Children touch typing

Touch Typing for Children

Welcome to Type IT!, the home of touch typing for children. These days if you can’t type then you can’t do the job! Touch typing can be fun, engaging and relatively quick to learn too.

We specialise in teaching children to touch type with our remote online courses and from our centres in Harrow and Cheam. Since 2011 we have taught thousands of students how to touch type, working with children from the age of 8-18 years.

Remote Online Courses and Centre Based Courses

Touch typing frees the brain to be creative. It speeds up the process of getting your ideas and thoughts into a document. Touch typing can help children and students to complete their homework and coursework in super-quick time. An average university student can save over 300 hours of coursework time by touch typing.

Perfect for Bronze or Silver DofE Awards

Why not learn touch typing for your Duke of Edinburgh award? It's a skill you can learn from home with our tutor guided 3 month course. You will receive weekly feedback and support from your own experienced and dedicated touch typing tutor. We will also also complete your online Assessor's Report.

Child learning how to touch type
Child achieving success on touch typing course

Ready to Start Touch Typing?

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Weekly Term Time Lessons

Join any time for weekly term time lessons, Monday - Saturday.

Start any time during the term. These sessions give the best results – a slow, steady pace with plenty of time for practice in between. Lessons after school or on Saturdays.

1-Week Intensive Courses

We take a maximum of five students per Intensive Course. Perfect for a family or a group of friends - a private class at no extra cost!

Our Intensive Courses run at half term and during school holidays.

Girl learning touch typing at Type IT
Child achieving success at touch typing

Book A Place for Your Child

For Term Time Lessons, Intensive Courses,
Advanced or Refresher Sessions

Learn from Home - Tutor Supported Remote Online Course

Perfect for those who cannot attend one of our centres. This is a 12 week online course with a difference - you will be supported throughout by a dedicated tutor. It's like having your own personal tutor by your side every week. We will monitor your progress each week, give you feedback and create bespoke lessons for you. If you wish you can also choose to fast track this course into perhaps 6 weeks or even a one week crash course.

Touch Typing in Schools

We run touch typing classes in a number of schools in the Harrow area.

These classes give kids a great opportunity to learn a new skill - before school, after school or at lunchtime.

Students learning touch typing
Happy student succeeding at touch typing


"My children both really enjoyed the Type IT programme and made significant progress in their ability to touch type and in their commitment to practice regularly. Thank you for all your help."

“The course was extremely useful for a 14 year old, she learned quickly and saw the value in the touch typing technique from the very first day and was motivated.”

“A good number of our pupils made excellent progress and thoroughly enjoyed the course!”
Penny Brown, Teacher, York House School

“It was good fun, the people were really friendly and nice and I was surprised at how well I could type. This will really benefit me now and in the future due to the difficulties I have in writing and holding a pen. I would say – go and do the course, it is good fun!”
Sophie, aged 13

“I enjoyed the way all the teachers are patient with you. I LOVE LEARNING TO TYPE!”
Alice, aged 8

"Learning how to touch type has been so good for George. It has boosted his self esteem and he has acquired a skill he will use for the rest of his life. I have been recommending Type IT to everyone. Thank you for being so supportive and lovely to my boy."
Mrs Williams