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NCFE Level 1 Certificate in Photography

Photography Level 1 is a great introduction to photography and gives you an understanding of the basic processes and skills when taking photos. During the course you will get to use a Digital SLR Camera as well as using an analogue camera, where the students can process them in our darkroom. The second half of the course concentrates on digital manipulation where the student will be able to experiment using the computer software, Adobe Photoshop. Level 1 Photography is all coursework based, and students will be able to upload their work to an online portfolio as well as printing it off for their own portfolio.   

If students want to further their skills, you can continue in Level 2 Photography.  

NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Photography

Photography Level 2 is a great course to further their skills and techniques in Photography. The course is sectioned into 3 units and starts with understanding the basics of the camera and finishes with printing final prints that can be displayed on a wall in our end of year exhibition. Learners will research other photographers work and be taught certain techniques, this then can be developed to a final piece. This course gives the opportunity to also learn using equipment and materials to create their final pieces. 


​Other courses:

Photography Lab Equipment

  • DSLR Camera

  • Analogue Camera

  • Different lens

  • Darkroom

  • Large format printer

  • Screen printing

  • Photography Studio

  • Studio lights


Optional Units

  • Darkroom processing and printing

  • Studio photography

  • Location photography

  • Commercial photography

  • Documentary photography

  • Experimental and alternative process photography 

  • Presenting a portfolio of photographic images 

Progression Routes

  • NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Photography

  • NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Photography

  • NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Art and Design

  • NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Creative Craft

  • NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Creative Media

  • City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Photography

  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Photography

Meg Wilson

Photography Course Leader

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