QQI Level 5 Certificate in Photography


Course Modules

  • Image Processing
  • Digital Photography
  • Photography Techniques
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Digital Movie Processing
  • Documentary Photography
  • Portrait Photography
  • Web Authoring
  • History of Photography and Visual Culture

Course Aim

This course is aimed at students with a particular interest in photography. It will cover general photographic theory, thought process in developing concepts for projects and practical training in all aspects of photography and video (DSLR and DRONE), resulting in the assembling of a high quality portfolio. This course would also be of benefit to students who ultimately wish to pursue a career in another area, such as architecture or graphic design, where photographic skills would be a definite asset. Throughout the year students participate in a variety of photographic assignments concluding with an exhibition of their works, which is organised each year.

Career Opportunities & Progression Routes

Two main career options for students attending this course are to gain a place in a third level college such as the University of Ulster and DIT or to obtain employment in the field of photography. Students assemble a photographic portfolio of sufficient quality, variety and quantity to help them achieve a place in a third level college or to introduce themselves to a prospective employer.

Entry Requirements

This course is aimed at students who have completed the Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied, Leaving Certificate Vocational and mature students


Ken Finegan - Course Co-Ordinator


Student Services Costs:

Government Levy (PPC)

The following categories of participant are exempt from paying the Government Levy (PPC):

  • Full medical Card holders in their own right and their dependent children
  • Those who are eligible under the student grant scheme
  • Those in receipt of the Back to Education Allowance (BTEA)

QQI Certification Charge:
QQI Level 5 €50 QQI Level 6 €80

Fees charged by professional bodies - These will be outlined under Additional fees for applicable courses. 

Additional costs which may include: Books, uniforms, equipment and trips.