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NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Photography

Arts, Media and Publishing
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Level 2
Minimum entry age
Credit Value
This qualification is suitable for learners aged pre-16 and above. This qualification is ideal for learners who wish to develop an understanding of photographic processes and the photo-image industry. The qualification aims to support learners to progress either into employment or onto further qualifications.

Qualification Specification
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Purpose Statement
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Optional units

  1. Explore Photographic Equipment, Techniques, Materials and Resources (F/506/0069)
  2. Develop and Adapt Photographic Ideas (T/506/0070)
  3. Introduction to the Photo Imaging Industry (A/506/0071)
  4. Darkroom Processing and Printing (F/506/0072)
  5. Studio Photography (J/506/0073)
  6. Location Photography (L/506/0074)
  7. Commercial Photography (R/506/0075)
  8. Documentary Photography (Y/506/0076)
  9. Experimental and Alternative Process Photography (D/506/0077)
  10. Presenting a Portfolio of Photographic Images (H/506/0078)

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Internal assessments will go ahead in 2021/22, therefore moving away from results being based on Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs) used in 2020 to 2021, where this has been permitted. Students need to prepare a portfolio of evidence. We encourage centres to review our guidance on the types of evidence, and evidence capture, that we permit including e.g. the use of video, photos and other digital means of demonstrating knowledge and skills.

For further information please see the 2021/22 adaptation addendum document below.

2021-22 AT 60133910 V1.0
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