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Photography BTEC Level 2 Certificate at Lincoln Castle Academy

Course description

The BTEC Level 2 Certificate (Specialised Course) makes links between theoretical learning and the world of work by giving learners the opportunity to apply their research, skills and knowledge to work related contexts and case studies. These applied and practical BTEC approaches give all learners the impetus they need to achieve and the skills they require for workplace or education progression. Learners will have the opportunity to engage in learning that is relevant to them and which will provide opportunities to develop a range of skills and techniques in Photography, and the personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life. Skills they will gain from studying BTEC Photography include photographic techniques and applications, studio photography, experimental photography, location photography and creative camera techniques. Other subjects that would compliment this qualification would include the Level 2 BTEC Certificate in Art and Design. Actually students may choose to add Photography to their Level 2 or Level 3 timetable, in order to broaden their skills.

Entry requirements

These would include the ability to work independently. Students will require their own digital camera, this is essential. Students will also be expected to write about their work and demonstrate an understanding of what they have learnt so a good level of literacy is essential. Students should be working towards a ‘C’ grade in English or have already achieved a ‘C’ grade or better.

Future opportunities

There is the potential for this BTEC Qualification to give the learner a good grounding in professional and employment practices and it is suitable for those who have decided that they wish to enter a specific area of work. Last year, our Year 12 students were entered in a national photography competition and one of our outstanding students was judged Regional Winner for the Midlands.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lincoln Castle Academy directly.

Last updated date: 10 July 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year