IT Skills Group

Please note that this group focuses on the use of Windows 10 based computers. Whilst people using older Windows systems (Windows 7 and Windows 8 for example) and those using Apple Mac computers are welcome, there will be some areas of difference especially in the detail of how things are done on the different types of computer.

  • Group Leader: Ian Jones.
  • Meetings: Weekly on Mondays.
  • Time: Introductory Group 10.30 am – 12.30 pm; Advanced Group 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm.
  • Approx. Cost per member: £1.50.
  • Venue: St Mary’s Church Hall.
  • Equipment needed: Bring Windows based laptop and power cord.

Programme September – December 2019

The Morning and Afternoon Sessions start again on Monday 23rd September 2019.

They will end on Monday 16th December 2019.

There will be a break for refreshments half way through each session.

Tea and coffee can be purchased from The Coffee Pot in the mornings and will be provided free of charge for the afternoon group.

What will the sessions cover?

Unlike previous years, and following a lot of thought and deliberation, I have decided to run a similar programme for both groups.

It has been customary to regard the Morning sessions as being suitable for Beginners, with the Afternoon sessions being for more Advanced users.

I would hope to pitch the depth to which we go on each topic to the needs of those attending.

Having said this, I would encourage those with very little or no experience or those with low confidence to attend the Morning Sessions.

I have picked out 5 key areas that we will look at.

You do not have to attend all the sessions if you decide that you know enough about that topic or do not need to learn about that topic.

Topics and Dates:

23 & 30 SeptemberUnderstanding the Windows 10 operating system.
Computer safety and security
7, 14 & 21 OctoberUsing email.
Sending group emails
Creating and managing contact lists
28 October,
4 & 11 November
Word processing, using MS Word and LibreOffice
18 & 25 November,
2 December
Surfing the World Wide Web safely
Bookmarking sites
9 & 16 DecemberManaging your Folders and Files
Where to put things so that you can find them again