Advanced PowerPoint Course

Duration :1 DayCost: From: £550
Venues :Online, Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, UK Wide

Advanced PowerPoint Course

Learn advanced PowerPoint skills to create impressive presentations with our 1 day Intermediate to Advanced PowerPoint course

Advanced PowerPoint Training Introduction

If you are looking to become highly proficient in Microsoft PowerPoint this course is for you.

Our Advanced PowerPoint training covers building your own themes and layouts in Slide master, creating custom graphics, advanced picture editing, enhancing your animations, and general design guidance.

You will also learn how to use PowerPoint more efficiently through shortcuts and templates as well as handling document security and proofing.

You are welcome to bring along a PowerPoint presentation you are working on.

The course is usually based on PowerPoint 2016/2019/2021/365, but training in earlier editions PowerPoint are also catered for.

Advance Your PowerPoint Skills

Through a range of practical exercises, you will learn how to take your PowerPoint skills to the next level and create truly impressive PowerPoint decks for a wide range of uses.

This course goes a step further than our essentials PowerPoint course, focussing on getting more out of the tools available in PowerPoint.

After the course, you will get detailed course notes as well as 3 months of online support for any follow-up questions.

Who is this PowerPoint course for?

Our Microsoft PowerPoint Intermediate/Advanced course is suitable for those who are regular users of PowerPoint and are looking to improve their efficiency, create slides with more impact, create presentation displays or create templates for distribution.

If you are just starting out with PowerPoint take a look at our essentials PowerPoint Training Course.

Advanced PowerPoint Course Topics

This Advanced PowerPoint course is usually customised to the delegates who attend to ensure you learn the appropriate skills to allow you to make the most of this powerful presentation tool.

  • Design Advice - How to make slides look great
  • Content Formats - Understanding which content formats to use
  • Creating Master Slides and Master Layouts
  • Structuring decks using Sections and Zoom
  • Advanced Image Editing
  • Creating Interactive Navigation / Menus
  • Advanced Shapes - Custom Shapes & Infographics
  • Making text-heavy slides look good
  • Advanced Tables, Charts, and SmartArt
  • Arranging & Aligning Objects on Slides
  • Using Audio and Video
  • Creating Audio & Screen Recordings
  • How to use Transitions to add impact
  • Custom Animations and Sequencing
  • Review, Compare, and Proofing
  • Saving, Security & Handouts 
  • Setting Up & Running Shows

Download the Course Outline here or see the Course Outline tab below.

Advanced PowerPoint Course Day Details

Our 5-star rated Advanced PowerPoint courses are practical courses with small class sizes, and a maximum of 6 delegates, which allows for plenty of time to interact with the trainer and ask any questions!

These are held as in-person classroom courses or as live, online courses (over Zoom). All courses run from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, with plenty of breaks.


Private / Bespoke Intermediate - Advanced PowerPoint Courses

We run private one-to-one and group Intermediate – Advanced PowerPoint Courses at our training centres, or at a location to suit you, anywhere in the UK. These can also be held Online.

See the Private Course tab further down the page for more information.

Why M Training's Advanced PowerPoint course?

  • Run by an experienced marketing and design expert with over 20 years of experience of working with companies and agencies, creating numerous high-profile PowerPoint presentations
  • Private courses are available for individuals or groups - with the content adapted to your requirements
  • Public courses are available in central Manchester and Online
  • Course notes and support material provided
  • 3 months of online support
  • Certificate of achievement
  • 5 Star Rated in Google Reviews
  • 5 star rated courses
  • Practice led learning
  • 3 month online support
  • Online Courses Available
  • Tailored Course Content

If you are looking for a private PowerPoint course we offer bespoke private courses anywhere in the UK or online via Zoom or Teams.

We cover all levels from Beginners to Advanced PowerPoint, and we cover all versions of PowerPoint.

Private 1 Day Advanced PowerPoint course prices start from £590 + VAT for an in-person course and £550 + VAT for an online course. 

Please use the form below to make an enquiry and we will send you details and a quote.

