Level 1 Presentation Software


This course gives delegate with little or no experience of working with Microsoft PowerPoint a good understanding of the package and techniques to produce appropriate, straightforward or routine documents. They will learn digital skills which will enable them to create a structured presentation featuring text, colour and graphics.

You will receive an Academy certificate on completion of this course.​

​By the end of Level 1 Presentation Software you will be able to:

• Identify Presentation Software.
• Produce a Presentation Software document using editing and formatting techniques.
​• Demonstrate techniques to integrate different types of data.

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Tuition Time:

10 hours


This is a roll-on, roll-off course and learners can enrol at any time

Course Location:

Riverside Innovation Centre, 1 Castle Drive, Chester CH1 1SL
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​This course can be offered as group training, please click here for a quote.


​This course is suitable for those who are either self-taught or new to Presentation Software and would like to improve the quality and efficiency of their documents. Users are required to be able to use a keyboard and mouse and comfortable with Windows 10.

Course Content

Introduction to PowerPoint
• Overview of the PowerPoint Screen
• Understand the Ribbon
• Using the View Toolbar
• Open and Close a Presentation

• Open a Template
• Modify a Template
• Download a Template
• Create a Template

Master Slides
• Types of Master Slides
• Slide Master Ribbon
• Create a Master Slide
• Change Text and Styles in a Master Slide

Headers and Footers
• Insert Date and Time
• Automatic Date and Time
• Insert a Slide Number
• Insert Personal/Company Details
• Apply to All

Build a Presentation
• Set up a Master Slide
• Add a Background Colour
• Add a New Slide
• Add a Bulleted Slide
• View assorted Layouts
• Run a Slide Show
• Save a Presentation
• Close a Presentation

Open and Amend an Existing Presentation
• Amend the Slide Master
• Demote Bullets
• Promote Bullets
• Delete a Slide
• Insert a New Slide
​​Print a Presentation
• Print as Handouts
• Print in Outline View
• Print Selected Slides
• Using the View Tab

• Insert an Image from Online Pictures
• Insert an Image from a File
• Resize an Image
• Move an Image
• Copy an Image
• Insert Shapes
• Reorder Shapes
• Move a Slide
• Replace Text or an Image

Create Charts in a Presentation
• Using the Title and Content Slide
• Chart Style options
• Insert a Chart
• Use a Spellchecker

Replace Text in a Presentation
• Search for text
• Replace text ​

About the Provider

​We are two highly qualified teachers with extensive experience of working in further education and can provide a range of digital training opportunities. We offer a high quality customised service that recognises each organisation’s challenges. We will also provide digital skills training for individuals so they can reap the benefits of long-term success.

We offer:

  • Upskilling ‘non-qualification’ training
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Cost and time effective
  • Delivered by ‘Outstanding Treachers’ as recently identified by Ofsted
  • Consultation to identify your specific training needs

Want to know more

To find out more about our tailored Digital Skills Training for Businesses, Groups and Individuals, please email: info@cdsacademy.co.uk or telephone us for an initial informal chat on 01244 515525 to discuss your requirements.