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Minute Taking

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Our Minute Taking course is suitable for anyone who wants refreshment training or an introduction to minute taking. You will gain a detailed insight into what minute taking is and why it is important, as well as understanding why the ability to take effective minutes is a crucial skill which is vital for the continued success of the meetings.

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This course includes the option to play audio at no extra cost!

All about this Minute Taking Course

In our Minute Taking course, you will learn that regardless of the industry you work in, the kind of work you do, or if you are involved with any organisations on a voluntary or special interest basis, it is inevitable that at some point you will need to participate in a meeting – you may even be asked to take the minutes.

The course will cover the the important aspects of minute taking, what crucial skills are required to take effective minutes during a meeting and how to plan and prepare in advance. You will look at the importance of meetings and why they are thought to be essential for team building, openly sharing information and ideas, collaborating and getting consensus.

You will look at what minute taking is and why minutes from every meeting should be kept on record. You will explore what the role of a minute taker involves and what needs to be recorded and avoided during a meeting. You will look at what the role of a Chairperson is, why it is important to have a Chairperson in a meeting and what there responsibilities are.

You will cover what a minute taker should do upon entering the meeting and the equipment needed and what to be avoided. You will look at some of the key definitions and terminologies that may be used in a meeting as well as looking at what happens during the meeting and consider the role that a minute taker will need to play to help make the meeting a success.

You will finish the course by exploring what to include and how to write the final minutes, the different styles of writing and how to finish the meeting.

In order to complete the course, you must achieve 80% or more in the final multiple choice quiz.

You will earn 3 CPD points on completion of the course, this course will take around 3 hours to complete and the certificate will last for two years.

  • Fully CPD registered
  • Completed online with instant downloadable certificate
  • Fully printed certificate posted next day
  • Free PDF minute templates available in the course
  • Complete the online multiple choice assessment as many times as you need to pass

Units covered

  • Unit 1 – Introduction to minute taking – In the first unit you be introduced to minute taking and why it is important. You will consider that being a minute taker in a meeting requires important skills in ensuring you know what to record, how to do it without missing critical decisions and information and how to ensure actions and next steps are complete.
  • Unit 2 – Preparing for a meeting – In this unit you will look at what makes a successful meeting, what the agenda is, agenda items, reading the agenda, research, equipment needed and what needs to be avoided and how to arrange for other equipment and documents.
  • Unit 3 – What happens during the meeting – In this unit you will explore what the core task of a minute taker during the meeting is, what to do upon entering the meeting, how to take effective minutes, recording motions and how to maintain focus. You will finish the unit by looking at how to deal with a stressful meeting and conversations that go off track.
  • Unit 4 – After the meeting has taken place – In this unit you will consider how to write up the minutes taken and what to include and when to write it. You will finish the unit by looking at the importance of action points in meeting minutes, the useful terminologies, and minute templates.
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Work through your course

Each course is broken down into manageable sections. Work through these at your own pace and learn about each of the topics in the course. We use images, written information, diagrams and other resources to help you get to grips with the content with no hassle.

Our courses are all designed to allow progress without any assistance but our support staff can be contacted if you do need us.

Complete the final quiz

Every course is assessed through a multiple choice quiz. These quizzes use a bank of questions that have multiple options and you need to choose the correct one. You need to answer a specific number of questions correctly to pass the course and get your certificate.

If you don’t pass first time it is no problem. You can attempt the quiz as many times as you need until you pass so there is nothing to worry about.

Get your certificate

As soon as you finish the course, you can download your certificate. This will also be accessible in your account any time you log in. Your certificate includes the course you have studied, your name, the date of completion and a verification number that can be used by future employers to verify that you passed your course.

A digitally printed and hard backed version of your certificate is sent out to you via first class post the day after you pass.


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How long does the course take to complete?

This course takes a few hours to complete and you can do this without any restrictions. This means you can buy the course and start at any time. You can also begin your learning, stop and come back to the course to pick up where you left off.

Is this Minute Taking course accredited?

Yes the course is fully accredited through the CPD Certification Service. They review all of our content to check for quality, depth and that the material is fully up-to-date. Each year our membership with the service is renewed and all courses are thoroughly checked prior to being accredited.

Will I get a certificate when I finish?

Yes, as soon as you finish this course you can immediately download a PDF version of your personalised certificate. We also then send a fully printed copy to you by first class post.

How long does the certificate last?

The certificate after finishing this course lasts for 2 years until expiry which is when we recommend completing the training again. Some industries may require an update to CPD more frequently than this and others may not but, as a standard rule, we recommend completing the Minute Taking course every 2 years to ensure it is fresh in your mind and you understanding the latest regulations.

What are the benefits of completing this Minute Taking course online?

By completing this course online you can study in your own time and at your own pace. Having the ability to complete the units at a time to suit you engages your learning much more and enables you to interact and soak up the information easier.

Minute Taking
£20 + VAT