Tablet/iPad course starts Monday 12 May 2014

Crosspool Forum is helping organise a course to help those less confident using tablets build their skills.

The 10-week course starts on Monday 12 May 2014 at the Scout Hall on Benty Lane and runs 1-3pm. Topics include:

  • Identify the iPad’s features and use settings
  • Use the iPad’s on-screen keyboard efficiently
  • Use multi-touch gestures on the touch screen display
  • Manage apps and make use of Safari and iTunes
  • Capture photos and videos by using the iPad’s camera
  • Identify Safari’s useful features and gain practical experience using a web browser
  • Use the Settings more efficiently to personalise an iPad
  • Experience using the App Store to download and use an application
  • Gain practical experience of using both the Mail and Messages apps
  • Find out about FaceTime

It costs £60, or £10 for those in receipt of means-tested benefits.

To enrol or find out more, please contact us on 0114 250 0613 or email

Computer and tablet courses in January 2014

Crosspool Forum is helping organise three more courses to help those less confident using computers and tablets build their skills. They take place on different days, starting the week commencing 13 January 2014 at the Scout Hall on Benty Lane.

Beginners course
Learn how to us an iPad/tablet. Starts Tuesday 14 January 2014, 10am–12pm.

Moving On course
This course is suitable for those who attended the ‘iPad/tablet for Beginners’ course or who already have some knowledge of iPads/tablets. Starts Friday 17 January 2014, 10am–12pm.

Internet & Email course
Learn how to create an email address, surf and navigate your way around the internet. Starts Monday 13 January 2014, 1pm – 3pm

An iPad or laptop is provided, but please feel free to bring your own if you have one.

All courses are held at St John’s Scout Hut, Benty Lane, Crosspool, S10 5NF and cost just £10 for the whole course.

For further Information on any of the courses, or to book a place contact Yvonne or Saima on 0114 250 0613/yvonne.m@heeleydevtrust or Crosspool Forum Chairman Ian Hague on 07713 687 955/

Free home computer tuition for housebound; tablet course postponed until January

Over the next six weeks expert (DBS checked) tutors will be on hand to deliver free tuition sessions, either with iPads or internet-ready laptops, to the homes of housebound/lonely/isolated people, or those suffering from ill health.

The aim of the project is to break down loneliness and isolation by helping people:

  • stay in touch with friends and family
  • order shopping
  • save time and hassle and money dealing with online public services
  • access health websites
  • keep the mind active
  • look up hobbies and interests on any subject from gardening and cooking to knitting.

For further information please call Sue or Saima at Heeley Development Trust on 0114 2500 613 or email

Meanwhile, the tablet/iPad classes, advertised to start 29 November 2013 in the Benty Lane Scout Hall, will now start 10am on Friday 13 January 2014.

An Introduction to the Tablet course starts on Friday 25 October

A new course in Crosspool will give an introduction to using a tablet, such as the iPad. It has been designed to help people get the most from this increasingly popular technology.

The course lasts five weeks, starting 10am on Friday 18 25 October at the Scout Hall on Benty Lane, Crosspool. Each session is two hours long.

It costs £35 or £10 for people in receipt of certain benefits. iPads are provided, but you can also bring your own tablet.

If you are interested in registering for the course, or know someone who might be, please contact Yvonne at the Heeley Development Trust on 0114 250 0613; Ian at Crosspool Forum on 07713 687 955, or you can just turn up at the Scout Hall on Benty Lane, Crosspool at 10am on Friday 18 25 October 2013.

Note: the start date of this course has changed from 18 to 25 October.