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Digital DSLR Photography - Stage 3

Course code: QCKU113P

Subject area: Photography

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

Course time:

18:45 - 20:45

Days of week:


Course date:

24th Apr 2025 - 10th Jul 2025

Course location:

Gosford Hill School

Contact details


01235 555 585

A digital photography course following on from the College's Digital DSLR Photography Stage 1 and 2 courses. The course is designed to consolidate all that you have learnt so far, by taking you to a series of venues where you can put into practice your growing skills. This will include practice on Landscape, Wildlife, Architecture, Portrait, Action and Documentary photography.
To give you practical experience of taking photographs in a variety of settings. Please note that most classes will take place on location, away from the classroom.

By the end of the course learners will have had the opportunity to:• Explain the best lenses and filters for individual situations.• Experiment with using the camera in manual mode.• Explain the rules of composition and how they relate to different genres.

Please note there will be no class on 29/05/2025.In order to avoid disappointment, it is advisable to enrol at least 2½ weeks prior to the course starting. We will confirm course information two weeks prior to the start date.

Please bring own refreshments, if required.Free parking.

Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.

You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.

What next?
Oxfordshire Adult Learning offer a wide-range of similar workshops and courses, please check our website for further information.
Entry criteria
There are no entry requirements for this course. For those who have completed the College's Stage 2 course or equivalent, or for those who have a good understanding of aperture, shutter and ISO and are using their cameras off auto mode.

Please note this course is not suitable if you own a standard point and shoot compact camera. You will need a digital DSLR or Bridge camera.

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2024 prior to starting the course.

Fee information
Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.

Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

Course fees

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £211.20

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £211.20

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £105.60

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £105.60

Qualifications received
As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.
Learning & method assessment
Learning methods include presentation, demonstration, practical work, working in pairs and small groups, discussion and question and answer sessions. Your tutor will ask you to complete assessment exercises and give you informal feedback.To track your progress and achievement you will be required to complete a short document.