Touch Typing for Adults
For years I was a relatively fast two-fingered typist and I got by – but I always had a niggling desire to be able to touch type.
Why? Because I knew that I would be able to get through my work quicker and concentrate more on what I was writing rather than what my fingers were doing! So in 2011 I made a decision to learn and I am pleased to say it has been one of the best things I have ever done!
You do have to be determined to learn. As an adult you have probably got into bad typing habits, and so when learning to touch type you have to undo all of those bad habits and start all over again.
It also means that initially you will slow down your typing speed. This can be frustrating when you have to fire off a quick email, but you have to persevere and it will pay off, I promise you!
Courses to suit You
Fancy a one week crash course or a steady weekly commitment? We offer 1-Week Intensive Courses or Weekly Lessons. For more details see below.
"It’s never too late – you can do it!"
Join any time for weekly lessons, running Monday - Saturday. These sessions give the best results – a slow, steady pace with plenty of time for practice in between.
We recommend a minimum of 10 lessons. Most students require between 12 and 15 lessons to complete the course.
If you practise regularly, you should be able to touch type sentences using all the main letters on the keyboard by the end of the course. You should also learn the main punctuation keys. Accuracy is the most important aim of the lessons initially with speed improving as the weeks progress.
Please enquire about starting lessons at any time. Every student goes at their own pace and so there are no set start or finish dates.
If there are no available spaces, you will be placed on the waiting list for your preferred day/time and you will be contacted later with an exact start date.
1-Week Intensive Courses
We take a maximum of five people on each of our 'Fast Track' Intensive Courses. That's a crash course of 5 daily 2-hour lessons to kick start your touch typing skills.
We run these courses throughout the year and can offer bespoke courses from our centre or off site for organisations .
Please contact us for more details about bespoke courses.
As with any sport or musical instrument, success is down to practice. Learning to touch type is no exception. You will leave the course with a good knowledge of all the main keys on the keyboard.
Everyone is different and there will be some students that will finish the course touch typing all of the keys with a good speed and others may need to finish learning some of the final keys at home. You will have the software to use at home to continue to practice so that you can increase your fluency and typing speed dramatically.
We also offer further lessons for speed and performance work.
“Since I learnt to touch type with Wendy at Type IT! I have been amazed how much time I’ve saved. Not only was my old typing style wasting time, but I was also unable to really think about what I wanted to write as I was so busy thinking about where the keys were! All professionals should learn to touch type, it’s an amazing skill and Wendy makes it such fun – it also helps you look super professional in the office!”
Angharad Milenkovic, Executive Head of Major Gifts,
UCL Development Alumni Relations Office
“Three of us signed up for the Type It course and we were delighted with how quickly we all progressed – from single finger typists to touch typing in a matter of weeks. Under Wendy’s enthusiastic and patient guidance, every lesson was enjoyable and we have gained an invaluable life skill that will be of so much benefit in the future. We would have no hesitation in recommending this course to all ages and just wish we had signed up earlier.”
Chris (48), Ami (16) and Georgie (14)
“Thank you for being so patient. I really enjoyed the course. As a Nurse working in a busy surgery I am typing a great deal every day so the ability to touch type has improved my work day immensely. I would advise anyone who does a lot of typing to do this course as it will definitely make your work easier.”
Mrs June Elliot
If you have completed one of our touch typing courses then you may be ready for an Advanced Course - perfect for moving on to the next level or for brushing up on skills learnt so far.
Increase your speed, learn additional keys and freshen up your skills:
- Refresher lesson to brush up on all keys learnt so far
- Learning to touch type numbers 1-9
- Typing paragraphs (using shift and other punctuation keys)
- Speed and performance work to increase speed to 30wpm+
- Copy typing – words and paragraphs from newspapers and magazines
- Blind typing – using just the fingers and listening skills