About this Course

Code TPLTTT
Duration 1 Day

This power-packed and valuable 1-day workshop covers:

Clear Objective Setting - Identify all the benefits of touch typing & what touch typing actually is (and what it isn't!).

Powerful Learning Skills - Learn how the body & brain best absorbs new learning & adopts new habits

Correct Posture - Adopt - and rapidly adapt to - the correct, relaxed body, arm and finger positioning

Eye Control - establish within hours a new & very strong 'eyes up' habit

Finger Programming - Learn thoroughly - and within the day: start to build strong instinct for - the correct fingering for:

  • the whole alphabet
  • essential punctuation (including comma, full stop, question mark, @-sign)

Initial Exercises learn how to build finger control through cumulative drills & practical work throughout the day, 'programming' the correct finger movements.

Practice Path Guidance

  • Learn the best practice tips & advice, for a successful & effective Practice Regime.
  • Adopt the best & easiest ways to reinforce & consolidate your learning, and continue building muscle memory & speed.
  • understand how to build in later the use of important functional keys (eg Enter, Shift)

This 1-day course
- and the necessary weeks of 'practice path' which the participant must pursue afterwards -
will deliver:

From Day 1:

Accuracy - Spending less time proof reading or correcting; improve professionalism

Focus - Thinking more about what you type (content & purpose), not how

Health - Reducing physical strain on back, neck, wrists, eyes... less risk of time off work!

Confidence - Feeling less computer-caused stress & frustration

And increasingly as the practice path consolidates the learning from the training day:

Habit - a carefully managed 'programming' of a new 'all fingers / head up' typing style, which will deliver...

Speed - Working faster to achieve more, finish sooner, free up time for other activities

These benefits are appealing & relevant both to workers & their employers.

Prerequisites

The only prerequisite for this course is not being as effective at typing as you could be!

Whatever speed non-touch-typists achieve, it usually has several 'downsides':

  • lots of looking up and down (with maybe associated neck/shoulder pain?)
  • lots of tension in arms and hands, jabbing a few fingers up (with associated physical tension/aching?)
  • poor posture generally, with aches or pain in the arms, wrists, shoulders and neck.
  • a lot of correcting of mistakes (and the accompanying frustration - and tension - that can cause!)
  • worse: a lot of work sent, published or shared with mistakes in - due to lack of time to correct
    (creating a poor professional image, and maybe even risking serious implications of errors?)

What if you, or your employees, could achieve (almost certainly, increased) speed PLUS other valuable benefits - making it easier to:

  • Stay relaxed (physically) and upright at ones desks
  • Avoid RSI risks (reducing the dangers, and costs, of sick leave)
  • Remain calm, positive & focused while using a computer
  • Concentrate on the quality and purpose of ones work, rather than the distractions of 'hunting' letters and deciding which finger to 'peck' them with 'this time'.

Imagine if almost every day from now on, you (and/or staff across your whole organisation) could benefit from:

Delegates will learn how to

  • Understand how people build new habits most
  • Ensure the right balance between Accuracy and Speed
  • Learn more about learning quickly & memorably
  • Establish a strong “eyes-up” habit from the very start
  • Establish mental and physical ‘knowledge’ of which fingers type which letters/symbols.
  • Make the correct movements with the correct fingers to find each letter/symbol.
  • Grasp how best to reinforce & embed the new skill in the days following the course.
  • Train the body to make the correct connections increasingly quickly & effortlessly
  • Adopt the right posture at a keyboard - to optimise relaxation, alertness and mobility
  • Adopt the right hand/finger position on the keyboard
  • Drill the main movements, to start building accurate and precise Finger Control
  • Pursue exercises and drills after the launch workshop, to strengthen and consolidate the skill –

By the end of the 1-day workshop, participants will be able to touch type by this point: using correct fingering without looking down!

In addition the course will provide:

  • Understanding the value of practising (and best ways to achieve practice) 'offline' (ie away from pressure/work) until the new skill is strong: habitual, comfortable and fast.
  • Further guidance on managing the practice regime, so each participant can make the most progress in the shortest time following the course, including use of inclusive practice resources and tools
  • and an invitation to stay in touch with trainer for on-going remote coaching and encouragement until the transition to full habit is complete!

1 Day

Duration

This is a QA approved partner course

Delivery Method

Delivery method

Classroom

Face-to-face learning in the comfort of our quality nationwide centres, with free refreshments and Wi-Fi.

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