Laptop Self Care

This course is designed to help you learn how to use your own laptop or computer better, to be able to update it, manage it, install software and troubleshoot problems for yourself.

Throughout the 6-week course you will gain a deeper understanding of where the settings are on your computer, keeping it safe, updated and how to install software.

It’s a practical and hands-on class where you will get on top of your own computer and put a plan in place to keep it organized.

We will work through problems together as a group which is a useful way of learning and building confidence.

  • Getting to know your computer. 
    We start by getting to know the control panel, system information and getting settings just right for you
  • Downloading and installing applications
    Building confidence to download useful (and free) software, completing an audit and clearing up disk space.
  • Troubleshooting
    How to research and solve problems for yourself. 
  • Maintaining your computer
    Learn how to check for and run critical updates to your computer and keeping things up to date.
  • Safety and security
    Learning how to secure your laptop, check for viruses and ensuring you are safe and staying safe.

Induction & Assessment:

There will be a full induction before the course starts to ensure that you have all you need, you know what support is available and that the course is suitable for you.

Additional Support:

Community Tech Support Drop-Ins

We run weekly drop-in sessions at different venues across South London.


Is this for me?

The course is open to local residents that are eager to learn how to use and maintain their own computer better.

This course is for computers running Microsoft Windows 7, 8 or 10.

This is an active learning programme and you will be expected to complete the activities in between classes as well as conducting a self-audit of your laptop.

You will be provided the support you need to complete these exercises.

It is important for people to have a commitment to their learning, ability to engage with the programme and can attend all 8 classes.

What prior knowledge do I need?

You are expected to have your own computer and internet access, as the objective of the course is to learn who to use or manage that better.

But you are not expected to be an advanced learner.

The aim of the course is to fill in some gaps, be a useful refresher and build confidence. So there is something for everyone.

You will also need to have access to a webcam and microphone to participate in the classes. Many laptops have this built in already.

You are expected  to

  • Be able to access the internet and conduct a basic search unassisted.
  • Be able to send and reply to email

If you have any further questions about this course or any of our other initiatives do not hesitate to contact us by email on

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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