Certificate in Minute Taking

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Certificate in Minute Taking

Taking Minutes of a Meeting

Looking for an accessible yet effective minute taking course you can take in your spare time?  Exclusive to eLearning College, this endorsed meeting minutes course is now open for enrolment.  Master the art of taking minutes of a meeting in your own time, with the freedom to study at a pace that suits your current commitments.  From secretaries to administrative assistants to managers and board members, this exclusive certificate in minute taking comes highly recommended to anyone who regularly takes part in workplace meetings. Along with the intricacies of taking minutes effectively and efficiently, this course also examines the importance of organisational and communication skills.

Good minute taking skills help ensure that all relevant information is captured and organised in a clear and concise manner, which can be used for reference and follow-up actions. This helps improve the efficiency and productivity of meetings and enhances communication and collaboration within an organisation.  This intermediate certificate course examines the roles and responsibilities of the minutes taker, along with techniques for preparing minutes, how to develop active listening skills, the importance of critical thinking skills, interpersonal skills in a workplace setting, and a look at the functions and logistics of workplace meetings.  Whether eLearning to take minutes for the first time or simply looking to brush up on your existing skills, this certificate in minute taking comes highly recommended.  Enrol online, or contact the admissions 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 


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 3
Study Method Online
Course Duration 6 Month(s)
Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements.

Start Date Ongoing
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Student Feedback


Damilola Daniella Bank-Aluko

3 months ago

It is easy to understand and it taught in a relatable simple way. Thank you for the opportunity



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