The KAZ City & Guilds Assured online program is licensed for one year and is ‘on-demand’ (i.e. the learner can access the course online at any time and progress through the course at their own pace).
Typically, the program takes just 90 minutes to teach the A-Z keys and approximately 4 hours to cover the whole keyboard - all of which can be divided and learned in short modules.
After completing the first four modules, learners should undertake daily practise on the fifth module - KAZ SpeedBuilder, in order to develop speed and accuracy and aim to consistently attain 35 words/minute and 80% accuracy (‘City & Guilds’ pass mark). How long this will take will vary depending on how much time individual learners dedicate to daily practise. Where possible, we recommend an hour’s practise over the course of the day, over a period of a few weeks, unless the learner is already proficient.
Incorporating a multi-sensory approach throughout, the edition teaches typing skills whilst minimising visual disturbances by means of a unique 'preference screen', offering a choice of preferences.
Choice of coloured background/filter screens for reducing white screen glare, including a ‘customise’ feature, catering for individuals with Meares-Irlen Syndrome
Choice of two specific DRT research based background/filter colours - to stabilise letter movement and reduce blurring
Choice of dyslexic friendly typefaces (including 2 licensed dyslexic fonts) – for ease of reading
Choice of font colour – for contrast from background screen colour
Choice of font size – for optimum visibility comfort and to minimise fusing and crowding of letters
Choice of online keyboard – for optimum visibility comfort
Once the learner has selected their preferences and can read the sample text comfortably, their options are 'Saved' and applied throughout the course, tailor making it to each individual for maximum visibility comfort.
The program also provides an ‘Audio Descriptive’ version including ‘speaking keys’ and spoken instruction for visually impaired learners and a ‘Text Only’ version with written/visual instruction for the hearing impaired.
The KAZ program uses a multi-sensory approach which engages the major senses of sight, sound and touch simultaneously, radically enhancing memory retention and recall - which is why it is so effective.
Using specific combinations and progressions of just 11 words in 5 easily memorised, scientifically structured and trademarked phrases, the proven method trains the fingers of both hands to work symmetrically and simultaneously - a direct result of both hemispheres of the brain working at the same time (brain balance). No other typing tutor works in this way.
1.Flying Start – Introduces the course, the navigational tool, teaches correct posture whilst sitting at a computer and the meaning, causes, signs, symptoms and preventative measures of Repetitive Strain Injury.
2.The Basics – Teaches the A-Z keys using 5 scientifically structured and trademarked phrases.
3.Just Do It – Reinforces the A-Z keys and builds muscle memory with additional exercises, using only real word vocabulary.
4.And The Rest - Teaches the punctuation keys.
5.SpeedBuilder – Offers daily practise - increasing speed and accuracy.
6.City & Guilds Assessment – Consists of a Multiple Choice Paper and a typing test.
The assessment’s objective is to evaluate the learner’s knowledge on what they have been taught throughout the program and consists of:
Multiple Choice Paper - consisting of 15 questions, evenly covering three different areas - 'Correct Posture’ - when sitting at a computer, 'Repetitive Strain Injury’ - meaning, causes, signs, symptoms and preventative measures and 'Touch Typing Technique.’
Typing Test - (Recording speed and accuracy).
A City & Guilds pass will be attained when the candidate achieves the following scores:
Words/minute – 35
Accuracy – 80%
Multiple Choice score – 80% (12/15)
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