Intro to Advance levels

Advanced PowerPoint Course Outline

  • Introduction

    The course outline shown below is illustrative as we adapt the course to the prior knowledge of the delegates,

    We also recommend bringing along PowerPoint slide decks you have created so we can see the type of content you work with. 




  • Design Advice

    • What makes a great presentation
    • Focusing on your audience
    • Creating a structure 
    • Understanding eyeflow and how to use it
    • How to make text-heavy slides look good
    • Great Examples 
  • Content Formats

    • Understanding Placeholders
    • When to use Placeholders, Text Boxes, and Shapes
    • Using Objects within a show
  • Creating Slide Masters and Layouts

    • Understanding how Slide Masters work
    • Creating Slide Masters
    • Creating Master Layouts
    • Creating Themes
  • Creating Interactive Navigation

    • Creating navigational menus
    • Using Sections
    • Using Zoom (2019 / 365 Only)
  • Advanced Image Editing

    • Working with layers
    • Cutting our backgrounds
    • Creating 3D effects
  • Advanced Shapes

    • Maintaining Aspect Ratio & drawing straight lines
    • Editing Shapes
    • Creating Custom Shapes
    • Creating Infographics
  • Advanced Tables & Charts

    • Embedding and linking Excel tables and Charts
    • Advanced editing of Tables
    • Advanced Editing of Charts
    • Animation sequencing of Charts
  • SmartArt

    • Making a simple slide look great quickly
    • Building organisational and hierarchical charts 
    • Buildings and sequencing advanced SmartArt 
  • Arrange and Align

    • Using the Arrange tool
    • Using the Align tool
    • Using Grids and Guides
    • Creating Custom Guides
    • Setting Tabs
    • Advanced bullet point alignment
  • Short Cuts

    • Using the Format and Animation Painter
    • Copy and Paste shortcuts 
    • Using the Selection Pane
    • Sampling colours
    • Using Dictate
    • Using the Outline pane
    • Sorting slides using Sections, Slide Sorter and Hide


  • Using Draw

    Create your own drawings/graphics using Draw (2019/365 Only)

  • Audio & Audio Recordings

    • Using audio files
    • Editing audio
    • Creating audio recordings
  • Video

    • Adding and editing videos
    • Using videos for backgrounds
    • Making Screen Recordings
    • Recording slides shows
    • Creating videos from slide shows


  • Transitions

    • Using Dynamic Transitions
    • Using Morph to animate objects
  • Animations

    • Creating an animated sequence
    • Using Animation Pane
    • Creating custom animations
  • Review & Proofing

    • Using Comments
    • Comparing Slide Decks
    • Inking
    • Accessibility tools
  • Presenting Tips

    • Setting up your show
    • Using Presenter View
    • Rehearsing your presentation timings
    • Using Laser Pointer, Highlight and Pen tools
    • Useful shortcuts
  • Saving & Notes

    • Saving your file in different formats
    • Security & Permissions
    • Creating Handouts

Advanced PowerPoint Course in Manchester

Our Manchester Venue:

All our Afvanced PowerPoint courses in Manchester are run from 9.30am to 4.30pm at our head office:

Ruhterford House
Manchester Science Park
Pencroft Way
M15 6SZ

Public Transport/Parking:

The closest public park is Cecil Street Car Park - 5 min walk

Manchester Oxford Road Train Station - 15 min walk

Manchester Piccadilly Train Station - 30 min walk


Please let us know in advance if you have any mobility issues and will need any assistance.

More Information about our Manchester training courses, along with a map, can be found on our Manchester Training Page

Online Advanced PowerPoint Course

The Online Advanced PowerPoint courses are run on Zoom.

You will be sent a link to join the training session the day before the course along with any course materials needed.

The courses run from 9:30 am to 4/4:30 pm. 

Because we limit the number of delegates to a maximum of 6 on our public courses specific timings are flexible, but generally, the day will run as follows:

9.20 am | Sign in

9.30 am | Start - First session

11.00 am | 15 min break

11.15 am |  Second session

12.30 pm  | 30 min break

1.00 pm  | Third session

2.15 pm | 15 min break

2.30 pm | Fourth session

3.50 pm | Finish & Q&A

4.30pm | End

Find out more about how our online courses work on the Online Courses Page

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