Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 70 Conc £25 Full £129 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Tuesday 18:30 - 20:30 5 MAC 25/02/2020 24/03/2020 JS2240

What will the course cover?

Participants will learn how to identify home keys and other keys by touch, improve their efficiency in the use of a keyboard, and be aware of ergonomics and health and safety issues.

Who is the course for?

This course is for the beginner who wants to learn to touch type. This course will help you improve your typing skills, which you can then apply to your own personal or professional development.

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

There are no specific entry requirements, although some basic computer skills will be helpful.

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

On satisfactory completion of this course, participants should be able to: use correct keyboarding techniques; gain data entry skills; have improved speed and accuracy on the keyboard; be aware of health issues related to inefficient keyboard use.

How is the course organised?

Explanations, tasks, demonstrations, discussions, and hands on practise.

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

To gain the maximum benefit, you should read recommended books and websites, and practice the topics covered during the class each week – the more you practice, the faster your skills will improve. Computer access is available at Study Support sessions at Macbeth centre, or at your local library.

How will my progress be assessed?

Informal feedback but tasks will help you decide what else you need to learn or practise. The tutor may provide homework or specific tasks to assess your progress. There will be regular opportunities to review your progress through the class.

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

Continue to practice and improve your typing and apply it at work and in your personal life.

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring?

A pen and notebook, a file folder to store handouts, and a USB key if you want to take your work home with you (your tutor can give you advice on purchasing USB keys). You may benefit from investing in a book to supplement your learning. Touch Typing in Ten Hours (Dobson ISBN 1845283406) You can also use these online sites to continue practicing and improving: www.typeonline.co.uk www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z3c6tfr

What support is available?

You may wish to get additional help and guidance offered through the free Study Support Sessions at the Macbeth Centre. At these sessions you can access the internet, work on and print homework and assignments for your course, research, access a range of software, improve your typing and practice/review what you have covered in class. You will need to book a place on these sessions – ask your tutor how. Help with literacy or numeracy is available through the basic education programme and the ESOL programme offers help for speakers of other languages. Additional support can be provided for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. If you have a disability and feel you need support to get the best from your course you can contact Sean Buckley (sean.buckley@lbhf.gov.uk) to have a confidential discussion on how best we can support your learning. The Learner Support Fund is a discretionary scheme, funded by the Skills Funding Agency, to assist learners who may be experiencing difficulties in paying for essential equipment/materials, travel costs, childcare, registration fees and other necessary expenses. These funds are only available to learners studying towards an approved qualification and who are on a low household income of under £20,000. Parental income will not be taken into consideration but the income of any spouse or partner will. Proof of low income will be required. Please discuss this with your tutor at interview or enquire at reception for full details of these funds. Details of all available support can be found on our website (hfals.co.uk), in the Guide and the Student handbook, or from teaching or reception staff.