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About this course

Who is the course for?

Learners who have a basic knowledge of using a computer or laptop, with little or no experience of Microsoft PPT.  This is a one day course.

What does the course aim to do?

The aim of the course is to:

  • Give the learners the skills to enable them to use PowerPoint to create a simple presentation.

On completion, you should be able to:

  • Open PowerPoint, create a presentation using text, images and animations.  Show presentation to at least one other learner. Save to appropriate folders and print work.

If you are an employer and require one or more employees to enrol onto this course please contact 0845 345 2235 or BusinessDevelopment@wiltshire.ac.uk

What will I learn?

The following topics will be covered during the course:

  1. Learning basic PowerPoint terms.
  2. Using different slide layouts.
  3. Creating slide masters.
  4. Adding and formatting text and images to slides. 
  5. Using links and importing from other Microsoft package, Word or Excel for example.
  6. Using suitable animations for the PPT.
  7. Using different slide designs.
  8. Skills and techniques for giving a successful presentation.
  9. Showing the presentation to a minimum of one other learner.
Entry requirements
There are no entry requirements for this course, however you should be able to use computers already, with some knowledge of Microsoft programs (e.g.Word, Excel etc.)
Study, assessment and qualifications

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is informal, based on your personal targets and the learning outcomes and will be undertaken regularly with you by the course tutor.

Will I have to study at home?

There is no obligation to study at home but you will benefit from undertaking some additional study between course sessions.

Additional costs and information

Are there any additional costs?

There are no additional course costs.

What facilities will be provided?

The course is delivered in a suitable environment. You will be provided with handouts to support your learning.  If you would like to use the Learning Resources Centre facilities during opening hours, please contact the LRC at your nearest campus.

Additional information

You should bring with you a notebook and pen, or other method of taking notes. There will be a PPT presentation that will be given as a hand out and a workbook to use. Please note that the course is a combination of tutor taught and individual learning using the workbook with tutor support. 

If you have any questions please contact 0845 345 2235 or BusinessDevelopment@wiltshire.ac.uk

What could I do next?

You can enrol on any other courses offered in the leisure programme, full details of which can be found in the College's directory of Part Time Courses.