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Minute Taking

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 book

This course runs on multiple occasions. Choose the date most appropriate for you.

Select the 'Enrol' button to book on to this course online. Please note: after registering you will be taken to the payment page where you will need to pay for your course.

LengthStart DateDay(s)Time(s)FeesLocationCourse Code
1 day 14/11/2016 Mon 9.30 am - 4.30 pm £175 Cauldwell Street W013S1 Course in progress
1 day 16/05/2017 Tue 9.30 am - 4.30 pm £175 Cauldwell Street W013S2 Enrol

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Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, problems with English and Maths, are deaf or hearing impaired, or missing the essential skills needed to complete your course, 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.

Accessibility
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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