Advanced PowerPoint Course

Duration :1 DayCost: £295 for one | £495 for two
Venues :Online, Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, UK Wide

Advanced PowerPoint Courses

Become a PowerPoint Guru and create impressive presentations with our one day Intermediate to Advanced PowerPoint course

Improve Your PowerPoint Skills

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.

Who is this PowerPoint course for?

Our Microsoft PowerPoint Intermediate/Advanced course is suitable for those who are regular users of PowerPoint who wish to create more impressive presentations and reduce the time it takes to create slide decks in PowerPoint.

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.

Advanced PowerPoint Course Topics

The course is tailored to your requirements and prior knowledge of the delegates. Here is a list of topics that are usually covered.

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

For more details please click on the Course Outline tab below.

Classroom & Online Courses

Our Advanced PowerPoint course is available as a one-day, or half-day, instructor-led course.

It is available as a face-to-face course in the classroom, or online course over Teams or Zoom. 

Private or Public Courses

The Advanced PowerPoint course is normally run as a private course with the content adapted to suit your requirements.

However, we also run the course as a public course in Manchester and online.

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 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

Advanced PowerPoint Training Course Dates

Browse all Advanced PowerPoint course dates below or use the filter to show only dates in specific locations.

For public courses please use the Private Course tab above.

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  • Venue
  • 13 June 2022
  • Manchester
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  • 16 June 2022
  • Online
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Private Course Enquiries

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.

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:

Greenheys Business Centre
Manchester Science Park
Pencroft Way
M15 6JJ

Public Transport/Parking:

Free visitor parking is available at car park at the front of Greenheys building.

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. Disabled parking is provided.

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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