Welcome to Monty Courses

  • Learning never exhausts the mind

    Leonardo da Vinci

  • You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream

    C.S. Lewis

  • I am still learning

    Michelangelo (at age 87)

  • Learning is a journey - not a destination

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • Anyone who keeps learning stays young

    Henry Ford

  • The wisest mind has something yet to learn

    George Santayana

  • The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you

    B.B. King

Learn how to use your computer, laptop, digital camera, iPad or iPhone in a small group setting at Montgomery Computer Centre.

What we do

At Monty Courses we provide the people of Mid-Wales, Powys and Shropshire with access to a wide range of learning opportunities. We've also teamed up with some talented local photographers, computer technicians, web developers and graphic designers who offer amazing services at affordable prices.

Courses

A fantastic selection of courses in computing, digital photography and craft - suitable for all ages and abilities. Learn at your own pace or attend an instructor-led class.

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Web Design & Social Media

Learn to build your own website or let us create one for you. Increase your business's online presence with a great looking website and social media networking.

Computer & IT Services

Supply and support for all your computer needs. If you have a problem with your computer or you're looking to buy a new one, we can help you.

Photography

Portrait, event, wedding and product photography services. Let us take beautiful photos for you to hang on your wall or promote your business.

CHOOSE A COURSE

Full details of our courses are listed below

iPad Level 1

This course teaches you how to use the basic settings and built-in apps on your iPad. The following topics are covered:
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Know Your Computer

A course designed for complete beginners. The following topics are covered:
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Introduction to Windows 7

Get to know Windows 7. The following topics are covered:
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Introduction to Windows 8

Get to know Windows 8. Course content coming soon.
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Data Management Level 1

Learn how to manage your computer files better. The following topics are covered:
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Internet & Email Level 1

This course teaches you how to use the Internet to access websites and how to send and receive emails. The following topics are covered:
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Using the Internet Level 1

This course follows on from the Internet & Email course, and gets you using the internet for a range of different purposes, such as entertainment, social networking and buying/selling online. The following topics are covered:
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Word Processing Entry Level

Use Microsoft Word to create basic text documents. The following topics are covered:
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Word Processing Level 1

Use Microsoft Word to create basic text documents. The following topics are covered:
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Word Processing Level 2

Learn the more advanced formatting and layout features of Microsoft Word. The following topics are covered:
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Spreadsheets Entry Level

Use Microsoft Excel to create basic spreadsheets. The following topics are covered:
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Spreadsheets Level 1

Use Microsoft Excel to create spreadsheets for a variety of purposes. The following topics are covered:
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Spreadsheets Level 2

Learn some of the more advanced features of Microsoft Excel to improve layout, presentation and to perform different types of calculations. The following topics are covered:
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PowerPoint Level 1

Learn the more advanced features of Microsoft PowerPoint to create slide show presentations incorporating text, graphics, movie clips, sounds and other objects. The following topics are covered:
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PowerPoint Level 2

Use Microsoft Powerpoint to create dynamic slide show presentations incorporating text and graphics. The following topics are covered:
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Desktop Publishing Level 1

Use Microsoft Publisher to create a variety of publications such as posters, greetings cards, business cards, letterheads, certificates, calendars, etc. The following topics are covered:
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Desktop Publishing Level 2

Use the more advanced features of Microsoft Publisher to create multi-page publications using a variety of text layouts and formatting techniques, as well as getting more creative with graphics.
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Touch Typing

Learn to type using all of your fingers without looking at the keyboard. This course will help you become familiar with the location of the keys on the keyboard and improve your typing speed. You will use a computer program to gradually learn the position of each key, enabling you to type without the need to look at the keyboard.
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Digital Photography Level 1

Learn to use the basic settings on your digital camera and transfer images to the computer. The course also covers techniques to help you take better photographs and some basic image editing. The following topics are covered:
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Digital Photography Level 2

Get creative with your photography and take better pictures by learning to use the more advanced features on your digital camera. The following topics are covered:
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Photoshop Elements Level 1

Use Photoshop Elements to edit, enhance and manipulate images. The following topics are covered:
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Photoshop Elements Level 2

Learn to use the selection tools to select parts of an image for editing, and apply a variety of artistic effects using filters. Learn to use layers in order to create photo collages and combine parts of different images. The following topics are covered:
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Photoshop Elements Level 3

Learn to use the advanced layer features in Photoshop Elements for a variety of purposes. Edit images non-destructively using duplicate layers, blending modes and adjustment layers. Get creative with fill layers, gradients, shapes, text and layer styles. The following topics are covered:
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Digital Scrapbooking Level 2

Use Photoshop Elements to create beautiful printed scrapbook pages incorporating photographs, frames, text, decorative background papers and other embellishments. You need to be confident with the use of layers in Photoshop Elements and it is recommended that you complete the Photoshop Elements Level 1 and 2 courses before starting this course.
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Video Editing Level 1

Import video footage from your camera to the computer and use Windows Movie Maker to edit your videos and create movies. The following topics are covered:
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Felt Making: Beginners

A course designed for complete beginners. By the end of the day you will be able to:
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Felt Making: Advanced

This course teaches you some of the more advanced felt making techniques. The day will be tailored to teach you the techniques needed to design and create a unique piece of felt work.
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3D Felt Making

This course teaches you how to create 3D felt articles using a plastic resist, such as bags, hats, clothes, bowls, etc.
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Felt Jewellery

This course explores the use of felt in jewellery making. You can make necklaces,bracelets, brooches, corsages, wristbands, etc.
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Nuno Felting

This workshop teaches you the technique of felting wool onto silk fabric to make scarves, wall hangings, window hangings, etc.
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Felt Making: Parent & Child

Working together with your child, you will both learn the felt making process, making items such as felt pictures, masks, small bags, hair bobbles or other items of your choice. The tutor is experienced in working with young people and has a current CRB check.
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Felt Making: Children's Parties

A fun felt workshop at your chosen venue for up to 12 children. Children will be able to make felt items to take away with them. The felt making can be themed to your party if you wish. The tutor is experience in working with young people and has a current CRB check.
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Felt Making: School Workshops

Workshops can be run in schools or youth work settings. The children/young people will learn the felt making process and work together on a group project to produce a large piece of work. The workshop can be tailored to suit your own requirements and can be tied in with the current curriculum topics. The tutor is experienced in working with young people and has a current CRB check.
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Meet the tutors

Contact us

Address

Montgomery Computer Centre
Montgomery Institute (Library)
Arthur Street
Montgomery
Powys
SY15 6RA

Phone

07967 809975
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