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Photography — Level 2 Award (Aged 19+)

Fashion, Art and Design

Course ID: 163679

Course Year: 21/22

Course Details

  • Short, Autumn term based course.
  • We enable adult learners (19+) to re-engage with their education.
  • Progress to further study and courses with us.
  • Gain employment in the creative industry.
  • Turn your passion into a respectable qualification.
  • UAL Level 2 Award.
  • Access support and guidance from our outstanding teaching team.
  • Study in an inclusive, friendly and respectful learning environment.

What to expect from the course

The Level 2 Award in Photography has been introduced for adults, enabling you to both re-engage with education and acquire the knowledge, skills and understanding to progress to further study or employment within the creative industries.

The qualification is a short course based in the Autumn term and consists of two units of study.

The qualification provides :
• An introductory experience to some of the materials, methods and processes and technical skills that support photography activity
• An introductory understanding to the content in which photography/ art & design activity is located
• An opportunity to test you interest
• Introduction to research activities to support design work
• Introduction to drawing skills necessary to support a project
• Development of communication skills
• The opportunity to use the knowledge and skills developed to complete a personal project brief to a given theme.


UAL Level 2 Award in Art & Design- Photography

Why study with us?

This is the only programme in the City Region that is aimed at 19+ student wishing to study during the daytime and not able to give a full commitment to a programme off study based over an academic year. The programme provides opportunity to progress to the next level of study but this is optional. You are taught by dedicated staff in specialist workshops based in the city centre.

Student Benefits

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Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
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Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

The Academy Salons
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Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

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Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.

Career pathways

Progression to UAL level 2 Diploma in Photography

We're here to help...

Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

Level 1 Qualification or 3 GCSE's at Grade 3/D or equivalent and an interview to include evidence of an interest in photography.

If you are unsure of the entry requirements, or if you don't meet the criteria, please contact our Careers Advice and Guidance team who will be happy to help you find the best option for you. Email or call 0151 252 3607.


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free.

Aged 19 or over and unemployed or earning less than £18,135 a year? You may also qualify to join this course for free. To find out more, contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

Fee for21/22 is 300.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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