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Online College Of Art & Design

INTERNATIONAL Level 3 Photography Diploma - Ofqual Code 603/5008/8


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Course Overview

      • Entry Requirements: 14 years or older. No formal qualifications required. A keen interest in photography and a strong desire to succeed is expected.
      • Part-time programs are available all year around - enrolling now
      • Full-time programs are available each September - Limited places so apply now to avoid disappointment
      • Requirements: Broadband connection / basic art materials
      • Accreditation: Skills and Education Group (SEG)
      • OFQUAL Regulated: Yes (Ofqual number 603/5008/8
      • Progression: Foundation Diploma in Photography (You can choose your specialism, Journalism, fashion, landscape, studio, products much more..)
      • UCAS application to university supported: Yes
      • UCAS points: None. If you are looking for a course with UCAS points see Foundation Diploma course above
      • Portfolio support: Yes
      • Tuition: Face to face, one to one - unlimited

Level 3 Diploma In Photography - (Fully Accredited Ofqual Code.  610/0377/2) Get Qualified! - ENROLLING NOW!

So you want to become a Photographer but lack confidence and experience. This course is ideal for intermediates to advanced who want to explore the medium of photography while achieving a nationally recognised qualification.You will also receive valuable advice on how to get started as a professional photographer. If you are a beginner see Level 2 Certificate course - click here. Run by an energetic and enthusiastic team of lecturers who are practising photographers the course will extend your confidence and creativity with the camera.You will be guided through the essential skills and knowledge required to pass this NQF level 3 qualification.   

How It Works

Students receive access to our online college site where they can access and work through their course. Lessons/tasks are listed along with supporting resources, videos for skills development, step by step tutorials etc. Photographs of students' completed work are uploaded to their college e-portfolio for marking and written feedback on how to progress. Additionally, students are invited to discuss with an experienced and qualified personal tutor their progress and receive verbal feedback, encouragement and support. Students may also benefit from relationships with their fellow online students as they can view profiles and comment on each others' artwork if they wish. 


Formative as courses progress and summative at the end of units and the course. Your Final Major Project will be assessed externally by the exam board and this will decide your final grade. You will be kept informed every step of the way on how to improve your work.

Structure Of The Course

You will be supported through the following units:

Mandatory Units

  • Use Camera Techniques To Creatively Control Visual Outcomes
  • Print and Present a Portfolio of Photographs
  • Plan and Complete a Photographic Project
  • Safety in the Workplace for Photography
  • Awareness of Employment in the Creative Media Sector

Optional units

  • Image Processing, Manipulation and Storage

  • The History of Photography

  • Image Documentation and Storage

  • Studio Photography

  • Documentary Photography

  • Location Photography

  • Portrait Photography

  • Experimental Photographic Imaging


You will develop a range of practical skills with regard to identifying key features and functionality of the camera, appropriate accessories for a particular genre of photographic application, working to a project brief and professional presentation of your portfolio.

Your personal tutor will also help you identify progression opportunities as they will get to know you and your work very well.



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