Digital Photography (Level 3) Diploma

Digital Photography (Level 3) Diploma
Course Code: UCNCCLP03
Enrolment Fee: £498.75  £399.00
Format: Paper
Award: Level 3
Accreditation: NCFE
Study Time: 200 Hours
Experience: No Entry Requirements

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COURSE OVERVIEW


A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a Level 3 Diploma in Digital Photography. Whether you're looking to go on to further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, distance learning Digital Photography is a flexible and convenient course, which allows you to comprehensively prepare for an exam or career through home study. What's more, because the distance learning Level 3 Diploma in Digital Photography course is a fully comprehensive course, no prior knowledge is required.

The skills covered will allow you to better understand the workings of your camera, how to control lighting, posing, and to find your direction as your own personal photographer. Each section is covered in friendly, easy to understand terms and you can then put this knowledge into practice in the formal assessments.

Written by an expert in the field, this course gives you the skills, insight and knowledge to broaden your photography expertise whether to take better family images or to go the distance and start your business. 


Key TopicsWhat are the key topics?

Course Key Topics 
The Level 3 Diploma in Digital Photography consists of four Units split into twenty modules with assessments.. 

 

Unit 1: An Introduction to Digital Photography
Unit 2: Digital Photographic Composition
Unit 3: The Practicalities of Digital Photography
Unit 4: Applying your Digital Photographic Skills



(see full course syllabus below for more information)

Tutor SupportWhat support will I receive?

Home Study Tutor Support


You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your Digital Photography course. You will have your own personal tutor helping you with your course work and with any questions you may have. Plus you can contact our Student Advisors by email or phone for all the practical advice you may need – so we really are with you 100%.

What's more, you'll have access to the online student portal, where you can interact with other students, browse our resource library and manage your account.



AssessmentsHow will I be assessed?

Course Assessments


The Digital Photography course is marked through a process of continuous assessment guided by your tutor following NCFE guidelines. This means that your qualification will be awarded according to your performance on assessments rather than by taking an exam.

When you have completed the programme, your tutor needs to verify that you have worked through all parts of any Workbooks, Activities and Exercises successfully. Upon verification of the activities, exercises and assignments, a certificate of achievement will be awarded by the national awarding organisation NCFE, as confirmation that your written work has met all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the programme.



Course DurationHow long will it take me to complete?

Course Duration


We recommend you spend approximately 200 hours of your time studying for the Digital Photography. The pace of study is completely up to you. To give an example, if you dedicate 4 hours a week to the course it would take you a year to complete but  if you could spare 8 hours a week you could complete it in six months.

Get started today, and you can earn your Level 3 Diploma in Digital Photography in as little as six months, or take up to a year, if you prefer – the choice is yours.



 

Entry RequirementsDo I need previous experience?

Course Entry Requirements


The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this course.  This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Digital Photography and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum.

You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with full tutor support.


 


 

Enrolment FeesHow much are the course fees?

Course Enrolment Fees


Our aim is to provide you with the best deal available, therefore the registration fee, certification fee and full tutor support is included in the course price for you. The enrolment fee for the Level 3 Diploma in Digital Photography home study course is £498.75, though for a limited time we are offering you the opportunity to pay only £399 which is a 20% discount if you enrol online and pay in full.

You can also opt for our Easy Payment Plan and enrol online today by paying a deposit of £149.75 and then four equal payments of £87.25 per month. The first instalment is paid about a month after you receive your course.

Payment Method
Deposit
Instalment
Total
Pay in Full (Paper Version)
£399.00
N.A.
£399.00
Instalment Plan (Paper Version)
£149.75
£87.25 X 4
£498.75

Delivery Charges:

Free Delivery for UK Mainland Students
Additional £25 for students in Europe
Additional £40 for Students in Rest of the world
 
Note: Instalment Plan is not available to our International Students

 


 

Full Course SyllabusWhat will I learn?

How is the course structured? 
The Level 3 Diploma in Digital Photogrpahy course consists of four Units split into twenty modules with assessments:


Unit 1: An Introduction to Digital Photography

This unit looks at the basics of camera controls and rules to start taking simple images while utilising the knowledge covered in this unit. Students will understand the history of Digital Photography, and what equipment they will need to suit what level they would like to progress in photography. Students will understand aperture, f/stop and depth of field to be able to use these in a single image.

