Microsoft Powerpoint College Certificate

What is special about this course?

This course is delivered at Introduction, Intermediate and Advanced levels which will give participants the skills to make a Microsoft Powerpoint presentation and the confidence to deliver such a presentation.

Entry requirements

  • No entry requirement.

Course Basics

  • Toolbars
  • File Management

Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint

  • What is PowerPoint?
  • The PowerPoint Environment
  • The Different PowerPoint Views
  • Toolbars
  • Getting Help

Presentations and Slides

  • Creating and Opening Presentations
  • Managing Presentations
  • Managing Slides

Using Master Pages

  • Working with Slide Masters
  • Working with the Handout Master
  • Working with the Notes Master

Formatting and Editing Slides

  • Working with Slide Layouts
  • Applying Backgrounds
  • Modifying Slide Attributes
  • Paragraph Settings
  • Bullets and Numbering

Formatting and Editing Text

  • Adding Text to a Slide
  • Formatting Text
  • Using UnDo and ReDo
  • Using Find and Replace
  • Using Spell Check
  • Using the Clipboard

Slide Design

  • Working with Slide Design
  • Using Design Templates
  • Adding Colour Schemes
  • Applying Animation Schemes

Drawings and Pictures

  • Drawing Lines and Shapes
  • Using AutoShapes
  • Adding ClipArt and Pictures
  • Grouping and Ungrouping Objects
  • Rotating and Flipping Objects
  • Aligning Objects


  • Using Page SetUp
  • Using Print PrEveiew
  • Printing a Presentation

Presenting the Presentation

  • Running a Slide Show
  • Navigating Slides
  • Pointer Options
  • Screen Options
  • Adding Notes to the Slide Show


  • Toolbars
  • File Management

Creating a Photo Album

  • Adding Album Content
  • Choosing an Album Layout
  • Formatting the Album

Using Diagrams and Organisation Charts

  • Adding Organisation Charts and Diagrams
  • Working with Organisation Charts
  • Working with Diagrams
  • Formatting Organisation Charts and Diagrams

Using Tables and Charts

  • Adding Tables
  • Working with Columns and Rows
  • Formatting Tables
  • Adding Charts
  • Entering Data
  • Changing the Chart Type
  • Customising Charts

Embedding and Linking Objects

  • Working with Linked Objects
  • Working with Embedded Objects
  • Working with Hyperlinks

Applying Custom Animation

  • Adding Effects
  • Editing Animation Effects
  • Applying Animation Enhancements
  • Adding Slide Transitions

Using Movies, Sounds and Voice Narrations

  • Adding Movies
  • Adding Sounds
  • Adding Voice Narrations

Using Macros

  • Creating Macros
  • Managing Macros
  • Setting Macro Security



Speech and Handwriting Recognition

  • What is Speech and Handwriting Recognition?
  • Setting Up Speech Recognition
  • Using Speech Recognition
  • Using Dictation and Voice Commands
  • Using Handwriting Recognition

Collaborating and Consolidating

  • Sharing a Workspace
  • Sharing a Presentation
  • REveiewing a Presentation
  • Managing a REveiewed Presentation
  • Collaborating Online

Customising PowerPoint

  • Configuring PowerPoint Options
  • Configuring AutoCorrect Options
  • Customising Toolbars
  • Working with Smart Tags
  • Working with the Research Pane

More on Presenting Presentations

  • Creating Custom Shows
  • Customising the Show Set Up
  • Packaging Presentations on to a CD
  • Broadcasting a Presentation

Web Scripts

  • Working with Web Scripts
  • Using the Microsoft Script Editor
  • Using Event Handlers
  • Creating Web Script Commands

Concept and Design

  • Understanding the Needs of the Audience
  • Creating a Storyboard
  • Capturing Audience Attention
  • Using Design Consistency

The Presentation Environment

  • Working with the Physical Location
  • Setting the Stage
  • Working with the Equipment

How will I study my course?

  • Short course

How long will my course last?

To suit requirements, normally one day for Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced Levels.

Where can I study my course?

    • Thurso
    • Alness
    • Dornoch

Start date

By negotiation - to suit requirements.

Contact Admissions for more information on start dates.


For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

What can I do on completion of my course?

  • Other relevant courses.

Is there more information available online?

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