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Minute Taking

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The role of a 'Minute Secretary' is pivotal to ensuring that a meeting runs smoothly. This course has been designed to help those who take minutes produce quality minutes/notes from a meeting. Delegates will learn the skills and knowledge needed to effectively carry out the behind-the-scenes activities, support the chairperson, and ensure that all meetings deliver their objectives in a timely and efficient manner. This course will enable you to gain a clear understanding of the minute taker's role, ensure you produce quality notes, and learn to support the chairperson to ensure meeting deliver their objectives.

Entry requirements

This course is suitable for anyone required to take factual records of meetings.

Course content

During the course you will cover topics including:

  • Meeting structure and purpose
  • Responsibilities, duties and skills
  • Meeting structure
  • Setting standards
  • Listening techniques
  • Recording techniques
  • Support colleagues
  • Personal participation

Assessment methods

There is no formal assessment for this course. On successful completion you will acquire a Bedford College attendance certificate.

Additional information

Lunch is included in the course fee.

Course Information & How to Apply

Please call our Customer Contact team on 01234 291000 to book onto this course. Alternatively you can visit our Customer Contact team at our Cauldwell Street campus. View our opening hours.

LengthStart DateDay(s)Time(s)FeesLocationCourse Code
1 day 08/02/2019 Fri 9.30 am - 4.30 pm £175 The Park Inn W013S1 Course in progress


Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.  Find out more.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
At Bedford College, we are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.  Find out more.

We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.
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