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Photography Level 2

Extended Certificate

The BTEC Level 2 First Diploma in Photography is a practical vocational course. It is intended for applicants who have an interest in digital photography. It aims to build and develop skills in photography and imaging and to enable students to create a portfolio of quality work in photography & imaging at Level 2.

This route is for applicants who have an interest in studying a one year course programme at Level 2 and also allow students to progress onto the Level 3 Extended Diploma for application to University; it can also be used as a foundation for application to Level 3 in related vocational areas – Graphic Design, Multi Media etc.

The delivery of the programme is through: Project assignment work, Live assignment briefs, Practical demonstrations, Workshops , Mini tasks, Group critiques, Presentations, Contextual studies Historical studies and Theory and Research.

You will also be expected to work independently and engage in group tasks within realistic time constraints in order to develop your skills. You will also benefit from working in well equipped specialist facilities.

The course programme is coordinated to ensure quality application in teaching and learning and promotes equality and diversity.

This is a one year course programme, consisting of 7 Assignment Projects and 2 Exams.

Assignments cover a broad range of Photography & Imaging applications:

• Practical

• Digital

• Location work

• Contextual

• Health & Safety

Weekly Reviews, Group & Individual Tutorials supplement the year course of study.

Externally set assignments have been introduced to provide independent evidence of learning and progression along side the predominantly portfolio-based assessment.

Students will be required to purchase and provide programme course materials for their study and progression and assessment support to include: - practical development, final prints, portfolio presentation materials and research files.

Students must have access to a digital camera [dSLR]

If you do not have access to a digital camera and intend to buy one for the course of study, please delay purchase until you successfully enrol and the programme tutor will advise you on a suitable purchase within the initial weeks of study.

Students without a grade C in GCSE English and maths will also have the opportunity to gain a qualification in these subjects.

Further information about this course can be obtained by emailing the course leader at jen.newton-prosser@liv-coll.ac.uk.

Study Programmes for students aged 16-18

At The City of Liverpool College you will undertake a personalised Study Programme, which will help you to achieve your ambitions and career goals.

All of our Study Programmes are designed to help you to develop your skills and widen your college experience.

What you should expect from your Study Programme:

  • A substantial qualification e.g. GCSE, A level or vocational equivalent
  • Meaningful work experience
  • Help to achieve GCSE English and maths at grades A*-C if you do not already have them
  • Practical activities that help your personal development including study skills, enrichment activities, employability training and classes in personal and social skills to get you ready for further education or employment.
  • Support to enable you to progress to the next level of study or employment

English and Maths

English and Maths skills are vital for employment and to secure a place on courses at a higher level, including university.

We have a team of tutors who will work with you to achieve these essential qualifications and enable you to apply these skills in your day to day activities and work.

Since September 2013 any young person who does not achieve their GCSE in English language and mathematics at grade C or above will have to continue their studies at college. Students who have a grade D in either subject must study these subjects at GCSE level.

Study Programmes

Study Programmes for students aged 16-18

At The City of Liverpool College you will undertake a personalised Study Programme, which will help you to achieve your ambitions and career goals.

All of our Study Programmes are designed to help you to develop your skills and widen your college experience.

What you should expect from your Study Programme:

  • A substantial qualification e.g. GCSE, A level or vocational equivalent
  • Meaningful work experience
  • Help to achieve GCSE English and maths at grades A*-C if you do not already have them
  • Practical activities that help your personal development including study skills, enrichment activities, employability training and classes in personal and social skills to get you ready for further education or employment.
  • Support to enable you to progress to the next level of study or employment

English and Maths

English and Maths skills are vital for employment and to secure a place on courses at a higher level, including university.

We have a team of tutors who will work with you to achieve these essential qualifications and enable you to apply these skills in your day to day activities and work.

Since September 2013 any young person who does not achieve their GCSE in English language and mathematics at grade C or above will have to continue their studies at college. Students who have a grade D in either subject must study these subjects at GCSE level.

What the course leads to

Diploma in Photography or other related level 3 Diplomas eg Multimedia, Games Development, Media - Moving Image, Graphic Design, Fashion and Clothing.

Qualification(s)

Entry Requirements

When the course runs

What's on offer at The City of Liverpool College

What's on offer at The City of Liverpool College

"Studying at The City of Liverpool College has got me where I am today and has helped me to achieve a good career"

Emily Heward studied the NCTJ journalism and secured the post of senior reporter with the Halifax courier

Course Location

The Arts Centre
Myrtle Street, L7 7JA

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Disclaimer

Disclaimer

The College has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of course details given on fact sheets, in the prospectus and on the web site. However, the College reserves the right to make changes to provision and to discontinue courses when necessary. Please note that the College cannot accept any liability for inaccuracies or omissions which arise due to such changes.

Course Bundle Lookup

Course bundles are designed for 16 - 18 year olds only.

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