Typing

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One-minute video

One-minute video

Why learn to type?

Typing on a keyboard is essential to using computers. It does come with practice!

Quick tips for tutors

Typing includes:

  • Using a keyboard.
  • Health and safety.
  • Strategies for touch typing.
  • Recognising function keys on a computer keyboard.

 

What do the levels mean?

Skillswise uses the levels of the National Qualifications Framework, which start at Entry 1, 2 and 3 and then go to Level 1 and Level 2.

  • Entry 3 covers the basic concepts and is a good preparation for starting a Level 1 course.
  • Level 1 is roughly equivalent to a GCSE D-G grade in England, Northern Ireland and Wales, and a Foundation level at Standard Grade in Scotland.
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