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Photography - 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 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 and Traditional Practices 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. All Apprentices must be employed for the Apprenticeship Training Contract by the employer normally for a minimum of 30 hours per week. The Employer pays a minimum of £2.68 (correct as of 1 August 2013) per hour to the Apprentice for the first 12 months. This is also an Agreement to a day release to attend College and this can be reviewed depending on each programme, Agreement to plan, review and support training in the workplace is also part of the Apprenticeship Programme.

Entry requirements

To gain entry to this course it would be desirable to possess four or more GCSEs 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.

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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