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Taking Minutes

Minutes capture discussions, decisions and actions; providing a record of a meeting, but what should they look like? What needs to be included and what can be omitted? In addition, taking minutes can be challenging, this course will look at strategies to address difficult situations and explores the relationship between the minute taker and others.

This taking minutes online training course is aimed at anyone 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 minute taker.

Lesson 1: The purpose of minutes

Lesson 2: The role of minute taker

Lesson 3: Working with others and potential barriers

Lesson 4: Producing minutes

This taking minutes course focuses on:

  • The purpose of minutes
  • The relationship between the minute taker and others
  • Potential difficulties you may face and strategies to overcome them
  • Techniques for taking minutes
  • Different minute layouts and styles to suit your audience .

Click here to see our CPD certification for this course.

CPD certified – Cost: £15 pp + VAT (£18)

Course duration: 12 months unlimited access to course materials

Place of study: On line distance learning course – learn anywhere, fully mobile – internet access required

Support: Course trainer available to answer queries by email or our social media channels

Average time to complete: 2 hours

Assessment: Mini assessments at the end of each lesson, pass rate of 75% required

Certificate: Self print CPD certified certificate

Recognition: CPD certified by the CPD certification service

Payment: Pay online

Formal accreditation option – Cost: £40 pp + VAT (£48)

Course duration: 12 months unlimited access to course materials

Place of study: On line distance learning course – learn anywhere, fully mobile – internet access required

Support: Course trainer available to answer queries by email or our social media channels

Average time to complete: 4 hours

Assessment: Mini assessments at the end of each lesson, pass rate of 75% required. In addition learners must submit their learner file to their course tutor.

Certificate: Open College Network West Midlands certificate will be sent recorded delivery

Recognition: Formally accredited through Open College Network West Midlands – 2 credits

Payment: Pay online

In house/classroom version – Cost: £450 (+VAT) + travel

Course duration: 1 day (6 hours) for up to 15 learners

Place of study: Venue of your choice

Support: Your trainer will answer any questions on the day, email support for the following week.

Assessment: Targeted questions throughout the day. If formal accreditation is requested learners will submit their learner file.

Certificate: CPD certificate on the day. If formal accreditation is requested the certificates take approx. 1 – 2 weeks.

Recognition: You can choose between CPD certified or a formally recognised accreditation (Formal accreditation incurs an additional cost of £20 pp)

Payment: Contact us to arrange your training day and payment

Learning outcomes

Course code: AF6/2/MR/004       Level: 2           Credits: 1

1. Understand the purpose of minutes.

2. Understand skills needed to take minutes

3. Understand the relationship between the minute taker and other members of an organisation.

4. Understand potential difficulties of taking minutes.

5. Know techniques for taking minutes.

6. Know how to produce minutes.

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Taking minutes

E-learning has revolutionised how individuals (personally and in business) learn. There are a number of reasons why people gravitate towards e-learning programs, including:

  • Immediate access, no waiting times (on-demand availability)
  • Anytime, anywhere mobile learning – desktop, laptop or tablet (mobility)
  • Self-paced, interactive and more engaging learning (learner perspective)
  • Less disruptive delivery (in contrast to classroom)
  • Cost-effectiveness (particularly when reaching out to a large audience)
  • Consistency of message and easy updating of content
  • Easy tracking of learner progress and completion (business perspective)
  • Lower carbon footprint.

Click here to see our CPD certification for this course.

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