One-Day Minute Taking Course
At Pitman Training London Holborn.


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Minute Taking Course – 1 Day Seminar

“My Pitman skills saved the day!”

Go beyond the basics of meetings and be more effective at minute taking and attend Pitman Training’s one day Meetings and Minute Taking course in London.

Who Should Take This Minute Taking Course?

If you need to gain top minute taking skills fast, and need to be more proficient at organising and managing meetings, this is the minute taking course for you.

It’s suited for those in the secretarial or journalism profession who are short of time, and prefer learning in a classroom based environment.

Taking minutes and organising meetings forms part of the everyday secretarial job description, and is seen as a core skill for secretaries, PA’s, EA’s and office managers.

If you prefer to learn how to take minutes in your own time, why not try our self-paced Minute Taking Course, which you can study in our training centres or from home.

Course Content

During this one day Meetings and Minute Taking Course, students will learn:

  • The key elements of taking a successful meeting
  • Formulation of agendas; informal agendas; formal agendas; sample chairperson’s agenda
  • The meeting: purpose of meetings; the role and responsibilities of the minute taker; preparation and procedures; different types of meeting
  • How to work with the Chairperson
  • Drafting and writing effective minutes; follow up actions; electronic meetings; developing a personal action plan

How To Book

The price of the course is £345.05, which includes a handy workbook, certificate of attendance and lunch on the day.

  • Individuals – If you’re booking for yourself, just call us with your payment details and we’ll confirm your place there and then.
  • Corporates – If your employer is paying for you, phone or email us and we’ll get the booking form over to you immediately. Don’t forget – if you want to train 3 or more of your team you will qualify for our corporate group discounts! We can also arrange in-house training for groups of 6 or more, at your premises or ours.

This is one of our most popular seminars, and fills up fast, so don’t delay getting in touch.

Download booking form and terms and conditions here.

Other Secretarial Seminars

All seminars take place in London’s Holborn:


“Hilary kept my attention for the whole day with her style of teaching. Which was great as I have a short attention span”
Daisy Mannering, May 2015

“Brilliantly delivered! Everything was relevant and helpful.”
Sophie White, Deutsche Hypo, April 2015

“A great day and great teacher. The course was very much enjoyed”
Lois Hayes, Prudential, January 2015

“Excellent Trainer- lots of useful hints and tips”
Wendy Burzak, AXA PPP, April 2015

“I still gained plenty from the course even though I’m reasonably experienced”
Gillian Beaton, AXA PPP April 2015

“Hilary made a dull subject matter come to life.”
Nicole Prince,English Heritage January 2015

“I liked how the trainer broke taking minutes down step by step”
Samantha Francis, January 2015

“I felt great advice was given and there were tips that will be helpful. The small group size made it a more personal experience too.”
Grace Mills, Sarah Clark – November 2014

“I just wanted to let you know that the course went really well and the feedback from all who attended was excellent. Hilary is a brilliant trainer and pitched the course just right. We all thoroughly enjoyed the day and picked up lots of useful tips. So thank you for helping in arranging this for us.”
Sharon Dearden, AXA PPP Healthcare

“Thank you! I feel so much more confident on my approach to Minute Taking – it usually fills me with the fear of God!”
Sarah Barrow

“Hilary made the day fun and this helped to concentrate on the content provided – I would recommend this seminar to my friends!”
Carly Craen, June 2014

“Hilary interacted with the class and told interesting stories to help us remember her points! Thank you Hilary!”
Fenella Edwards, June 2014

“Very informative and gave me loads of new ideas on how to structure my minute taking with hints and tips to make it an easier process.”
Kim Rogers, July 2014

“I really liked how the course flowed through the day. Hilary was knowledgeable, approachable and explained everything really well throughout. I really enjoyed this seminar!”
Linoa T. Marianina, July 2014

“On Wednesday 19th June 2013, I attended the ‘Meetings and Minutes Seminar’, at Pitman Training in Holborn.

This is just a small note to say a BIG “Thank you” for such a great training session. Hilary is a wonderful trainer – very clear and concise with a great personality. The scenarios she demonstrated during the session was very useful and helped tremendously.

I will definitely recommend yourselves to fellow colleagues, family and friends should they query (in my presence) any courses they are interested in.”
Marcia Harper

“I liked the fact that the Minute Taking course covered so much information in one day at a good pace that didn’t leave you feeling overwhelmed. I know feel much more confident about handling the admin side of meetings. I learn new skills to help me stay focused and in control including action note sheets and using pre-prepared note sheets for agenda items. The trainer Hilary was brilliant – knowledgeable, friendly and engaging.”
Sarah Lees, August 2013

Meet the Trainer

Minute Taking Course

Hilary Dooley is always a popular figure amongst our delegates, and alongside this Meetings and Minute Taking Seminar, she also runs two of our best selling one day seminars, Executive PA, and the Professional Receptionist.

She has worked with Pitman Training for over 14 years, delivering her various seminars to students and corporate clients.

Alongside this, she has an extensive background in business management, in particular training groups of managers who require development of their businesses in a Customer Service environment.

Her love of PA training finally convinced her to start her own training company, and she now works with various clients in the UK, namely Scotland Yard, NHS, Rowntrees, Deutch Bank, and further afield with Hogan-Lovells in Belgium and Global Investment House in Kuwait.

For more information about larger group seminars and bespoke PA and management training with Hilary, please contact us.