Clarborough & Welham Community
near Retford, Bassetlaw
North Nottinghamshire
United Kingdom

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Clarborough & Welham IT Group have been providing computer-based tuition for more than a decade and are now one of the biggest providers of computer tuition in the area. Based in Clarborough Village Hall, the Group provides sessions designed for absolute beginners through to more accomplished IT users. Prices are kept low to provide maximum access - see our dedicated website for more details and dates through to July, 2020.

While classes are suspended through the coronavirus emergency, you might like to have a go at some of the online lesson materials in the Learning Resources page of the IT Group website here...

Time to get into Windows 10? Microsoft withdrew all support - including security ‘patches’ for Windows 7 on 14th January, 2020. If you’re still using Windows 7 come to our classes to find out how easy it is to become familiar with Windows 10.

Microsoft has also announced the end to all support for their Office 2010 suites from 13th October, 2020. Why not find out about the alternatives to Microsoft Office? We offer tuition in Apache OpenOffice and Document Foundation LibreOffice - and both are free applications too!

Want local IT tuition - to improve your personal use of IT or improve your employment skills? Clarborough & Welham IT Group have classes on Tuesday afternoons (13:30-15:00) and Wednesday mornings (10:00-11:30). Classes try to focus on members’ needs - every session begins with a ‘Gardeners Question Time’ so you can guide the topics covered. 5-week ‘blocks’ cost just £20.

For more or to enrol see contacts at foot of this page. Our IT Group’s dedicated website has much more including calendar of classes right through to July 2021.

Our IT Group is looking to provide back-to-work skills - click here to read more...

Clarborough & Welham Newsletter (see current and back issues here) is produced by our IT Group using so-called open-source applications. In a practical sense this means they are free! If you’d like to get advice and guidance in producing professional publications why not enrole now?

Open-source software
Our IT Group is a keen advocate of open-source software which not only provides software suites that are completely free to users but also applications that interface ‘seamlessly’ with commercial products from the likes of Microsoft and Apple. For more on the open-source movement, see the Wikipedia article here...

Applications currently in use both in our office and also our learning suite include:

    Firefox web browser - a full office suite including word processor, spreadsheet, presentation, database and drawing applications that is compatible with Microsoft Office. We use Apache OpenOffice to produce our sister publication, Clarborough & Welham Newsletter.

    Libre Office is a ‘fork’ from the original OpenOffice programme and provides an alternative to Apache’s application having some advantages.

    Thunderbird e-mail client (however, we advocate webmail such as Gmail to our members making ‘client’ software redundant).

    Gimp image editor - by the way, meet Wilbur, Gimp’s mascot!

    Audacity application for recording and editing sounds

    Inkscape application for vector graphics

To learn more about these applications, for download links and the whole open-source movement, take a look at Clarborough & Welham IT Group’s dedicated website.

For more details or to enrol on our IT Group’s programmes, get in touch with Greg on (01777) 700 918 or e-mail