Minute Taking Course

CPD Approved
Minute Taking
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For teams
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  • 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. 

This course was last audited on: 10th Feb 2023
  • Developed by business professionals
  • Accredited by CPD
  • Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration: 2 hours
  • Same day digital certificate. Printed certificate posted the next working day

Aims of the course

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


CPD Approved

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit. 

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If you wish to try this course then register for a demo by clicking the 'interactive demo' button. You will be given the option to purchase and continue with your course at the end of your demo!

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Course content


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

2Before 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.

3During the Meeting

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

4After 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.

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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.

Who should take this course?

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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Once you’ve completed your purchase, look out for an email containing the details you’ll need to start your training. 

If you’ve purchased a single course, we’ll send you a unique course code. You can use this to add your training to an existing account, or create a brand new one. 

Purchased multiple courses for training your team? We’ll email you all the login details you need to distribute to your staff.

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If your delivery address is in the UK, we will send a hard copy of your certificate to your UK postal address once you’ve completed your course. Although we try to deliver your certificates as soon as possible, please allow 3-4 working days for delivery.

Don’t want to wait? You can instantly download your digital certificate as a PDF after course completion.

Additionally, please note that if your company is paying by invoice we can only issue certificates after your order has been fully paid.

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Continued support

Our friendly customer support team is happy to help at any stage of your training. Call us on 0333 006 7000 or contact support@highspeedtraining.co.uk, and we’ll do our best to answer any questions you may have. 

Additionally, have you seen our help page? It’s full of useful information to help guide you through your training experience.