Minute Taking Course


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“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 or a Virtual Classroom

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. The course is delivered in a Virtual Classroom environment.

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.

Additional information


9 September 2021 (Virtual Classroom), Book A Different Date