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Faster Keyboarding Part 1   

Aims and Objectives

To increase keyboarding speed to a minimum of 35 wpm by the end of the course

The flexibility and value of self-study course designed to enable you to work at your own pace

A personalised workbook to use as a reference guide on completion of the course

The opportunity to gain the widely recognised Pitman Training Certificate

Target Audience

Secretaries and other individuals for whom typing is a major part of their job function.


Ability to touch-type at around 20 wpm. Ideally students should have completed the Computer Keyboard Skills on-line course.

Course Content

Lesson 1: Speed development exercises; calculating typing speed; keying in at 20-25 wpm; basic word processing functions; punctuation rules

Lesson 2: Speed development exercises; correcting errors; navigation keys; keying in at 25-30 wpm; business memo layout

Lesson 3: Speed development exercises; business letter layout; keying in 30-35 wpm; importance of accurate copy

Lesson 4: Speed development exercises; preparing the minutes of a meeting; keying in at 35-40 wpm; keying in at an accurate pace

Lesson 5: Speed development exercises; business layout; business memo layout; keying in at 40-45 wpm

Course Duration: 8-10 Hours

Course Code: 1010198703