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Photography - NCFE Level 1 Award

Who is this course for?

The NCFE Level 1 Photography course is tailored for individuals who already own a DSLR camera, have a keen interest in photography and are looking to build a solid foundation in the field. This course is perfect for beginners who want to learn the basics of photography, including camera settings, composition techniques, and image editing. It's an ideal starting point for those who want to explore their creative potential and gain practical skills to capture captivating visuals. Whether you're aspiring to become a professional photographer or simply want to enhance your hobby, this course provides a friendly and supportive learning environment to develop your photography skills.

What will I Learn?

The NCFE Level 1 Photography course offers a comprehensive introduction to the world of photography. Participants will gain a solid understanding of fundamental concepts such as camera handling, exposure settings, and composition principles. Through hands-on activities, learners will explore various photography genres, learning to capture landscapes, portraits, and still-life images with artistic flair. Additionally, the course delves into basic image editing techniques using popular software, enabling students to enhance their captured images. By the end of the course, participants will have acquired the foundational skills necessary to confidently operate a camera, compose visually appealing photographs, and embark on their journey in the captivating realm of photography.

Teaching/Learning Methods

Informal assessment in class, assignments/coursework. Practical tests. Portfolio of work and tutor observation.

What examinations can I take?

All coursework contributes to the completion of the NCFE Level 1 award.

Assessment Pattern

Informal/formal assessment of work throughout, including one to one and group observation and portfolio assessments.

Additional costs to students

Printing images/photobooks, travel costs for location visits.

What Extra Work Do I Need to Do Outside the Classroom?

Homework and portfolio work.

Equipment Materials to be brought to the First Meeting

You’ll need a camera, USB Memory Stick and notebook.

Other Notes

Location work will be included (all information will be given in advance).

Progression Opportunities

NCFE Level 2 Photography

Joining Instructions

This course requires you book an Assessment before you can enrol and you will need an online account to so this. Click on the 'Enrol' button to book your information session for this course and follow the booking / registration instructions. The Assessment dates are as follows:

Wednesday 1 November 18.30 - 19.30 at Croydon Clocktower
Wednesday 8 November 18.30 - 19.30 at Croydon Clocktower
Wednesday 22 November 18.30 - 19.30 at Croydon Clocktower
Wednesday 29 November 18.30 - 19.30 at Croydon Clocktower
Wednesday 6 December 18.30 - 19.30 at Croydon Clocktower
Wednesday 13 December 18.30 - 19.30 at Croydon Clocktower