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Computers & Digital Technologies

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It is hard to keep up with the latest in digital technologies but we can help. We have a modern computer suite with PCs using windows 10. You can book here

We also have specialist Family History courses to help you explore your ancestry online.

Please note that our maximum number of learners per class held at Stoke Lodge and online this term is between 6 – 8 students.  This smaller class size also ensures that you get plenty of individual and supportive attention from the tutor throughout the course.

Please note: we reserve the right to change the format of the course, in term, should safety advice change. For example from delivery in person at Stoke Lodge to delivery online.


Zoom courses  

Learn how to use this popular web-conferencing platform for on-line learning, keeping in touch with friends and family and for business. You will need an email address, a reliable internet connection, a computer/laptop/tablet with a fully updated browser (preferably google chrome)  a camera and a microphone.  There are two different courses on offer. 

Zoom – Participate in a Zoom Meeting (online course) 

Learn how to participate in a Zoom meeting. Get to grips with the popular Zoom features. Join a breakout room and use a virtual white board. The course offers lots of hands-on activities for you to practice these main features. This course will be delivered online  using ZOOM  

Tuesday 1pm to 3pm Carmel Zapata 

1 session on 2 November      £16/£10      CZP2      Online    

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Zoom – Hosting a Zoom Meeting (online course) 

Learn how to setup and invite people to your own Zoom meeting. You must already know how to join a Zoom meeting as a participant. This course is not suitable for beginners. This course will be delivered online  using ZOOM  

Thursday   1pm to 3pm Carmel Zapata 

1 session on 4 November    £16/£10       CZH4              Online    

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Refresh Your Computer Skills   

Lacking confidence in your computer skills? This course will help you get to grips with using the Internet, emails and create simple documents. Suitable for beginners or those who wish to refresh their skills. This course will be delivered at Stoke Lodge but will move online if necessary using ZOOM 

This course is no longer running in September 2021

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Improve Your Computer Skills  

Get to grips with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Email, Internet and organise your files. This course aims to build on skills achieved in our Refresh Your Computer Skills course or similar. This course is not suitable for beginners.   This course will be delivered at Stoke Lodge but will move online if necessary using ZOOM 

Mondays 10am to 12noon Carmel Zapata 

5 sessions from 20 September  £70/£42 CCS2        Stoke Lodge     

 

Wednesdays 1pm to 3pm Carmel Zapata 

5 sessions from 3 November  £70/£42 CCS4        Stoke Lodge     

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Further Your Computer Skills    

Take your computer skills further with Word, Excel and PowerPoint. You will build on skills achieved in our Improve Your Computer Skills course or similar. Learning outcomes will be based on topics chosen within the group. Not suitable for beginners. This course will be delivered at Stoke Lodge but will move online if necessary using ZOOM 

Mondays 10am to 12noon Carmel Zapata 

5 sessions from 1 November  £70/£42 CFS5      Stoke Lodge     

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Get Started with Photoshop Elements                                                  

Learn how to navigate your way around Photoshop Elements. Enhance your photos and be creative too. No experience in photo editing is required. Basic mouse and keyboard skills are essential.    This course will be delivered at Stoke Lodge but will move online if necessary using ZOOM 

Wednesdays 1pm to 3pm     Carmel Zapata             

5 session from 22 September  £70/£42 CPE6               Stoke Lodge      

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Spreadsheets from Scratch   

This course will help you get to grips with using spreadsheets. Learn how to create a useful spreadsheet. Suitable for beginners or those who wish to refresh their skills. Basic mouse and keyboard skills are essential.  This course will be delivered at Stoke Lodge but will move online if necessary using ZOOM 

Mondays 1pm to 3pm       Carmel Zapata                                                                                                                                                   

5 sessions from 1 November  £70/£42 CSS7               Stoke Lodge        

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Get Started with PowerPoint   

This introductory course is ideal for those who would like to create a simple presentation using PowerPoint. Learn how to present your photos, data and information effectively. Good basic IT skills are required.   This course will be delivered at Stoke Lodge but will move online if necessary using ZOOM 

Wednesdays 10am to 12noon     Carmel Zapata   

 5 session from 3 November  £70/£42 CPP8               Stoke Lodge    

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Computer Courses on Saturdays    

 An Introduction to Social Media for Business, Leisure and Social Purposes   

Are you terrified by tweets and horrified by hashtags? Social Media is a vital tool to promote your business and connect with your community. In this informal workshop you will learn how Social Media can be both enjoyable and useful.  This course will be delivered at Stoke Lodge but will move online if necessary using ZOOM 

Saturday 10am to 4pm      Lisa Malyon 

1 session on 13 November   £56/£34 CL10       Stoke Lodge     

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