Minute Taking

Level 5 by ABC Awards | Tutor Support & Exam included | 90 CPD Credits | Free COVID-19 Course & Letter of Completion

Brentwood Open learning College


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Offer ends 08 December 2020
Study method
Online, self-paced
330 hours
No formal qualification
90 CPD hours / points
Endorsed by ABC Awards
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Minute Taking

Diploma of achievement in Minute Taking Level 5. Additional CPD Accredited Minute Taking Certificate with 90 CPD points available without extra study. The course comes with easy to understand e-learning study materials.

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Minute Taking

This exclusive course introduces the purpose of meeting minutes, how to create a viable template for meeting minutes and an overview of the different types of meeting minutes. Learn how to improve your listening skills, develop critical thinking skills and take your confidence at work to an entirely higher level. Whether pursuing promotion with an existing employer or setting your sights on something new, this exclusive Level 5 Minute Taking Course could help you take that next big step!


Endorsed by ABC Awards


90 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Standards Office

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Minute Taking

When studying for an advanced Minute Taking Diploma with CPD, every learner benefits from:

  1. The flexibility to study in your own time at a pace that suits you, with absolutely no time restrictions or deadlines to worry about.
  2. Comprehensive access to our exclusive digital learning platform on a 24/7 basis from anywhere with an Internet connection.
  3. Ongoing support from our exclusive team of experienced tutors and professionals, to help you get the most from your learning experience.
  4. The opportunity to take your CV and career prospects to an altogether higher level with an internationally-recognised qualification.
  5. Inclusion of all essential study materials, digital textbooks and documentation for unbeatable value for money.

Learning Objectives

This outstanding Minute taking Level 5 has been designed for those looking to enhance existing careers, or take their first steps into supervisory positions. Standing out from the crowd as a prime candidate for a leadership position means demonstrating potential and commitment in equally high measures. The content of this course helps lay the strongest foundation upon which to build a fulfilling career for life. By familiarizing learners with the specific skills, competencies and managerial concepts it takes to perform as an effective leader, every candidate is given the opportunity to take their career to the highest possible level.

Over the course of 09 intensive modules, candidates are provided with a comprehensive overview of contemporary management roles, responsibilities and associated challenges. Course content introduces the traits and characteristics of an effective leader, along with the importance of continuous improvement, advanced time management skills, conflict-resolution and workload-balancing. A fundamental introduction to corporate risk management and project management is also included in this insightful Minute Taking Diploma.

Ultimately, successful candidates will benefit from the specialist knowledge and insights required to pursue high-level supervisory and management positions in any contemporary sector.

Just a few of the industry-specific skills, talents and knowledge learners pick up along the way include:

Minute Taking - Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the importance of minute-taking and understand how OneNote can make the process more efficient, organized, and reliable.
  • Develop key minute-taking skills, including listening skills, critical thinking, and organization and be able to apply these during and after meetings to produce excellent meeting minutes with OneNote and other tools.
  • Be able to remedy many of the complaints that beset Minute-Takers both through best practices and through use of the OneNote software.
  • Be able to write minutes that are suitable for formal meetings, semi-formal meetings, and action minutes using the templates provided in the example Minute-Taker notebook (or their own customized templates).
  • Be an efficient Minute-Taker with OneNote in any type of meeting.
  • Be able to prepare and maintain a minute book.

Minute Taking Course Syllabus

UNIT 1 - The Role Of A Minute Taker

This module covers the following key topics:

  • The Role of a Minute Taker
  • The Skills of a Minute-Taker
  • Meeting Agreements

UNIT 2 - Minutes Styles & Recording Information

This module covers the following key topics:

  • Choosing a Style
  • What Do I Record?
  • Recording Information with OneNote
  • Organizing Data During the Meeting
  • Using Templates for Meeting Minutes

UNIT 3 - Techniques For Preparing Minutes

This module covers the following key topics:

  • Top Techniques
  • Writing Minutes
  • Editing Minutes
  • Taking Minutes in an Interactive Meeting
  • The Minute Book

UNIT 4 - Developing Active Listening Skills

This module covers the following key topics:

  • The Basics of Active Listening
  • Body Language Basics
  • Attitude is everything
  • The Communication Process
  • Building Relationships
  • Getting Over Listening Roadblocks

UNIT 5 - Developing Organizational Skills

This module covers the following key topics:

  • High Reliability Organizations
  • The Anticipation Principles
  • Resistance to Simplification
  • Sensitivity to Operations
  • The Containment Principles
  • Deference to Expertise
  • Auditing for High Reliability

UNIT 6 - Developing Critical Thinking Skills

This module covers the following key topics:

  • Where Do Other Types of Thinking Fit In?
  • Pitfalls to Reasoned Decision Making
  • The Critical Thinking Process
  • A Critical Thinker’s Skill Set
  • Creating Explanations
  • Critical and Creative Thought Systems

UNIT 7 - Developing Interpersonal Skills

This module covers the following key topics:

  • What are Communication Skills?
  • Getting Better with Communication
  • Probing Techniques

UNIT 8 - Assertiveness And Self Confidence

This module covers the following key topics:

  • What is Self-Esteem?
  • Improving Self-Esteem
  • Building Self-Esteem
  • Increasing our Self-Esteem
  • Esteemed Confidence
  • The Power of Thought

UNIT 9 - Understanding Workplace Meetings

This module covers the following key topics:

  • Scheduling Meetings
  • Meeting Agendas
  • Corporate Minutes
  • Preparing Conference Materials

Who is this course for?

Minute Taking

Our fully-endorsed Diploma in Minute Taking provides invaluable teachings for first-time job-seekers and existing members of the workforce alike. Whether looking to fast-track your progress up the career ladder, secure your first professional position or simply take your existing managerial competencies a step further, an internationally-recognized qualification could make all the difference.

With a committed support of oxford Home Study College, the leadership career of your dreams could be right at your fingertips!

We take pride in offering the most accessible and flexible distance learning programmes on the web, open to ambitious candidates on a global basis with guaranteed quality and value for money. Study from home for a recognised qualification in your own time and at your own pace, with the ongoing support of your personally-assigned tutor.

With no specific prior education or experience required, our courses are open to every candidate with the desire to succeed!


Minute Taking

There is no particular entry requirement.

OPTION-I: Endorsed Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards

At the end of the course, learner can claim an endorsed certificate by paying £120 accreditation fee+postal charges.

Certificate of Completion

CPD(soft copy) can be claimed for £15. If you need hard copy of this certificate you will pay £25

OPTION-II: CPD Certificate

Upon successful completion of the course, a fee is payable for a CPD Accredited Diploma in PDF format or hard copy.

CPD Accredited Diploma (PDF format)=£30

CPD Accredited Diploma (Hardcopy)=£95

Postage Charges:

National £9

International £15

Career path

Minute Taking

Advanced minute taking skills could contribute to your career development in almost any business or administrative environment. Individuals with the skills and knowledge needed to take accurate and effective meeting minutes are always in short supply, though are considered invaluable assets by employers and decision makers.

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