Advanced PowerPoint in a Day

This fast-paced one-day course is for anyone who has used PowerPoint to create basic slides and wishes to fully master the capabilities of PowerPoint, quickly create slideshows without the faff and control how slides appear. This course is for those who want to be able to quickly and easily create presentations that look well designed, fit the corporate branding and fully utilise animation, sound and video to good effect.

Course Dates:

30th Apr 2019 ( spaces available )

7th May 2019 ( spaces available )

24th May 2019 ( spaces available )

18th Jun 2019 ( spaces available )

30th Jul 2019 ( spaces available )

21st Aug 2019 ( spaces available )

24th Sep 2019 ( spaces available )

23rd Oct 2019 ( spaces available )

25th Nov 2019 ( spaces available )

19th Dec 2019 ( spaces available )

Course Length: 1 Day (9:30 - 17:15)

Course Costs:

Standard Price: £345 (+VAT)

Charity: £230 (+VAT)

Public Sector: £290 (+VAT)

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Course Location

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

Course Requirements

Learners must have used PowerPoint before and be able to create a simple slide-show.

What You Will Learn

After this advanced one-day PowerPoint training course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the elements of a great presentation
  • Create well-designed slides that are simple and effective
  • Avoid the faff and quickly create new presentations that meet your design needs.
  • Create templates that make creation of your presentations easy
  • Create and adjust master slides to control the look of your presentation
  • Integrate slides from other presentations, either keeping the original formatting or applying your style
  • Understand where to find free or low-cost images and be able to manipulate them
  • Use animation to control how slides are displayed
  • Add hyperlinks to allow you, or somebody receiving the slides, to move easily to other slides.
  • Create an automated quiz, using PowerPoint slides
  • Insert and edit sound and video files into your presentation
  • Create a video using PowerPoint, based on a set of slides and a voiceover, which can then be distributed to others.
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Session 1

Creating Great Presentations: Key Principles; Simplicity; Slide Design; Use of Story

Session 2

Slide Control: Creating Templates; Design Themes; Master Slides

Session 3

Integration: Combining slides from different sources

Session 4

Sourcing & Using Images: Free & paid sources; Image Manipulation

Session 5

Animation: Annotation; Hyperlinks; Charts; Creating a Quiz

Session 6

Sound & Video: Insert and edit audio & video. Record a video in PowerPoint.

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The course runs 9:30am to 5:15pm (light cold buffet 1pm to 1:45pm). Please be careful to arrive by 9:15am 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 20 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.

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.