This course sets out advanced knowledge relating to planning and designing presentations, as well as the skills needed to produce advanced presentation outputs using a presentation application

After completing this course you will be able to: 

  • Understand target audience, venue and technical considerations in presentation planning
  • Create and modify templates and themes, and work with slide master layouts
  • Enhance   a   presentation   using   built-in drawing   and   image  tools. Use   alternative   text   for accessibility
  • Apply advanced chart formatting features and create and edit diagrams
  • Insert audio and video, create audio and screen recordings, and apply built-in animation features.
  • Use  linking, embedding,  importing  and  exporting  features  to  integrate  data. Use  password protection to secure a presentation. Work  with  custom  slide  shows and  apply  slide  show  settings  

Please note examinations are not included as part of the course fee. These need to be purchased and arranged with your nearest ECDL Testing Centre. Please click here to find your nearest centre. 


Richard Walters is one of NILC's senior level Microsoft Office trainer's and has more than a decade of experience in IT and Business Skills training. Richard has an advanced-level understanding of all Microsoft Office packages and specialises in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio and Project.

Richard Walters

Senior Microsoft Application Instructor


  • 01

    Course Files

    • Course Files

  • 02

    Presentation Planning

    • Multiple Choice Topics

  • 03

    Slide Masters and Templates

  • 04

    Graphical Objects

    • Formatting Drawn Objects

    • Formatting Pictures and Images

    • Handling Graphical Objects

  • 05

    Charts and Diagrams

    • Using Charts

    • Using Diagrams

  • 06


    • Animation

    • Movies and Sounds

  • 07

    Enhancing Productivity

    • Merging Slides

    • Saving a specified slide as a Picture

    • Slides from Outline

    • Hyperlinks and Action Buttons

    • Linking and Embedding - Data and Images

  • 08

    Managing Presentations

    • Custom Slide Shows - Creating and Modifying

    • Slide Show - Annotations and Presentation Control

    • Slide Show Settings - Timings and Controlling Timings


  • When does the course start and finish?

    The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.

  • How long do I have access to the course?

    How does 1 years access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for 365 days - across any and all devices you own.

  • What if I am unhappy with the course?

    We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 14 days and we will give you a full refund.