Diploma in Minute Taking

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Diploma in Minute Taking

Online Minute Taking Course

Sign up with eLearning College today, for the chance to take part in this free online minute taking course.  Now open for enrolment, this endorsed diploma-level minute taking course is suitable for newcomers and experienced learners alike.  Study the intricacies and technicalities of writing minutes of a meeting, building the skills and confidence you need to become a more capable minute-taker.  Along with how to take minutes during meetings more accurately and efficiently, this course also examines a broad range of essential organisational skills of universal relevance. Our self-paced online study programs are suitable for even the busiest learners, with no deadlines imposed and no time restrictions to worry about. 

This advanced online minute-taking course takes place over a series of nine modules, which conclude with online assessments in multiple choice format.  Topics and knowledge areas examined include the roles and responsibilities of minute takers, techniques for recording information, how to prepare and present minutes, the importance of active listening skills, how to develop critical thinking skills, a look at interpersonal skills, and the role of self confidence in taking minutes. All of our courses are offered 100% free of charge, and we include all essential study aids and learning resources as standard.  Enrol online and start your minute-taking course today, or contact a member of the team at eLearning College anytime for more information.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course the learner will be able to:

  • 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.
  • Define active listening and its key components 
  • Identify ways to become a better listener 
  • Use body language to reflect a positive listening attitude 
  • Understand the difference between sympathy and empathy, and when each is appropriate
  • Define the characteristics of a high reliability organization 
  • Define key concepts required for high reliability, including mindfulness and expectations
  • Describe the five principles governing high reliability organizations: preoccupation with failure, resistance to simplification, sensitivity to operations, commitment to resilience, and deference to expertise 
  • Audit activities at all stages to assess the business’ reliability
  • Define critical and non-critical thinking 
  • Identify your critical thinking style(s), including areas of strength and improvement 
  • Describe other thinking styles, including left/right brain thinking and whole- brain thinking
  • Explore various communication skills.
  • Recognize that you have worth and are worthy of happiness 
  • Develop techniques for eliminating unhealthy thought patterns and replacing them with supportive patterns 
  • Learn how to turn negative thoughts into positive thoughts
  • Understand the value of meetings as a management tool 
  • Recognize the critical planning step that makes meeting time more effective 
  • Identify process tools that can help create an open and safe forum for discussion 
  • Develop and practice techniques for handling counterproductive behaviors


At eLearning College, our exclusive elearning programs can be taken from any location, and are offered 100% free of charge.  It costs nothing to enrol, and we include all essential learning resources and study aids as standard.

Our self-paced courses are ideal for anyone looking to build the knowledge and skills needed to improve their career prospects.  Upon completion of your free online course, you will have the opportunity to request one of the following certificates as proof of your new skills:

  1. An official Course Completion Certificate from eLearning College
  2. A CPD Accredited Certificate to boost your CPD profile
  3. An Endorsed Certificate issued by the Quality Licence Scheme

A certificate confirming the successful completion of your course could be just the thing to boost your CV, giving you an edge over rival candidates.  A small fee is payable for each of these certificates, for which more information can be found on our pricing page

However, there is no obligation to claim any of these certificates, and there is nothing to pay to take part in any of our online programs.

For more information on our free online courses or to learn more about the three certificate options above, contact a member of the team at eLearning College today.

Course Info
Course Level Level 5
Study Method Online
Course Duration 12 Month(s)
Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements.

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