Classes for Mac Users
Teaching the Mac since 1996
Mac School, Cumbria is extensively
listed and recommended across the internet and in
business and training directories throughout the
UK; especially in local directories across all of
Cumbria. We have never paid for any kind of
do not have banner advertising nor do we have
product tie-ins with any Companies.
We teach courses on the Mac
to people from all kinds of backgrounds, whether
social, national, religious or ethnic.
Mac School Cumbria conducts all of its Courses on
an Equal Opportunities basis. We are not elitist
in our approach and are only ever professional. We
are friendly and helpful with all of our students
and teach each student as the only person that
Makes us Good:
We teach each student from
the point where they stand. Students are asked and
ask questions as they go along with their course
of learning and this greatly encourages and
assists each student in their individual learning
process. This is something that a large classroom
of students does not afford, and allows students
to monitor their own personal progress.
Here at Mac School we have honesty and integrity
and people respect us for that. Mac School was
born out of the desire to teach other Mac users
how to get the best out of their Macintosh and
what they want to do with it.
If any of the Courses that we offer are of
interest, then Mac School is for you.
is Mac School Cumbria?
Mac School teaches Macintosh
computer courses on a one-to-one basis in
Ulverston, Cumbria, for adults who would like to
have the benefit of individual Macintosh tuition.
We have Macintosh courses for beginners, previous
students, experienced Mac users and business
students who wish to progress further and learn
new applications, such as Acrobat™ and Photoshop™.
There are five courses to choose from. We welcome
Windows users who would like to take a course (on
a Mac, of course :-(
Students from outside of the area are also welcome
on our courses. We also offer some residential
courses. Please check the courses for more
Mac School tuition is provided by a long-time
Macintosh teacher, JL Farmer, who, along with her
husband, David, teach Mac School Cumbria. Together
they have more than 37 years of computing and
Each Mac School course is on a one-to-one basis,
which allows the student to progress at his or her
own pace - nobody is made to feel like a genius or
a failure. All Mac School Courses are taught on
Mac OS 10.5x.
in a Course, an informal discussion, by phone or
email, with the prospective student allows both
student and tutor to assess the various aspects of
the course. Students who are absolute beginners
may only take the Beginners Course. We will not
throw involved teaching at beginners when we know
that the teaching is beyond the student's
comprehension. We will only ever be fair and
honest in this respect. We cannot be responsible
for any student who is new to the Macintosh who
enrols or talks their way onto one of the three
other courses (Photoshop, website or Acrobat
All of the Courses that are
offered are designed to give a broad and decent
overview of the Mac and the applications involved.
In this respect, all Courses are Beginners
Courses. We do not yet offer Advanced Courses in
any realm. The teaching of all Courses will teach
you the groundwork basics and main functions of
using the applications involved, so that, with
practice, you may become proficient in their
Printed handouts are given at each teaching point,
which are then added to the student's file. All
materials are provided with the course. A CD will
be given to the student during Lesson 2 of each
Course and this may be updated with the student's
work at the end of Lesson 5.
People love Mac School. It's happy, friendly and
you learn a lot of things in a wonderful peaceful
atmosphere, and you get to collect a big folder to
take home with you and keep for the future.
Homework during the Course:
We ask that the student allocates a personal time
of homework revision of at least two hours, in
between each lesson of the course. In this way you
will get the maximum from your course. You must
revise what you have learnt, and put it into
practice, otherwise you will forget - guaranteed.
Homework assignments are essential for the
Photoshop CS Stage 1 Certificate Course.
Classes are held at the Mac Studio in Ulverston, Cumbria. Tea,
coffee or soft drink and biscuits are served
during a short break. All Mac School classes are
non-smoking (but you may use the smoking area, if
you wish.) *Also please note that the use of a
mobile phone for incoming or outgoing calls during
lessons is not allowed. Mobiles must be switched
off when entering the premises.
Each student that
completes a Beginners course will receive a Mac
School Certificate of Completion. This means that
you will have a Mac School Certificate to show
that you are a competent user of the Macintosh,
and have completed the elements of the application
software that you have used. Students who complete
the Photoshop CS Course and have done their
homework assignments will receive a Certificate of
Completion for Photoshop Stage I that shows that
they are completely au-fait with Photoshop at
Stage 1 level. Students who complete their four
Photoshop homework assignments will receive their
certificate 'With Merit'.
As an example, students may be able to use their
training at Mac School as a springboard to a great
job in the graphics department of a company that
is willing to give further training and employment
in Photoshop and/or graphic design and desktop
Book your place in Mac School and you will be
taking a big step in the right direction of being
master over your machine and what you want to
achieve with it.
For quality Macintosh
training we recommend these Courses to you!
offered at Mac School Cumbria
Read what past students say about Mac School
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