Simple-to-follow online courses that make using your tablet or smartphone easy and less frustrating

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Try one of our simple online courses today

Just click or tap the red button to choose between:

  • “Tablets Made Simple…” course, for iPads and Android tablets
  • “Smartphones Made Simple…” course for iPhones and Android smartphones.

You can also choose to pay for your course in one go or in three monthly instalments.

If you’d like to enrol on both courses at once, it’s easiest to give us a call on 01229 777606 and we can sort it out for you.

We’re here 8am – 6pm, Monday to Friday and 9am – 3.30pm on a Saturday.

But enrolment ends at 5pm on Friday 4th March – don’t leave it and risk forgetting and missing out!


12 month guarantee in case you aren’t happy with it

We only want you to have to pay if you actually find it helpful. So, here’s our promise:

If you buy the course and then decide it’s not for you, let us know (email or phone is best or you can write if you prefer) at any time in the first 12 months after you bought it and we’ll refund you. In full – every penny. Not just for the bits you haven’t used yet – for the whole thing.

That way you have no risk – if you aren’t happy with the course, you get all your money back and it’s cost you nothing.  Does that seem fair?


Here’s how it works (nice and simply):

Once you’ve joined a course, you click the link in the welcome email we’ll send you.  That takes you to a sort of “contents page” of everything covered.

It’s up to you whether you go through it in order or jump straight to the bits you’re most interested in.  Either tap or click on “Lesson 1” if you want to start at the beginning or pick a particular lesson if you want to start with a particular topic. (By the way, don’t be put off by them being called “lessons”.  It’s not like school! We just couldn’t think of a better name for each chunk.)

Once you’re into the lesson you want, you’ll get a short video introducing it – probably just a couple of minutes or so.  It’ll tell you a bit about what you’re going to learn and what the point of it is – what you can use it for.

Then there’ll be a little bit of writing, maybe giving you some background or explaining a couple of important words.

Then another video (usually 5-10 minutes long). You’ll watch as one of us shows you exactly how it’s done while we explain it nice and simply – and you can see our phone or tablet screen as we do it.

Maybe you could stop at that point and try it out for yourself. We’ve given you some suggestions of how to practise each bit – just to help it all stick in your head.

Then there’ll be some more writing… and so on through the lesson, all broken up into nice short chunks so you can try it out as you go.

  • You can work at your own pace – you control the speed.
  • Redo any bits you want to go over again – as many times as you like.
  • You don’t have to finish it in a set amount of time.  You have full access for as long as the course is online (we have no plans to ever take it down – but we guarantee to keep it available for at least 3 years – probably a lot longer)
  • You can do the course on a tablet, laptop, PC – whichever you prefer.  You don’t have to stick to only one, either – use your tablet one day, a PC the next if you like.  (In theory you could do it on a smartphone but the screen would probably be a bit small and make it fiddly.)
  • Free bonus course included: “Argh! What to do when it goes wrong”.
    Of course, I’d love to hope that you’ll never need it – but we all know things don’t always go according to plan.  Having this should make it all much simpler and easier if your phone or tablet does ever decide to play silly beggars and do something odd.  At the very least it gives you peace of mind – at the most it might save you having to replace your phone or tablet.