Microsoft Powerpoint Training Course

Duration :1 DayCost: From £265
Venues :Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool & Birmingham

PowerPoint Course: Creating memorable presentations

Create a more impressive presentation using some of the more advanced features of PowerPoint.

Creating Impressive Shows in PowerPoint

PowerPoint is probably the most used software for creating presentations but most users only know the basics.  This one day course will train you how to create a more impressive presentation using some of the more advanced features of PowerPoint, in particular, transitions, custom animations, using tables, backgrounds, video and sound.

You are welcome to bring along a PowerPoint presentation you are working on. You can also bring along your laptop if you want to learn on your own machine, although PC's will be provided.

The course is usually based on PowerPoint 2016/2019/365, but we can cater for delegates wanting training in PowerPoint 2013 and PowerPoint 2010.

PowerPoint Course Topics

- Creating Memorable Presentations through structure, key points & visual aids

- Formatting images, screenshots and clipping

- Creating and using slide templates and backgrounds

- Setting up master slides, layouts & custom themes

- Creating, editing and using shapes

- How to create and design charts

- Building diagrams with Smart Art

- Animations and transitions

- Inserting audio and video

- Creating menus

- Presentation tips

Suitability - Who is this PowerPoint Training Course for?

This course is designed for people who need to put together the occasional PowerPoint presentation and know the basics but want to create something more professional and impressive.

You should be reasonably confident in opening up PowerPoint, adding slides, adding text and inserting pictures.  

If you don't know the basics then please contact us and we will give you a short introduction before the course starts.

Why choose M Training's PowerPoint training course?

  • Run by an experienced marketing and design expert with over 15 years experience of working with companies and agencies, creating numerous high profile PowerPoint presentations
  • This course is limited to 5 places so you are guaranteed personal support throughout the course
  • Convenient location in central Manchester with parking.  Courses also run in Leeds, Liverpool and Birmingham.
  • Course notes and support material
  • 3 months online support
  • Lunch and refreshments provided
  • Certificate of achievement
  • 5 Star Rated in Google Reviews
  • 6 No more than 6 delegates
  • 5 star rated courses
  • Practice led learning
  • 3 month online support
  • Lunch & refreshments provided

Select from the tabs below to find out more:

PowerPoint Training Course Dates

Click on the location tabs to see the available dates for our public PowerPoint Training Courses for each city.

More Course Information

Timings: The PowerPoint course starts at 9:30am and will finish around 4:30pm with 45 mins for lunch

Payment: Once booked an invoice will be sent which can be paid by Credit Card, via Bank Transfer or Cheque

You should have a basic knowledge of PowerPoint (e.g. be able to add text, images, new slides). If you don’t have any prior experience of using PowerPoint, please let us know so we can run a short basic training session with you prior to the course

Private and one-to-one PowerPoint Courses

One-to-one and private group courses are available from £590 + VAT.  We offer courses in PowerPoint 2010, 2013. 2016 and PowerPoint for Mac.

These courses are ideal if you cannot make one of the set course dates or if you want a different course outline/focus.

To book please email or call 0161 226 6032 to discuss your requirements.

Private PowerPoint Course

We are happy to run private PowerPoint courses at your offices, at our Manchester office, or at a venue to suit you.

The course content can be adapted to suit your requirements.  Our trainer will contact you to discuss what you are looking to achieve and the level of prior knowledge the delegates have.

Private PowerPoint courses are ideal if you have a number of people to train; or you want a different course outline; want to work on a specific presentation; or simply can't make the dates of the public scheduled courses.

Private Course Costs:

The cost of any private courses is dependent on the number of delegates, the location, the length of the course (Half Day to Two Days) and the degree of adaption of the course. The following are for guidance only:

Private one to one courses are available from £590 plus VAT

Private Group Courses are available from £690 plus VAT 

To get a quote please complete the form below or call us.

Private PowerPoint Course Enquiry

Powerpoint Course Outline

  • Creating memorable presentations

    • Creating the right structure
    • Helping viewers to remember the key points
    • Use of visual aids
    • Examples
  • Images

    • Formatting pictures
    • Effects and cut-outs
    • Screenshots and clipping
  • Set up and design

    • Setting up your slides
    • Using and creating templates
    • Slide layouts
    • Placeholders & text boxes
    • Formatting text
    • Creating backgrounds
    • Spacing and alignment
  • Master Slides

    • Setting up master slides
    • Creating master layouts
    • Creating custom themes
  • Shapes

    • Creating and using shapes
    • Editing shapes
    • Creating graphics using shapes
    • Lines and arrows
  • Tables & Charts

    • Creating and designing tables
    • Creating and designing charts
    • Importing & linking data from Excel
    • Animating charts
  • Smart Art

    • Using and editing Smart Art
    • Building complex diagrams
  • Animations & Transitions

    • Animating text and objects
    • Custom animations
    • Using transitions
  • Audio & Video

    • Inserting and editing audio and video
    • Custom animations
    • Using transitions
  • Other Useful Tips

    • Creating menus & sections
    • Presentation tools and tips
    • Notes
    • Review and proofing
    • Using the outlines pane


Our Manchester Venue:

All our Manchester courses 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


Our Liverpool Venue:

Our public PowerPoint courses in Liverpool are usually ran at 9.30am to 4.30pm at:

Liverpool Marriott Hotel City Centre
One Queen Square
L1 1RH

Public Transport/Parking:

The closest public car park is Q-Park Queens Square, which is opposite the hotel.

The venue is also only a 5 minute walk from Liverpool Lime Street Station.

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


Our Birmingham Venue:

Our public PowerPoint courses in Birmingham are usually ran 9.30am to 4.30pm at:

Innovation Birmingham Campus,

Faraday Wharf,

Holt Street,


B7 4BB

Public Transport /Parking:

Parking is available at Faraday Wharf and is located on Love Lane off Holt Street. Please note that parking here is charged and subject to availability. 

Both Birmingham Snow Hill and Birmingham Moor Street rail stations are situated just a short 15-minute walk away from the Innovation Birmingham Campus.

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


Our Leeds Venue:

Our public PowerPoint courses in Leeds are usually ran 9.30am to 4.30pm at:

Leeds Marriott Hotel
4 Trevelyan Square,
Boar Lane

Public Transport /Parking:

The closest public car park is Trinity Car Park (2 min walk). 

The venue is also only a 5 minute walk from Leeds Train Station.

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

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