Touch Typing Courses and Tuition for all the Family
in the Easter and Summer Holidays
The background to the courses
Following the success of the holiday courses in the past fifteen years which were open to the whole family, we plan to continue to offer courses that can be attended by anyone over the age of seven. Those with touch typing experience who wish to improve, beginners, those with or without learning difficulties -
Because of the choice of software there is something for everyone. Anyone with previous touch typing experience will start at their own level.
This course is recommended by the Richmond Dyslexia Association and all teachers have been DBS checked. If your child is below the age of seven or has considerable learning difficulties please consult the course leader before booking them on a course.
The course Leader
The course leader is both a qualified teacher of those with learning difficulties and an experienced typing instructor who has taught in secretarial colleges.
The course is taken over four mornings. Computer work is done in half hour segments interspersed with other activities, all designed to reinforce the learning of touch typing. Students should bring their own refreshments (non sticky and no nuts please) for the mid-
The course will usually take place between Tuesdays and Fridays apart from the second Easter course (April 15th to 18th) which will be from Monday to Thursday just before the Easter Weekend. Exact dates and times are on the last page of the application form.
2019 courses will be held at Sunbury Manor School, Nursery Road, Sunbury-
A discount of £15 per student will be offered to anyone with two or more members of their family taking part and also £5 early booking fee per student for bookings received by February 25th 2019 for the Easter course or the June 24th 2019 the summer course. The cost for the course will be £260 unless the discounts apply. This is payable in advance. Spaces for the course will be allocated on a first come -
Why touch type?
Touch typing is invaluable to everyone because of the universal use of computers in schools, colleges and at work, but even more so for anyone with learning difficulties. For them it can be a breakthrough – giving them a tool to communicate and express their thoughts freely.
Touch typing means typing without looking at the keys and can be extremely fast and accurate. It need not take a long time to become proficient. Touch typing frees up sections of the brain to think -
You can save over 700 hours a year (about one full month day and night) if you touch type as opposed to using two fingers. With two fingers most people cannot exceed 26 words per minute. With touch typing 65 to 100 words per minute is not uncommon.
Every business should get their employees to learn to touch type and save the company time and therefore money.
Fees are non-
Courses run from Tuesdays to Fridays except where shown.
Please look at the application form for exact times.
Check availability and book