Photo Imaging (7532)

Last Updated: 06 Sep 2016

City & Guilds has made the decision to not extend the Photo Imaging qualifications any further than their current end date of this year, 31 December 2016. They will remain open to certifications from 1-3 years depending on the level.

The NVQ Diplomas in Photo Imaging Competence cover a wide range of areas including taking portraits, working with customers, undertaking freelance work, developing a business website and carrying out photographic assignments.
The NVQ Diplomas in Photo Imaging Competence are for anyone working in the photo imaging industry. There are options to suit new or experienced photographers. You have to be aged 16 or over and don't need any prior qualifications.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland
  • International

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

You'll cover things like:

  • sourcing and acquiring images
  • processing exposed films
  • facilitating and managing trainees
  • producing scanned images
  • undertaking colour management procedures 
  • developing a business website.

To gain a NVQ Diploma, you need to show you've a particular set of skills. You need to work with your training provider to review your current skills and find the best way to gain new ones - perhaps by trying new things at work or by studying. If you are not in a suitable work placement, your training provider will need to arrange a work placement.

Assessment will be via a portfolio of evidence including a number of different methods such as observation by an assessor whilst carrying out the job, documentary evidence, witness testimonies from people working in the industry, case studies authenticated by an assessor and professional discussion.

Which level is right for me?

Level 2
You have some knowledge and basic skills in the photo imaging industry - probably from a role where you work under supervision. You want to show you have the skills to do your job well, perhaps to increase your employability or to prepare for additional training.

Level 3
You've worked in the photo imaging industry for some time and your work might involve supervising others or managing resources. You want to show you have the skills to do your job well, perhaps as part of your professional development or to prepare for additional training.

Level 4
You work in a high-level role such as senior photographer, independent freelancer or the manager of own your own photo imaging business. You want to show you have the skills to do your job well, perhaps as part of your professional development or to prepare for additional training.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

On completion of the qualifications, you could progress on to roles such as:

  • Medical photographer
  • Photographer
  • Photographic stylist
  • Photographic technician.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver these qualifications you will need qualified assessors - you can train internal members of staff or recruit specially.

You'll assess your learners' performance through observation. You may also assess them through testimonies derived from an expert witness of the learners carrying out activities/tasks in the workplace.

There are no eligibility requirements. To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

Level 2

This level is ideal if you have some knowledge and basic skills in the industry - probably from a role where you work under supervision. You want to show you have the skills to do your job well, perhaps to increase your employability or to prepare for additional training.

There are two pathways to choose from:

  • Photography
  • Non Photography.

Depending on the pathway you choose, you'll complete a range of mandatory and optional units.
 
For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

Upon completion of the qualifications, you could progress on to roles such as:

  • Medical photographer
  • Photographer
  • Photographic stylist
  • Photographic technician.

Level 2 Diploma in Photo Imaging Competence (7532-02)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2016

Level 2 Diploma in Photo Imaging Competence (Non-Photography Pathway)

  • Accreditation No: 501/1300/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 37 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 172 - 330 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Diploma in Photo Imaging Competence (Photography Pathway)

  • Accreditation No: 501/1300/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 37 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 172 - 330 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3

This level is ideal if you already have a base of knowledge and skills in the industry. You may want to advance in your career, or to prepare for additional training.

There are two pathways to choose from:

  • Photography
  • Non Photography.

Depending on the pathway you choose, you'll complete a range of mandatory and optional units.
 
For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

Upon completion of the qualifications, you could progress on to roles such as:

  • Medical photographer
  • Photographer
  • Photographic stylist
  • Photographic technician.

Level 3 Diploma in Photo Imaging Competence (7532-03)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2016

Level 3 Diploma in Photo Imaging Competence (Non-Photography Pathway)

  • Accreditation No: 501/1301/x This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 47 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 212 - 370 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Diploma in Photo Imaging Competence (Photography Pathway)

  • Accreditation No: 501/1301/x This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 47 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 212 - 370 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 4

This level is ideal if you have significant experience in photo imaging. You may want to advance to a supervisory or senior management position.

There are two pathways to choose from:

  • Photography
  • Non Photography.

Depending on the pathway you choose, you'll complete a range of mandatory and optional units.
 
For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

Upon completion of the qualifications, you could progress on to roles such as:

  • Medical photographer
  • Photographer
  • Photographic stylist
  • Photographic technician.

Level 4 Diploma in Photo Imaging Competence (7532-04)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2016

Level 4 Diploma in Photo Imaging Competence

  • Accreditation No: 501/1695/2 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 57 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 239 - 329 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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