Art, Design, Creative Media & Music

BTEC Extended Certificate in Photography - P100

12 Quays Full Time Level 2 Duration 36 weeks

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This Level 2 BTEC Extended Certificate in Photography course will equip you with skills leading to progression opportunities to Level 3 Photography and to prepare you for a career in the Photography industry.

Course Details

If you are passionate about photography, this BTEC level 2 Extended Certificate in Photography course is the one for you! It explores a diverse range of technical and creative disciplines within Photography. You will complete a number of units throughout one year to achieve this qualification, internally and externally assessed. These units will include both studio and location photography as well as editing photographic images.

You will build skills in both digital and film formats, skills that will enhance you to progress internally to our Level 3 Photography programs. You will learn how to use professional camera equipment, darkroom, studio and editing software.

You will build a portfolio and complete projects throughout this course. You will explore a range of topics within photography such as, portraits, experimental and advertising.

You will also have the opportunity of looking into the work of key practitioners, learning how to analyse and critically reflect, both their own work and the work of others.

You will be given the opportunities to exhibit work, take part in workshops, meet guest speakers and participate in trips. You will be able to explore and develop photography skills on this exciting and diverse course.

Entry Guidelines

This is a study programme and priority is for students who are 16-18 years.

Relevant Level 1 qualification or minimum of 3 GCSEs at Grade 3/D or above.

Satisfactory interview, assessment, school report and/or satisfactory reference.

If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

Equipment Required

16GB SD Card

USB Portable storage device

General stationery

Assessment Method

Completion of mandatory and specialist units, internally and externally assessed. A variety of written and practical assignments.

Additional Information

On successful completion of the BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Photography you will receive an Art & Design certificate.

Are you aged 16-18?

Study programmes are full-time courses for 16-18 year olds which include:

    A qualification such as BTEC Extended Diploma Meaningful work experience or preparation for work English and maths, if you don't already have GCSE grade A*-C in English and maths (grade 4 and above) Non-study activities such as tutorials, voluntary work, fund-raising/charity work, sport or trips.
Where can I progress to?

On completion of this one year course you will be able to progress to Level 3 in Photography

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Starting 5th September 2023 - Ending - 28th June 2024

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If you are aged 16-18:


This study programme is free for students, who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, and students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

If you are aged 19 or over:

Did you know that many of our courses are free for students aged 19 and above?

Find out if you are eligible for free funding here, or contact our student service team on 0151 551 7777.

If you are required to pay a fee you may be entitled to an Adult Learner Loan or other financial support. For more information on support available visit Bursaries and Loans. We also allow payment by instalments for some courses.

The fee quoted is for the academic year 23/24.

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