NPA Photography at SQCF level 4 and 5

Purpose and aims

The new National Progression Awards in Photography at SCQF level 4 and 5 will develop knowledge and understanding in practical photography. The Awards are aimed at those who want to explore their interest in photography and perhaps take it to a more advanced level.

The NPA Photography at SCQF level 4 will fill a gap in provision at this level and provide a foundation level of study that will reflect the personal and social development needs of the learner. The units are aimed at promoting self-confidence, self-development, and learner interests to promote positive progression routes. 

The NPA Photography at SCQF level 5 will build on the foundation skills at level 4 and prepare learners to understand more advanced skills and techniques. It will promote a progression route into the new NC Photography Group Award at SCQF Level 6 or other relevant skills for work and creative digital media programmes, e.g. the new NC Introduction to Creative Industries Group Award at SCQF Level and Higher Photography.