Digital Photography Diploma Level 3


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Level 3


360 Hours

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 Enrolment Fee £440.00

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A Distance Learning Course is the ideal way to gain a qualification without having the worry of trying to fit your studies around your everyday life.  You can complete your studies in your own time and we are on hand seven days a week to help you plan your future.

Course Description

The skills covered in the Distance Learning Digital Photography Diploma course will allow you to better understand how your camera works, 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. 

This course is written by an expert in the field and gives you the skills, insight and knowledge to broaden your photography expertise whether you just want to take better family images or to go the distance and start your own business. 

It consists of four Units split into twenty modules with assessments.

The course learning outcomes are:

  • To understand the basics of photography techniques
  • To develop these skills in practical sessions
  • Develop an understanding of your own equipment
  • To understand different photography specialisms
  • To develop an understanding of image editing
  • Develop and understand career options and progression routes forward.
Previous Knowledge Required

You do not need any prior learning knowledge or experience to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone who wishes to take part in a highly rewarding home study course, although you would be expected to have a reasonable standard of literacy.

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 the full support of your Tutor.


You will receive the entire package of course materials in a single dispatch together with dedicated Tutor Support for 12 months.  All assignments are marked by one of our professional Tutors who will offer regular feedback and guide you through your course.

You will be provided with the telephone number for your dedicated Student Support Team who will be available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that you will receive unlimited support for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.


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You must successfully complete a series of activities and assessments. Once all assessments and activities have been completed satisfactorily, you will then be awarded your certificate.  The good news is, there is no final exam.

Enrolment Fees

You can enrol online today by either paying in full or taking advantage of our easy payment plan.  The first instalment will be due one month following enrolment.

Payment Method            Version Initial Payment Monthly Instalment Total Payable
Pay in Full Paper £360.00 Nil £360.00
Instalment Option 1 Paper £240.00 £50.00 X 4 months £440.00
Instalment Option 2 Paper £140.00 £100.00 X 3 months £440.00

Please note the easy payment plan is not available to International Students.

Delivery costs are as follows:
UKFree Delivery
Rest of the World£65.00
Payment of delivery charges will be required before dispatch of your course.


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.

Awarding Organisation

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.


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