Touch Typing Courses for Children and Teens

“You want to put wings on the heels of your children? Teach them to touch type. They’ll bless you for it in later life.”

John Sutherland,
Professor, University College London

Give your child a skill for life!

QWERTYkids run a range of Touch Typing courses for children and teens ages (7-17 year olds). These include ‘In School’, ‘After School,’ ‘Holiday Courses’, ‘Remote Courses’ and ‘DofE Skill Sessions’.

Courses are run by two qualified teachers with many years of experience and a particular ability for creating a positive learning environment with children of all ages. We provide many different Touch Typing Courses suitable for children and teens.

Groups are kept small, ensuring that each child is given the individual support and attention that helps them to fully embrace this new skill.

Find out all of the latest course dates and offers on our social media platforms!

Remote, After School, Holiday, DofE Skills Award and Flexi Courses Booking Now!

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Meet Clare & Philippa, the course leaders

Philippa – BA Ed (Hons) Durham University I have been teaching for over 20 years now and as a parent of a child who has dyspraxia and dysgraphia, I have personally witnessed the freedom Touch Typing can give a child. My son was 10 when an Educational Psychologist suggested he should learn to Touch Type as no one (not even him!) could read his handwriting. He was the first child at his school to learn and was then able to type in every lesson that involved extended pieces of writing. This was a not only a great relief to him but also to his teachers!! He had been incredibly frustrated and demotivated when he couldn’t express himself on paper but he now types at a good 60–70wpm! Previously he had to concentrate on his letter formation which made his work painfully slow and meant that he wrote the minimal amount required. He now he has the ability to type faster than it is possible to write! As a mother and a teacher, I have had first-hand experience of the power Touch Typing has to release a child from the restraints of not being able to express themselves. My daughter has also learnt to Touch Type as I am a firm believer that not only is touch typing hugely beneficial for children with learning difficulties but it has become an essential life skill for all children in our ever increasingly technological world.
Clare – BA Ed (Hons) Durham University I am also a trained teacher. I have a 10 year old son who has visual processing difficulties and it was recommended that he learnt to use a laptop and touch type in lessons and for future exams. Both of us struggled to find local touch typing lessons and courses and knew that they would benefit from learning alongside other children. I have a 13 year old son who uses a laptop at his school for all of his homework and in some lessons. Therefore, he benefits hugely from being able to touch type alongside writing in his lessons.

Both Clare and Philippa are DBS checked and have public indemnity insurance.


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Such a fantastic life skill to learn and the ladies at QWERTY kids don't dissappoint, so helpful and also made both of my children feel like an individual. (One did the course are part of DOFE and was so good we booked for our older child so she too had this fantastic life skill)... both are now using their new skills for homework and for note taking in class! thank you ladies.
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My daughter thoroughly enjoyed the course and it is great to see her typing so well! Thanks to Clare and Phillipa for their patience and support.
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My 14 year old son has just completed the 12 week online touch type course as part of the skills section of his Bronze DodfE award. The communication from Clare and Philippa was excellent and everything he needed was sent well in advance ready for him to start his first lesson. He was well directed during each session and always knew what he should be doing both during the lesson and for ‘homework’. His typing has improved greatly and he now has a valuable life skill and a completed section towards his DofE award. Highly recommend.