Minute Taking Course

Duration 2 hours

Last audited 10th Feb 2023

CPD Approved
Minute Taking
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For teams
  • 100% online training

  • Start when you like

  • Learn on any device (desktop, mobile or tablet)

  • Instant assessment and result

  • 1 learner per course

  • Train teams of all sizes

  • Bulk discounts starting at 10% off 10 courses

  • Learn on any device (desktop, mobile or tablet)

£40 +VAT

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Includes a 10% discount for 10+ courses

Effective minute taking is vital to successful meetings. The minute taker is responsible for producing a lasting written record of a meeting – making sure that discussions and decisions are properly noted. Whether taking minutes is something you need to do often, or very occasionally, being able to create clear, professional minutes is a crucial skill to have.

This course will familiarise you with the practice of minute taking. It takes you through necessary preparation before the meeting, provides note taking strategies to employ during the meeting and details the steps involved in producing the final minutes document. 

100% online training

Access anywhere

Same day digital certificate

Printed certificate posted next working day

Full audio voiceover

Unlimited assessment attempts

Developed by business professionals

Accredited by CPD

What you'll learn

By the end of this course, learners will understand:

  • What minute taking is, why it is important and the role of the minute taker.
  • What they must do before a meeting and any necessary preparation to ensure it runs smoothly.
  • The role they play during a meeting and how to take effective notes.
  • The steps involved after a meeting and how to successfully produce final minutes

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Module 1: Introduction

Key definitions, defining minute taking, the importance of minute taking, the role of the minute taker, the role of the chairperson and top tips.

Module 2: Before the Meeting

The agenda, agenda points, agenda items, reading the agenda, agenda templates, top tips, research, equipment, arranging for other equipment, documents and further considerations.

Module 3: During the Meeting

Before the meeting begins, taking notes in the meeting, top tips, team meeting video exercise and feedback, action points and recording motions.

Module 4: After the Meeting

Writing the minutes, what to include, writing style, agenda items, action points, key sections, top tips, distributing the final minutes, filing and sorting the minutes and further resources.

The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 15 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically, so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don't pass, don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.

The course is designed for anyone who may be called upon to take minutes at any point, including those in a professional administrative role or voluntary members of committees where this skill is required. It is suitable for those starting out as minute takers, as well as those who want to enhance or refresh their current skills.

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