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Photography: Level 2 Certificate - NCFE

Saturday 13 October 2018
09:30 - 12:30
90 Hours / 30 Weeks
5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath

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£469.00 Course symbols: * I IA Q

Course description

Use a digital SLR camera to capture photographs. The Level 2 Certificate is made up of three units - developing technical photographic and digital imaging skills, exploring and researching approaches to making images from a range of genres, and presenting images, using a variety of different methods. You will complete a portfolio of images and written evidence of the knowledge you have gained. Ideal for students with some experience of taking images or who have completed any other photography related course. A digital SLR camera is essential. Fee includes exam and admin fee.

Entry requirements

a) guidance needed: If you have not completed the level 1 certificate in photography then you will need to be assessed for this level 2 course as the entry requirements are that you have basic literacy and computer skills. B) entry requirements: To enter this course learners must have the necessary skills gained through successful completion of our beginners photography and/or our photoshop courses. A digital SLR type camera is essential for this course. A number of accessories, such as a tripod, for example are desirable. For the image editing using Photoshop, it is important that the learner has basic computer skills - keyboard and mouse familiarity, opening and closing digital files, saving to a storage device such as a memory stick.

What you will learn

This course revises and extends the skills learnt from previous experience using a digital SLR camera. The work of other photographers will be analysed and used to inform and develop learners’ skills and understanding. Each photographic genre will be explored and practiced in detail, culminating in a range of exploratory images. Image editing software will be used at all times to correct and develop images further. More information can be found in section 5 below.

How you will learn on this course

You will be taught through the completion of assignments, critical review of images, discussion of photographic techniques and practical exercises exploring the use of photographic equipment. You will complete a final visual project and written evaluation of your working methods, which will be assessed to NCFE level 2 standards both internally and externally. There is no formal examination associated with this course.

How you will be assessed on this course

Unit 1 Explore photographic equipment, techniques, materials and resources. 1.1 Identify and explore menu settings in a modern digital SLR camera. 1.2 Identify and explore exposure controls. 1.3 Select approriate exposure controls for a given situation. 1.4 Explore image storage software and hardware. 1.5 Identify and explore how cameara settings can impact on final image quality. 1.6 Explore a range of photographic equipment. 1.7 Practice capturing a range of photographic genera consisting of: Landscape. Portrait. Action and movement. Nature. Documentary. Still life. Macro and close-up. Studio. 1.8 Follow Health & Safety procedures. Unit 2 Develop and adapt photographic ideas. 1.1 Research and explore the work of other photographers. 1.2 Comment on how photographers have resonded to different themes and situations. 1.3 Describe other photographers’ methods and use of visual language. 1.4 Develop photographic ideas using a range of sources. 1.5 Produce exploritory images. 1.6 Adapt ideas in responce to feedback. 1.7 Assess own work and reflect. Unit 3 Optional unit. 1.1 Details to be discussed and agreed during the course.

Qualification and exam information (only for courses leading to a qualification)

NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Photography. There is no formal exam associated with this course. Assessment is through a portfolio of written and photographic evidence.

What you will be expected to do outside your lesson time

You will be taught through the use of additional homework and assignments. You will create final visual project and evaluation for assessment. You will complete a workbook and keep up-to-date notes of your projects and course progress. Nearly all written evidence and construction of portfolio will be completed in learners' own time. Expect to spend at least as many hours outside lesson time as in.

What you need for your course

Do not purchase any materials until after the first lesson where advice will be provided on all the necessery materials. However, expect to obtain: • 1 x A4 D ring binder to hold written evidence. • 1 x A4 binder to hold handouts and hand written notes. • 1 x portfolio case to hold photographic evidence (associated with the final unit). • A flash memory stick to store computer generated work. • Access to a computer outside of class time to complete assignments for written evidence. • Tripod.

What you need to bring to the first class

A digital SLR camera and any accessories you possess.

What you can do next

NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Photography.

Additional information

At the beginning of the course, you will have an induction to the College and the course. Your tutor will ask you to complete an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and agree your personal learning goals. All documents are a requirement of the Funding Agency, who expect that learners who enrol on a course leading to a qualification will take that qualification at the College. All students on courses funded by the ESFA must complete a Learning Agreement and ILP.

Venue information

5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath, Kent DA7 4EZ Nearest Train Station: Bexleyheath. Buses: 89, 96, B16, B15, B14, B12, 422 Car park available onsite. Please note car parking spaces cannot be guaranteed. For further details of parking please refer to https://www.bexley.gov.uk/services/parking