Who is Searsol and what do you do?
Searsol was formed in 2007, we provide computer training courses to Adults and Children. We provide a range of computer courses, from after school touch typing courses, computer camps, and computer camps.
How do I book a free trial assessment in one of our after school typing centres?
To book a free trial assessment for your child. Do the following:
Enter your location or postcode and click on search
Click on the free trial booking at the centre that suits you best.
Fill out the details.
We will be in touch to book your child in for the free trial assessment.
Do I need to bring a laptop to your course?
No we provide all the computer equipment so there is no need to bring a laptop to our typing course.
How long is the free trial assessment?
The free trial assessment lasts an hour, the same time as a normal class. You are expected to bring your child in and fill out a registration form, the class tutor will give it at the start of the class. At the end of the trial assessment, the class tutor will show your child’s report. The report will show the average word per minute that your child is doing at present. The Tutor will advise what potential grade your child can achieve in our typing classes.
Who is the Searsol after school typing classes aimed at?
The Searsol after-school touch typing classes suit the following children:
- Dyspraxia (DCD)
- Children with hypermobility
- Children with writing difficulties such as slow writing speed or illegible writing.
- Children that have a laptop exception for exams
- Any child that wants to learn how to type.
The classes are not suited for children that need one-to-one help.
Can any child do the typing class or is only for children with learning differences
The Searsol typing classes are open to all children from the age of eight up to school leaving age. We teach every child that wants to learn how to type correctly using our Typewiz typing program.
What age group do you take on the after school typing course?
We take from age of eight up to school leaving age.
Does my child need to practice at home when doing your course?
When your child starts the course they should initially do no home practice.
We like to supervise the students in our classroom environment and ensure that they are doing the typing correctly.
By doing it at home, students can pick up bad habits and cross-learning can take place.
As a student becomes more confident with touch typing and is doing the typing correctly in class, then the student can do home practice.
We will provide you with a passcode that you can obtain from the Tutor or ourselves directly. Home practice is revision only so your child can’t progress on the course only go over previous exercises that they covered in our class.
How long will it take for my child to learn how to touch type in the Searsol after school typing centre?
Each child will learn at their own pace on the course and it is difficult to answer without bringing your child up for the free trial assessment. The initial free trial assessment of an hour will allow us to access your child in our classroom. At the end of the trial session, you will show a report on how well your child did on the course and what the expected words per minute they can achieve on our typing course.
See our blog which explains in more detail how long it will take to learn how to touch type.