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Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint

Learn the basics of creating a presentation in the UCOL free Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint course.

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Quick info

Locations: UCOL Manawatū in Palmerston North, UCOL Whanganui, UCOL Wairarapa in Masterton

Duration: Flexible days and times to complete 40 hours of learning.

Semester 2, 2024:

Palmerston North
Mon, 9am–12pm & 5pm-7pm
Tue, 9am–12pm & 5pm-7pm
Wed, 9am–12pm
Thur, 9am–12pm
Fri, 9am–12pm

Mon & Tue, 9am-11am & 5pm-7pm

Mon, 4pm-6pm
Wed, 4pm-6pm
Fri, 4pm-5pm

Domestic Fees: *
Nil fees

International Fees:*
Not applicable

Additional Fees
Compulsory course costs may apply.

* Fees are indicative only, and are inclusive of the student services levy and GST (goods and services tax). The fee shown is for one year of study.

Following on from the UCOL Introduction to Computing course, continue your learning experience with this Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint Course.

Effective presentations are organised, have a logical structure and look professional. Learn how to tell a story supported by an effective presentation in the UCOL Introduction to PowerPoint course - 40 hours of free learning at your own pace in a facilitated environment. It's free and it's easy.

You choose the hours you wish to study and the facilitators are there to assist you when you need it.

Learn, update or refresh the essential presentation skills needed to get connected, take on tertiary study, or get ahead in your job.

 Career & Study Outcomes

At the completion of this course you can elect to enrol into one of the 40 hour related programmes below.

 Course Information

The course covers basic presentation skills including:

  • Creating a slideshow
  • Inserting pictures and clip art
  • Animation and transition effects

Previous Related Programmes
The UCOL Introduction to PowerPoint course was formerly known as Free and Easy.

 Domestic Entry Requirements

Open entry. No previous academic qualifications needed.


For more information about NCEA Credits see the UCOL Te Pūkenga NCEA explained page.

 International Entry Requirements

Not applicable.