Microsoft Powerpoint training
Microsoft PowerPoint training

1 day
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Key details

Key details

Microsoft PowerPoint is the dominant slide presentation application, with a worldwide market share estimated at 95%.

Armada offers PowerPoint training to users at all levels:

Microsoft PowerPoint training is arranged on-request, i.e. one-to-one training or a ‘closed course’ for your group. We can provide your training in-class at one of our centres, at your venue, or online.

Your training can be tailored to take into account any existing knowledge you have, and the work you’re going to be doing.

You can, for example, build your own PowerPoint course, choosing some introductory-level topics, some advanced, and even topics not listed on our standard syllabuses.

Exercises provide activity-based experience and help build confidence using PowerPoint.

Been furloughed? You can still participate in training without this affecting your furloughed status, as confirmed on gov.uk.

In-class or online

In-class courses are now available to book again. We’re taking comprehensive measures to ensure your health and well-being – fewer people in-class, you won’t sit next to another person, comprehensive cleaning. To read more, see Covid-19 measures.

You can participate in this course online, from your place of work or home, at a discounted price. To read about how this works, see Live online training.

Expert Microsoft PowerPoint trainers

Microsoft PowerPoint training is hosted by highly experienced instructors. See Expert trainers.

Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint training (1 day)

Teaches how to create, edit and format PowerPoint slides. The topics covered include:

  • Components of the PowerPoint ribbon.
  • Formatting text.
  • SmartArt graphics.
  • Modifying objects.
  • Presentation view and printing.
  • Tables, charts and diagrams.

Prerequisites: You should have a working knowledge of Windows. No prior PowerPoint knowledge is necessary.

Advanced Microsoft training (1 day)

Cover’s PowerPoint’s more advanced features, with a focus on display and slide execution. You learn about:

  • Advanced formatting.
  • Use of multimedia.
  • Slide masters.
  • Custom design templates.
  • Special effects.
  • Collaboration.

Prerequisites: You should have attended Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint, or have equivalent knowledge.

Training guide and certificate

Course delegates receive:

  • A comprehensive training guide for PowerPoint, to refer to throughout the course, and to use as a refresher back in the work-place.
  • An e-certificate confirming successful completion of a PowerPoint training course. Click here to see an example of the certificate you receive.

After course support

Following training, delegates are entitled to 30 days’ email support from their trainer to help with any post-course issues. For further details, see Support.

PowerPoint version

Training can be based on any recent version of PowerPoint.

General information

General information

Course times

Standard course times are 9.30am–4.30pm.

As we’d be hosting this as a ‘closed course’ for you/your group, there’s usually flexibility to change these times to suit you, e.g. start or end 30 minutes earlier or later.

Payment

Payment for Microsoft Office training can be made bank transfer or card.

We accept purchase orders from UK-registered companies and public sector organisations.

If you’re self-funding your training, you can pay in staged payments, interest-free, over 12 months.

For further details, see training course payment options.

Accommodation

See Accommodation local to our training centres.

Cancellations and postponements

If an on-request Microsoft PowerPoint course booking is cancelled giving less than 20 working days’ notice, a cancellation fee is payable. View cancellation terms.

If an on-request Microsoft PowerPoint course booking is postponed giving less than 20 working days’ notice, a postponement fee is payable. View postponement terms.

Terms and conditions

Training course bookings are subject to our terms and conditions.

 

Expert trainers

Expert trainers

Microsoft PowerPoint training courses are hosted by:

Tim Price

Tim Price Autodesk Certified Instructor

Tim is a Microsoft Certified Trainer, Microsoft Office Specialist, Master and Expert. He has vast experience training in all recent versions of Office, as well as related applications such as SharePoint, Project and Access.

Tim has worked in the IT Industry for over 30 years. Prior to specialising in Microsoft Office training, he held roles in software development, application design and project management.

Tim is passionate about training and is known for his approachable, relaxed style of delivery. He gets tremendous satisfaction from facilitating in the development of other people.

Greta Powell

Greta Powell Autodesk Certified Instructor

Greta Powell is long-established consultant and trainer in graphic design, print and digital publishing, specialising in Adobe’s key creative applications – InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator – and the Microsoft Office suite of applications.

