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Higher National Certificate in Photography

Sometimes seen as an alternative to going straight to higher education, the HNC in Photography takes you into professional practice, editorial and fine art photography or can be used as a stepping stone to place you in a very competitive position when applying for a degree or even a masters course later on. The course is intensive and project based with options to cover both analogue and digital photography. You will be working in the studio and on location doing live projects.The course includes a trip to Paris Photo in November.

There are core units which look at contextualising photographic practice against a background of both commercial, documentary and fine art practices, followed by specialist practice based units. To do this course, you need to have completed, or have knowledge equivalent to, our level 3 BTEC Diploma in Photography. The course requires a lot of self-motivation as you will need the determination to succeed in preparing a strong portfolio during the course to make you into a successful photographer. Taught by a strong team of working freelance photographers, the course is supported by a well equipped studio, black and white darkroom and digital facilities.

CACHE QCF Level 2 Award /Certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools

This one year Level 2 course takes place at both the Kensington Centre on Thursdays or the Chelsea Centre on Fridays.

The course is aimed at those who wish to become teaching assistants or learning support assistants in a school setting.

You will be introduced to all aspects of supporting teaching and learning practice including safeguarding the welfare of children and young people, communication and professional relationships with children, promoting positive behaviour and equality, diversity and inclusion.

Work Placement
You will be required to complete a minimum of 185 hours in placement in a school.

What background and qualifications do you need?
You need good spoken and written English to take the course and an interest in working with children in schools.

What does the course lead to?
The course gives you a Level 2 qualification which is an assistant role qualification. This means you can work as a teaching assistant.

Where will I study?
The course runs at both campuses.

What are the facilities and equipment like?
The course is run in a dedicated classroom. It has computers for all students to use. You can also bring in your laptop. The college has a library/study centre on both sites where you can work in silence or in small groups. You also have access to its books and ebooks.

How is the course assessed?
The course is assessed throughout the year. There are 10 written assignments which are assessed by the course tutor. All pieces of work are at level 2.
You will also be assessed in your placement or work by our professional assessor to ensure that you are implementing the best practice which you are learning in college. You will have 2 assessments throughout the year.

Are course materials available online?
Lecturers make full use of Moodle where you can access materials to support you on the course. This is available both inside and outside college.

What do I need to bring to the assessment/interview?
The initial assessment will take around 2 hours. If you have achieved GCSE qualifications you should bring proof of your grades to the assessment. After this you will be interviewed to check your commitment to long term study and also have the opportunity to ask any questions that you may have about the course.

Higher National Certificate in Fine Art

The Btec HNC specialises in Fine Art and enables students to pursue their ideas in drawing, painting, sculpture, video and printmaking. The principal course tutors are practising and exhibiting artists. Other specialist tutors within the college also contribute to the course. Underpinning the course are units in Contextual Studies (contemporary art context) and Professional Practice. Emphasis throughout is on acquiring and developing creative and technical skills through research and studio projects. There is an opportunity to show work in two exhibitions during the course. The programme is contemporary in feeling, fostering high achievement and strong individuality amongst students, the highest achieving students producing ambitious, conceptually and formally rigorous work, Chris Hunt, External Evaluator.

Higher National Diploma in Fine Art

The HND in Fine Art provides the opportunity for those students who have completed a HNC to progress to a higher level course and continue their studies at the college. The ethos of the course is to focus upon an individual’s conceptual and creativity identity and to develop them within the context of the course units relative to their particular artistic concerns and interests. Focus for the course comes through negotiating a creative and developmental response through regular tutorials and studio practice. I held it imperative to evolve an instrument of thought which would aid in cutting through all cultural opiates, past and present, so that a direct, immediate, and truly free vision could be achieved, and an idea be revealed with clarity. Clyfford Still.

UAL Foundation Diploma in Art & Design Level 4

This challenging one year foundation course will build on the skills you bring to College. It will give you the knowledge, breadth, intensive preparation and quality of work necessary to compete for a place on a wide variety of specialised BA/FdA university courses in Art & Design. The diagnostic nature of the foundation course will help you to discover and develop your strengths, and choose your preferred area of specialisation. These are Fine Art, Visual Communication, Fashion / Textiles and 3D Design.

The course, which is unit based, has three stages; Exploratory, Pathway and Confirmatory. The course culminates with a Final Major Project, which generates a self-directed body of work for the end of course exhibition. Contextual studies and Art History are integrated and you are required to produce two pieces of written work. The course allows you to develop individuality, experiment with new ways of creative and visual thinking, explore the breadth of possibilities within art and design in two and three dimensions and pursue a sustained investigation into your chosen specialism.

RSL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Production & Business

The course is designed specifically for students aged 16 yrs+ who are interested in pursuing a career in the music business. Students should have previous experience in music production at Level 2 or above and bring a portfolio of existing work to the interview.

National Diploma Level 3 Photography

The National Diploma course in Photography is an intensive 1 year course which covers digital and analogue imaging, portraiture, landscape, documentary and fashion. You will do studio, darkroom and digital work which will give you the basic toolkit to become a working photographer or move forward towards a higher level course such as an HNC or BA in Photography. Taught by a strong team of working freelance photographers, the course is supported by a well-equipped studio, black and white darkroom and digital facilities. Although completion of previous photography courses is an advantage, it is not essential for this course but you will need a strong portfolio and a good grasp of the basic techniques in photography.

RSL Level 2 Diploma in Music Production & Business

The primary focus of the course is to equip students with practical skills for a career in the music industry. Units include Organising A Music Event, Music Marketing & Promotion, Music Sequencing & Production, Sound Recording, Podcast Production and Remixing. You will also learn what successful music professionals are doing now, as well as looking at how the industry has changed in the digital age and how it might develop in the future.

RSL Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Music Production & Business

The primary focus of the course is to equip students with practical skills for a career in the music industry. Units include Setting Up A Music Business, Creating A Sample Library and Studio Sound Recording, Mixing & Mastering. Students will acquire valuable skills that will help them develop as music industry professionals of the future. The course is designed specifically for 16-19 year olds with previous experience in music production at Level 2 equivalent or above.

BTEC Certificate In Art & Design Level 3 – Glass

This one day a week Glass course provides students, who have achieved Level 2 or equivalent, with an opportunity to develop their design ideas and extend glass making skills. Projects will encourage confidence in the handling and understanding of materials, techniques and processes. Visual research and the development of original ideas are an important aspect of the course with the emphasis on producing work with a strong personal language. Presentation, and portfolio building skills, will help with progression to university or self-employment.

The course will require some independent research to be conducted outside of the taught course hours. Students pay for glass and other materials used and a studio fee is also charged for the year.