Free iPad Lessons for Beginners

Free iPad Lessons Wantage1 hour Free iPad Lessons for Beginners at the Richmond Retirement Village in Letcombe Regis, Wantage, on the first and third Mondays of the month. They are free and open to all.

Next iPad Lesson:
17th April session is cancelled, sorry!

These free iPad lessons are aimed squarely at helping older people, new to such devices, use them to achieve both greater independence and easier connection with family and friends. I have run them for over a year now for the residents there, but they are open for anyone to attend.

Please, if someone you know could benefit from having use of the iPad clearly explained, or having their questions answered, let them know and encourage them to come along, preferably with their iPads.

I are especially trying to reach those who may have an iPad they have been bought but it is languishing, unused, in a drawer, or those who have not yet connected in any way to the Internet.

The first workshop covered what the buttons on the iPad do and the use of the Homescreen. Yes, it is that basic, no one should feel that they know too little to start. But I find that even those who have become acquainted with the iPad learn something new.

During the iPad course I will be focussing on the following topics:

IPad buttons and the Home screen 

Typing on the iPad (Siri, real and onscreen keyboards) 

Internet (Siri, Safari, Maps, iCloud) 

Messaging (Mail, Messaging, FaceTime, Skype) 

Passwords and security 


Pictures (Camera, Photos) 

Sound (Music, iTunes, iPlayer) 

Video (Camera, Movies) 

Time and personal information:



Clock and alarms (Siri again) 

Being creative:

Making notes and writing

Drawing and painting 

If you have any queries, please call or contact me using the form on this page.

I would be really interested to hear from anyone who would like a similar course covering use of Android tablets, Windows 10, or Apple Mac. Please let me know!