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Powerpoint 2016 Basic


What is a ‘PowerPoint’? Wow. What can we say? It’s so universally recognised and spoken that it’s become a word in its own right to mean a digital presentation. Like a tannoy – a brand name – became the standard word for loudspeaker system.

That’s when you know your products are working, right? Anyway – this introductory training will guide you through the basics of creating a PowerPoint. We’ll get you to grips with all the initial bits you need to know. You’ll be making great, glossy presentations in no time.

We know you want to learn all about PowerPoint 2016, but we also know that your time is precious. That’s the exact reason we’ve created these courses in such small chunks, so you can dip in and out when it suits you.

You can spend as little as 3 minutes learning something new, or refresh your memory if you’ve simply forgotten something.

Or, if you’ve got a little more time available, you could start to crack through one of the courses on your journey to becoming a PowerPoint Wizard – supercharging your efficiency and career.


  • Creating New Files
  • The Status Bar
  • Cut, Copy & Paste
  • Backgrounds
  • Themes


There are no entry requirements in order for you to begin this course.



At the end of this course there is a short assessment which you can take in your own time.



Once a learner has passed the assessment at the end of the course, they will be able to download a learndirect certificate to confirm their progress.


This course is for;

• Anyone who’d like to know how to use PowerPoint even more effectively

• Anyone who needs to use PowerPoint 2016 for work

• Anyone looking to refresh their PowerPoint knowledge 

Need proof of your English and Maths skills? Want to catch up and learn more English and Maths? You can for free when you sign up to this learndirect course.

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