PowerPoint 2013/2016 Core Level 1

By the end of the course, you will be confident in using the essential features of PowerPoint 2013 and 2016 to create and alter simple Presentation Slides. This course is for anyone who has never used PowerPoint before (or any other graphics package).

Course Dates:

15th Jun 2017 (spaces available)

Course Length: 1 day

Course Costs:

Standard Price: £250 (+VAT)

Charity: £160 (+VAT)

Public Sector: £200 (+VAT)

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Course Location

Happy, Alie Street – view map & directions

Course Requirements

Delegates must be confident in using Windows and a mouse. This course is for users of PowerPoint 2013 and 2016.

This course is designed for PC users of Powerpoint 2013 and 2016. It is also available for users of PowerPoint 2007/2010 – please ensure you attend the course that is appropriate for your version.

What You Will Learn

In particular you will be able to:

  • Create and save a new presentation.
  • View your presentation in different ways.
  • View the master slide and make changes that are reflected throughout the entire presentation.
  • Change the background colour and colour scheme for an existing template.
  • Add pictures to your presentation.
  • Use the drawing tools to add shapes or to create your own pictures.
  • Enhance your presentation by adding special effects to your slides, text and pictures.
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Session 1

What is PowerPoint, Creating a New Presentation, Understanding normal view, Adding text to slides, Adding new slides, Moving around, Outline View, Adding Speaker’s notes.

Session 2

Slide Sorter View, Design Templates, Changing the Colour Scheme and Background, Master Slides, Formatting Text, Changing the Bullets, Page Setup, Printing.

Session 3

Inserting ClipArt, Using the ClipArt Toolbar, Drawing on your Slides, Using WordArt.

Session 4

Slide Show View, Slide Transition, Animation Effects.


The course will run from 10am to 4:45pm (light cold buffet 1pm to 1:45pm). Please be careful to arrive by 9.45am for registration and refreshments. The course will start precisely on time and it may not be possible to go back over material missed by late arrivals. If you arrive over 30 minutes late you may be asked to leave and attend another day.

Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions before booking for our payment terms and cancellation policy.

Your Course Trainers

Ed Lepre

Ed Lepre

Ed is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and has worked at Happy for over 12 years. Although he trains the full suite of MS Office and non-Office packages at all levels, his favourite package is Excel. A previous winner of the prestigious Learning and Performance Institute's 'Learning Professional of the Year' award, as well as other training accolades, he is also the IT Helpline Manager.

Rachael Worral

Rachael Worral

Rachael is the Happy Computers Product Development Manager, as well as being our lead IT trainer. She is responsible for making sure all our courses are of the highest quality.

Sal Agoro

Sal Agoro

Sal trains most MS Office packages. Her real love is in transferring knowledge by making her training sessions fun and more impactful. She is Happy’s Outlook Champion and ensures Outlook courses and training material are updated regularly with new features. Sal has been at happy for almost 2 years.