• Minute Taking Course

“Excellent session, well run, very informative trainer. Easy to read, easy to find and well maintained materials”. Z Simpson. EA at Barclays Head Office.

Minute Taking Course in London

This one day format provides you with a systematic and technical approach to the taking of minutes at meetings; an explanation of the theory and practical workshops are provided to help cement your knowledge.

Course Objective

To provide the participant with the skills to understand and research the subject(s) of a meeting, identify the key points and record accurately; to prepare and deliver notes which are to the point and clearly understandable; to create the necessary templates for formal minute preparation (templates provided on course).

Course Format

The Course is a one day workshop. It is highly interactive and will combine some tutor led instructions with numerous practical examples.

Course Content

  • Types of minutes and writing styles available.
  • Chairperson's duties and responsibilities of the minute taker.
  • Establishing good working rapport with the Chair.
  • Creating an agenda - where to start and what other people will expect.
  • Practical application of the agenda.
  • Note taking - practical exercises; Sorting information effectively and knowing what is important.
  • What is a good set of minutes; Re-writing poor minutes; Bad minutes - feedback session.
  • Overcoming the passive voice; correct tone and professional language; questions and answers with our experienced trainer.
Additional Info

This course is often bought by prestigious companies with a specific need to develop staff skills in this area.

Dates and Duration

One day full-time intensive workshop.

Please refer to the schedule for start dates.

Course Requirements

A good standard of English Language written and spoken.

CPD Accreditation

The Minute Taking Courses are CPD Accredited, which means that a professional qualification in Minute Taking is issued from the CPD Standards Institute on completion.

Minute Taking Courses London


  • A clear understanding of the minute-taker’s role.
  • A checklist of what should be included in minutes; accurate, brief and clear minutes.
  • Understanding the important dynamics between the minute-taker and the chair.
  • Listening techniques to enhance concentration.

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Minute Taking Course

  • Product Code: 45
  • Availability: In Stock
  • £199.00

  • Ex Tax: £199.00

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