Touch Typing and Shorthand Certificate

cpd
£80.00 BUY NOW

Touch Typing and Shorthand Certificate Course

Touch typing is a skill with powerful benefits, including: enhanced productivity, improved focus, increased speed, accuracy, job opportunities and even health. When you know how to touch type you open up a whole new world of productivity and information management capability.

Shorthand is a skill and an art. Many people have no idea of it’s incredible potential for recording information, whether this is for note taking during lectures, meetings and official events, or for recording interviews.

Learning shorthand allows you to take down notes at double the speed of longhand writing used by most people. This skill is not only helpful, it’s actually essential for certain professions, including journalism, minute taking and stenography.

This course has been designed for office workers, typists, writers, journalists, professionals, employers, business owners and anyone who wants to work in one of these fields or individuals who simply want to improve their typing or note taking ability.

This comprehensive course covers everything you need to know about touch typing and shorthand, delivered in an accessible, straightforward tone and divided into different modules that you can progress with at whatever pace suits your needs.

The course includes diagrams and reference material to help you understand the technical aspects such as keyboard layout, and tools and techniques for you to apply the knowledge you learn practically, including exercises, tests and worksheets to reinforce the knowledge.

What you will learn

This course teaches you:

  • Different styles of typing and how they impact speed and quality
  • How to train your fingers and brain to create muscle memory for effective touch typing
  • The basic finger position and posture needed to prevent injury and aid typing speed
  • Key drills for each hand to gradually build up the neurological connections needed for touch typing
  • The ancient origins of shorthand and why written script is inefficient
  • The theories and practical development of your own short hand style

Benefits of taking this course

After taking this course you will:

  • Have an enhanced typing speed and a foundation for accuracy and quality
  • Undo bad typing habits and develop a posture that ensures long term safety
  • Understand exactly how to enhance your note taking speed and apply it to your role
  • Have a personal reference book of shorthand abbreviations you can use immediacy
  • Have systematic and regular practices to continually improve typing and shorthand
  • Feel confident in your ability to effectively and efficiently take notes and record information

Modern business relies on the effective capture of information, but most people are wasting time and effort doing it ineffectively. Learning to touch type and write with shorthand can easily double your productivity, while empowering your fingers to do the hard work frees up your brain to think more clearly. Free you mind and speed up your work with touch typing and shorthand today.

Call

24/7 Customer Support

certificate

End of course certification

electronic

Compatible with all modern devices

forever

Lifetime access to your course

  • Understand the development of typing and keyboard layout
  • Learn about the different styles of typing and how they impact speed and quality
  • Understand the benefits of touch typing both mentally and physically
  • Discover how to train your fingers and brain to create muscle memory
  • Introduce the basic finger position and posture needed to prevent injury and aid typing speed
  • Learn how to position and reposition the fingers on the home row and use the key bumps
  • Practise key drills for each hand to gradually build up the neurological connections needed
  • Increase finger dexterity and muscle memory by introducing each row at a time
  • Discover the ancient origins of shorthand and understand why written script can be inefficient
  • Learn about the two most common styles of shorthand in use today and their evolution and derivations
  • Test your own natural writing speed and grasp the major benefits and pitfalls of shorthand writing
  • Understand the need for specialist equipment and be able to choose what is most suitable
  • Learn the basic Pitman stroke theory and practise some simple outlines
  • Find out how to simplify words to convey meaning without vowels
  • Practise the Teeline alphabet and use it in combination with word simplification
  • Discover how abbreviation can rapidly enhance your note taking speed and effectiveness
  • Learn how to improve your typing skills with regular practice and personal development
  • Learn about the evolution of keyboards and how they suit specific individuals and tasks
  • Discover different technologies which can assist your typing development
  • Discover equipment and software for transcribing efficiently
ID: YDFT67YHJ
certificate

of achievement

This certificate is presented to

Your Name

NSA

For completing the

Touch Typing and Shorthand Certificate

on 21st November 2021

Selena Hurford

Selena Hurford

Course Tutor

cpd

Daniel Morgan

Daniel Morgan

Head of Academy

Certificate Example

Anyone who has an interest in learning more about this subject matter is encouraged to take the course. There are no entry requirements to take the course.

