Using a Keyboard Access 3

What is special about this course?

This course will introduce you to the computer keyboard, and provide you with basic keyboard skills. 

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course, which is suitable for those who have never used a computer, or who have only the most basic knowledge of using a mouse and keyboard.

During the course, you will learn how to do the following:

  • Demonstrate good working practices in relation to a computer
  • Correctly locate and use appropriate keys on keyboard
  • Enter text including letters, numbers, symbols, upper and lower case letters, punctuation
  • Use paragraphs and set margins

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time
  • Evening

Your tutor will teach you how to use the keyboard to carry out simple text processing tasks.  You will be provided with a workbook containing practice exercises.  Some of the exercises will be marked by your tutor, and will be used to decide if you are ready to take the final assessments.

How long will my course last?

28 Hours

120 hours total ( 3 units at 40 hours per unit)

Where can I study my course?

Start date

Please contact your local centre for details on course start dates.


For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Following completion of this course, you may wish to progress to the Information and Communication Technology core skills unit at SCQF level 4.

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