Typewriting (8972)

About these qualifications

These qualifications are available at elementary, intermediate and advanced levels, and help learners to demonstrate practical skills and ability in producing a range of texts via a typewriter or a word processor, in a given time.

Who are they for

Ideal for anyone who wants to improve, and gain formal recognition for, their typewriting skills - perhaps to help them find work in secretarial or office-based positions.

General Information

Available in following countries

  • Scotland
  • International

Information & documentation

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What's involved in delivering this course?

To deliver these qualifications you will need suitably qualified staff to carry out training and assessment.

You will also need suitable facilities to carry out the required training to enable learners to achieve industry standards.

To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

There are no eligibility requirements.

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For Learners

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What's involved in studying this course?

Available at elementary, intermediate and advanced levels, this qualification enables you to boost and demonstrate your ability to produce and present copy accurately within a set time. Skills covered include:

  • Typing a simple business letter
  • Proofreading and correcting text
  • Producing specialised text such as legal documents, minutes and agenda.

You will learn on the job in the work environment, or in the classroom.

Assessment is through an externally set and marked written test.

Which level is right for me?

Level 1
You will cover elementary tasks.

Level 2
You have basic skills and are looking to take on more complicated tasks and improve your speed and accuracy.

Level 3
You have good intermediate skills and are able to correct your own work. You are looking to take on specialist text such as minutes or reports.

What careers can this lead to?
These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of secretarial and administration roles including:
  • PA/Secretary
  • Administration assistant
  • Clerical officer
  • Legal or medical secretary.
This typewriting qualification could also be the stepping stone to a range of administration qualifications including:
  • Level 1 and 2 Awards in Office Procedures (8993)
  • Level 1 Award and Certificate in Business Administration (4418)
  • Levels 1, 2 and 3 Award, Certificate and Diploma in Business Skills (7593)
  • Level 2 and 3 Certificate and Diploma for Legal Secretaries (7465).