to Presentations using Powerpoint (28th November)
This workshop will introduce you to the popular presentation application Powerpoint. Learn how to set up your own presentation with tips and hints on what to do.
Tutor: Georgina Ralph

Evening Courses

Windows Workshops

NEW! Windows 10 in the Evening!
Thursday 30th November and Thursday 7th December, 6.30pm – 8.45pm

In case you can’t make the Windows 10 courses in the daytime slot we are offering you the chance after working hours! Same course, same price!

Updating your IT Skills   

Thursdays 6.30pm to 8.45pm  

£48 Each four week block.

Word – 21st September to 12th October
Excel – 2nd to 23rd November

Do your IT skills need an update? Are there things you could do on your computer before but are now struggling with? Have you got a new computer system in your workplace but not had the training to go with it? We can help
you solve those niggling problems and bring your skills up to date with the latest Microsoft Office Software.

Starting with Word processing, then move on to Spreadsheets using Excel, and then on to Powerpoint presentations. Each block is four weeks and you are able to buy blocks that are of particular interest to you.  A quick consultation with the tutor before you start is needed to check your requirements. Course information sheets are available.
Tutor: Georgina Ralph