Level 5

The HND Photography course offers students the opportunity to study photography within a broad range of vocational and academic contexts created through the delivery of a range of units throughout the two stages of study. You will develop technical competence across a range of photographic techniques and skills, enabling you to apply these skills at an increasingly professional standard. You will be trained in image capture, as well as pre and post-production of images to industry standards.

  • Duration - 2 years full time studied 2 days a week
  • Start Date - 12/09/2022
  • Study Mode - FT
  • Interview required - Yes

2 A Levels at Grade 4 or above, including Photography / Art and Design / Digital Media, or a Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Photography / Art and Design / Digital Media, or equivalent 5 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above, including Mathematics and English, or equivalent, IELTS 5.5 (with at least 5.0 in each component), or equivalent with a satisfactory portfolio of work. For those returning to education, life skills and experience in the workplace may allow entry subject to availablility with a satisfactory portfolio of work.

Successful completion will assist students to enter employment as professional photographers or work on a freelance basis. Alternatively, students may wish to progress to a degree course in which case, entry to Stage 2 or 3 may be possible.

You will be assessed using a variety of methods including case studies, reports, time constrained assessments, essays and presentations.

Qualification: On successful completion of the course, you will receive a BTEC HND in Photography, awarded by Edexcel.

Awarded by: Edexcel

More about the course

As part of the HND in Photography course, you will take part in lectures, workshops and practical assignments, as well as a range of e-learning and online activities. You will also benefit from a range of talks and seminars by industry professionals.

During the summer break between years one and two, students will undertake a self-directed project in their individual chosen area of specialist practice providing an excellent opportunity to apply the skills learnt. Culminating in the production, management and group curated Exhibition of work in the October of 2nd year.

To help you apply your skills professionally, you will also be encouraged, where possible, to undertake work placements during the holidays.

From a vocational perspective the new national HND Photography framework will meet the increasingly demanding needs of an industry in change. Employers require the next generation of Photography graduates to have the traditional skills of image making combined with an ability to work effectively in the ever changing digital environment.

To view current Southport College Photography student work see our Flickr site.

The type of course and level you wish to apply for at Southport College University Centre will determine which application process you follow.