PowerPoint 2013/2016 Core Level 2

This course is for anyone who has used PowerPoint before to create and alter simple presentations and would now like to develop their skills in order to create more dynamic presentations. By the end of the course, you will be confident in using PowerPoint to create professional looking presentations using master slides for consistency and adding different multimedia such as Youtube videos.

Course Dates:

28th Oct 2016 (spaces available)

8th Dec 2016 (spaces available)

9th Jan 2017 (spaces available)

13th Feb 2017 (spaces available)

20th Mar 2017 (spaces available)

26th Apr 2017 (spaces available)

30th May 2017 (spaces available)

Course Length: 1 day

Course Costs:

Standard Price: £250 (+VAT)

Public Sector: £200 (+VAT)

Charity: £160 (+VAT)

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Course Location

Happy, Alie Street – view map & directions

Course Requirements

Delegates must have used PowerPoint before and be familiar with creating and printing a basic presentation, adding and editing text, applying a design template to the existing presentation. This course is suitable for users of PowerPoint 2013 and 2016.

What You Will Learn

In particular you will be able to:

  • Create a visually exciting and stimulating PowerPoint presentation for your audience.
  • Make global changes to your presentation using master slides.
  • Create your own layouts to speed up the creation of presentations.
  • Apply corporate colours and logos to your slides.
  • Apply custom animation, including animating SmartArt and Charts.
  • Use hyperlinks and hot spots to make your presentations interactive.
  • Insert or link to video or audio clips, and decide which suits your needs best.
  • Embed videos or YouTube clips in your presentation.
  • Alter the way your sound and video plays back – including trimming, bookmarking, looping and splitting clips across slides.
  • Troubleshoot when the clip doesn’t work in your presentation or with your computer set up.  Look at compatibility across versions of PowerPoint.  Possible fixes for poor playback quality.
  • Set up Custom Shows so that one presentation can be adjusted and used for multiple audiences.
  • Use Presenter View to stay ahead of your audience.
  • Turn your presentation into a movie which can be sent and played independently of PowerPoint.
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Session 1

Themes; Master slides; changing colour schemes and creating new layouts; Saving your design theme to the gallery; Create a template from your presentation.

Session 2

Adding Images, Sound & Video to your presentation,; Embedding a YouTube video; Embedding a video from file; controlling playback options; trimming video.

Session 3

Custom Animation; Animating charts and Smart Art; Hyperlinks; Hot spots

Session 4

Preparing for your presentation; Custom show; Presenter View, Record your show; creating a video from your presentation.


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.

Your Course Trainers

Darren Andrews

Darren Andrews

Darren manages the IT helpline, as well as training almost every IT course on the Happy computers programme. He has been with Happy for nearly 9 years.

Ed Lepre

Ed Lepre

Ed has been an IT trainer with Happy for nearly 11 years. His favourite package is Excel - which he trains to advanced level. He is also the new IT Helpline Manager (when he's not training).

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.