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One x 2-hour session 
For both Windows and Mac users. We hold separate sessions for Mobile devices (please check before booking).



This is a hands-on course. Millions of people use Skype to keep in touch with friends and families wherever they are in the world. Nothing beats actually seeing that person on the other end of the connection. Skype allows you to communicate with other Skype users free of charge; it allows you to send and receive text messages, talk and have video calls.


All you need is a computer or mobile device connected to the internet via broadband or a cellular connection. Not suitable for dial-up!

Learning Objectives

  • Know how to download, install, or update Skype
  • Create a Skype name and password
  • Understand the features of the Skype main screen
  • Make a test call to check sound quality
  • Appreciate the risks of giving too much detail in your Profile
  • Add Skype contacts
  • Make voice calls and video calls to other Skype users
  • Send messages and use “chat” in Skype
  • Learn how to have Skype Credit to allow calls to landlines or mobiles

Please register early to secure your place in our Courses and Workshops:

  • Click here (Timetable) to see if there is currently a course scheduled.
  • You need to supply the name of course or workshop and your membership number.
  • If the course you want is not listed on the Timetable please email
  • NOTE - There is no need to enrol for Interest Groups, Help Sessions or Club Day Meetings, just turn up
  • REMEMBER - You need to be a paid-up member of SeniorNet Nelson to take a course.