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South Worcestershire College logoIT short courses (and Astrology) running this Summer Term 2015 at Evesham Campus!

Here's the hit-list of short courses/workshops that I’m running for Evesham College this Summer Term.

If you are looking for a teacher-led course, as opposed to attending a drop-in where you more or less have to fend for yourself, do consider the following options:

Please pass on to anyone who you think might like to know about these courses. Enrolments from Monday 16th March. Contact Enrolments 01386 712601 or speak to Jane Dunn 01386 712648 - Jane can also enrol you. Click here to check out other part-time Evesham courses.

>> Introduction to Astrology >>

Tue 7:00-9:00, Starts 28 Apr 2015, 8 sessions, £80.00, Course code 143ELEN310

Progress with IT | Astrological birchart imageWhat is astrology really about!? I’ve spent years studying this topic and I know that what most of us understand of it is full of misconceptions.

This course is for beginners. You will learn about astrology that is far removed from what we call the ‘stars’ in the newspapers – it is much more involved and accurate. It will include the Signs, the Planets, Houses, and also how astrology may be used in better understanding what makes us tick, and for seeing trends.

Why not join me. We will look at what is needed to create an astrological birthchart. You will also receive your own birthchart during the course – a valuable document that you can refer to throughout your life. The course is designed to be fun and a launchpad for gaining new skills and an exciting and fascinating new angle on life. Come with an inquisitive and open mind.


>> Using eBay >>

Fri 10:00-12:00, 1 May 2015, 1 session, £15.00+M, Course code 143ECON303

On this bitesize course we will look at what is involved in buying and selling items on eBay and other online auction markets such as Gumtree and Craigslist.

If you are thinking of using on eBay, and have never done so, this 2 hour workshop will help you to be well prepared for what is involved. It also considers what other online auction markets might have to offer.


>> File and Disc Management >>

Wed 7:00-9:00, 6 May 2015, 2 sessions, £25.00+M, Course code 143ECON304

Progress with IT | File and Disk Man imageOn this course you look at how to view, save, store, delete, rename and back up your files.

How often have I heard, ‘I know I saved the file but now can’t find it!’ If this is you then sign up for this 2 session course.

The course will cover managing files, folders and drives. You will learn how to organise your files, save them to different places and in different formats if need be, set up a pdf file or open a zip file, save files to a memory stick, create and delete folders, rename, copy and delete files, set up ‘read only’ files and folders. Put security on your files… This course will definitely help you get on top of these matters.

We will also look at housekeeping aspects of backing up and clearing out unwanted files – especially off the Internet.


>> Website Essentials >>

Fri 10:00-12:00, 8 May 2015, 1 session, £15.00+M, Course code 143ECON307

Progress with IT | Website Essentials imageIf you are thinking of having a website for your business or personal use, you will need to become familiar with what this entails. On this bitsize workshop we will help you to familiarise yourself with the terminology, what you need in place and what to be thinking from the very beginning.

We’ll be looking at what hardware you may need in place, what software to build the website or blog – or who you might go to if you want someone else to do this part for you - how often you update or add new content, posts or pages, what hosting company you might choose to go with, concerns with SEO, and importantly how you might go about getting traffic.


>> PayPal and Online Banking >>

Fri 10:00-12:00, 15 May 2015, 1 session, £15.00+M, Course codeECON306

On this course we will look at the advantages of having an online bank account with PayPal. How one uses the account to pay people and put money into.

This bitesize course looks at what's involved in using PayPal - what it means to have an a/c. I have a PayPal a/c and frankly wouldn't be without it for buying online.


>> Getting started on the Web >>

Fri 10:00-12:00, 22 May 2015, 1 session, £20.00, Course code143ECON305

This short course will demonstrate use of the web. You will have a chance to log on and access web pages.

The session will cover what the Internet and Web actually are, when they started. I will involved getting around the Web and look at concerns for security.


>> Brush up your IT Skills: Word >>

Fri 10:00-1:00, 5 Jun 2015, 1 session, £20.00+M, Course code 143ECON302

On this 3 hour course we will take you through Word. You will need to be able to use the mouse and to have a basic understanding of Microsoft office and these applications to get the most from this course.

The course will cover document formatting - improving the appearance and presentation of documents by changing fonts, text alignment, bullets, adding in headers and footers, page breaks, adding in images and using styles in long documents. Practice exercises are supplied.


>> Brush up your IT Skills: Excel >>

Fri 10:00-1:00, 12 Jun 2015, 1 session, £20.00+M, Course code 143ECON300

Progress with IT | Excel graph imageOn this 3 hour course we will take you through Excel. You will need to be able to use the mouse and to have a basic understanding of Microsoft office and these applications to get the most from this course.

A spreadsheet is often used for creating a database such as a list of addresses. If you didn’t know already though, Excel is a very useful program for calculating, predicting and presenting data - such as needed for accounts. If you are a beginner and need to know how to use spreadsheets, then sign up for this workshop. It will guide you through getting started in MS Excel, making spreadsheets, entering and formatting data, setting up a number of useful formulas, creating charts, saving Workbooks/Worksheets and printing tips.


>> Brush up your IT Skills: Powerpoint >>

Fri 10:00-1:00, 19 Jun 2015, 1 session, £20.00+M, Course code 143ECON301

Progress with IT | Website Essentials imageOn this 3 hour course we will take you through Powerpoint. You will need to be able to use the mouse and to have a basic understanding of Microsoft office and these applications to get the most from this course.

Best foot forward - using PowerPoint to create slide presentations If you didn’t know already, PowerPoint is a sophisticated yet comparatively easy way of getting a message across to an audience. If you are new to using PowerPoint and are expected to offer presentations using it, then this workshop will be a ‘must’ for you. You can also use for putting together photos of say a family outing - and indeed send to people to view whether they have the program or not.

We will cover building slides, using different slide types, using backgrounds, templates, Master Slide options, sorting options, transitions, effects, and use of media in a presentation.


Please pass on to anyone who you think might like to know about these courses. Enrolments from Monday 16th March. Contact Enrolments 01386 712601 or speak to Jane Dunn 01386 712648 - Jane can also enrol you. Click here to check out other part-time Evesham courses.

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