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Minute Taking | Training Course

Ensure that the minutes you take at meetings are clear, accurate and professional.
Learn to work with the chair, prepare the agenda and confidently record the meeting.


  Course Dates Venue   Price  
London Bridge £299 + VAT save £100
Online £279 + VAT save £120
London Bridge £399 + VAT
Online £399 + VAT

Minute Taking | Training Course

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Course Takeaways

What will I learn?

  • Defining clear and accurate minutes
  • Skills required for effective minute-taking
  • Preparing for successful meetings
  • Actively listen, analyse, and record
  • Structure, edit, and distribute actionable minutes
  • Free digital course assets
  • Free post-course helpdesk support
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Learner Reviews

How good is the course?

  • Average Score 4.8 out of 5
  • Delicious lunch provided
  • Certificate of Achievement
  • 131 reviews


• Why have meetings and why take minutes

• The difference minutes can make

• Why minutes must be clear and accurate

Becoming a minute-taker

• What is the role of a minute taker?

• Skills required by a minute taker

• The tasks of the effective minute taker

Preparation before a meeting

• The role of the chair and how to work with your chair

• Discussing the meeting with the chair before it starts

• Understanding the aim of the meeting

• Preparing the agenda

The meeting

• Effective listening and understanding

• Analysing what is being said

• Taking notes and deciding what to record

• Impartial recording of the meeting and points made

• Identifying individual contributors

• Maintaining your concentration throughout the meeting

Writing up the minutes

• The difference between informal and formal minutes

• Choosing which style is appropriate for a meeting

• Transcribing your notes

• How much details to include

• Structuring the minutes

• Writing in a clear, concise style of English

• Good use of grammar and language

• When to use jargon and abbreviations

• Formatting the minutes in an easy to read and digest layout

Editing the minutes

• Assessing the minutes - what are they trying to achieve

• Ensuring the minutes are actionable

• Getting input from other attendees

• Distributing the minutes

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"The resources were clear and concise. I was engaged for the whole duration. Thank you Tina."
City Of London Corporation
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Latest Reviews

"Trainer fun, engaging, helpful, polite. Fully recommend"
  • 11th March

"When I rang to inform the team I was running late due to Train strikes and cancellations, they were really helpful on the phone and directed me to the correct place. Friendly staff, lovely food and clean environment both in the training room and communal areas. Tina was fab and I've learnt more than I thought I would!"
  • 18th January

"Excellent, relaxing learning environment. Trainer was very friendly and nice."
Genomics England
  • 6th June