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  • Accredited in: UK
  • Accredited by: ABC Awards
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  • Course delivery: This course is delivered in presentation format

Course details

Minute Taking
Diploma of achievement in Minute Taking Level 5. Additional CPD Accredited Minute Taking Certificate with 90 CPD points available without extra study.
Take your office admin and business support skills to the next level, with this advanced Minute Taking Course. Learn how to capture and record appropriate information to meet the requirements of the business, building the skills and knowledge needed to perform a key administrative role. 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!


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
Updated on 19 October, 2021

Eligibility / Requirements

Minute Taking
There is no particular entry requirement.
Option 1
Minute Taking Diploma QLS Level 5 endorsed by Quality Licence Scheme
Certificate Fee: £120 + postal charges
Option 2
Minute Taking Diploma issued by CPD
PDF Certificate - FREE
Hard copy - £25 + postal charges
Option 3
CPD Accredited Certificate
(PDF format)=£30
(Hard copy)=£95 + postal charges
*Postage Charges: National £9, International £15

About Brentwood Open Learning College

Brentwood Open Learning College is UK's leading online and distance learning platform. We specialise in online learning and correspondence courses.
Where ever you are in the world you can choose from our accredited courses. Our aim is to make skills affordable and accessible for people from all walks of life. We provide a platform where you can polish your potentials by getting all the necessary skills, training and education you need for your successful life.
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