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 can be delivered in the classroom or remotely via GoToTraining. Contact us for availability and pricing, or see the PowerPoint Core Level 1 Live Online Learning page for details on our interactive 90-minute webinars that cover specific sessions. 

Course Overview

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

This course can be delivered in the classroom or remotely via GoToTraining. Contact us for availability and pricing, or see our Live Online Learning page for our interactive 90-minute webinars that cover specific sessions. 

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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5 out of 5 stars

I enjoyed the training and as there was only 2 of us in the class it felt like a 1-1 session. Sal was an excellent teacher and understood that we had little knowledge and was very patient and very helpful. I am not over keen on the manual that was bound on one side and not easy to open up the pages and follow. Wire bound would be better.

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The Small Print

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.

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 until 29th May.

We have developed a fantastic range of interactive webinars delivered by our experienced facilitators, Live Online Learning. We understand that for many people this will be the first time that they have worked from home and so we have developed short 1.5-2 hour sessions to help you adjust to this new situation. You can see details of our IT Skills live online learning sessions here and our Personal Development sessions here – or we can adapt any of our classroom training 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

  • 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
  • Included in the price of our training sessions

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