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Photo Imaging - Level 3 Apprenticeship at Middlesbrough College

Course description

Apprenticeships allow 16+ year olds to start work and earn a wage, while learning new skills that lead to nationally recognised qualifications. Apprenticeships are designed with the help of employers in the industry, so they offer a structured programme that takes Apprentices through the skills needed to do a job well. Most of an Apprentice's training takes place on the job but they will also have to complete off-the-job training within the College. This course is designed for people who are interested in a career in Photography and related disciplines. You will study a range of units including: - Studio Photography - Digital Graphics - Adobe Photoshop - Digital and Traditional Practice - Location Photography - Portrait - Fashion Photography You will undertake assignments which will be a mixture of real life briefs and self-devised projects. You will also undertake an underpinning study of general Art Theory, Practice and Techniques. The apprentice NMW applies to all 16 to 18 year old apprentices and to those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. If the apprentice is aged 19 and / or has completed the first year of their Apprenticeship, the employer must pay the NMW appropriate for their age. A breakdown of wage rates is available on the GOV.UK website.

Entry requirements

To gain entry to this course it would be desirable to possess four or more GCSE's at Grade C or above, to include English (or an equivalent qualification e.g. Level 2 English) and preferably Maths (or equivalent e.g. Level 2 Maths) or other equivalent qualifications acceptable to the College. You must also undertake a successful interview showing a portfolio of work and provide a satisfactory reference. "If you do not have a Grade A to C in English and/or Maths, you will be required to continue studying these subjects as part of your Study Programme."


The qualification is assessed through work-based evidence compiled as a portfolio. It is assessed on practical assignments and observations.

Future opportunities

The College Careers Service is available to all our students. We can help you when deciding which course or option you wish to take. During your course we ensure you develop employability skills and gain relevant experience. We provide information, advice and support when completing your course and progressing to work or going into higher education. When applying for University we can provide support with the UCAS application and Student Finance. Into employment or progression to Higher Education in related subject areas.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Middlesbrough College directly.

Last updated date: 12 April 2016
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