Drogheda, Louth

Drogheda, Louth

Drogheda Institute of Further Education, The Twenties, Drogheda, Louth,

Sean Carthy

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The Searsol centre enables children from the age of eight upwards to learn the skill of touch typing. Our unique training method focuses on enabling children to work independently, giving them confidence in their typing abilities. They progress through small steps to gradually develop their accuracy and typing speed.  Unlike traditional tuition, Searsol fosters students’ skills in self-learning, building confidence and lessening reliance on a teacher.

Our typing course is suitable for all children from the age of eight upwards. We work with children that have learning differences such as dyslexia, dyspraxia or other learning differences.

Your child will be initially assessed by the Searsol tutor to determine what they can achieve in our typing course. Your child will visit their local Searsol centre once a week, where their Tutor will observe their typing and ensure that they are using the right technique. Searsol’s aim is to develop each child into a confident, independent and enthusiastic learner

Our Drogheda centre is located in the Drogheda Institute of Further Education.

My name is Sean Carthy and I am the Tutor at our Searsol Lucan centre.

Education is both my passion and my vocation. Having graduated from Waterford Institute of Technology with a Business degree. After working for thirteen years in the technology industry, I decided to pursue my lifelong ambition of working in education.

I joined Searsol in 2008 as a Tutor delivering after-school touch typing and computer classes to children. During my years in this role, I garnered a very deep knowledge of the Searsol typing courses. My daily interaction with students enabled me to develop a true appreciation for what can be achieved through the Searsol typing classes. I have witnessed first-hand thousands of Searsol students develop their confidence and typing skills through strategic, individualised instruction in the Searsol typing classes.

My vastly experienced team and I are passionate about ensuring that every student that walks through the doors of our Searsol centre is given the best opportunity possible to reach their potential. We aim for each student on every class day to leave the centre with an improvement in their typing skills, giving them the confidence to use these newly acquired typing skills in their daily routine.

We look forward to welcoming you into the centre as you begin your own Searsol journey.

  • Thursday
    4:15 to 5:15 pm
  • Thursday
    4:15 to 5:15 pm
Class Schedule

Classes follow the school term. Classes run from September to June. No classes on the following dates: October mid-term Christmas February mid-term Easter

Car Parking
Wheelchair access available

Drogheda, Louth Center Address:

Drogheda Institute of Further Education

The Twenties




Computer Room Directions:

Enter the college via Reception. Take right into the seating area. Take the second left to the corridor. Head down the corridor. Computer room is D4

Most Popular Questions

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.

To book a free trial assessment for your child. Do the following:

Go to https://searsol.com/find-centers/ 

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 send you an email with the confirmation of the free trial assessment.



The free trial assessment lasts an hour, the same time as a normal class. So bring your child in at the start of the class and the class Tutor will explain everything to you. At the end of the class please come back into the classroom, the class tutor will show your child’s report on how they got on. The report will show the average word per minute that your child is currently at.  The Tutor will advise what potential grade your child can achieve in our typing classes.

There are three grades in the course:

  • Bronze – Average of 15 words per minute
  • Silver – Average of 25 words per minute
  • Gold – Average of 40 words per minute

A physical badge will be presented to your child when they achieve this grade.

No we provide all the computer equipment so there is no need to bring a laptop to our typing course.

The Searsol after-school touch typing classes suit the following children:

  • Autism
  • Dyslexia
  • Dyspraxia (DCD)
  • Dysgraphia
  • Dyscalculia
  • 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.

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