The course is broken down into 5 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although you are free to spend as much or as little time as you feel necessary on each module, simply log in and out of the course at your convenience.

You can study the course any time you like. Simply log in and out of the web based course as often as you require. The course is compatible with all computers, tablet devices and smart phones so you can even study while on the move!

Once you have completed all 5 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 5 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.

The pass mark for the test is 70%.

If you don’t pass the test first time you will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times you can take the test. All test retakes are included within the price of the course.

Once you have completed your test you can log in to your account and download/print your certificate any time you need it. If you would prefer us to post you a certificate to a UK address, there will be an admin charge of £10 (certificates sent internationally may cost more).

You can either use your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Solo cards or PayPal account to pay for the online course. Our site uses the latest SSL encryption to ensure your safety. All payments are handled securely by PayPal.

You can begin the course immediately after your payment has been received. You will create your login details during the checkout process. We will also send you an email confirming your login details.

We estimate that the course will take about 7 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.

Once you have been awarded your certificate it is valid for life. The certificate does not expire or need renewing.

There are some fantastic courses on offer and they are set out in a simple, easy step by step way to help with home learning. I like how they are set out in small modules with a quiz at the end. It made it easier for me to take on board what I was being taught.

When I needed to contact someone about the course, they responded quickly to my emails and helped me solve my issues. I like that there is no time scale on completing the course so that I can pick up where I left off after a break from learning.

I would recommend learning with New Skills Academy to anyone wanting to improve their skills.

Katherine Andrew

The course was very methodical and logical, always pointing towards the goal of learning the information to pass the test. It’s also a very nice course. Made the process seem much less daunting than I had made it appear. The logical and organized approach to the material really made this a worthwhile course.

All the course materials are very easy to understand and access, and the fact that you could study at your own pace when you want.

I want to say a big thank you to New Skills Academy for your effort, heart-felt interest and enthusiasm in putting together this course and sharing it with us. Your frequent, intuitive tips were great memory cues for some of the hard to retain information and very helpful especially for someone forgetful like me. Most of all, you took any worry of failure out of the picture and made it easy to visualize completing the test successfully! Thank you again for all your help.

I will definitely recommend this site to anyone looking to take professional courses. Thanks to them, I now have my diploma in Hotel Reception.

Abayomi Dosunmu Odunsi

I undertook the Data Protection Certificate course in May 2017. I found the course to have a very in depth amount of detail on Data Protection and the law and legislation around it. It also went into detail on the new Data Protection Act coming in 2018.

I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a course with value for money and also to bulk up their knowledge and perhaps perusing a career in IT or security. The course is audited and comes with a certificate on completion which you are able to print yourself or have one sent out to you for a small fee.

Mason Malin

When I first started, I was quite anxious, but after seeing the course layout, it was very simple, effective and most important, engaging.

I especially liked the fact you don't become overwhelmed by the courses quantity of modules, and in the end you have to answer a certain amount of questions within a certain time limit. Every module's layout is very clean, fresh and comprehensive when it comes to its explanation.

If there was any part of the course I was unsure of, I would seek help from the advisors via the online chat and I could say they have been very friendly and helpful.

I'm glad I have taken this course through New Skills ACADEMY and I intend to undertake other courses by them.

Mohammed Hussain

I was very pleased to find a course online which suited both my financial and learning needs.

Really enjoyed the course and would like to take this further. I would recommend this course and found it good value. There is a lack of this type of course available in any colleges in Scotland.

The course has given me motivation to learn and research online about different breads of dogs and their care. I enjoyed the videos attached to the course which were very detailed and easy to follow. I have since purchased the brushes and tools recommended and have had a chance to put into practice what I have learned.

Margaret Whitehead

Taking the International Massage Diploma Course at New Skills Academy was my best idea and my best investment in a long time. The flexible timing, professional yet easy understand material helped me to change career (and life) in no time. Absolutely brilliant.

Mihaly Galambosi

Duration:
7 hours

Access:
Lifetime Access

Approved by:
CPD

Learning Type:


Text based modules  Images  MP3 audio lessons 

Cost:
£80.00

0% Finance

Touch Typing and Shorthand Certificate Course

Touch typing is a skill with powerful benefits, including: enhanced productivity, improved focus, increased speed, accuracy, job opportunities and even health. When you know how to touch type you open up a whole new world of productivity and information management capability.

