Intermediate PowerPoint Core Level 2

This intermediate level one-day 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.

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 Master Slides Bitesize Live Online Learning page for details of our interactive 90-minute PowerPoint webinar.

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 familiar with creating a PowerPoint presentation, 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

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.

Course timetable

Creating Great Presentations

  • Key Principles
  • Simplicity
  • Slide Design
  • Use of Story

Slide Control

  • Creating Templates
  • Design Themes
  • Master Slides

Integration

  • Combining slides from different sources

Sourcing and Using Images

  • Free & paid sources
  • Image Manipulation

Using Animation

  • Annotation
  • Hyperlinks
  • Charts
  • Creating a Quiz

Sound and Video

  • Insert and edit audio and video
  • Record a video in PowerPoint

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 will you learn

By the end of this advanced level one-day PowerPoint course, 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.

Course timetable

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.

Which PowerPoint course is right for you?

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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

Basic grounding. Patience covering topics. Comfortable in asking questions. Picked up on Master Slides

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PowerPoint Core Level 2 (Online Session)
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Why choose Happy?

  • Award-winning learner-focused approach
  • Small class sizes to give personal one-to-one support
  • Two years of free support after your course
  • Private group options available
  • No quibble money-back guarantee on all courses

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.

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

  • 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 offer a beginner level PowerPoint course, which is perfect if you've never used PowerPoint before or just haven’t used it in a long time?

The one day course covers all the basics including using template master slides, using the drawing tools, and adding special effects. Or if you've looking for something more advanced, Happy has you covered there too.

Beginner PowerPoint Core Level 1 to enable you to use the essential features of PowerPoint to create and alter simple presentation slides. Find out more

Advanced PowerPoint in a Day to enable you to quickly and easily create well-designed presentations, fit the corporate branding and utilise animation, sound and video to good effect. Find out more