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Becoming confident on PowerPoint 365 (beginner)

Course Dates: 12/05/24 - 19/05/24
Time: 10:00 - 17:30
Location: Keeley Street
Do you want to learn how to create presentations? Are you completely new to PowerPoint? Can you use some PowerPoint features but want to expand your skills? On this course you will learn the essential elements of how to create an effective and engaging presentation from creating slides and slideshows from scratch, to using templates, to appropriate use of images and text. You will focus not only on the specific functions of PowerPoint but also what makes a presentation successful.
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Becoming confident on PowerPoint 365 (beginner)
  • Course Code: CPP06
  • Dates: 12/05/24 - 19/05/24
  • Time: 10:00 - 17:30
  • Taught: Sun, Daytime
  • Duration: 2 sessions (over 2 weeks)
  • Location: Keeley Street

Course Code: CPP06

Sun, day, 12 May - 19 May '24

Duration: 2 sessions (over 2 weeks)

Please note: We offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. Just visit our online Help Centre for more information on a range of topics including fees, online learning and FAQs.

What is the course about?

On this course you will learn how to use the most essential features of PowerPoint so you can create an attractive and effective presentation. You will learn how to make it interesting to the audience and visually appealing – for example by changing the font type, size and colour, using different styles or slide backgrounds. You will learn about different design templates, how insert and edit images, how to make words and images appear and disappear. You will also learn how to use presenter notes to make giving a presentation easier and how to print out slides and handouts.

What will we cover?

We will cover a mix of the below:
• identifying the key features that make a PowerPoint presentation engaging to the audience and well-designed
•creating visually appealing presentations using font size, colour, style or slide background, line spacing, bullets and numbering and shadow effect
•creating a well-designed slideshow with text and images
• applying preset slide design
•guiding the attention of the viewer to relevant parts of the presentation using animation and slide transitions
• adding, deleting, copying and re-ordering slides
• presenting effectively using presenter notes
•printing presentations in different formats.
• producing and editing various objects in a presentation.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

You will be able to do a mixture of the following:
• identify features that make a presentation effective and attractive
•create a visually appealing presentation through use of formatting features such as font size, colour, style or slide background, line spacing, bullets and numbering and shadow effect
•create a well-designed slideshow with text and images
• apply preset slide design
•guide the attention of the viewer to relevant parts of the presentation using animation and slide transitions
• add, delete, copy and re-ordering slides
• present effectively using presenter notes
•print presentations in different formats.
• produce and edit various objects in a presentation.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is a beginners' introductory course to PowerPoint, so no prior skills or knowledge are needed. However, you do need basic general digital skills. If you need to develop these, please do one of the following courses before joining this course:
• Complete beginners: becoming confident on your computer and online
• Becoming confident with digital skills: on your computer and online (beginner).

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will learn in a supportive and welcoming environment with an emphasis on your discovering how to do and complete tasks, with guidance from the tutor. You will work on your own and with other students on different tasks so you are always practising important in-demand life and work skills such as problem-solving, decision-making, prioritising, negotiating, collaborating and independence. You will learn in a step by step manner so you can complete challenging tasks in enjoyable and relaxing ways. Your tutor will also work with you individually so you know how to improve and how to work in a way that improves your learning. You will need to do work outside the classroom and use Google Classroom to help you.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

You will need a pen, some lined A4 paper and a folder to keep your work in. Your tutor will provide handouts and a code for Google classroom so you can communicate with classmates and access materials, videos etc. online.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

We recommend you complete out Becoming confident series so you gain a firm foundation in digital skills
• Getting started: learning about your smartphone (complete beginner)
• Getting started: becoming confident on Instagram and TikTok (complete beginners)
• Getting started: becoming confident on Facebook and Twitter (complete beginners
• Becoming confident with digital skills: on your computer and online (beginner)
• Becoming confident in file management and Windows 10 on your PC (beginners)
• Becoming confident in file management and Windows 11 on your PC (beginners)
• Becoming confident on the cloud: OneDrive and Google drive - a new way of sharing and managing your files (foundation)
• Becoming confident and secure with mobile data: safely managing and syncing your files and accounts across your computer, smartphone and tablet (foundation)
• Becoming confident in digital security: how to protect your data and privacy on your PC, Internet and smartphone
• Becoming confident in digital skills: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook (beginner)
• Essential digital skills for the workplace: Word, Excel and PowerPoint (foundation-level 1)
• Becoming confident on Excel 365 (beginner)
• Becoming confident on Outlook 365 (beginner)
• Becoming confident on Word 365 (beginner)
• Becoming a confident online citizen: developing your problem-solving and research skills for inside and outside work (foundation)
• Becoming a confident online citizen: staying safe and protecting your data on your PC and smartphone (foundation)
• Becoming a confident online citizen: from bills, banking, and shopping to government services, job applications and streaming (foundation)

You can also do classes in the maths and English areas. These include:
• Workplace communication skills: letters, emails, memos, notes, meetings and presentations (level 1)

For more information, talk with your tutor or contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 4582 0423.

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