Computers & Digital Technologies


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 a specialist Family History course to help you explore your ancestry online.

Please note that our maximum number of learners per class held at Stoke Lodge this term is 6. This small class also ensures that you get plenty of individual and supportive attention from the tutor throughout each course.

Some courses will run as online courses and some will start at Stoke Lodge. You can see the starting venue/format for each course listed below. We reserve the right to change the format of the course, in term, should safety advice change.

Computer courses  – Online courses

All our online computer courses limited are limited to 6  – sometimes 8  –  participants, in order to insure maximum individual support and assistance from the tutor.

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 6 participants.

  • Thursday   10am to 12noon    Carmel Zapata
  • 1 session 14 January  £20 / £12           GTZ1        : Online     

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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 6 participants.

  • Thursday   10am to 12noon    Carmel Zapata
  • 1 session  21 January  £20 / £12         GTZ2        : Online    

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NEW   Building Confidence in 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 or advance their skills. Limited to 6 participants.

  • Mondays 10am to 12noon     Carmel Zapata
  • 5 sessions 11 January  £80 £48                   GT4        : Online    

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Improving Your Computer Skills Workshop

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.

  • Wednesdays 1pm to 3pm                     Carmel Zapata
  • 5 sessions  13 January     £70 / £42           GT5        : Online    


  • Mondays 10am to 12noon                    Carmel Zapata
  • 5 sessions  1 March     £70 / £42                GT6        : Online    

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NEW  Managing Your Computer Files

Learn how to manage your computer files efficiently including how to create, find, download, copy, rename and organise your files and folders. This course is not suitable for beginners.

  • Wednesdays 10am to 12noon             Carmel Zapata
  • 5 sessions 13 January  £70 / £42         GT7        : 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 
  • 5 sessions 3 March    £80 / £48            GT8                  : Online        

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NEW  Get Started with PowerPoint

This short 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.

  • Wednesdays 1pm to 3pm        Carmel Zapata 
  • 2 sessions     10 March    £32 / £20           GT9                  : Online                                                

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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  25 February & 5 March   £58 / £34           GL11         Stoke Lodge    

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