Getting the most from Google

Do you use Gmail? Did you know you can also create documents, store files, organize photos and all your contacts, within the same account?
Did you know you can also manage YouTube and access a whole range of the apps which can help with a wide range of things?

Course Outline

Getting the most from Google supports people to extend their digital life skills.

Each week we cover a different topic, through practical activities, discussions and demonstrations learners will be introduced to different google applications and features available to them.

Our hands-on approach gives people an opportunity to feel more confident exploring their devices independently and discover new things which are useful to them in their day-to-day lives.

This 6-week course is designed for people looking to build on and consolidate their fundamental skills. They must have an ability or willingness to use their device independently, and currently uses it on a regular basis for work and/or at home.

Learners may have already completed our Digital Horizons or Connect Up (or equivalent course).


Session 1 – Intro to Google Accounts

Overview of google accounts, how they work and managing your account on different devices.

Session 2 – Managing Email

Learn how keep your GMail organised explore other features including contacts and calendars.

Session 3 – Creating & Sharing Docs

Learn how to create, edit and share documents using Google Docs & Sheets

Session 4 – Managing Photos & Files

Learn to mange photos and files using Google Photos and Google Drive

Session 5 – Digital Life Skills

Introduction to navigating different Google apps including YouTube, Translate, Keep, Maps and how they can be useful.

Session 6 – Putting it all into Practice

Practice what you have learnt, get your questions answered and decide the next steps in your digital learning.

Additional Support:

Learners will be able to attend other activities to consolidate their learning.

Community Tech Support Drop-ins

Friendly & informal drop-in support for computers, tablets & mobile phones.

We can help you use your device, ensure it is safe and help you develop your skills.

Next Steps

If you have any questions about this course or would like to register then please contact us using the form below or call us on 07523 646 277.


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