Beginners One-day Course

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 45 Conc £20 Full £60 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Saturday 10:30 - 15:30 1 MAC 21/09/2019 21/09/2019 AC1300
Saturday 10:30 - 15:30 1 MAC 25/04/2020 25/04/2020 AC3300

What will the course cover?

You will be introduced to using a camera and what the manual controls can help you achieve. Also lots of tips on how to take successful pictures, what makes a good composition so that you can record your world in pictures.

Who is the course for?

Beginners who would like to learn basic camera skills, and what it is involved in producing good photographs.

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

None, only an enthusiasm to begin taking successful photographs.

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

Recognise and identify the functions and controls on a camera. Name the different type of film/media and how and when to use them. Demonstrate an understanding of how the use of films and camera settings with different speeds can affect the quality of photographs. Demonstrate an ability to take photographs of a variety of subjects in the home or on location. Begin to develop the ability to evaluate photographs. Begin to develop the ability to evaluate photographs.

How is the course organised?

Be competent with using specific functions and controls on your camera. The ability to use camera functions to achieve the desired results. Demonstrate the ability to frame your photographs well to achieve a pleasing composition.

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

None as this is a one day course.

How will my progress be assessed?

Feedback from tutor and recorded on your Individual Learning Plan.

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

Begin to build a portfolio to use for possible entry to higher level course.

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring?

Bring along your own camera.

What support is available?

Help with literacy or numeracy is available through the basic education programme and the ESOL programme offers help for speakers of other languages. Additional support can be provided for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. Details of all available support can be found on our website (, in the Guide and the Student handbook, or from teaching or Reception staff.