special interest courses

Making the most of your iPhone or iPad –  Lessons are for two hours each.

Have you invested in or been given an iPhone or iPad that lives most of its life unused..? Do you only use it for basic things..? Perhaps you use it more but are curious about what else this amazing device can do..?

Making the Most of your iPhone or iPad is the course for you. We’ll demonstrate all the common functionality of your device, give you a set of course notes and a step-by-step set of exercises so you can practice in your own time at home.


Get more out of your investment in your existing device. 

You will learn all the basics plus email, web browsing, maintaining your contacts, maximising the camera and storing photos safely and the ability to share and receive your content with others. 


Book your place by contacting the course tutor Mark Croft on 021-632-240 or mark.croft.ak@gmail.com or come in to a help session on a Friday between 12 noon and 1:30pm

Android Mobile Phones (Other than Samsung).   Ann Murphy and Alan Spicer, 2 sessions $20 

This is a beginners course that will cover basic phone functions:
Setting up your phone, phone calling, texting, emails, photos, using Google Maps, calendar, Facebook, keeping your phone updated.

Or phone now: Ann (09-425-5211) or Alan (09-422-2685) 

Make a Website Introduction – 6  sessions $60.00. 

We use WordPress with a theme OceanWp and the page builder Elementor. A fully hosted, live student web site for you to work and practice on is provided. There is plenty assisted hands on.  

Getting Started with Genealogy-

4 sessions – $30. 

Bookings are essential 

Learn how to trace your ancestry using the records of Births, Deaths, and Marriage, Census and Electoral Rolls; Parish Records, Historic Newspapers.

Samsung Smartphones- 
4 sessions – $30. 

Samsung Smartphones
Google’s Android Operating System powers the majority of all tablets and phones.
We offer a 4-lesson course for your Android Phone, concentrating on Samsung models. Lessons are interactive with small class numbers to ensure students get
the best hands on tuition.
Our Android Smartphone course consists of 4 lessons, each of 2 hours’ duration, with notes provided

Samsung Tablets 

4 sessions – $30.00

Android Tablets come in all shapes and sizes, with differing versions of Android, and different faces, so we confine these lessons to the Samsung brand. 

Introduction to Legacy  Genealogy Software

4 sessions – $30.00

Learn to use many of the features contained in this Award Winning FREE Software

Using Publisher 
4 sessions, 2 hours each – $30.00.  

Learn how to use Publisher, a user friendly, entry level graphic design programme. Create and snap to column, row and ruler guides and learn much more .

Photoshop Image Editing – Basic

4 sessions – $30.00

Bring out the best in your digital images to enhance and repair your photos, add and remove people or objects from a picture, even learn how to transform  black and white into coloured .

Digital Scrapbooking

4 sessions – $30.00

 A fairly new form of scrapbooking which involves the use of a computer and graphics software to create stunning visual layouts of your photos.

Google Photos
2 sessions – $15.00

A great way to back up and store your photos in the cloud. Available on a PC, Tablet or Smart phone keep your photos from all your devices in one place.

Photoshop Image Editing – Advanced

4 sessions – $30.00

This course follows on from the basic Photo editing course and explores many other features available in Photo Shop Elements.

Power Point

4 sessions – $30.00

We will show you how to use PowerPoint to make stunning personal photo slide shows that can be played at parties. Bring those photos alive. 

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