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Typists and related keyboard occupations

£13,000 Average salary at age 20
£23,400 Average Salary
40 Average hours per week


Job holders in this unit group type letters, memos, reports and other documents from draft, handwritten or dictated matter, using appropriate software packages.

Main Tasks

  • Types letters, memos, reports, presentations and other documents using the appropriate software;
  • Inserts logos and other special features and formats as specified;
  • Proof reads, edits and corrects errors to produce clean copy to specified layout;
  • Adjusts settings of printer as necessary and monitors quality of printed document.


Entry is most common with GCSEs/S grades. Entrants are normally expected to have obtained minimum typing speeds and hold vocational certificates. Units in keyboarding skills and producing documents are included in NVQs/SVQs in Administration at Levels 1 to 4.

What Typists and related keyboard occupations studied in higher education

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What Typists and related keyboard occupations studied in higher education
Occupation Percentage Value
(C9) Others in biological sciences2
(G1) Mathematics4
(W2) Design studies3
(L3) Sociology3
(A9) Others in medicine & dentistry1
(C1) Biology1
(F1) Chemistry3
(C8) Psychology5
(Y0) Combined1
(W1) Fine art1
(V3) History by topic1
(F7) Science of aquatic & terrestrial environments1
(W3) Music2
(D3) Animal science1
(F8) Physical geographical sciences2
(W8) Imaginative writing1
(V4) Archaeology1
(W6) Cinematics & photography1
(C7) Molecular biology, biophysics & biochemistry3
(Q3) English studies7
(I7) Computer generated visual & audio effects1
(H8) Chemical, process & energy engineering2
(L2) Politics4
(K1) Architecture1
(H2) Civil engineering1
(W4) Drama1
(M1) Law by area3
(M2) Law by topic4
(I2) Information systems1
(N8) Hospitality, leisure, sport, tourism & transport2
(F4) Forensic & archaeological sciences2
(V5) Philosophy1
(F3) Physics3
(L1) Economics2
(I6) Games2
(Q1) Linguistics1
(T7) American studies1
(N1) Business studies6
(X3) Academic studies in education1
(L5) Social work1
(X1) Training teachers1
(N4) Accounting3
(C6) Sport & exercise science1
(P3) Media studies4
(N2) Management studies2
(V1) History by period5
(N3) Finance1
(T4) Other Asian studies1
(L6) Anthropology1
(I1) Computer science3

UK Prospects

47200 Workforce Size
24.77% Predicted decline 2023 - 2027
5105 Predicted Replacement 2023 - 2027

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