We are a UK Online Centre

We’ll help you get online!

A computer session at the BeechtreeWe provide people with access to computers and the internet, as well as advice on using them.  Millions of people find that using computers and the internet makes their lives better and easier.  It can save time, money and hassle, and it’s fun too. You can use computers and the internet to do your grocery shopping, keep in touch with family and friends, find a job, book a holiday, help with homework and look up all sorts of information – from football results to weather forecasts, celebrity gossip to family health.

It doesn’t matter who you are, if you’ve never been near a computer before or even if you’re unsure about the whole thing – we’re here to help.  Why not give it a go and see what all the fuss is about?

When you are online it simply means that you’re using the internet.  And there are millions of reasons for doing it.  Here are just a few of the main benefits:

Convenience – unlike shops and banks, the internet is never closed.  So you can get whatever you need, or get in touch with whoever you like, whenever it suits you – and you’ll save time doing it.

Save money – Online you can compare prices and get the best deals on anything from gas and electricity to new cars and holidays.  Lots of companies offer extra discounts if you buy online.

Communication – email makes it easier to stay in touch with friends and relatives, wherever they are in the world.  There are also lots of different websites that can help you make new friends – or catch up with old ones if you want to.

Information – There are literally billions of websites out there.  So whether you are looking for a new job, the latest news, or researching your hobby, you’ll find all the information you need online, in just a few minutes.Whatever your level, whatever your interests, if you want to join in and get the most out of computers we’re here to help. So why not get in touch.

Computer Access at the Centre

Main Hall.

A variety of software is available on our machines, including Microsoft Office Suite; there is a charge of 15p per page for B&W and 20p per page for colour printing.

Local Food Café – Internet.

One laptop is available for Café customers to use free of charge between 9.30am – 11.30 am and 2.30 – 3pm Monday to Thursday.

Free access to wi-fi is available for Café customers who bring their own machine. 

 

IT Drop In Session Wednesday’s 1.00pm – 3.00pm

Join us at 1.00pm on Wednesdays if you would like to explore the Internet, discover new apps or learn more about your technical device, purchase a drink from our extensive range of beverages from the Cafe and enjoy the relaxed environment.

(computer, tablet, smart phone, camera etc)

Two New IT sessions for Ebay and Ipad

Gilda is running two sessions for those who would like to learn how to buy and sell on Ebay and also on getting to grips with your IPad, she has the patience of a saint so please do not be afraid to give it a go.

Beginners Guide to using EBay Friday 28th June 2019 10.00am – 12.30pm Have you always wanted to buy and sell on EBay? Well now you can. Step by step guide to using EBay. £12 per person Please bring your laptop or tablet with you, just don’t forget to bring any existing usernames and passwords with you!

 Apple iPads beginners guide Friday 19th July 2019 10.00am – 12.00pm  Have you purchased an IPad but know little about using it? Have you had one as a gift?IPad basics for beginners, tailored to your requirements, if you would like to explore the Internet, discover new apps or learn more about your technical device. £10 per person  Please bring you IPad with you, just don’t forget to bring any existing usernames and passwords with you!(especially email)

Beginners guide to using Ebay

Beginners Guide to Using Ebay Friday 22nd February 10am till 1pm
Step by Step guide to using Ebay £15 per person,
Please bring your laptop or tablet with you, plus any existing usernames and password ( especially emails)
To book a place please call us on 01948 258220

Gilda on the radio

On 31st May, Gilda Nicholson, our digital inclusion officer gave a live interview on the Jim Hawkins Show on Radio Shropshire about the work of the Beechtree in enabling people to get online. You can listen to the interview until the 29th June by clicking on this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p067f6b5 and starting the playback at 1hour and 43 minutes.

One to One Tuition

We offer 1 hour, one-to-one sessions with one of our tutors on any IT topic of your choice. The cost is £10 per session.

Please telephone to book on 01948 666612 and please remember to tell the receptionist what you are interested in learning so that we can match you up to the right tutor.

Basic IT Sessions

We are holding Basic IT Workshops on Wednesday afternoons from 1:00pm – 3:00pm.

We are particularly keen to work with complete beginners but we would also be happy to see you if you just need help with one or two topics. There is no upper age limit!

We intend to run the workshops on a rolling programme and the current programme is set out below.

Topics currently include:

Setting up and using email

Shopping and banking online

Anti-virus software and keeping safe

Facebook, forums and instant messaging

Photo manipulation and making cards from photos

 We would welcome any suggestions for new topics

 We have a variety of laptops and tablets available to use but if you have your own device we would encourage you to bring it along.

Sessions cost £5 per session or £20 for 5 sessions booked in advance.

 We would appreciate it if you would telephone 01948 666612 in advance of any session you would like to attend so that we can ensure we have the right number of volunteers available to help you.