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Learn to Touch Type Course
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    Learn to Touch Type Course

    THIS COURSE IS OPEN TO ALL SECONDARY SCHOOL AGED PUPILS (YEARS 7-13) 
     

    The course will run from Tuesday 2nd April - Friday 5th April 2024 

    The world is moving forward with rapid improvements in the latest technology. The importance of computer skills is at an all-time high. One skill has become an ever-increasing attribute among pupils and in the workplace, the ability to touch type. Touch typing is the capacity to type using all your fingers, without looking at the keyboard. This a valuable skill for students because it enables them to produce and edit text at a much faster speed than usual. It also means that finished work has a greater level of accuracy. It means a better study experience, and more time available for other tasks. Furthermore, touch typing provides pupils with opportunities to improve their finger isolation, proprioceptive feedback from their muscles, bilateral co-ordination, and self-monitoring skills. Not only does it save pupils time, but also is the main form of written communication both at university and in most workplaces. Ideally this should be a skill mastered before the end of Year 10. 

    King Edward’s School Touch Typing Easter course requires pupils to commit to spending 4 hours a day sat at a pc, for 4 days. Each hour will be interspersed with an opportunity to go outside to get some fresh air and exercise. Learning to touch type in this intensive way is proven to be far more effective than spasmodic attempts to conquer the skill. Teachers will be on hand to guide, monitor and support the pupils for the entirety of the course. The Typequick Skill Evaluator will be administered at the start of the course. This is a quick, efficient, and convenient method of benchmarking keyboard skills before and after training. We offer two courses that will run concurrently, and we will need you to indicate on the application form which of the courses your child would prefer to do:

    COURSE OPTION 1: Typequick for Students (11-14 years) @ £450 
    COURSE OPTION 2: Typequick Professional (12+ years) @ £450 

    Each day will be scheduled as follows (10am-4pm): 
     
    Arrival & Registration 9.45-10am 
    Course - 10-11am 
    Break - 11-11.30am 
    Course - 11.30am-12.30pm 
    Lunch - 12.30-1.30pm 
    Course - 1.30-2.30pm 
    Break - 2.30-3pm 
    Course - 3-4pm 

    Finish & pick-up - From 4pm

    ABOUT THE COURSES:

    COURSE OPTION 1 - Typequick for Students is a fun, interactive typing software for schools that is suitable for children from 11-14 years old. Pupils love the rich animation and characterisation in this learn to type software product. They are drawn into "Kewala's Amazing Keyboard Adventure" and forget they are learning how to touch type as they help the loveable cartoon character on his adventure in the Kingdom of Eaz. Ten easy and interesting lessons will teach pupils to learn to touch type with 10 fingers - an essential skill in education today. Pupils can extend and consolidate their keyboarding expertise with five additional courses to increase speed, accuracy, keypad and punctuation typing skills. 

    COST: £450 FOR THE FOUR DAY COURSE, PER PERSON, 10AM - 4PM

    Or 

    COURSE OPTION 2 - Typequick Professional is a comprehensive typing tutor, featuring ten easy and interesting lessons to learn to type. This is a more no-nonsense approach which relies on the motivation of the pupils to beat their own targets and reach each milestone. Once the basics are accomplished you can then extend and consolidate your keyboarding expertise with five additional courses to increase your speed, accuracy, keypad and punctuation typing skills. (Recommended for 12+ years) 

    COST: £450 FOR THE FOUR DAY COURSE, PER PERSON, 10AM - 4PM

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    Whichever programme you choose for your child they will retain their login to the Typing tutor for a full year from the start of the course. This can then be accessed through an internet connection on any keyboard device at home (or on the move!). In this way pupils can continue to improve their speed and accuracy in their own time.  

     

    REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT

    If you would like to enrol on our KES Learn to Touch Type Course, please complete the following three steps:

    1. TERMS & CONDITIONS: Before completing the registration form, you must have read our Terms & Conditions. You must accept these Ts & Cs by ticking the relevant box at the end of the registration form, prior to submission. 

    READ OUR TERMS & CONDITIONS

    2. REGISTRATION: Please click on the link below to complete our Touch Typing Registration Form:

    REGISTER FOR OUR COURSE

    3. MAKE PAYMENT: Reservations will only be confirmed once payment has been received.
    All payments should be made via our online payment platform - Eventbee:

    PAY NOW

    4. MARKETING SURVEY: Please could you complete our short marketing survey to monitor where you heard/saw advertised our Easter Course offering:

    Marketing Survey

    The data in this form is collected and retained in line with UK GDPR and the DPA 2018. Please read our Privacy Notice (which can be found on our Policies webpage), which describes why and how we collect and use personal data about you/your child and provides information about your rights in relation to that data.  


    WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

    Once you have submitted your registration form and payment has been received, our Easter Revision Lead, Ms Lucy Miners or another member of our KES staff will contact you to confirm your booking.

    In the meantime, should you have any specific questions, please email: [email protected] 

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