Beginners PowerPoint 2013/2016 Core Level 1

This beginner level course will leave you feeling confident in using the essential features of PowerPoint 2013 and 2016 to create and alter simple presentation slides.

It’s perfect if you have never used PowerPoint before, or if you haven’t used PowerPoint in a long time and are feeling a bit rusty.

Course Dates:

29th Apr 2019 ( spaces available )

20th Jun 2019 ( spaces available )

24th Sep 2019 ( spaces available )

4th Dec 2019 ( spaces available )

Course Length: 1 Day

Course Costs:

Standard Price: £300 (+VAT)

Charity: £200 (+VAT)

Public Sector: £250 (+VAT)

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Course Location

Happy HQ, 3rd Floor, 9 Alie Street, London E1 8DE

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

By the end of this beginner one-day PowerPoint course, 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 (hot buffet lunch 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.


We want everyone to go away from our courses feeling as though they have learnt useful, practical skills that they can use straight away when they go back to work.

If you don’t feel that your training has been useful or if you are unhappy in any way, please just get in touch with our Customer Services team within 30 days of the course. We will be happy to offer you additional support and training free of charge to help you to gain the skills you need, or if you’d prefer, a full refund.

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.

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.

Paul Wherly

Paul Wherly

Paul trains on Microsoft products both on the Mac and PC platforms including VBA. Paul has trained with Happy since "the dawn of MS-DOS when formulas ruled the earth."

Kristina Kendall

Kristina Kendall

Kristina is an associate IT Trainer, she’s been training for 8 years and working for Happy since 2015. She provides training mainly on Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook. Her favourite package is Excel; she loves to show people shortcuts and quicker ways of working.

Kevin Tarry

Kevin Tarry

Kevin has been an IT Trainer for over 20 years, and is a charismatic and enthusiastic training specialist who brings energy and passion to his training courses. He always looks to engage with his learners with the view to making their learning experience as effective and enjoyable as possible.