She also specialises in e-learning development using an array of tools including Adobe’s Captivate and Presenter applications, and Articulate Storyline.

Greta has worked as a consultant to some of the biggest publishing companies in Europe.

Away from her training and consultancy work, Greta has a passion for photography.

Lynne Telfer

Lynne Telfer Autodesk Certified Instructor

Lynne Telfer is an Adobe Certified Instructor with over 25 years’ experience working as a professional trainer.

She has expert knowledge of:

  • Adobe FrameMaker – both Unstructured and Structured use. In the late nineties, Lynne worked for Adobe as a trainer, hosting their FrameMaker courses. She’s provided training in the application ever since, and is an Adobe Certified Expert in the application.
  • Adobe Creative Cloud applications. Lynne has expert knowledge of the key applications used for creative design: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat.
  • Microsoft Office suite of applications, covering the mainstream applications Word, Excel and PowerPoint to advanced level.

Lynne has a BA Hons in Educational Practice from Oxford Brookes University.

Doug Fisher

Doug Fisher Autodesk Certified Instructor

Doug is a skilled instructor with over 25 years’ experience of delivery training in Microsoft Office and related applications, including Project, SharePoint, Teams and VBA.

In recent years, Doug has delivered training to a wide range of blue-chip companies and public sector organisations including the United Nations, the RAF, Police, NHS, Etihad Airways and Astra Zeneca.

Doug holds an MBA, and he has numerous professional and training accreditations, including:

  • Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT)
  • Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
  • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Office and SharePoint
  • European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) to Advanced Level
  • Microsoft Certified Application Specialist Instructor (MCASI)

Wendy Sprakes

Wendy Sprakes Autodesk Certified Instructor

Wendy Sprakes is an Autodesk Certified Instructor and a qualified teacher (QTS).

Wendy began her working life as a CAD operator, using Medusa, MicroStation and AutoCAD.

Working through the ranks of trainee draughtsman, graduating as a professional Mechanical Engineer, she worked in the Mechanical Handling industry on site and in the drawing office for ten years. She became a Project Engineer then moved into the CAE Industry, working as an engineer in the Fatigue Analysis software industry for clients such as Ford Motor Company and Jaguar Land Rover.

She then went on to qualify as a teacher, and has been hosting AutoCAD courses since 2000. She also has specialist knowledge of Advance Steel.

Away from training, Wendy is an accomplished jazz musician. Her music enjoys regular airplay on both regional and national stations including BBC and JazzFM.

Simon Lambourne-Wills

Simon Lambourne-Wills Autodesk Certified Instructor

Simon has been a Microsoft Trainer and Consultant since 2007.

He has expert knowledge of a wide range of applications in the Office family. As well as the mainstream products such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint, etc., he hosts courses in the more niche tools including Yammer, Teams, Sway, Office365 Video and Planner.

When training, Simon strives to build confidence in all attendees. He achieves this by engaging and interacting with them, creating good rapport and enabling them to be involved. In doing this, Simon forms a high-quality learning environment that makes it easy for people to learn.

Live online training

Live online training

Live online training lets you participate in a Microsoft Office course from your place of work or home.

We do everything possible to make your online training experience as close as possible to actually being in the classroom. You can:

  • See and hear our trainer, and see the other delegates participating in the Microsoft Office training…
    Live online training - see your trainer and the other course delegates
  • Interact by speaking, using chat, or raising your ‘virtual hand’ if you need assistance.
  • Share your screen with our trainer, and allow them to control it to demonstrate something.

We endeavour to provide you with the best online training experience…

  • Online Microsoft PowerPoint courses are presented by expert instructors, following the same syllabus as our classroom-based courses.
  • You receive comprehensive training materials.
  • Your training is hands-on. You carry out assisted exercises using Microsoft Office.
  • If you don’t have access to Microsoft Office software, we’ll send you a link to fully-functional trial software that you can download and install.
  • You’re entitled to 30 days’ email support from your trainer.

When you attend live online training, you’re participating in a real course, hosted by a real trainer, in real time.

All you need is an internet-connected computer and a webcam – see Hardware recommendations for live online training. The setup is simple, but if there’s anything you’re not sure about we’re here to help.

For a limited time, we’re offering discounts for bookings on live online courses.