Microsoft PowerPoint is the dominant slide presentation application, with a worldwide market share estimated at 95%. Armada offers the following PowerPoint training courses:
PowerPoint training is available on-request only, i.e. one-to-one training or a ‘closed’ course for your group. We don’t currently offer scheduled (public) PowerPoint courses.
This approach means that we can tailor your training to take into account any existing knowledge you have, and the type of databases you’re going to be working on. You can, for example, choose some introductory-level topics, and some advanced-level topics.
Exercises provide activity-based experience and help build delegates’ confidence using PowerPoint.
We can host the training at one of our centres, or your venue anywhere in the UK.
Microsoft PowerPoint courses are hosted by highly experienced instructors. For details, 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 PowerPoint 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.
Prerequisites: You should have attended Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint training 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 PowerPoint training, delegates are entitled to 30 days’ email support from their trainer to help with any post-course issues. For further details, see Support.
Training can be based on any recent version of PowerPoint (2007 and later).
Standard course times are 9.30am–4.30pm.
As we’d be hosting this course for you/your group, there’s usually flexibility to change these to suit you, e.g. start or end 30 minutes earlier or later.
Payment for Microsoft PowerPoint training can be made bank transfer or card.
We accept purchase orders from UK-registered companies.
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.
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
Microsoft PowerPoint courses are hosted by Tim Price, Wendy Sprakes, Greta Powell and Simon Lambourne.
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.
Wendy Sprakes is a Microsoft Master Instructor (MMI) and a qualified teacher (QTS).
Wendy began her working life as a CAD operator, working through the ranks of trainee draughtsman, graduating as a professional Mechanical Engineer, through to Project Engineer in the CAE Industry.
She then went on to qualify as a teacher, and has been hosting Microsoft Office courses since 2000. Wendy trains all applications in the Office suite, including Word, Excel and other, more niche applications such as Visio and Project, from beginner to advanced and customised level. Wendy has been a staff member, delivering IT and Project Management modules for Chesterfield College, and a course leader for Microsoft Project at Sheffield Hallam University for five years.
Away from training, Wendy is an accomplished jazz musician. Her music enjoys regular airplay on both regional and national stations including BBC and JazzFM.
Greta Powell is long-established consultant and trainer with expert knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite of applications.
She has worked as a consultant to some of the biggest publishing companies in Europe.
Greta’s knowledge of a diverse range of applications compliments her Microsoft Office knowledge. These applications include applications for graphic design (Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator) and e-Learning development (Adobe Captivate and Articulate Storyline).
In her spare time, Greta indulges her passion for photography.
Simon has been an IT trainer for over 10 years, specialising in the Microsoft Office suite of applications.
Simon enjoys training people of all abilities. He places a great emphasis establishing a good rapport with delegates, creating a high-quality learning environment which he can utilise to build confidence in the use of the applications being taught.
Away from training, Simon is an avid fan of the Marvel Superhero films and he enjoys cooking, especially curries!