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 computer suite with lovely 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.

Most courses will run as online courses in April and May, and a few are planned for in-person delivery at Stoke Lodge, but only from June onwards.  You can see the starting venue/format for each course listed below.  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.

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.

Wednesdays  1pm to 3pm    Carmel Zapata

  • No dates for Summer Term 2021. Check back here soon.

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Improve Your Computer Skills 

Learn useful everyday skills in Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Group learning outcomes will be based on selected topics chosen within the group. This course is not suitable for beginners.

Mondays 10am to 12noon                    Carmel Zapata

  • 5 sessions     7 June      £70/ £42               DTC4     :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.

Wednesdays   10am to 12noon    Carmel Zapata

  • 5 sessions 9 June    £70 / £42               DTC5      :Stoke Lodge       MAX 6

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Zoom  –  Participating in a Zoom Meeting

Gain confidence to join and participate in a Zoom meeting. Get to grips with the popular Zoom tools and features. The course will offer lots of hands-on activities for you to practice the main features. Limited to 8 participants.

Monday   1pm to 3pm  Carmen Zapata 

  • 1 session 19th April   £20/£12             CZ1           : Online  

If you wish to take part in this course, please phone the office on 0117 9038844


Zoom –  Hosting a Zoom Meeting

Learn how to setup and invite participants to your own Zoom meeting. Discover how to use a breakout room, virtual white board, Zoom features and settings. You must be familiar with taking part in a Zoom meeting as a participant. Limited to 8 participants.

Monday 1pm to 3pm  Carmel Zapata

  • 1 session  26 April       £20/ £12         CZ2            : Online  

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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. Limited to 6 participants.

Wednesdays 10am to 12noon        Carmel Zapata 

  • Do dates for Summer Term 2021. Check back here soon.      

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NEW Create an online Art Exhibition

Learn how to showcase your talents such as art, photos, writing and more in an online gallery/portfolio. You will be using Google Sites to build your own free website. Good basic IT skills are required.

  • Wednesdays 1pm to 3pm        Carmel Zapata 
  • 3 sessions     17 March    £48 / £30           GT10                  : Online          

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Computer course – at Stoke Lodge

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 two-day course you will learn how Social Media can be enjoyable and useful.

This course is limited to 5 participants, in order to insure maximum individual support and assistance from the tutor.

Fridays 10am to 1pm        Lisa Malyon 

  • 2 sessions   21 & 28 May                    £48/£30            CDTM       :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.

Wednesdays  1pm to 3pm    Carmel Zapata

  • 5 sessions 9 June   £70 / £42  DTC7      :Stoke Lodge              MAX 6

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