Microsoft PowerPoint: Foundation of Slideshow Presentations
Duration 1 day
Training Points 2.0
Team Professional Development

Everyone knows how to create a PowerPoint presentation, right?  Well erm, you may have used PowerPoint before, but have you used it effectively - probably not!?

In this course, you will learn how to produce slideshow presentations that have visually compelling designs, standardised structure, and consistent formatting.  This will mean that it's far easier to add content without everything going "out of line" (Sound familiar?) - but remember, don't overload your presentations, less is more!

By utilising these design principles you will then be able to build on these techniques to use the more advanced features of Microsoft PowerPoint to produce amazing slideshow presentations. 

The recommended follow-on course to this is Microsoft PowerPoint Advanced Multimedia Enhancements.

Learning Outcomes:

At the completion of this course you should be able to:

  • Create a new presentation and insert text onto a slide and apply basic formatting

  • Work with the slide layout placeholders to ensure consistency throughout your presentation

  • Insert and edit images

  • Create and work with tables and charts

  • View and modify slide masters and themes including downloading the University standard PowerPoint template to control Headers and Footers, positioning, background, and fonts for all slides

  • Use printing features to produce slides, speaker notes, and handouts, etc


This course assumes some knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint.

If you need help with these skills or are worried in any way whether this is the right course for you please book a place on the Supported IT Self-Study course where you can discuss your requirements and choose the courses you need.


Course Leader input, demonstrations, and hands-on practical sessions.



LocationStart DateAll DatesTimesPlaces AvailableBook
Online Course27 May 202127 May 20219:30am - 4:30pm3
01 July 202101 July 20219:30am - 4:30pm18