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Digital Photography (Level 6)

Learn the skills to work independently and under supervision in a range of photography industry settings.

Minor Award

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Course Overview

The purpose of this course is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to research and use a range of advanced digital photography techniques to include capture and post-production imaging. Applicants must have completed the level 5 course or it’s equivilen

This course is scheduled to run Saturday mornings from 9am to 2pm.

Please note  all Learners must have competent written and spoken English (CEFR B1 or Higher).


What will I study ?

  • Evaluate the role of digital photography as a contemporary medium of communication
  • Research current photography techniques and styles
  • Select appropriate equipment and software for a range of tasks
  • Interpret clients brief understanding concepts and visual language including researching and managing client requirements
  • Utilise a range of industry standard digital capture and editing devices
  • Expose photographs correctly by controlling shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation and white balance
  • Manage digital editing tools efficiently to produce a final Image
  • Generate a portfolio of photographs of a high professional standard suitable for public display
  • Demonstrate advanced skills in digital photographic production
  • Demonstrate creativity through research and the practice of photography
  • Demonstrate problem solving, observation and evaluation skills through the practice of portraiture
  • Work in a disciplined manner, managing and participating successfully as a member of a professional team
  • Appreciate the need for planning, research, time management and self evaluation techniques

What are the entry requirements?

  • Completed Level 5 digital photography course.
  • Competent written and spoken English (CEFR B1 or Higher).
  • Must have a motivation to learn, an interest in the subject and the ability to acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies set out in the course. 

What's the certification?

QQI Level 6 Minor Award Certificate in Digital Photography (6N3589)

What is the cost?

Fees apply to all part-time programmes.

A fee waiver is in place for applicants in receipt of a qualifying social welfare payment. You can check your fee waiver eligibility with Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP), INTREO or your Local Employment Service (LES) office.

Still have questions?

Contact our Kerry College Admissions Offices – Tralee on 066 714 9696, Killarney on 064 662 2593 or [email protected]

Part-time Courses - FAQs

FET is short for Further Education & Training. Kerry College is an integrated college of FET. This means we do both progression-focused further education programmes and a range of employment-focused skills training programmes.

We enroll twice each year - January and September.

Part-time programmes run on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings, Friday afternoons, Saturday mornings, and increasingly online.

This depends on the course you choose. 

Some courses have long waiting lists, others - not so much. Places are filled on a first-come, first-served basis so the best advice we can offer is to apply in plenty of time.

We enroll over 1000 applicants to our part-time courses each year - so it's always busy.

As places are offered based on the date of application, our team could be working their way down through the list.

That said, always check.

You can call Mary on our Part-time courses team at 066-7149696.

Although all of our part-time courses are fee-paying, we do have a DEASP Fee Waiver in place for those in receipt of a qualifying social welfare payment. 

This is subject to a waiting list and demand for course places.

Most part-time courses run at Kerry College are Minor awards.

A Minor award is commonly referred to as a module - but also as a component certificate or a certificate of unit credit.

These single 'modules' may be completed and certificated individually. All minor awards are linked to a major award that allows learners to collect and build their minor awards and work towards gaining a major award.

Applications for all part-time programmes should be made online - via the Kerry College website or

FETCH COURSES is the national application system for all FET course applications. 

All new applicants must set up a free account on You must use this to apply for all further education and training progarmmes anywhere in Ireland. 

For existing Fetch Courses account holders, login and apply as before. 

You can reset your password using your email or mobile phone. When you do, make sure you keep it for future reference.

Bear in mind, FETCH uses your PPS number to identify you - so although you might be able to set up a second account - it won't work properly.

If you're still stuck, contact our Admissions team on 066-714 96 96

No, aside from the DEASP Fee Waiver, all part-time courses are fee-paying.

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