Nottingham College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Sports Photography

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Course summary

The Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Sports Photography course has been developed in consultation with local and national sports photographers and commissioners, and will involve extensive field work. It is aimed at people with a passion for photography and who enjoy catching the action. About the course Work experience is central to the curriculum, and you will have the opportunity to work with and get feedback from a range of professional practitioners. You will investigate the methods and techniques of professional photographers, and develop skills that will get you ahead of the game in a competitive freelance marketplace. Modules may include -Professional practice -Visual communication -Photographic techniques -Digital media -Visual language Assessment Coursework may include: presentations, research portfolios and online journals. There are no examinations. Qualification Award Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Photography - awarded by Pearson. Bursaries We want our courses to be accessible to students from any background, so we’ve put together a cash support package in the form of non-repayable bursaries to provide financial help where it’s really needed. Details for 2022-23 will be advertised once approved by the university regulator – the Office for Students (OfS). Please check our website - - for more information. Your career and progression After this course, graduates may wish to progress to our HND (Higher National Diploma) Sports Photography course - planned to start in September 2022. From the HND, graduates could progress to our BA (Hons) Digital Media Design, validated by Nottingham Trent University; or a similar top-up course at another institution (subject to entry requirements). Alternatively, they may wish to seek professional employment in the Creative Industries sector.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Please contact our International Team on +44 (115) 9 100 100 for more information on course opportunities and fees. Applicants from outside the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) are advised to contact our International Office for advice and information before submitting their UCAS application. Please call +44 (0) 115 838 0527 or email: [email protected]

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Experienced mature applicants with relevant professional experience and/or qualifications are welcome to apply.

Additional entry requirements


Applicants meeting the minimum entry requirements may be asked to submit examples of their recent work (for example an online showreel or portfolio).

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)5.5An overall band score of 5.5; with no individual component less than 5.0.

It is expected that applicants will be working to (or to demonstrate competency) at Level 2 or above in English Language/Literacy and Mathematics/Numeracy. Generally, we accept GCSE passes at grades 9 to 4 (or A* to C).

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8250 Year 1
England £8250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8250 Year 1
Scotland £8250 Year 1
Wales £8250 Year 1
Channel Islands £8250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £8250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students are advised to contact their own national student finance service for up-to-date information concerning potential financial support. Applicants who are permanently resident outside the United Kingdom, Channel Islands or Republic of Ireland are advised to contact the College's International Office before submitting an application at: [email protected] Any additional costs or fees are shown on the UCAS page for each individual course.
Sports Photography at Nottingham College - UCAS