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Taking minutes effectively and efficiently and knowing when and what to record is a real skill to master. It can be challenging! If you don’t use shorthand it can be difficult to keep up with and record what is being said.

A minute takers job is extremely important as good minutes capture discussions, decisions and actions, providing a record of a meeting. What should this look like, what needs to be included and what can be omitted? 

This course will look at strategies to address difficult situations and explores the relationship between the minute taker and others. 

Without training, the task can feel extremely daunting. Training with us will help you to feel confident, driven and fully prepared to take on this role. This course is for everyone who takes minutes (or notes) in meetings. The skills learnt will help you to develop a clear understanding and apply techniques to the role of the minute taker.

Course content

Modules you will cover in this Taking Minutes Online Training online training:

  1. Module 1 - The purpose of minutes - In this module you will look at types of minutes, when minutes are used and the benefits of taking minutes.
  2. Module 2 - The role of minute taker - In this module you will look at the role and skills of a minute taker, planning, preparation, responsibilities during and after the meeting, distribution, storage and skills.
  3. Module 3 - Working with others and potential barriers - In this module you will look at working with others, potential barriers of attendees and issues that could arise at the meeting.
  4. Module 4 - Producing minutes - In this module you will look at minute templates, seating plans and summarising discussions.


Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

All of our courses are certified. This is done by the CPD certification Service. They have been inspected by an independent assessor and meet national standards.

Is this course right for me?

Everyone can benefit from having a better understanding of learning disabilities, not just in the workplace but in wider society.  By completing this course many preconceived ideas about learning disabilities may be challenged and you will have a increased understanding of the challenges people face, but also the capabilities of people with learning disabilities.

On completion of this course you will be able to print your CPD certified certificate. This can be used as evidence for compliance, audit or CPD hours.  

Remember, if you need to purchase multiple courses you may be eligible for a discount. Contact us to see how we can help you.


  • Fully online course with assessment at the end of each module

  • CPD certified by the CPD certification Service

  • CPD certificate available to download upon completion

  • Audio option (read aloud)

  • Optional learner file resource

  • Approximate 2 hour duration

Optional Formal Accreditation

Most of our courses have the option for formal accreditation through Open College Network West Midlands.

What does this mean?

Whilst all of our courses are CPD certified as standard, formal accreditation is done through a National Awarding Body.

What level are the courses?

The majority of our courses are all at a level 2.

How many credits does this course quality for?

This course is a single credit value.

Do I need to do any extra work?

You will be required to compete a learner file which is available once logged in. This is an enabled PDF so you can type your answer in. You will upload this in your learning area along with your learner registration form. We will then mark your learner file and provide feedback. 

Once this is complete we will put a request in to Open College Network West Midlands for your formal certificate.

How do I get my formal certificate?

This will be posted out to you once we receive it from the awarding body. It is sent recorded delivery.