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1pm -5pm 

10am - 12midday 

Wednesday also
7pm -  9pm

9am - to 5pm lunch 1pm-2pm

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Introduction programmes in computers

The Start It Now 5 week courses are offered in the following areas:

  • Word Processing
  • Spreadsheets
  • Presentations/Power Point
  • Databases

Participants complete exercises at their own pace. 

This includes

Introduction to Word Processing

What will you learn:-

  • Getting Started with Microsoft Word
  • Document Windows and Views
  • Basic Word Processing Features
  • Using the Help System
  • Saving, Opening and Closing Documents
  • Creating New Documents
  • Navigating Documents
  • Selecting Text
  • Basic Text Formatting
  • Basic Paragraph Formatting
  • Undo, Redo and Repeat
  • Move and Copy Text
  • Proofing Documents
  • Print Preview and Page Setup
  • Printing Documents

You will learn how to:- 

  • recognise the elements of a spreadsheet, cells, sheet names, columns, rows, formula/bar,
  • Open up Excel-  start a new spreadsheet/worksheet
  • format, add and delete data,
  • save sheet
  • use formula and simple functions
  • use page set-up functions

  • change  margins/orientation
  • create and amend charts/graphs,
  • print spreadsheet/chart


  • Creating an email address
  • Sending and receiving emails
  • Reply and forwarding emails
  • Attaching files, documents and photographs


  • Accessing search engines, such as google, yahoo, Hotmail
  • Using web addresses/URLs
  • Searching the internet
  • Planning a holiday- booking flight tickets, hotel etc
  • Online shopping
  • Local bus/rail timetables

What will you learn?

How to :-

  •     Create a presentation
  •     Add text and pictures onto slides
  •     Add new slides
  •     Navigate the PowerPoint window.
  •     Apply a theme using the design template.
  •     Create a unique theme using options available
  •     Apply different layouts to slides
  •     Print handouts and notes.  
  •     Prepare to give the show.


What will you learn?

  •  to set up a database using the Access application
  • Toggle between sheet view and table view
  • set parameters for each field
  • set up queries, manual and using the wizard
  • Design forms m,anually and using the wizard
  • Prepare reports both manual and using the wizard
  • Filter data
  • print the database, print selected records only

For more information please call us on 028 2582 1184 or email us at

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