NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Photography
This OFQUAL regulated qualification is aimed at individuals wishing to develop an understanding of photographic processes and the photo imaging industry. The qualification allows learners to understand and develop skills enabling them to take and manipulate images using a range of equipment, techniques and image processing software.
Learners will learn the basics of safe working practices and have the opportunity to explore in detail the following areas of photography: dark room, studio, location, commercial, documentary and experimental and alternative processes
Aims of the Course
These are to:
- Enable learners to gain knowledge and understanding of the different roles and employment opportunities available within the photo imaging industry
- Provide basic understanding of the legislation relevant to photographic practice, including copyright, intellectual property and photographers rights
- Prepare learners for progression into employment, self-employment or further learning
- Provide understanding of photographic techniques and the photo imaging sector
- Support learners to progress into employment in creative industries including photography, art and design, craft, animation and moving image production
This qualification consists of 3 core units, of which the learner will complete 2. These are:
- Explore photographic equipment, techniques, materials and resources
- Develop and adapt photographic ideas
- Introduction to the photo imaging industry
Learners must also choose at least one unit from the following optional units:
- Studio photography
- Location photography
- Commercial photography
- Documentary photography
- Experimental and alternative process photography
- Presenting a portfolio of photographic images
How the Course is Delivered
This course is delivered via a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) which provides access to case studies, learning materials and activities, presentations and web links. Online tutor support and guidance is provided throughout the course, where learners can interact with the tutors, get feedback on their progress and submit their work electronically. This helps you to build the relevant skills progressively, as you receive feedback and support from your tutor during this time.
Face to face interactions will be conducted through video sessions.
A mix of assessments will be used – portfolio of evidence, presentations.