Im interested in trying to speed up and become more accurate in my typing skills. I was just wondering if anyone out there has tried the various training available either online or to buy and could offer any insight.
Can't really help, I'm afraid - I was taught to type years ago by the BBC's formidable training unit. It's a skill well worth acquiring, though. I'd suggest signing up for a proper real course, though, if there's one locally: there's nothing quite like being taught by someone who won't let you develop bad habits.
I was taught touch typing way back when I was at school. These day my pupils use Mavis Beacon for their typing skills. I am still in favour of the way I was taught though. A picture of the keyboards above the monitor a cover over the keyboards and away you go. Mind you in those days they were the good old manual type writers.
If you would like to try this method I can email you a qwerty keyboard layout?