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Beginners Basic Computing Tuition

Getting to know your computer - switching on and off - feeling at ease with the keyboard, practice and realize your own most comfortable way using either the mouse or touch pad. Practising functions using the keyboard and toolbar, understanding styles, text sizes, headings, layouts, formatting and using tools.

Personal one to one coaching and small class size make the ILC beginners computer course ideal for those baffeled by then IT age.

Introduction to working programs - Office Word for beginners- practice typing, headings, bold, underline, italics, fonts, sizing layouts, margins, changing paper sizes, spacing, page numbering, copying short texts and copy typing exercise.

Practice and create - typing personal letters, using spellcheck and thesaurus, create documents, using block tools for formatting and deleting, saving files, moving and deleting documents and files.

Design and produce - graphs and tables, inserting styles, headers, footers, borders, colours, shapes, bullet points and art form.


Manage basic accounting skills - using Excel to create accounts, using numbers, sorting, automatic functions and spreadsheets.

Internet for email - going on-line email for beginners - opening an account, receiving, saving, replying, forwarding, drafts, attaching and deleting items.


Photo saving program - Picasa for beginners - taking and saving photos from your camera, labelling, cropping, editing pictures, scanning, forwarding and emailing photos.

Finding information using search engines - Connect to the internet and web browser to search for specific information using - Google - Ask or Bing.  

Each student will be shown how to use a memory stick and to transfer, open or edit documents.  Each student will also receive a memory stick containing the word and spreadsheet programmes that they have been using; this will enable work on home computers.

Revision and create personal documents - Overview and practice past 7 weeks work looking at documents, invitations, flyers, email, Excel, search engines and Picasa - also time given for any problems encountered or explanations required regarding using your own Windows programme at home.

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7 weekly sessions covering 10 hours

      Starts Thursday 14th April 2016

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14th April

   10 - 11am

21st April  

    10 - 11.30am

28th April

    10 - 11.30am

5th May

    10 - 11.30am

12 May    

    10 - 11.30am

19th May

    10 - 11.30am

26th May

    10 - 11.30am