Introduction to PowerPoint- PowerPoint level 1

Learn how to produce informative and eye-catching presentations with this Introduction to PowerPoint course.

Introduction to PowerPoint- Course Objectives

This  course is designed to equip the new user with a full understanding of the functions and features of Microsoft PowerPoint.  Users will be taken step-by-step through the process of creating a slideshow and presentation material.  Features covered include text input and editing, use of text proofing tools, creating/editing drawings and importing graphics, creating graphs, setting up a slideshow (with special effects) and printing slides and handouts.


Introduction to PowerPoint- Course Contents

Getting Started

The PowerPoint screen – ribbons, toolbars, scroll bar, menus, viewing modes.

Masters & Templates

Understanding and changing PowerPoint Master slide layouts and selecting/modifying Templates (colour schemes/designs, themes, etc.).

Adding Text

Adding text to a slide, selecting objects and formatting text.


Using bulleted lists in a presentation.

 Drawing Tools/Clipart

Using PowerPoint’s drawing facilities to enhance a slide and adding pre-drawn pictures (ClipArt).


Creating and modifying graphs (charts) to illustrate data.

Text Editing

Improving the appearance of text in a slide and use of Microsoft’s ‘WordArt’ feature.


Using spell check and find and replace facilities.

Slide Shows / Printing

Setting up a slide show with a variety of special effects and examining PowerPoint’s print options.


Introduction to PowerPoint- Course Details

This is a one-day introductory course running from 9:30 am – 4:00 pm. Courses run in Swansea.


To gain the maximum benefit from this course an attendee should have a basic knowledge of Windows and be able to use the mouse.


This course covers material from the standard International Certificate of Digital Literacy (Module 6) and the Microsoft Office Specialist Core PowerPoint syllabus.

What Next? PowerPoint Level 2

Improve your use of PowerPoint by designing custom templates and integrating the package with Word and Excel.

The more you learn, the more you earn

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