National Diploma Level 3 Photography

Key Course Information

Level 3 Discount available

Our full time BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Photography will introduce you to the fascinating world of photography. It is predominantly a technical course that will give you a good grounding and the opportunity to experiment with a number of photographic techniques, different genres, and will prepare you for the next stage of your photography journey.

During the course you will cover practical aspects of photography, such as camera techniques, studio lighting, digital manipulation and b/w darkroom printing. You will also explore theoretical aspects, such as contextual studies, visual communication and ideas and concepts.

During the course, you will be introduced to the work of different photographers and will develop your camera skills. You will explore ideas for the set photographic projects, which will present in the form of a blog. You will be introduced to studio lighting, in our well-equipped photographic studio. You will learn Adobe Lightroom techniques that will enable you to optimize the quality of your digital photos. You will become proficient in manipulating images and creating digital composites using Adobe Photoshop. In our b/w darkroom you will have the opportunity to learn how to process film and print high quality b/w photographs.

Throughout the year there will be a great emphasis on developing your ideas and exploring different photographic genres, while challenging statements and preconceptions. You will be supported in every step of your journey and will get ready to progress to our HNC Photography course, to University, or to break into the photography industry.


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