Minute Taking

One Day Course


This one day minute taking course will ensure that the minutes you take at meetings are clear, accurate and professional.

The course will provide you with all the essential skills you need for minute taking.

By having a clear understanding of the aim of the meeting and the benefit of having minutes, you will learn how to work with the chair, prepare the agenda, record the meeting, understand the salient points, and how to produce clear, well structured, actionable minutes. You need no previous experience to attend this course.

Public Course Dates & Pricing

19th Jul 18 London Bridge £325 + VAT SOLD  OUT
22nd Aug 18 London Bridge £250 + VAT SPECIAL  OFFER
28th Sep 18 London Bridge £325 + VAT RESERVE  NOW
  • Public Courses

    Maximum class size of five (the smallest in London) so you get the maximum amount of trainer time possible. You attend with delegates from other companies.

    A great, cost efficient way to learn, discounts are also available for group bookings.

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  • Private Courses

    One to one tuition or a private group with just your colleagues. Your choice of duration, content and location. We can train at one of our centres or onsite with you wherever you are located.

    We offer a free consultation service to help work out every detail and build the perfect course for you.

    Free Consultation

Course Outline

  • Introduction
    • Why have meetings and why take minutes
    • The difference minutes can make
    • Why minutes must be clear and accurate

    Becoming a minute-taker
    • What is the role of a minute taker?
    • Skills required by a minute taker
    • The tasks of the effective minute taker

    Preparation before a meeting
    • The role of the chair and how to work with your chair
    • Discussing the meeting with the chair before it starts
    • Understanding the aim of the meeting
    • Preparing the agenda

    The meeting
    • Effective listening and understanding
    • Analysing what is being said
    • Taking notes and deciding what to record
    • Impartial recording of the meeting and points made
    • Identifying individual contributors
    • Maintaining your concentration throughout the meeting
  • Writing up the minutes
    • The difference between informal and formal minutes
    • Choosing which style is appropriate for a meeting
    • Transcribing your notes
    • How much details to include
    • Structuring the minutes
    • Writing in a clear, concise style of English
    • Good use of grammar and language
    • When to use jargon and abbreviations
    • Formatting the minutes in an easy to read and digest layout

    Editing the minutes
    • Assessing the minutes - what are they trying to achieve
    • Ensuring the minutes are actionable
    • Getting input from other attendees
    • Distributing the minutes

    Questions and answers

Who Are We?

LCMJ is the UK's leading writing and journalism training provider.

Our courses are aimed at business people and writers who need to develop their writing skills to communicate clearly and effectively.

London Bridge Centre

Unit 5,
Suffolk House,
127-129 Great Suffolk Street,


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Why Choose Us?

  • We know training inside out. We can advise you on all the options to make sure you get the best possible course.

  • Tell us you need to cancel 5 working days before your course and there’s no charge. Great for your peace of mind.

  • The smallest class size in the industry. More one on one time with the trainer and a less intimidating group size.

  • We provide a lovely onsite lunch so you can relax. We won't send you out to the shops with a voucher.

General Medical Council
21st Jan

Fitted my requirements & objectives. .

Army Families Federation
3rd Dec

The most beneficial part was learning the process of CV writing and SMART objectives because I can take this away with me to improve my skills.

Beauchamps School
4th Nov

Very informative, lovely friendly staff, delicious food. Thoroughly enjoyed it and have learnt a lot.

Ardagh Group
4th Nov

Very useful and practical course with information that I can put into practice right away.

Elliott Thomas Ltd
3rd Nov

Excellent all round experience.

3rd Nov

Tips for creative writing, new exercises and challenges to practice - really enjoyed myself.