Typewriting (8972)

Last Updated: 21 Aug 2012 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.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. Available in the following:
  • Scotland
  • International

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General Information

What Is 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).

What Is Involved With 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.

Level 1

Level 1 is ideal if you want to learn elementary typewriting tasks.

You will cover units such as:

  • Copy type from printed text
  • Type a simple business letter 
  • Display a notice
  • Type a memo.

For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

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)

Elementary Certificate in Typewriting (8972-02)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2013

Elementary Certificate in Typewriting

  • Accreditation No: N/A This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2014 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2

Level 2 is ideal if you have basic typewriting and presentation skills and are looking to take on more complicated tasks and improve your speed and accuracy.

You will cover units such as:

  • Typing more advanced items
  • Alterations and printers' correction signs
  • Proof-reading and correction of text.

For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

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).

Intermediate Certificate in Typewriting (8972-03)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2013

Intermediate Certificate in Typewriting

  • Accreditation No: N/A This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2014 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3

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

Units include:

  • Specialised text such as legal documents, minutes, agenda and bibliographies, collating and selecting from draft materials
  • Producing reports from subheadings.

For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

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).

Advanced Certificate in Typewriting (8972-05)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2013

Advanced Certificate in Typewriting

  • Accreditation No: N/A This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2014 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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