Note-Able Notetakers

Professional notetaking training


Kingston Online Course, June 2018 and Belfast, March 2018

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About Note-Able Notetakers

Who are we?

Knowledgeable, experienced, friendly and accessible team.

What do we stand for?

Quality, integrity, ethical principles and professional values, equality of access to excellent notetaking services.

What are we offering?

Training to a professional standard, flexibility, tailored courses, recognised qualification.

Where are we going?

We are delighted to announce a national delivery programme for OCN Level 3 accredited notetaker training for Electronic or Manual notetakers. Attached is our application pack, which includes details of how to apply and explanatory notes.

"We are making some changes to our Notetaking course and moving it online!" This means it can be more affordable and flexible to your schedule. From 13th July 2018 you can sign up on our website to take the course at a time suitable to you and it will take from as little as 12 weeks to get your certificate. To find out more, download the Application and Information Packs.

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Qualified Teacher-Coordinators

Michael and Paul are PGCE qualified teacher-coordinators. Until the closure of City Lit’s OCNL Notetaking programme in 2014, they planned, delivered and assessed OCNL accredited notetaking certificates: ‘Notetaking for Students with Disabilities in Higher Education’ and ‘Electronic Notetaking for Disabled People’.

In their additional capacity as Quality Standards, Notetaking, Michael and Paul monitored and supported professional development amongst notetakers employed by City Lit’s Deaf and Disabled Support service.

It is our experience that the text-based support requirements of service users are best met through the provision of trained, qualified professionals. We provide OCNL accredited notetaker training for individuals and institutions.

Our team

picture of Michael PeartMichael Peart (BSc Hons, MA, PGCE) is an OCNL qualified manual notetaker with 17 years’ notetaking experience in further, higher and adult education. Michael holds Level 6 (Signature) in British Sign Language and is aiming for his TSLI.

picture of Paul ClarkPaul Clark (BA, MA, PGCE) ) is an OCNL qualified manual notetaker with 26 years’ experience working in further, higher and adult education. Paul holds Level 1 (Signature) in British Sign Language.

Our Courses

We offer two online courses at Level Three accredited by the Open College Network(OCN), London:

Electronic Notetaking to Support Deaf and Disabled People.

Manual Notetaking to Support Deaf and Disabled People.

Both of these certificates are recognised by DSA-QAG for the purposes of supporting deaf and disabled people in higher education and qualify as "specialist notetaker".

To download an Application Form and Information pack please click the buttons below:

If you want to register please contact us

Electronic Notetaking to Support Deaf and Disable People - Accredited by OCN London

Do you have a typing speed around 50wpm, a good command of English, I.T. skills, and confidence? Why not train to become an Electronic Notetaker? Electronic Notetakers support equal access to learning, employment and services, providing reliable notes for a wide range of clients.

The former Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, now Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, recently published guidance requiring notetakers providing support to people with disabilities have formal notetaking qualifications.

Trained note takers are in short supply and the new guidance will certainly increase demand for trained notetakers.

Earnings are variable; qualified Electronic notetakers can earn up to £30

Our training equips you with the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to get started in a challenging and rewarding role. Learning with our experienced tutors in a friendly, supportive environment, you will be working towards a recognised professional qualification.

Accredited at Level Three by the Open College Network, London.

To read the course outline

This course is delivered in partnership with Note-able Notetakers Limited and Supported by Clarion.logo of clarion

Manual Notetaking to Support Deaf and Disable People
Accredited by OCN London

Discover the principles of notetaking. Learn about a variety of disabilities, and acquire techniques to improve your notetaking to support disabled students in education and work.

Accredited at Level Three by the Open College Network, London.

To read the course outline

"In addition to the above certificated courses we offer workshops and training opportunities with institutions for the purposes of CPD and introduction to notetaking"


To get in touch with us please email us or call us.

079 82656446 (Paul)

077 14232754 (Michael)

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