IT session times
IT Session Times
IT Course Dates
can be found below or on the Beechtree Calendar.
Complete beginners are particularly welcome, but you can choose to learn about any IT topic. Learn at your own pace with your own tutor. You can book 1-2-1 sessions by phoning 01948 666612. Cost £10 per hour.
Full day courses - book by phoning 01948 666612
EBAY - Waiting on next course date Buy and sell items on this popular site, set up a paypal account etc. Cost £36 to include buffet lunch
Website Design Awaiting date of next course Using WebPlus to set up and manage a website (including lunch)
IT Drop-in sessions
2 drop-in sessions are scheduled for 4th and 11th June 2014 10.00 - 12.00.
If you just need a bit of help with software e.g. word processing, spreadsheets, databases, power-point, web-design etc. or with emails or using the internet then these sessions are for you. Please note this is NOT a taught course, instead volunteers will be on hand to try and answer your queries and help with your problems. N.B. we will not be able to help with hardware issues during these sessions. No need to book - just turn up. Nominal charge of £4.
We run short courses on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons from 1.30 - 3.30 pm. Call 01948 666612 for more information and to book any of the courses detailed below. free hot drink provided.
Beginners Computer Course (5 weeks) Starts 24 June 2014, 1.30 - 3.30. Tuesday afternoon for 5 weeks.
Ideal if you are completely new to computers. More information on this page.
Cost: £40. Includes a free tea or coffee and course hand outs. Fee payable on booking.
Places limited so please call 01948 666612 to book.
Family History. Wednesday 26th Feb 12.45 - 15.45. Single session. Always wanted to investigate your family tree? We help you get started doing this with an introduction to using a Pedigree Chart and using your computer to draw out your tree. We will help you find and use on-line resources. Helpful if you bring along as much family information as you have e.g. photos, birth/marriage/death certificates etc.
We hope you'll "get the bug" and join our regular weekly Family History Club sessions. (See below).
Cost: £6. Phone 01948 666612 to book.
Family History ClubStarting on 8th Jan 2014 we will be running a Family History Club on Wednesdays 10.00 am to 12.00 noon until at least Easter and beyond if there is the demand. Everybody is welcome, whether you are new to researching your family history, have been on one of our courses or have previously been part of the Heirloom project. You will find the group willing to help you and we will also have volunteers on hand to provide assistance. There will be a nominal charge per session. Please telephone for more information. 01948 666612.
Computer Health Check Course (3 weeks) Awaiting dates.
Learn about the hardware and software you use and how to keep everything tidy and in tip-top condition. More information on this page.
Call 01948 666612 to book.
Emails If you just need help with emails. This is a 2 hour session to help you set-up and learn to use, emails.
Next session: 13.30 - 15.30 Wednesday 5th March 2014. Cost £6 including refreshments. Please phone 01948 666612 to book.
Photo editing Need some help with your photo editing including re-sizing for emails, saving images from the internet etc. This is a 2 hour session.
Next session: 13.30 - 15.30 Wednesday 12th March 2014. Cost £6 including refreshments. Please phone 01948 666612 to book.
Tablets and Ipads (2 weeks) This is a new 2 week course running on Wednesday afternoons. As more and more people are using tablets and Ipads to access the internet they are finding they are having to get to grips with touch-screen technology. A bit like Marmite, you either love it or hate it, but you can't ignore it! Please call 01948 666612 to book
N.B. Separate courses running for ipads and Android tablets.
26th March 2014 13.30 - 15.30 for 2 weeks - ipads only. Course cost: £12
9th April 2014 13.30 - 15.30 for 2 weeks - android tablets only. Course cost: £12
Using a Smart phone. (1 session only) Awaiting dates. Do you want to know what your smart-phone can do and how to do it? Come along and find out. Please phone to book on 01948 666612.
Protecting your computer when using the internet Wed 30th April 13.30 - 15.30 Everyone has heard about computer viruses, but do you know how to avoid them? There are a number of other things to be aware of when using the internet too. Come along and find out what you should be doing to protect yourself. Cost £6. Phone 01948 666612 to book.
Digital Photography (4 weeks). Covers the basics of using a digital camera, manipulating and storing the photos on your computer.
Next course starts: 25th Jun 2014 1.30pm - 3.30pm. Wednesday afternoons for 4 weeks.
Cost £30 includes refreshments and course hand outs, payable on booking
Tel: 01948 666612 to book.
eBay (4 weeks) Starts 6th Nov 2013 1.30 - 3.30pm.
Cost of course: £20.
Please call 01948 666612 for details and to book.
Word Processing. (2 week course). Next course starts: Tue 1st April 2014 13.30 - 15.30.
We will be using Microsoft Word 2007 and if you don't have Word we will also look at a free word processing programme that can be downloaded from the Internet. Bring your own laptop if you wish.
Cost: £12 including refreshments. Please ring to book. 01948 666612.
ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence). Accredited computer courses - in conjunction with Walford & North Shropshire College.On going, please contact Jan on 01948 666612 for more information. The course is free to access for anyone who is unemployed. For those in employment please contact us for a fee.
CV Skills Workshop. 31st Oct 2013 10am - 12 noon. Aimed at those seeking employment. Produce a printed CV and gain a level 1 qualification.
Your Health Online. (3 weeks). Starts 4th Dec 2013 1.30 - 3.30pm. Free.