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New Telford computer classes

A man learning new computer skills

Published on 10 February 2020 02:35 PM

Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin is launching two new 12-week computer courses in Telford to help older people navigate the digital age.

The courses are aimed at beginners who need to brush up on basic IT skills such as how to use a computer, mouse and keyboard, safely use the internet and send and receive emails.

Previous classes have proved very popular and one attendee said: ‘At the start, I didn’t know a thing. I didn’t think I would learn anything, but I did.’

Another happy student added: ‘There was a member of staff beside me helping me and assisting with all aspects of the course. The trainer was a marvellous teacher, very patient and explaining things very well indeed.’

Others praised the pace of classes, the individual help on offer and the friendly teaching atmosphere.

Attendees are encouraged to bring along their own devices such as mobile phones, iPads and tablets for advice about how to set them up and how to use them.

Heather Osborne, Chief Executive of Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin, said: ‘The internet is now an essential part of our everyday lives, with many services, including the NHS, going online. We are delighted to be able to offer these courses, specifically designed for older people, providing a relaxed and informal opportunity to become more familiar with the digital world whilst developing new skills and learning how to use IT and the internet safely.’

The classes are at:

  • Donnington Community Hub, Donnington: starting 3 March, 2.00-4.00pm
  • Leegate Centre, Leegomery: starting 4 March, 3.00-4.30pm

The courses cost £6 per session and the first six sessions must be paid for in advance. Spaces are limited, so it will be first come first served. Tea and coffee is included.

For more information or to book a place on a course, call Diane or Pam on 01952 201 803 or email telford.enquiries@ageukstw.org.uk

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