NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Photography – September 2018


This QCF qualification is aimed at individuals wishing to develop an understanding of photographic processes and the photo imaging industry. The qualification allows learners to understand and develop skills enabling them to take and manipulate images using a range of industry standard equipment, techniques and image processing software.

Learners will learn the basics of safe working practices and have the opportunity to explore in detail the following areas of photography: dark room, studio, location, commercial, documentary and experimental and alternative processes.

Learners will also gain knowledge and understanding of the different roles and employment opportunities available within the photo imaging industry. They’ll gain a basic understanding of the legislation relevant to photographic practice, including copyright, intellectual property and photographers rights. This will help prepare learners for progression into employment or further learning.

The objective of this qualification is to support learners to progress into employment or self-employment within the industry, or onto further qualifications at Level 3 in creative subjects such as photography, art and design, craft, animation and moving image production.

This qualification consists of 3 core units, of which the learner will complete 2.

  • Explore photographic equipment, techniques, materials and resources (F/506/0069)
  • Develop and adapt photographic ideas (T/506/0070)
  • Introduction to the photo imaging industry (A/506/0071)

Learners must also choose at least one unit from the following optional units:

  • Darkroom processing and printing
  • Studio photography
  • Location photography
  • Commercial photography
  • Documentary photography
  • Experimental and alternative process photography
  • Presenting a portfolio of photographic images

Term Dates and Cost

The NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Photography will begin Wednesday 26th September 2018 (HE WK1) and end on Wednesday 29th May 2019 (32 Weeks in Total). This course is delivered via weekly sessions running from 18:00 – 20:30.

Course Fee = £447.00

Qualification Fee = £53.00

Total = £500

Please note: There may be additional costs for equipment, materials and field trips.


1 Church Street, Hartlepool.

Method of Delivery

Studio-based teaching, lectures, seminars, demonstrations, workshops, critiques, tutorials and independent learning through set assignment briefs and tasks.


Tutor – Denis Dunning

Denis has over 30 years of experience in the photographic industry and teaching in Further and Higher Education. He has an MA in Photography (University of Sunderland) and an MA in Creative Multimedia (University of Teesside). Denis is highly creative and passionate about photography in both analogue and digital formats. He has a wealth of knowledge gained from his many years of experience and is dedicated to sharing his knowledge and skills with the next generation of Photographers to equip them for further study and/or a career in Photography.

How to enrol
Students can reserve their place on the course by phone or email, our team are able to take payment over the phone, so if you email your place will be reserved and subject to payment before the first class. Enrolment forms will be sent out and are requested to be completed and returned before the first class. Phone number for bookings: 01642 856147
Email for bookings:

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