Touch Typing for Adults
It's never too late to learn!
At Type IT! we really care about you getting the very best result! So we offer you a choice of courses where you can either learn at one of our centres in Harrow or Sutton or enrol on one of our tutor supported remote courses.
Our Course Director, Wendy Petersen, says, "It's never too late to learn. Believe me, I didn't start learning to touch type until I was in my late 40's! Now I can touch type at over 70wpm!"
How we can help you
As an adult your typing might be a bit slow or you may be making lots of errors. Have you always wanted to type without looking so that you can concentrate on what you are typing rather than what your fingers are doing?
Now we can now help you learn this life changing skill! Now you can work flexibly from home where you will have a tutor on hand to guide you through the course. The beauty of our remote course means you will have a dedicated Type IT! Tutor checking in on you every week, assessing your typing strokes and giving tips, feedback and encouragement to ensure you become a proficient touch typist! Why not give it a go?
We also run courses from our centres in Harrow or Sutton .
Have a look at the different options below and click to book.
"It’s never too late – you can do it!"
Remote Course (Fully Supported)
We are the first remote typing course to offer full support from a personal tutor throughout.
- 12-week online course (or fast track option).
- The lessons will be selected for you by one of our Type IT! Tutors.
- Your Type IT! Tutor will check your progress weekly and keystrokes and highlight any problem areas
- Your Type IT! Tutor will email you weekly feedback and offer advice, tops tips and practice work.
- Based on your results your Type IT! Tutor will set your lessons for the next week.
- Modular lessons learning all of the home row, top row and bottom row keys.
- Speed practice modules so you can finish the course feeling confident.
- End of course certificate
- Where? From home
- When? To work around you
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.
“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
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.