Unit 2: Digital Photographic Composition

This unit looks at progressing from unit 1, and applying new techniques to broaden skills. Students will learn what file format is best for shooting with depending on the style of photography required. Students will understand exposure compensation, white balance and ISO to improve on their shots from unit 1. Lighting will be covered in natural and artificial light and how best to use it with the advantage of reflectors.

Unit 3: The Practicalities of Digital Photography

This unit looks at the practicalities of photography and the steps forward in producing quality images that can be ready for family and friend or clients. Three specialities are covered in family, portraits and weddings and a brief section on other specialities. This unit looks at giving a more professional critique of the students work and highlighting the professional practice.

Unit 4: Applying your Digital Photographic Skills

This final unit looks at the progression that can be taken by the student. It focuses on possible paths and utilising the previous skills covered. Students will learn about the difference between studio lighting and portable and what is suitable for their own needs, what fees and charges they can look to set for their personal photography or at a business rate. New Photoshop and digital editing suits and basics covered. Some career opportunities will be explored and students will gain an insight into what route they may wish to take. 



QualificationsWhat qualifications will I receive?

Course Qualifications
This is a dual certification course. You will receive a certificate from both the College and also the National Awarding body NCFE. Fees for both are included in the course fee. 


 
Qualification One: Digital Photography Diploma
Digital Photography Diploma issued by the UK Learning College, entitling you to use the letters UKLC Dip after your name.
 

 
Qualification Two: Digital Photography Level 3 Diploma 
This course leads to a Level 3 for successful learners. This means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 3 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
 
In Scotland this course leads to a Level 6 for successful learners. This means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 6 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for Scotland.
 
In Ireland this course leads to a Level 5 for successful learners. This means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 5 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for Ireland.
 
This course has been accredited under NCFE IIQ Licence by NCC Resources Limited which has been approved as an NCFE Investing in Quality (IIQ) centre to give formal recognition to courses. At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a certificate of achievement by NCFE. The training courses have been designed specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. The course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 3 (using Ofqual's Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved.
 
This course has been designed to meet specific learner requirements. Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that this learning programme has been scrutinised and approved by an independent panel of experienced educational professionals and is quality audited by NCFE.
 

 
About NCFE

NCFE is a registered accreditor and has a strong heritage in learning, going back over 150 years. NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.



 

Career ProspectsWhat can I do after I qualify?

Photographer


As a photographer, you would use a camera to take still photographs for a huge range of uses. You would use your technical skills and artistic vision to capture images of people, products, places or events, often on a client's behalf. You would typically specialise in one area of photography, such as: general or social (often known as 'high street' photography) - weddings and portraits advertising and editorial - images for advertisements, magazines and photo libraries press and photojournalism - for newspapers and other news publications fashion - photographing models and clothing for magazines and catalogues corporate (industrial or commercial) - for company promotional material scientific or medical - recording scientific research, or medical conditions and treatments. With most types of photography, your day-to-day work would include: discussing the project with the client, or receiving instructions (known as a 'brief') from them choosing and preparing locations selecting appropriate cameras and accessories setting up lighting and equipment composing and taking shots checking image quality post production - adjusting and cataloguing image files and preparing digital files for final output using software such as Photoshop marketing and running your business, if self-employed. In some fields, such as editorial and advertising, photographers are increasingly asked to provide video footage as well as stills. In some cases you might employ an assistant to help shoots run smoothly. Assistants set up equipment, prepare sets and props, look after clients, keep records and help with post production and administration.


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What's IncludedWhat do I get when I enrol?

Your course fee covers everything you will need to successfully complete the Digital Photography home study course and earn your Level 3 Qualification:


1. All textbooks, study folders, and/or online learning aids designed for distance learning
2. A full range of student services, including:
  • Tutor marked assessments (TMAs)
  • Access to the online student portal (Student Chat, Forums and Online Support Resources)
  • NUS Extra Card (discounted membership)
  • Comprehensive Study Guide & Study Plan
  • Guide to Effective Study Techniques
  • How to approach exams without fear
3. An accredited diploma upon successful course completion directly from the awarding body NCFE
4. One year's educational support by e-mail, post, fax or phone
5. Free postage and packaging for UK mainland students

 


Home Study ExplainedHow does home study work and is it right for me?

Distance Learning Explained


Distance Learning is a term used to describe a method of learning where you; the learner, are not physically required to be ‘onsite’ to be guided through learning materials. Learners and tutors will use methods such as email and telephone to communicate, with you deciding how, when and where you learn.
 
