I learnt to manipulate the three essentials of photography being aperture, shutter speed and ISO. This will enable me to shoot with manual mode and have more fun taking pictures which is what I was looking for.
I also learnt new features about my camera such as metering, white balance and focus (AF-S, AF-C .. ).
I was given a lot of advice from the teacher which I will take away and consider very seriously. The technical part of the course about lenses was very interesting.