Shorthand is a skill and an art. Many people have no idea of it’s incredible potential for recording information, whether this is for note taking during lectures, meetings and official events, or for recording interviews.

Learning shorthand allows you to take down notes at double the speed of longhand writing used by most people. This skill is not only helpful, it’s actually essential for certain professions, including journalism, minute taking and stenography.

This course has been designed for office workers, typists, writers, journalists, professionals, employers, business owners and anyone who wants to work in one of these fields or individuals who simply want to improve their typing or note taking ability.

This comprehensive course covers everything you need to know about touch typing and shorthand, delivered in an accessible, straightforward tone and divided into different modules that you can progress with at whatever pace suits your needs.

The course includes diagrams and reference material to help you understand the technical aspects such as keyboard layout, and tools and techniques for you to apply the knowledge you learn practically, including exercises, tests and worksheets to reinforce the knowledge.

What you will learn

This course teaches you:

  • Different styles of typing and how they impact speed and quality
  • How to train your fingers and brain to create muscle memory for effective touch typing
  • The basic finger position and posture needed to prevent injury and aid typing speed
  • Key drills for each hand to gradually build up the neurological connections needed for touch typing
  • The ancient origins of shorthand and why written script is inefficient
  • The theories and practical development of your own short hand style

Benefits of taking this course

After taking this course you will:

  • Have an enhanced typing speed and a foundation for accuracy and quality
  • Undo bad typing habits and develop a posture that ensures long term safety
  • Understand exactly how to enhance your note taking speed and apply it to your role
  • Have a personal reference book of shorthand abbreviations you can use immediacy
  • Have systematic and regular practices to continually improve typing and shorthand
  • Feel confident in your ability to effectively and efficiently take notes and record information

Modern business relies on the effective capture of information, but most people are wasting time and effort doing it ineffectively. Learning to touch type and write with shorthand can easily double your productivity, while empowering your fingers to do the hard work frees up your brain to think more clearly. Free you mind and speed up your work with touch typing and shorthand today.

Call

24/7 Customer Support

certificate

End of course certification

electronic

Compatible with all modern devices

forever

Lifetime access to your course

  • Understand the development of typing and keyboard layout
  • Learn about the different styles of typing and how they impact speed and quality
  • Understand the benefits of touch typing both mentally and physically
  • Discover how to train your fingers and brain to create muscle memory
  • Introduce the basic finger position and posture needed to prevent injury and aid typing speed
  • Learn how to position and reposition the fingers on the home row and use the key bumps
  • Practise key drills for each hand to gradually build up the neurological connections needed
  • Increase finger dexterity and muscle memory by introducing each row at a time
  • Discover the ancient origins of shorthand and understand why written script can be inefficient
  • Learn about the two most common styles of shorthand in use today and their evolution and derivations
  • Test your own natural writing speed and grasp the major benefits and pitfalls of shorthand writing
  • Understand the need for specialist equipment and be able to choose what is most suitable
  • Learn the basic Pitman stroke theory and practise some simple outlines
  • Find out how to simplify words to convey meaning without vowels
  • Practise the Teeline alphabet and use it in combination with word simplification
  • Discover how abbreviation can rapidly enhance your note taking speed and effectiveness
  • Learn how to improve your typing skills with regular practice and personal development
  • Learn about the evolution of keyboards and how they suit specific individuals and tasks
  • Discover different technologies which can assist your typing development
  • Discover equipment and software for transcribing efficiently
ID: YDFT67YHJ
certificate

of achievement

This certificate is presented to

Your Name

NSA

For completing the

Touch Typing and Shorthand Certificate

on 21st November 2021

Selena Hurford

Selena Hurford

Course Tutor

cpd

Daniel Morgan

Daniel Morgan

Head of Academy

Certificate Example

Anyone who has an interest in learning more about this subject matter is encouraged to take the course. There are no entry requirements to take the course.

The course is broken down into 5 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although you are free to spend as much or as little time as you feel necessary on each module, simply log in and out of the course at your convenience.