UK Learning College gives you the flexibility to complete our programmes as quickly or as slowly as is convenient for you. To make this possible, our learning programmes have been written and prepared in such a way that it enables you to take control over these decisions.  We also have a varied range of e-learning courses available to complement our full portfolio of distance learning courses.
 
Distance Learning allows you to develop the personal confidence and independence needed for success. Once you have become familiar with your distance learning course materials and you feel you know your way around the programme, then it is time to put together your own personal study plan to help you decide how best to study. We would advise that you write down your plan to assist you in following your timetable.
 
Although our distance learning course guides are primarily aimed at the first time user, you may already have some experience of distance learning. Whatever your experience, it is important to understand that to be a successful distance learner you need to become familiar and comfortable with the learning materials.
 
Online Learning Explained

Online learning descends from computer-based training, interactive multimedia and integrated learning centers and is the delivery of a learning, training or education program by electronic means.  With the internet boom in the mid '90s, the concept of online learning has spread broadly. 
 
Online learning or e-learning (electronic learning) is a term used to describe learning materials that are not physically provided to you, but are accessible online where you; the learner, are not physically required to be ‘onsite’ to be guided through any of these online learning materials. Learners and tutors will use methods such as email and telephone to communicate, with you deciding how, when and where you learn.
 
UK Learning College gives you the flexibility to complete our online courses as quickly or as slowly as is convenient for you. To make this possible, our online learning courses have been written and prepared in such a way that they enable you to take control over these decisions.
 
Online learning allows you to develop the personal confidence and independence needed for success. Once you have become familiar with your online course and you feel you know your way around the program, then it is time to put together your own personal study plan to help you decide how best to study. We would advise that you write down your plan to assist you in following your online course study timetable.
 
Home Study Explained

Home Study Courses are a type of learning material in the form of manuals, CD Roms, Online courses etc. where you; the learner, are not physically required to be ‘onsite’ to be guided through any of these learning materials. Learners and tutors will use methods such as email and telephone to communicate, with you deciding how, when and where you learn.
 
UK Learning College gives you the flexibility to complete our home study courses as quickly or as slowly as is convenient for you. To make this possible, our home learning courses have been written and prepared in such a way that they enable you to take control over these decisions.
 
Home study courses allow you to develop the personal confidence and independence needed for success. Once you have become familiar with your home learning course materials and you feel you know your way around the course, then it is time to put together your own personal study plan to help you decide how best to study. We would advise that you write down your plan to assist you in following your home study timetable.
 
Although our home learning course guides are primarily aimed at the first time user, you may already have some experience of home learning. Whatever your experience, it is important to understand that to be a successful home study course learner, you need to become familiar and comfortable with the learning materials.
 

 


 

Student PortalHow can I interact with other students?

Student Community


We understand that studying from home may be a new experience for you. You could even be excused for feeling a little daunted since you will not be studying in a traditional "classroom environment". To help our students overcome these concerns we have developed a friendly online student community. The Student Community encourages a high level of interaction with your tutor and other like-minded students.

All of our students receive access to the Student Community. You will be able to use the student community for the following:

  1. Access the student forum which allows you to share ideas and chat with other students.
  2. View your tutor's feedback on your marked assignments.
  3. View optional reading lists for your course (where available).
  4. Access free online games, for when you need a break from studying.
  5. View the study guide with plenty of useful hints and tips on how to get the most out of your course.

Access free courses such as: Improving Learning Skills, Job Interview Skills, The Effective Learner, Goal Setting and Time Management, Ten Tips to Complete a Good Test Paper


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Related CoursesI am not sure this is for me. Are there similar courses?

Related Courses
Below you will find a list of courses that previous students have taken to complement their course. We hope that this list will give you some idea of the types of progression courses we offer, or alternative course options that may be of interest to you.

 
Photography (Level 3) - If your goal is to become a professional photographer then the Photography Diploma will give you all of the skills which you need to get started. This comprehensive course is suitable for beginners and more advanced photographers; whether you would like to start your own business, gain employment in the industry or simply to realise your full potential in this creative and interesting field......... Read More »
 
Digital Photography (Level 3) Award - Do you want to work for yourself? Pick and choose your own hours? Attend many celebrity events, weddings, parties, travel abroad doing photo shoots? If this sounds like the ideal job for you, then you might want to consider a career in photography. This exciting new course will teach you everything you need to know to start up in the business of photography.......... Read More »
 
Sketching, Drawing and Painting (Level 3) - Through the sketching, drawing and painting distance learning course we can show you the solutions and short cuts you need to evoke reaction and emotion through your art. The objective of the sketching, drawing and painting course is certainly not to make you draw or paint like everyone else but rather to demonstrate how other artists achieve certain effects....... Read More »
 


 

Further InformationWhat else do I need to know?

