Microsoft PowerPoint – Beginner Course


The online Microsoft PowerPoint Beginner Course from Oplex Careers has been designed to help learners understand how to use the popular presentation software to become more confident in developing slideshows and presentations.


The online Microsoft PowerPoint Beginner course will provide learners with a core understanding of how to effectively use the presentation software. From learning how to develop slideshows to inputting timings, visual points and much more. Whether you want to update your skills in the workplace, fancy learning something new or just want to add the course to your CV, the course will help you with all aspects of learning to create wonder slideshows and presentations.

Course Syllabus

The Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Beginner course is split into the following modules:

  • Introduction to PowerPoint
  • Getting Started with PowerPoint
  • Windows Views and Presentation
  • Using the Help System
  • Basic Text Editing
  • Slide Layouts and Placeholders
  • Opening and Saving Presentations
  • PowerPoint File Formats
  • Themes
  • Creating New Presentations
  • Navigating Presentations
  • Selecting Text
  • Basic Text Formatting
  • Inserting Objects in Content Placeholders
  • Illustrations and Formatting Tools
  • Setting Slide Transitions
  • Rehearsing Timings
  • Setting up a slide show
  • Using Pens and Pointers in a Slide Show
  • Printing presentations and handouts
  • Basic Options
  • Final Assessment

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This course relates to Microsoft 2013 software. In order to complete the course, learners should have their own copy of Microsoft PowerPoint 2013. If learner does not own a copy of the software, Microsoft provide a free trial version of Microsoft PowerPoint 2013.


To assess the learners ability and knowledge to effectively understand the topics contained within the Microsoft PowerPoint Beginner course, the course features a number of end of module interactive quiz questions.

Additionally, at the end of the course learners will also take an online multiple choice assessment test. This online multiple choice test is marked automatically so you will receive an instant grade and know whether you have passed the course.


On successful completion of this Microsoft PowerPoint Beginner course learners will receive a CPD Certificate of Achievement award from Oplex Careers.

This certificate will be produced in PDF format, hard copies of the certificate will be available at an additional fee of £9.99.

Course Format

This course is delivered online through eLearning. Learners of the course will receive instant access to our interactive student learning portal, which offers 24/7 access to the Microsoft PowerPoint Beginner course.

Course Duration

The online Microsoft PowerPoint Beginner course requires 90 hours to complete the course in full. This is only a guide to the learning hours required and it depends on how quickly an individual can absorb the information. The learning is online so it can be spread out over multiple sessions or done in one session.

Learners will have access to this course for up to 12 months from the date of joining. There is no time limit to complete the course during this period.

Tutor Support

When you are studying a course it is always useful to know that you have the help and support of tutors that want you to succeed in your studies.

As part of the Microsoft PowerPoint Beginner course you will receive access to our dedicated tutor support service. The academic tutors will be able to provide you with unlimited online email support to help answer any questions that you may have whilst you are studying the course.

Course Compatibility

course-compatibility-400Our Microsoft PowerPoint Beginner course is fully compatible with PC’s, Mac’s, Laptop, Tablet and Smartphone devices.

We know that more and more people are using the web whilst they are on the move, so we have designed this Microsoft PowerPoint Beginner course to be fully compatible across tablet and smartphone devices. You will be able to access the same content from the course, just over a 3G or 4G network whilst on the move.


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