In this hands-on instructor led course, you will learn how to use the Apple iPAD (iOS 8) more efficiently. You will be shown how to perform day to day tasks such as checking and sending email to scheduling appointments as well as installing and using business productivity apps. The session will give you a good overall look at the iPad and its uses.

This course is suitable for any individual who is relatively new to the iPad but also business professionals who use the iPad regularly but want to become more efficient with its uses.


  • Some knowledge and use of swipe technology
  • Work with windows - minimise, maximise, open and close
  • Basic skills with Microsoft Office applications, or equivalent, are recommended, but not mandatory
  • Experience in web browsing

Delegates will learn how to

  • The IPad and accessories in terms of hardware
  • How to navigate the iPad with touch control
  • How to customise the device
  • How to install apps using the App store
  • How to organise / move and delete apps
  • To use existing pre-installed apps
  • To use the iPad to browse the web
  • How to send emails and create appointments
  • Understand and install business productivity tools


Lesson 1: iPad Introduction

  • iPad Accessories
  • iPad Gestures
  • Switch the iPad on
  • The Home Screen
  • Navigating around the iPad
  • Using Spotlight Search
  • Control and Notification Centre
  • Keyboard

Lesson 2: Customising your iPad

  • Connecting to Wi-Fi
  • Changing the Home Screen
  • Organising and Grouping Apps
  • Wallpaper Brightness
  • Applying a Passcode
  • Multi-tasking Gestures and Bar
  • Changing the Date and Time
  • Working with Sounds

Lesson 3: The App Store and iTunes

  • Installing Apps from the App Store
  • Deleting Apps
  • Responding to Meeting requests
  • Adding Contacts

Lesson 4: Browsing the World Wide Web

  • Using Safari to Browse the Web
  • Add Favourites
  • Installing the Google Chrome App
  • Using Chrome to Browse the Web

Lesson 5: Using Built-in Apps

  • Using the Notes App / Calculator
  • SIRI
  • Maps
  • Camera
  • Photos
  • Face Time

Lesson 6: Email / Calendar / Contacts

  • Adding Emails Accounts to the Mail App
  • Sending / Replying / Forwarding Emails
  • Mailboxes
  • Organising / Deleting Emails
  • Flag a Message
  • Creating an Appointment
  • Creating a Meeting

Lesson 7: Using Business Productivity Apps for the iPad

  • Google Drive
  • Dropbox
  • iCloud
  • Sticky Notes
  • Office for iPad - General Features *
  • Microsoft Word / Excel / PowerPoint / Outlook / OneDrive

Lesson 8: Overview of Other Useful Free Apps (Overview, Apps may vary)

  • iBooks
  • Newstand
  • National Rail

*Office365 Subscription Required

Please note, content of course may be subject to change based on Apple upgrading the iOS and longevity of certain apps.

QA reserves the right to improve the specification and format of its courses for the benefit of its customers without notice to the customer.

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