Touch-typing (e-Type )
(British Computer Society)
Learn to touch-type in a fun and easy way!
Touch-typing will increase your speed and efficiency when using a computer. Training involves using ten fingers to type (without having to look at the keyboard) – along with speed-building exercises. Touch-typing will improve your confidence and typing speed when using a computer at home, at college or at work. This qualification is recognised as highly valuable by both employers and academic institutions.
Students sit the ‘e-type’ online touch-typing test when they have reached an suitable level of competence – to achieve the qualification, they must achieve a speed of over 40 words per minute with accuracy of over 98%.
“e-Type pretty much sells itself when you consider how much unproductive time people can spend hunting and pecking around keyboards” (Local Government Officer).