Pitman Training

Typing – Keyboard Speed Development

Course Outline

Learning how to type fast is one thing. Learning to type faster whilst retaining accuracy is quite another!

Our Keyboard Speed Development course will improve typing speed and keep your accuracy up to scratch too – so you’ll be more efficient and productive.

Over four stages of the course, we can take you as high as 70 words per minute and that’s a skill which is very much in demand. With us, you can not only learn to type quickly, you’ll get the Pitman Training name on your CV too – which is well worth having. And after completing the course, your workbook will make a handy reference guide.

This course is the perfect preparation for further training to enhance your career – such as our Microsoft Office courses or specialist secretarial diplomas, which can seriously enhance your earning potential.

With a wide choice of training locations and combined flexible self-paced learning, we offer training that fits around your life. There’s always a course advisor on hand to give you one-on-one support when you need it.


Through the self-paced lessons in this course, you’ll gain increased speed, dexterity, accuracy and overall productivity.

This course is for anyone wishing to improve their typing speed and efficiency.

It would be preferrable if you already had some experience of typing and keyboard awareness.

In this course you will work on the following:

  • Four stages ranging from 25-70 wpm, which aim to increase speed, dexterity, accuracy and productivity.
  • Graded copying exercises to emphasise different points of technique for flexibility and dexterity.
  • Use of speed tapes using timed dictation for pacing against targets.

This course will take around 20 hours per stage to complete.

Our Keyboard Speed Development course can be studied in any of our handy, local centres. 

This means that you have the flexibility to study this touch typing course:

  • In centre, with our friendly course advisors available for support and guidance as and when you need it.




The best way to make sure your training programme suits you, your skills, your ambitions and your busy schedule, is to get in touch with us for a free, friendly expert career consultation.