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 develop basic photography skills and an underpinning knowledge of photographic processes.
The course is suitable for applicants who have not studied photography before, and who seek to improve their skills for personal enjoyment. It is also intended as a first step for applicants who may wish to study at more advanced levels in the future.
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 basic image manipulation techniques.
No previous experience or photography qualifications are necessary, but enthusiasm and a keen interest in photographic techniques are important requirements for this course.
Students should have experience of using computers, and English/Literacy at Level 1 or above.
Applicants 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 some written materials.
What job could I get afterwards?
Graduates of this course will be working towards employment in the professional photographic industries.
What other opportunities will I have?
Graduates from the Level 1 Introductory course are able to refine the skills learned by progressing to the Level 2 Intermediate Course.
Learners who completed this course went on to the L2 Intermediate course, and to pursue their photography either in a professional capacity or as a hobby.
On completion of the course, you will be awarded the NCFE Level 1 Certificate in Photography.
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.