Introduction to and Developing PowerPoint Skills

6 Day Course


Part 1 20th - 22nd September 2016

Part 2 27th – 29th September 2016

6 days 10am-5pm

at Ruskin Hall Campus, Old Headington, Oxford, OX3 9BZ

Contact Us:  01865 759798

Learn how to create professional standard presentations or simply wow your family with well-presented holiday photos. Learn about styles and creation of templates, inserting objects and applying customised animations and transitions.

On completion of this course you will be able to use a range of PowerPoint tools and techniques to produce effective presentations for education, entertainment or information sharing.

The course is accredited by City and Guilds who are regulated by OFQUAL.

  • The course comes from a bank of ITQ for IT Users units

  • The unit carries a credit rating of 3 (level 1) or 4 (level 2) and on successfully completing and achieving you will receive a unit certificate

  • The course can be can be built on by attending other IT courses (such as Word, Excel and Internet) to achieve the ITQ for IT Users Award

  • The content of this unit has been developed with employers to ensure it is relevant to the real world and meets the needs of employers

  • By the end of the course you will be able to:

    • Input and combine text and other information within presentation slides

    • Use presentation software tools to structure, edit and format slides

    • Prepare slides for presentation to meet needs

This course is run as a two part course (3 days week one and 3 days week two). The course runs 10am to 5pm. The unit is tutor led and includes group work, paired work and individual tasks. A diverse range of teaching methods are used to address students varying learning styles. The teaching is supported with a wide range of resources- handouts, presentations, quizzes and online resources.

The assessment is 90% practical demonstration and the completion of a workbook.  Transferable skills such as team work, time management and speaking to a group form part of the course. Staff involved in the delivery have a wide range of IT teaching experience across modules and with students of diverse abilities.

On successful completion and achievement of the course you will be awarded a City and Guilds Presentation Software unit certificate.

This course will be:

Free for group A students

£25 per part (£50 total) for group B students

£50 per part (£100 total) for group C students

Group A students

Students receiving:

  • Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) including those receiving national insurance credits only;
  • Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and are in a work-related activity group (WRAG);
  • Universal Credit and earning less than £330 per month and are in one of the following groups – All Work-Related Requirements Group, Work Preparation Group or Work-Focused Interview Group;
  • Other state benefits and earning less than £330 per month;

Or you are unemployed or employed and wish to progress to more stable employment, are earning less than £330 per month and the course is directly relevant to your employment prospects.

Or you are 19-23 and do not already have a full level 2 qualification or above.

Group B students

You are 19-23 and already have a full level 2 qualification or above.

You are 24 or older and do not already have a full level 2 qualification or above.

You are not on benefits but are dependent on someone in receipt of benefits.

Group C students

All other students

All fees include tuition, learning resources/materials, accommodation and meals, except where specified. If you have genuine difficulty paying the fees then we may be able to help - please contact 01865 759798 or email


Ordinarily you will need to be a citizen of a country within the European Economic Area (EEA) and have been resident in a country within the EEA for 3 years, excluding Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.  However, if you are a refugee or asylum seeker, please get in touch as you may be eligible for funding.


If your household income is less than £30,994 we may be able to provide support with childcare costs with a registered childminder whilst you attend the course.  Please ring 01865 759798 for more information.

Additional Learning Support

If you need additional support to help you study, please let us know. We can plan a programme of support for you to enable you to study successfully.

Entry Requirements & How to Apply MORE INFORMATION

There are no academic requirements for entry to the course.

To apply for this course please click Apply Now and we will get in touch. Alternatively you can ring the Further Education office on 01865 759798. You can also email us at

“I had support of a very high standard which helped me no end. Much appreciated”

“Things quite terrifying were made very easy to learn/ absorb”

“I have learnt so much and intend to use what I have learned in my voluntary work ”

“I knew little about PowerPoint but have seem some impressive presentations and wanted to be able to do the same- I now have the skills”

This course has a wide range of applications when looking for employment.  Use of programmes like Powerpoint is something employers look for in any applicant looking to find work that will involve presenting information to groups of people.  So as well as office work this computer qualification can be useful for teaching and related professions, or any managerial roles.

If you are looking to go on to higher education good Powerpoint skills are an excellent tool for presenting your work to the best possible effect, and will benefit any applicant hoping to progress to an Access course or degree course at Ruskin or elsewhere.