Do You Struggle With The Basics Of Computing?

You’re not alone.

  • Computing for senior citizens
  • Basic Computer Course For Beginners

    Basic Computer Course For Beginners

    Basic Computer Course For Beginners
  • Are Cut, Copy & Paste A Mystery?

    Are Cut, Copy & Paste A Mystery?

    Not any more.  

  • Email Attachments

    Email Attachments

    I need to send a document to someone.  But how do I do that?

  • Dragging & Dropping

    Dragging & Dropping

    What’s that?

  • Double Clicking

    Double Clicking

    How do I know when to double click?

  • Backups


    Do I need them?  Hint – Yes you do!

  • Your Best Friend On A Computer

    Your Best Friend On A Computer

    Undo.  Put simply – if you don’t know what you’ve done, or how – undo it!

Computing Course For Beginners And Improvers

This is the very same course that I’ve used with classes of students for many years.  Updated for Windows 10 and Word 365/2016.

It is designed so you can work through it at your own pace.  There are no tests or trick questions.

Do I hear you say – “Ok – I don’t need to read the rest of this page, I’ll buy it now. It’s just £6”?  Just click on the PayPal button below to purchase your Computer Course For Beginners And Improvers.

(Please note – all payments are handled via Paypal.  This site does not have access to your payment details.)

Course Sneak Preview

Helpful Videos

Throughout the course there are links to videos so you can see what you are being taught.

What Do I Need To Use This Course?

To get the most benefit from this course, you need to be using a device that runs Microsoft Windows 10 and Microsoft Office 365 or Microsoft Word 2016.

What Will I learn?
  • How to use the mouse – and change it for left handed use
  • How to use your touch screen
  • The function of the basic keys on your keyboard (I know – it often seems as if many of them just have arrows on)
  • Basic word-processing functions – including bold, italic, underline, text alignment, font size, font face, font colour and much more
  • Basic Windows terms – common across the apps on your device
  • Saving, printing and turning off your Windows computer
  • The difference between Save and Save As
  • Starting a new document or opening an existing one
  • Highlighting text
  • Undo – or “help, I didn’t mean to do that”
  • Changing the appearance of text
  • Margins, headers and footers
  • Spelling and grammar checkers
  • WordArt
  • Borders and Shading
  • Find & Replace
  • Inserting pictures
  • Page and column breaks
  • Managing your files and folders
  • Renaming, moving, coping, deleting files
  • Picking items from a list – consecutive and non consecutive
  • Backups
  • Managing your computer’s filing system
  • Renaming files
  • Deleting or moving files
  • Selecting multiple items from a list

And much, much more.

  • Buy This Course Now

    Buy This Course Now

    Start improving YOUR IT skills today.  Beginners and Improvers can become more competent computer users.

  • I'm A Complete Beginner

    I'm A Complete Beginner

    Don’t worry, the course is designed for complete beginners and guides you gently through the very basic.

  • Download The Course

    Download The Course

    This Basic Computer Course for Beginners (and improvers) comes as a pdf. You can download and read it on any device.  (Although you will need Windows and MS Office to get the maximum benefit from it.)

  • I'm an Improver

    I'm an Improver

    I’ll bet you’ll learn something, even in the first few pages.  Start the course from any page you feel comfortable with.

  • Use The Videos

    Use The Videos

    If you decide to use the videos, your device will need to be connected to the internet as the videos are hosted by YouTube.

  • Do I Need To Use The Videos?

    Do I Need To Use The Videos?

    No.  The course is designed to work without the videos.  They are an added bonus.

Buy It Now

Purchase this course today for just £6.

Pay using Paypal or your credit card.

Download and start using it today.

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About Me

My name is Carol Smith and I’m an experienced IT teacher.

I’m fully qualified and I’ve been teaching computing to adults for nearly 20 years.

I believe learning to use a computer should be fun.  You should learn at your own pace and learn the skills that you need.

I don’t run accredited courses, or courses where you need to take a test.  I’ve never run courses where confused students are forced into lesson 2 before learning, practicing and understanding lesson 1.

All my students work at their own pace and learn what they want to learn, when they want to learn it.

This course was written specifically to use with my own classes.  It has grown and been amended with the help and input of my own students.

It will teach you the basics of computing.  Even experienced computer users tell me they learn from this course.

And let’s face it – most computer users just muddle through doing the few things that they know how to, whilst wishing they knew how to use their computer or device more effectively.

I still have clients who use the original version of this course to refresh their memory if they get confused.

I understand that many home users want a basic computer training manual that they can refer to again and again.

I have never expected my students to remember everything that I have taught them.  I always say this during the first lesson of a beginners course.  The look of relief on the students’ faces is usually a picture of relief.

I often liken learning to use a computer to learning to drive.  You have to practice, practice and practice until it becomes familiar.  My book is there to help you refresh your memory when you need to remind yourself of a skill that you only use occasionally.

Like driving a car – you shouldn’t rely on  your spouse or partner to teach you.  It’s the short route to divorce.  Don’t go there.  Buy this computer training manual for beginners and save your marriage!

Computer basics for beginners – I will teach you everything you need to know to get you started and give you the confidence you need to improve and use your Windows device more effectively.

I don’t believe you’ve read this far down the page! Still want to purchase? No problem, click the Paypal button below to purchase. I can talk for ages – and let’s face it, the more text I add to this page, the more likely you are to find it in your favourite search engine. So I’ll ramble on, but you can just purchase this Basic Computer Training Manual right now.