Using your MacBook – Part 1

Leisure Courses Location: New Milton
Type: Part Time Day
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Course Details

This is a short course for beginners who wish to bring along their own MacBook computer and learn how to find their way around it. By the end of the course the student will understand:- how to identify parts of the MacBook, how to use the operating system (eg El Capitan), how to find missing trackpad buttons, how to launch and quit applications, use the Finder window and shortcuts, how to select items, how to use Mission Control and the Dashboard, how to set up and use folders, how to customise the Dock and Desktop, how to set reminders and make notes, how to browse the web setting bookmarks, saving pages, blocking popups, how to manage and use iCloud and how to manage accounts.

The teaching is Tutor let in well equipped rooms with eplanations, demonstrations, lectures, question and answer and discussion. Students would then be able to progress on to Part 2.

Information & Support

Please bring along writing materials, notebook/A4 file and your MacBook computer.  You may wish to bring along a packed lunch.

Students can progress on to the Using your MacBook – Part 2 course.

Practical help and advice is also provided to assist students with any kind of disability or individual need, including people for whom English is not their first language.  Please contact our Centre staff to discuss your needs prior to starting the course.  For further details and enrolment please contact:- Adult Learning & Skills Centre, Fusee House, 164-166 Old Milton Road, New Milton, Hants. BH25 6EB.  Tel: 01590 625222 or email -

Course Cost

Course costs are:

1 day - £23

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any age restrictions (young/old)?

Students need to be 19 years old or over.

There is no upper age limit.

Can I start the course part way through?

For some courses, this may be possible.  Please contact to confirm.

What do you define as a 'beginner'?

Beginner is someone who has little or no knowledge of the subject area.

Please contact for further clarification.

What do you define as 'intermediate'?

Intermediate is for those who have completed a beginners course with us or have some knowledge of the subject but would like to learn more.

Please contact for further clarification.

What do you define as 'advanced'?

Advanced for those who have completed an intermediate course with us or are proficient in the subject.

Please contact for further clarification.

What should I take with me on the day?

Please see ‘Information & Support’ within each individual course information page.

If you require further details please email

How much does the course cost?

The cost of each course will be displayed on each individual course information page.

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Can I pay for the course in instalments?

Each course needs to be paid in full before the start of the course.

Are there any concessions available?

Reduced fees may apply for those on specific benefits.

Please contact for more details.

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