In this section you will find useful information about the accredited courses that we offer in the digital design, film and photography department. The overview is designed to help you when planning your personal curriculum and to answer questions that you may have.
Accredited course are very popular as they enable you to:
- improve your employability
- receive an official qualification that is recognised by most employers
- learn the skills and gain the knowledge needed when working in the creative industry
- build a foundation from which you can progress (university, college etc.)
- improve your confidence and motivation
Accredited programmes at Morley
We offer two programmes; City & Guilds, and Adobe ACA. Both lead towards a certification, with an emphasis on practical skills, and theoretical knowledge.
City & Guilds
The City & Guilds courses at Morley are ideal for anyone who has an interest in photography, wishes to further develop their skills or pursue a career as a photographer or technician. Courses offered are suitable for all levels of experience and ability.
C&G Accredited courses
Photo Imaging Level 2 - This course is suitable for those who would like to gain and develop photographic skills and technique. Students will produce two assignments, exploring personal photography projects alongside creative and team-working skills throughout the course. The course covers City & Guilds Units 206 (capture) and 211 (presentation).
Photo Imaging Level 3 - This course is a mix of technical presentation, group work and individual assignments. Students will work towards building their skills, ideas and portfolio. As part of the course you will produce two assignments, exploring personal photography projects and developing creative and team-working skills. Units: 206 (capture) and 211 (presentation).
Further information on City & Guilds Photo Imaging certification and exam objectives can be found at www.cityandguilds.com/46612.html
How to apply
All City & Guilds courses need tutor approval, which means we will assess your photographic skills to evaluate and recommend the appropriate course level.
If you consider applying for the City & Guilds course we recommend that you download a short questionnaire, fill in the form and send it to us accompanied by a number of photographs that you have taken (max 10 photographs in JPEG format). The information will help our tutors to get a better understanding of your interests and requirements.
Once you have completed the questionnaire, send it to email@example.com. We will then get in touch with you to discuss the next steps. Alternatively, you can make an appointment with us if you wish to discuss your individual learning plan with one of our tutors.
Adobe offers a number of certifications that lead to industry recognised qualifications. At Morley we have developed a programme that is based on Adobe’s ACA (Adobe Certified Associate) exam objectives and will prepare you for the official exam. These courses are for those who wish to learn Photoshop, Dreamweaver or Flash at a professional level, demonstrate up-to-date skills to clients and potential employers or expand career opportunities with this industry-recognised certification.
No prior knowledge of Adobe software is required, but students must have good computer skills, i.e. feel confident creating, opening and saving files, navigating folders, and browsing the internet. Students who have successfully completed the course and passed the exam will receive an official Adobe certificate.
We offer a number of new courses that prepare you for the W3Schools HTML and CSS Exams. You can gain the HTML and CSS Developer Certificates that demonstrate proficiency, knowledge and enhance career opportunities.
As part of the accredited programme we offer online learning resources which can be accessed to practice and study. It is important to do your homework regularly to ensure that you are prepared for each lesson and improve your chances of passing the exam.
Our ACA courses include the online multiple-choice exam, which you will take on the final lesson. Prior to the exam, usually between weeks 6 and 8, your tutor will provide you with a mock-exam to help you identify strengths and weaknesses. The tutor will give you valuable feedback and devise an individual learning plan.
Adobe accredited courses at Morley:
How to apply
All Adobe accredited courses need tutor approval, which means we will asses your computer skills / knowledge to help our tutors get a better understanding of your requirements. If you consider applying for the Adobe accredited course we recommend that you download the official Adobe ACA exam objectives and familiarise yourself with the topics covered before you enrol.
Once you have read the exam objectives and wish to enrol, please email the firstname.lastname@example.org to request tutor approval.