Creative Craft Digital Photography - Level 2 Certificate (Part-Time)

L1/L2 Adult Part Time Course

Subject Area Art and Design

School Creative and Digital Technologies

Attendance Part-Time


The aim of this course is to introduce digital photography to beginners and students who wish to explore the use of their digital cameras and expand their knowledge of general photograph taking.

This course runs on the following dates:

Start Date: This course has multiple entry points throughout the year Please call 0191 200 4000 or email for more information.
Duration: 15 Weeks
Venue: Mandela Building, Rye Hill Campus

Who the course is for

This course is ideal if you are new to using a digital camera.

Qualification Gained

If you successfully complete the course, you will gain a NOCN Level 1 Award in Developing Skills for the Creative and Cultural Industries

"I obtained key photography skills which are directly transferable to the photography industry."

Kathleen Buck
Getting started with Digital Photography

Industry Average Salaries

Below are some of the typical job roles and salaries within the sector:

Junior Level Role

Assistant Photographer £11,000-£22,000

Middle Level Role

Experienced Photographer £26,000-£35,000

Senior Level Role

Senior/Freelance Photographer £40,000-£100,000

How to Apply


Click on the "Apply for this course" button at the bottom of this page.

In Person

Come along to our Student Services Office, located within Armstrong House. Alternatively, visit an Open Event at our Rye Hill Campus, click here for dates and times.



Call our friendly team of advisers on 0191 200 4000 and they will talk you through your application.

Course Content

All students study:

  • How to use your digital camera
  • What is digital photography
  • Range of creative exercises and techniques
  • Introduction to using digital software to create and manipulate your photos.

Learning Methods

The course centres on providing students with the necessary skills to use their own digital camera and provides basic techniques to use produce digital imagery. This is a beginners course and provides an introduction to using this software to produce a professional outcomes.

Assessment Methods

Formative assessment is used to assess your progress on the course .You will put together a small portfolio of work, evidencing the learning outcomes for this unit.

Progression Opportunities

You could continue your studies by progressing to a range of complementary software short courses within the Adobe Creative Suite CS5.

Career Opportunities

Previous students have progressed onto other courses which lead to progression in employment across a range of disciplines.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry qualifications are needed for this course however experience using a digital camera and associated software would be an advantage.

Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, contact Student Services, based in Armstrong House at Rye Hill Campus. If you need information in another format (e.g. large print) or another language, please ask.

Student Services
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
Wednesday and Friday: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Monday - Friday: 8am - 4.30pm

Telephone Contact Centre
Monday - Thursday: 8.30am - 5pm
Friday: 8.30am - 4.30pm

You can also contact us via the following:

In person: Student Services, Armstrong House, Rye Hill Campus, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA.
By phone: (0191) 200 4000 By fax: (0191) 200 4517 By minicom: (0191) 272 3304
By e-mail:
By post: Student Services, Newcastle College, FREEPOST NT920, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA (you do not need a stamp). 

Course Costs

All materials and computer equipment is supplied to complete this course. A portable storage device may be required to to save and store your digital work. 

Additional Course Costs

Learners aged 19 or over

Please note many courses will be available free of charge or at a discount depending on your age and circumstances. For friendly advice and to check your eligibility for free or discounted study please call our Student Services team on 0191 200 4000. Please note some courses are not eligible for any discounts. Please download a prospectus from the adults section of this website for details of the latest course fees.