Specifically designed to provide you with the necessary knowledge and techniques for successful creation and manipulation of Microsoft PowerPoint presentations.


Why take this course?

Microsoft PowerPoint Open Learning units have been specifically designed to provide you with the necessary knowledge and techniques for successful creation and manipulation of Microsoft PowerPoint presentations. The accompanying data files provided on disc are designed to help demonstrate the different features as you work through the unit step–by–step.

What you will experience

After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Use appropriate software to create a presentation
  • Set up master slide layout in accordance with a specified house style
  • Import, insert and manipulate data/graphics/slides
  • Add animations, sound and video to slides
  • Control a presentation using timings and transitions
  • Print presentations and support documents
Student at a computer

Key facts

Mode of study
Distance Learning
Method of study

This course will require you to manage your workload independently, with a basic level of tutor support.

Subject area

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

What you will need

All students are assigned a login to Microsoft Office 365 which includes online access to Microsoft Excel 2016 at no extra cost.

What you need to know

Next steps


On successful completion of this course, you can progress to the following course at North East Scotland College:

At North East Scotland College


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Duration Fees Code
32 Hours over 6 Months £45.00
Paper applications only

Paper applications

You must submit a paper application form for this course and return it to us completed and signed.

Completed forms should be returned to the following freepost address:

The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
Aberdeen City Campus

Should you have any problems with your application, please contact the Student Advice Centre:

Telephone: 01224 612330

If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website:, or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.