You can study the course any time you like. Simply log in and out of the web based course as often as you require. The course is compatible with all computers, tablet devices and smart phones so you can even study while on the move!

Once you have completed all 5 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 5 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.

The pass mark for the test is 70%.

If you don’t pass the test first time you will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times you can take the test. All test retakes are included within the price of the course.

Once you have completed your test you can log in to your account and download/print your certificate any time you need it. If you would prefer us to post you a certificate to a UK address, there will be an admin charge of £10 (certificates sent internationally may cost more).

You can either use your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Solo cards or PayPal account to pay for the online course. Our site uses the latest SSL encryption to ensure your safety. All payments are handled securely by PayPal.

You can begin the course immediately after your payment has been received. You will create your login details during the checkout process. We will also send you an email confirming your login details.

We estimate that the course will take about 7 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.

Once you have been awarded your certificate it is valid for life. The certificate does not expire or need renewing.

There are some fantastic courses on offer and they are set out in a simple, easy step by step way to help with home learning. I like how they are set out in small modules with a quiz at the end. It made it easier for me to take on board what I was being taught.

When I needed to contact someone about the course, they responded quickly to my emails and helped me solve my issues. I like that there is no time scale on completing the course so that I can pick up where I left off after a break from learning.

I would recommend learning with New Skills Academy to anyone wanting to improve their skills.

Katherine Andrew

The course was very methodical and logical, always pointing towards the goal of learning the information to pass the test. It’s also a very nice course. Made the process seem much less daunting than I had made it appear. The logical and organized approach to the material really made this a worthwhile course.

All the course materials are very easy to understand and access, and the fact that you could study at your own pace when you want.

I want to say a big thank you to New Skills Academy for your effort, heart-felt interest and enthusiasm in putting together this course and sharing it with us. Your frequent, intuitive tips were great memory cues for some of the hard to retain information and very helpful especially for someone forgetful like me. Most of all, you took any worry of failure out of the picture and made it easy to visualize completing the test successfully! Thank you again for all your help.

I will definitely recommend this site to anyone looking to take professional courses. Thanks to them, I now have my diploma in Hotel Reception.

Abayomi Dosunmu Odunsi

I undertook the Data Protection Certificate course in May 2017. I found the course to have a very in depth amount of detail on Data Protection and the law and legislation around it. It also went into detail on the new Data Protection Act coming in 2018.

I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a course with value for money and also to bulk up their knowledge and perhaps perusing a career in IT or security. The course is audited and comes with a certificate on completion which you are able to print yourself or have one sent out to you for a small fee.

Mason Malin

When I first started, I was quite anxious, but after seeing the course layout, it was very simple, effective and most important, engaging.

I especially liked the fact you don't become overwhelmed by the courses quantity of modules, and in the end you have to answer a certain amount of questions within a certain time limit. Every module's layout is very clean, fresh and comprehensive when it comes to its explanation.

If there was any part of the course I was unsure of, I would seek help from the advisors via the online chat and I could say they have been very friendly and helpful.

I'm glad I have taken this course through New Skills ACADEMY and I intend to undertake other courses by them.

Mohammed Hussain

I was very pleased to find a course online which suited both my financial and learning needs.

Really enjoyed the course and would like to take this further. I would recommend this course and found it good value. There is a lack of this type of course available in any colleges in Scotland.

The course has given me motivation to learn and research online about different breads of dogs and their care. I enjoyed the videos attached to the course which were very detailed and easy to follow. I have since purchased the brushes and tools recommended and have had a chance to put into practice what I have learned.

Margaret Whitehead

Taking the International Massage Diploma Course at New Skills Academy was my best idea and my best investment in a long time. The flexible timing, professional yet easy understand material helped me to change career (and life) in no time. Absolutely brilliant.

Mihaly Galambosi

https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/newskillsacademy.co.uk
xo

All New Skills Academy Students Are Eligible for an XO Student Discount Card

GET YOURS NOW

Why you should study with us

Learn with confidence...

Free Course

Get a FREE Course

Sign up to our newsletter and get access to the Interview Skills and CV Writing Certificate course for free!
Simply enter your details below and we will email you access to your free course!

What our students say about us...