Gaining a qualification in typing not only verifies your typing skills and earns you a prestigious accredited certificate.  It also improves your chances of getting a job.  This is because an increasing number of employers prefer to recruit new employees that have fast and accurate typing skills which makes them more efficient and productive.


So many jobs these days involve at least some computer use – for email communications, typing letters and reports, for data entry or for searching the web.  So if you are looking for a job, having a typing qualification is likely to give you an advantage over your competition.

For school pupils, having a typing qualification will not only help you when you eventually enter employment, it will be of enormous benefit to you if you go on to attend college or university after your schooling has ended.

As the UK’s leading specialist in online touch-typing training, we have led the way when it comes to national typing qualifications since 2006.  From May 2006 we partnered with BCS (the Chartered Institute for IT) in providing the online learning and online typing test software for the ‘e-type’ national typing qualifications.  These lasted until December 2014 when e-type was withdrawn.

More recently, (since June 2016) we have teamed up with Open Awards to launch a new touch-typing qualification for learners of all ages, awarded at Level 1 and Level 2.  Again, we have been selected as the sole courseware and typing test software provider for this popular and important qualification.

Meanwhile, since 2014, we have also been the recommended courseware and typing test software provider for the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) touch-typing units.

Whether you represent a school, college, adult learning organisation or business – or if you are an individual who wants a typing qualification to help you improve your employment prospects, please contact us and we will send you more information about the Open Awards qualifications.

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