Free and Easy Computing Courses at UCOL Polytech

Free Computing Courses

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Programme Overview


Learning great new computing skills is 'free and easy' with UCOL's popular Free and Easy computer training course, available at the Palmerston North, Whanganui & Wairarapa campuses.

Course includes:

  • Updating your CV
  • Using Microsoft Word, learn the skills to be able to create or update your CV
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Be introduced to PowerPoint including animating clipart, hyperlinks, transition effects and learn how to create a slideshow
  • Becoming Email savvy
  • Learn how to set up an email account, send and receive messages and send attachments
  • Basic newsletter production
  • Explore Microsoft Publisher to learn elements of desktop publishing, Publisher wizards and how to do graphics and text layout formatting
  • Introduction to digital images
Offering basic editing and manipulation, plus discover about image resolutions and qualities.

And yes, it is absolutely FREE!
Want to start learning now?
See below for class times, you can start at the next available time that suits you. Please phone 0800 GO UCOL (0800 46 8265) and we will post an enrolment form to you.


UCOL Palmerston North, Free and Easy Classroom 6-1-12, Princess Street, Palmerston North.

UCOL Whanganui, Free and Easy Classroom E-3-12, 16 Rutland Street, Whanganui.

Wairarapa UCOL, Room H1, 143-159 Chapel Street, Masterton.

Interested in trying out Microsoft Vista and new Microsoft Office 2007?

Free and Easy's well equipped classroom has computers available with the new software on them for anyone wanting to familiarise themselves with it.
Need more information or have any questions?
Phone 0800 GO UCOL (0800 46 8265)
*Times are subject to change



Programme Free Computing Courses
Study Options / Duration Flexible,
Campuses Palmerston North, Whanganui, Wairarapa

Rolling intakes at all 3 campuses

Flexible days and hours


Palmerston North

Monday - Friday 8.30am - 1.00pm
Tuesday and Thursday 5.00pm - 7.00pm


Please enquire for 2014 dates.



Monday & Wednesday 4.30pm – 6.30pm
Thursdays 12.00pm – 2.00pm
Room B1


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