Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Foundation

Duration: 1 Day
Costs: Open courses: From £245 + VAT
In-house: Price on application - request a quote >>
Aims: This course is designed to provide attendees with an understanding of PowerPoint. It will benefit anyone wishing to know how to create and modify professional looking presentations.
Objectives: On completion of this course, attendees will be able to create a presentation using templates, insert objects and diagrams. Attendees will also be able to format slides as well as create a slide show with accompanying handouts and speaker notes.
Pre-requisites: Attendees do not need any previous experience of PowerPoint but must have a basic understanding of PC's, including familiarity with a keyboard and mouse.

Course Outline

The PowerPoint Screen

  • The PowerPoint interface
  • How to get help

Create a Basic Presentation

  • Create new presentations
  • Save, close and open
  • Select/alter the slide layout
  • Create title and bullet slides
  • Enter and edit text
  • Format text and bullets
  • Insert media and pictures

Move, Copy and Delete

  • Cut and paste to move text or slides
  • Copy and paste to duplicate text or slides
  • Change the order of slides
  • Delete text, graphics or slides

Slide Appearance

  • Apply background colours/colour schemes
  • Apply design templates
  • Use the master slides

Organisational Charts

  • Create & modify organisational charts

Introduction to Drawing Objects

  • Draw and modify lines/shapes/text boxes
  • Apply 3D and shadow effects

Slide Set Up

  • Size slides for different mediums
  • Change the slide orientation

Prepare for Distribution

  • Add speaker notes
  • Add slide numbers
  • Proof slides


  • Print notes pages and handouts
  • Print all or part of the presentation

Transitions and Animation

  • Add slide transitions
  • Use and change preset animation

Deliver a Presentation

  • Start a slide show
  • Navigate slides during a slide show
  • Hide slides

In-House Training

If you have a number of people in your organisation with the same training need, in-house training programmes are an ideal solution.

We pride ourselves on delivering training that is relevant to your business – ensuring staff see the benefits and how they can save time and work more efficiently.

We can deliver both tailored training sessions or the more traditional Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced levels.

Delivery Methods

Training can be delivered at your offices or we can help to select a suitable venue. We can deliver training in various different ways with the more popular being:

  • Group classroom training
  • 1-to-1 training sessions to address individual needs
  • Webinars/Online training

Laptop Hire

Laptop hire is available for most of our courses. We provide PC laptops with the appropriate software pre-loaded as well as projectors, mice and power extension leads.

Pre-Course Skills Assessments

Our focus is always on providing the most relevant training for each client. Before any course we offer pre-course assessments in order for us to ascertain your exact requirements, so you don't waste any time or money on training that isn't right for you and your business.

Course Materials

We provide electronic step by step training reference manuals and issue attendance certificates on completion of the training. That way once we finish, you'll still have everything you've learned at your fingertips.

Post Training Support

In order to make sure you get the best service and expertise from TrainingU, we offer unlimited lifetime post training support giving you peace of mind, should you need help with anything.

Open Course Dates

Dates Venue Offer Prices  
23 January 2018 St Albans  £175 £245 Book
10 April 2018 St Albans   £245 Book
10 July 2018 St Albans   £245 Book
11 October 2018 St Albans  £195 £245 Book

We offer with all our public scheduled courses:

  • Free pre-course skills assessment
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Course reference guide
  • Attendance certificate
  • Lifetime post training support
  • Small groups of up to 8 people

Courses start at 9:30am and finish at 4:30pm