Fees indicated are based on the current year (August 2016 to July 2017) and are subject to change next year.
Our further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are usually free if you are 16-18 years old. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as course materials and travel.
If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees.
If you are enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and are over 19 years of age the fees may be higher and you will be required to take out an Advanced Learning Loan, please see the guide to fees for more information.
International students will be required to pay the full International course fee.
For more information, see our guide to fees.
This course is for you if you wish to extend and further develop your knowledge of photography and photographic processes.
The course is suitable for applicants who intend to pursue employment in photography, as well as those who seek to improve their skills simply for personal enjoyment and satisfaction.
The course focuses on Digital Photographic practice, and you will have the opportunity to work on both studio and location-based work.
You will also learn post-production and image manipulation techniques.
On completion of the course, you will be awarded the NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Photography.
No prior learning is required for this qualification, although many learners will have completed the L1 Introduction to Photography course.
Students should have experience of using computers, and English/Literacy at Level 2.
The course is suited to both newcomers and those with some experience of photographic practice, and is ideal for learners who'd like to:
- Develop their existing skills in photography with a view to progression towards further qualifications
- Develop knowledge to prepare them for employment
- Study the programme as part of their own continuous professional development.
Students will be interviewed, either in person or on the telephone as appropriate.
NB It is not essential that applicants have their own camera, but this would be useful as the course requires students to take photographs outside of scheduled class times.
You will be assessed via the production of a portfolio of photographic images, supplemented with a range of written materials.
Graduates of this course will be working towards employment in the professional photographic industries.
Students will benefit from the course being taught by a working, professional photographer with a full knowledge of current industrial practice.
Learners who completed this course went on to pursue their photography either in a professional capacity or as a hobby.
You will learn in dedicated classrooms and photographic studios, using industry-standard equipment and software as appropriate.
The course runs for 12 weeks, and is delivered via a weekly 3-hour session. The session will run 6pm-9pm.