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Microsoft Word and PowerPoint

Course Code: WPPT1
  • Level: 1
  • Qualification: College Certificate
  • Awarding body: City College Plymouth
  • Duration: One day
  • Course type: Short course
  • Time of day: Daytime
  • When you'll study: Thursday, 9.00am - 4.00pm

What's it all about?

This Microsoft Office bundle is perfect if you’re looking to finally get to grips with PowerPoint and Word. The course goes into depth on how to get the most from each program and will  help you become a competent user. 

We also offer Level 1 and 2 Certificates in Microsoft Excel.

Course information


  • How to navigate around PowerPoint

  • Presentation dos and don’ts

  • Text and bullet edition options

  • How to use graphics, images, objects and shapes

  • Using SmartArt

  • Working with charts and graphs

  • How to add audio and video to a presentation

  • All about transitions between slides

  • Animation, the animation pane and motion paths

  • Setting your slideshow options

  • Presentation preparation and delivery

  • The backstage area of PowerPoint, including printing a presentation


  • How to get started with Word 2019

  • Word 2019 basics including navigation, editing and saving

  • Character formatting in Word including Format Painter and AutoCorrect

  • How to properly work with bullets and numbering in Microsoft Word

  • All about formatting paragraphs and managing lists

  • Working with tables in Word including formatting, converting data and formulas

  • Page appearance including page-breaks, watermarks and styles

  • All about Sectioning a document

  • Inserting graphics, pictures, shapes, icons and 3d models (new for 2019)

  • How to work with envelopes and labels

  • All about mail-merge and operating Word at scale

  • How to create an Index or Contents page

  • Reviewing and Printing in Word and Page Setup

  • Protecting a Word document and basic macros in Word

You will need to have a general interest in developing skills in Microsoft Powerpoint and Word. This course is aimed at those with no formal qualifications looking for an appropriate stepping-stone into intermediate level study.

There are no exams or assessment methods.

Upon successful completion you could progress onto the Level 2 course in Word and Powerpoint at the College.  

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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