If your course is being delivered online, please ensure you meet the minimum requirements below.


For Windows:
Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above

For Macintosh:
Mac OS X, Mac OS 9.2 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above

From time to time we may enrol our students with our partner sites; this is dependent on the number of students enrolling on a particular course and course material availability. If this happens, nothing changes for you other than the name of the college administering your course.  We will continue to be your point of contact; you will get the exact same course you have enrolled on with the same high level of quality content and support.

The course can be enrolled upon by students Internationally. There are no deadlines for enrolments.



 

How to EnrolHow do I enrol?


   

Step One 
It's simple - Choose from our list of 100s Accredited Courses. Click on the enrol now button to select your enrolment option

Step Two
After you enrol, Course Material will be delivered to you within 7 working days (Normally 48 Hours).

Step Three
A personal tutor and a Dedicated Support advisor will be allocated to you throughout the course.

Step Four
On successful completion of the course, You will be given a Recognised Qualification towards a successful career.


 


 

FAQsWhat are the most frequent questions?

Course Frequently Asked Questions 


Q. How does distance learning work?
To ensure studying is flexible and convenient, most of our courses are divided into sections. You work through each section at your own pace and time. Once completed, send the test paper back to your personal tutor for marking. You will then move onto the next section once successfully completing the previous section. The support period is dependent on the type of course you choose; our minimum support period is one year.
 
Q. When can I start the course?
The answer is simple, when YOU want; you can start the course at any time we do not have any set enrolment dates. Most of our courses don’t require any previous experience or qualifications. All you need is a desire and motivation to succeed. You can even start right now - call and speak to one of our Professional Course Advisors.
 
Q. How long do the courses take?
This is dependent upon your choice of course and how fast you want to learn. A full breakdown of the course is available in your course literature. We do provide estimated number of study hours; ask our course advisors for details.
 
Q. Do the courses have tutorial support?
Yes, You will be allocated an experienced tutor who will guide you through the course, mark your assignments and generally help you with any problems you may have. Your tutors can be contacted via email and post.
 
Q. If I fail an assignment can I retake it?
Yes, your tutor will ask you to resubmit your assignment and give you support as to where you could improve.
 
Q. How do I get help with my course work?
You can get help 7 days a week by email, or post from your dedicated tutor, you just email your assignments for marking. You have to send your assignments one at a time so the tutor can mark one and give you the feedback.
 
Q. Will I get a qualification at the end?
Yes, for all our courses, you will receive a diploma or a recognised qualification from the awarding body of your course.
 
Q. Is the course work done online or sent via the internet?
No, the course work can be done offline using your PC or for paper based courses working through your course folder. 
 
Q. Is there a time limit or any deadlines?
We do like you to complete the course within the tutor support period but we can extend this for a small charge (currently £40 for 12 months). If you follow the recommended study hours, this will give you a good guide to complete the course withim the specified time period. 
 
Q. Will I have to sit an examination?
Most of our paper based courses do not require you to sit examinations, only continual assessments. Where there are examinations required, you will receive all the information you need to make your own exam arrangements. Please note exam fees are not included in your course fee, unless otherwise stated.
 
Q. How quickly will I receive my course material?
Once your payment has been received and cleared your enrolment should be processed within two days and your course materials delivered within 5 days, for customers who choose to pay in instalments this can take longer as we need a signed agreement back from you before we send the course materials.
 
Q. Do I have to buy any other materials?
Our comprehensive course materials are designed to be self-contained with all the relevant information you require to complete the course and gain the relevant certification. However some of our students undertake additional reading via relevant textbooks/study guides and/or the Internet to add value to their studies.
 
Q. I’m not sure of what course I should take? Can you help?
Yes we can, it is important that you pursue a course which you will enjoy. Although we cannot make this decision for you, we employ a team of dedicated Professional Course Advisors, who will guide you towards making the right choice. Whether you want specific information, or just a chat about what’s available, contact us now.
 
Q. Why choose UK Learning College?
The breadth and depth of our portfolio of courses means that we will have a course to interest you. We are committed to your success, and offer advice and support through every step of the process. We have a dedicated team of Professional Course Advisors that can give you access to career and recruitment advice, whilst offering excellent value and quality courses.
 
Please contact us if you have not found the answer you are looking for.
 

 


 

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