Beginner PowerPoint Core Level 1

This beginner level course will leave you feeling confident in using the essential features of PowerPoint 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.

This course is currently only available online, delivered through an interactive webinar in GoToTraining. See below for the course outline and upcoming dates. Alternatively, please see our PowerPoint Core Level 1 Bitesize Live Online Learning page for details of our interactive 90-minute webinars that cover specific sessions.

Course Overview

  • Standard Price

    £225*
  • Public Sector Price

    £180*
  • Charity Price

    £150*
  • *per person, excluding VAT
  • Duration

    0.75 day
  • Class size

    8 approx.
  • Requirements

    You will need to be confident in a Windows environment and be able to save and locate documents. Our Interactive Live Online courses are delivered via GoToTraining. Learners can download the free app or join from a web browser.

Course Overview

Currently all of our classroom sessions have been suspended until we receive further government guidance. We have converted this classroom course into an interactive webinar delivered via GoToTraining.

We have had to adjust the course content slightly so it can be delivered online — please see below for the updated course outline.

 

This is a full-day course consisting of three 90-minute live online sessions with independent work and breaks inbetween. Please ensure you block out the whole day in your diary to get the most impact from your learning.

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.

Course timetable

Session One: Setting up a basic presentation

If you want to create a basic presentation with slides, add text and speaker’s notes for each slide, then this session can help you. You will also learn how to move around your presentation using some of the different views.

  • What is PowerPoint used for
  • Creating a new presentation
  • Adding text to slides
  • Adding used slides
  • Moving around- slide sorter view
  • Adding speaker’s notes.

Session Two: Modify the design

You can change the look of your slides using a standard Master Slide, for example, change a bullet list, logo or colour on the Master Slide and it will appear on all the slides in the presentation.

  • Master Slides
  • Design Themes - changing the colour scheme and background, formatting text, changing the bullets
  • Printing

Session Three: Images & screen show

This session will show you how to add images and SmartArt to your slide. You will also learn to run your presentation whilst adding appropriate animation and pleasing transitions.

  • Inserting pictures - Using pictures toolbar
  • SmartArt
  • Slide show view
  • Slide transition
  • Animation effects

Please note: The Trainer will prioritise content according to the needs and pace of the group, so there may be topics which are left to the end which will be covered if there is time.

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.

Course Timetable

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

Which PowerPoint course is right for you?

Making sure you’ve booked the right course isn’t always easy.

Luckily we have a handy survey to help you decide.

And if you’re still unsure, call our friendly team on 020 7375 7300 and we’ll help you work out what you need.

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Group Learning Events

If you have three or more learners, a private group course could be cheaper.

We can tailor the content to your team, and host the training remotely, at your workplace or here at Happy's HQ in Aldgate, Central London.

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Ebe is a fantastic trainer, very patient. I really liked his teaching style which was easy to understand and supportive. I didn't once feel like an IT Idiot. Since completing the training I have prepared two presentations. Both looked really great. My confidence is growing

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The Small Print

For Live Online Interactive Learning sessions (webinars)

The course will run remotely for a full day consisting of three 90-minute live online sessions with independent work in between. 

All learners will need to either install GoToTraining on their machines or use the Web App in a browser (either Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge are supported). Full technical requirements are on the GoTo websiteYour link will be included in your joining instructions once you have booked your place — if you haven't received this email then please contact our team.

Learners should log into the training session 10 minutes before the start time to ensure that they have downloaded and set up GoTo correctly. The course will start precisely on time and it may not be possible to go back over material missed by late arrivals.

Your active participation is expected: everyone will be heard and seen throughout, just as they would be if we were in a room together. To be heard, hear and seen you will need a microphone, speakers and camera – if you have a modern laptop that’s all you will need. Remember, you’ll need a quiet place to call from and a decent internet connection is a must.

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

For classroom sessions

The course will run from 10am to 4:45pm (lunch is served 1pm to 1:45pm — we offer a choice of 3 cold bowl dishes). 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.

We have made our training centre as safe as possible and will be limiting these sessions to just 4 people to ensure that social distancing can take place. You can learn more about what measures we have put in place on our Terms and Conditions page. We may need to cancel these dates if government advice changes or if there is not enough demand — in these instances we will host the session online, with the same date and timings.

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

The happy Guarantee

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 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.

Coronavirus Update

Due to current government guidelines we have temporarily closed our training centre in London. All of our staff are now working remotely, and all classroom training has been postponed while we await further guidance.

We have a fantastic range of interactive webinars delivered by our experienced facilitators, Live Online Learning. We offer both shorter, 1.5-2 hour sessions that focus on a particular skill, as well as full-day sessions. You can see details of our online public programmes for our IT Skills here and our Leadership and Personal Development sessions here. We can also adapt any of our existing classroom sessions into webinar format for you.

For the latest government guidance, please visit the gov.uk website.

We will continue to monitor the situation and will advise all clients if the situation changes.

If you have any questions or concerns, or would like to arrange some online training, our friendly team are available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. You can leave a message on 020 7375 7300 or email us at hello@happy.co.uk.

 

Your post-course support package

  • Included in the price of both online and classroom programmes
  • 2 years of free access to our IT Helpline
  • Unlimited access - call or email our team as often as you need
  • Ask about any content covered on your course

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Did you know...

...we also run a series of presentation skills workshops?

If you know how to use PowerPoint, do you have the skills and confidence to deliver your presentation? Or do you know how to design great looking slides for your presentation that are also effective?

Our two presentation skills courses will help, covering these additional areas to make your PowerPoint presentations really shine!

Engaging PowerPoint Presentations to enable you to create great presentation slides. Find out more

Expert Presentation Skills (2 day) to enable you to present to any audience with confidence. Find out more