Pitman Training

Typing – Numeric Data Entry

Course Outline

Typing numbers is a laborious process. Touch-typing those numbers will improve your productivity and make every task much less painstaking and tedious.

Touch typing is something Pitman Training knows a great deal about – which is why having our name on your CV will mean so much to employers.

The Numeric Data Entry typing course only takes a few hours, but the time spent is invaluable. Unlike other typing courses, ours breaks down the keypad methodically, concentrating on two or three keys at a time to increase speed and accuracy.

We cover data input in Excel and Access as part of the training, as well as an overall view of data entry work and of arithmetic operators.

Once you complete this course, you might like to consider others to further your career – we recommend Sage 50 Accounts or Sage Payroll.

If you’re interested in a career in book-keeping and accounts, then our Foundation in Book-keeping Diploma could help you fulfil your potential. It’s one of our most popular diplomas and is highly rewarding and respected by employers.


If you need to use the numeric keypad in your role, this course is perfect to teach you how to touch-type the numeric keypad – a skill that could save you a vast amount of time.

This course is for those who regularly input figures into a computer and therefore need to improve productivity by learning to touch-type the number keys.

There are nine key lessons/stages you will learn throughout this course: -

• The Home Keys
• Keys 7, 8 and 9
• Data Entry Work
• Keys 1, 2 and 3
• Keys 0 and the Decimal Point
• Arithmetic Operators
• Using Microsoft Excel
• Using Microsoft Access
• Additional Exercises

This is a short course and should only take around 2 to 3 hours to work through.

Our Numeric Data Entry course is part of our distance learning range – which can be accessed online via our distance learning portal. 

This means that you have the flexibility to study our Numeric Data Entry course:

  • In centre, with our friendly course advisors available for support and guidance as and when you need it.
  • At home or from work – with support via email or telephone during working hours.
  • On a blended mix – in-centre for the modules you need help with, at home or from work for those you are gliding through.

Once you’ve decided to go ahead, all you’ll need to do is contact your nearest Pitman Training centre that offers and supports our distance learning platform, and they will arrange for you to have an induction to show you around the system and talk you through how our online training works. After this, you can learn in your own time and at your own speed, but with the knowledge you have support at hand if required. 

To find your nearest centre that offers and supports our online Numeric Data Entry training, click here.




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.