Using a Keyboard

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 lecturer 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 lecturer, and will be used to decide if you are ready to take the final assessments.

How long will my course last?

28 Hour

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.

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Using a Keyboard

To enrol, or for further information on this course, please contact your local UHI Argyll Centre

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Argyll. UHI Argyll operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

Please contact your local centre for details of how to apply for this course.