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AgeWell: Getting to Grips with Your Tablet or Smart Phone

Course Code:PS2156F

Spaces:10 spaces left

Centre:Dolphin Centre

Gifted a Tablet or Smartphone? Not sure how to use? Need to know basic functions and the Jargon? This fantastic short course is designed for the older beginner and will focus on having a go at different ways to use your Tablet or Smartphone. Includes activities, meeting new people and having fun.

What the course is about

An informal and fun short course where you will have a go at using your device through a variety of activities with a Tutor available to support you. The focus is on having fun, exploring new techniques and just having a go.

Activities will be varied but may include:

  • Introduction to tablets and smartphones. The difference between a smart phone and tablet.

  • How to interact with and use a touch screen device. 

  • Charging, turning on/off, putting to sleep/waking and initial setup for the first time. 

  • Adding, removing, grouping icons into folders. 

  • Changing your ‘settings’ and dealing with notifications.

  • Using the camera to take pictures and movies and how to share them with friends and family. 10. How to use email on an Android tablet. 

How to use the World Wide Web on an Android tablet.

All our courses are made up of elements of speaking & listening, reading and writing, and you will work using these elements throughout the course.

Some of the skills you gain on this course could help increase your opportunities for employment or working within the community. Learning takes place in a friendly classroom setting, which is a great place for social interaction and helping you meet new people.

Practice at home and completion of homework is advisable to enhance your learning experience.

This course is subsidised by Government funding so you should aim to attend the whole course.

Pre-course information session or interview

There are no Pre-course admission sessions or interviews in order to enrol on this course.

Please ensure you have read and understood our STEPS guidance in order to accurately enrol upon the correct level course for you.

Assessment of progress, tests, exams

Your tutor will work with you to develop a Personal Development Plan (PDP) which will help you review your progress towards achieving your goals during the course. 

There is no qualification or examination attached to this course.


Who the course is for / Previous experience, knowledge or qualifications

This is a Beginners course that has been designed especially for those aged over 60 years - you will be expected to have no experience in the subject or very basic knowledge of the subject.

Materials and costs

You will need a notebook and pen.

You will be required to bring your smartphone or Tablet with you (with charging wire).


Next Step

Other beginners’ courses or courses at the next levels may be offered by Skills & Learning or other local providers.

Please take a look at our website for more information.


Additional information

English, maths and computing skills: all of our courses support the development of relevant English, maths and computing skills.

Refunds: please see details of our cancellation policy in our Terms and Conditions on our website or in our brochure.

Attendance: before enrolling you should ensure that you can attend all classes offered as far as possible.

Places on courses: many of our courses are in high demand. If you have been offered a place but no longer require it, please advise us immediately as you may be preventing another learner from taking the place. Where learners do not attend the first session, without having given prior notice, Skills & Learning reserve the right to offer the place on the course to another learner; you will not be eligible for a refund it it is outside of the terms outlined in our cancellation policy.

Fully funded learners: if you have been offered a fully funded place on a course and no longer require it, you must advise us before the course starts so that your place can be offered to someone else. We reserve the right to withdraw future offers of fully funded places if you regularly do not start or complete funded courses.

Home study: you will be required to do significant study at home between sessions to assist with your learning and progress.

Proof of identity: please bring photographic ID and your National Insurance number with you to your first session. You will also need to provide it for any external examinations you take.

Off-site activities: with some courses, there may be the opportunity for off-site enrichment activities at additional cost, for example: gallery, museum or exhibition visits. Where this is an integral part of the course, your tutor will discuss the arrangements with you during your induction.

Parking at centres: parking at centres may be limited; please be prepared to use on street parking or pay and display car parks. For information regarding each centre, please visit the venue section of our website

Refreshments: tea/coffee or vending machine(s) are available at some venues. Further information can be found in the venue section of our website

Unspent Criminal Convictions we require learners to disclose any unspent criminal convictions. Please refer to

If you have any accessibility or disability issues that we need to accommodate or if you think you may need any other support to complete your chosen course, please contact: 01202 123444 or e-mail All enquiries are treated in confidence.

Course Details

Start Date13 June 2024

LocationThe Dolphin Centre, Poole, BH15 1SZ


Time15:00 - 17:00

Duration6 weeks

SubjectAgeWell - Courses Exclusively for Over 60s


Fees and concessions

The total charge for this course is £78. Concessions £39.

PL, PS and PM courses can be paid for upfront in full, with an Instalment Plan, or upfront discounted with our concessionary fee. Find out more about our concessionary discount here.


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