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Touch Typing Skills

How long will it take?

Learning to touch-type depends on each individual and how much time you are prepared to spend practising. The training requires extreme concentration so it is advisable to allocate time slots (eg 30 minutes) for the purpose. Some users may find they reach a reasonable standard on the keyboard letters after approximately 5 hours practice.

The main thing is not to rush, but to build up accuracy. It is not a race! The increase in speed will develop later and depends on how much time is spent using the keyboard.

Getting started

Student cluster PCs via:

Start - All Programs - Learning Material - General -

Alternatively, go to

You now have two options:

  • Start typing!
  • Click on Sign In to create an account, allowing you to store your progress.

Please note: there are many free programmes available on the web which provide touch typing training.