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Supported Learning: Photography and Video Editing for Beginners

Course Details

Start Dates:

  • 21/09/2023 (Course Code: SUPE0123AX)
  • 11/01/2024 (Course Code: SUPE0123BX)
  • 18/04/2024 (Course Code: SUPE0123CX)

Day:               Thursdays
Times:           13.00-15.30
Duration:      10 weeks


You will develop beginner level photography skills using phones and cameras and will be introduced to filming and film/video editing during term 3. You will complete termly projects, following design briefs, to do research and create mood boards of ideas that inspire you. You will be taught to use a camera effectively to create photographs, including still life and product photographs, and to use Adobe Photoshop to edit images. You will also learn how to use Microsoft Word, Office 365 and OneDrive and will improve your research, reading writing and online safety skills.


This course is aimed at learners with mild to moderate learning difficulties and or disabilities, aged 25 and over. No previous knowledge or qualifications are required. You will need an interview before enrolment can take place to ensure your needs can be met and supported appropriately for you to succeed. Please refer to Contact Information below.


You will learn to use your phone cameras to take pictures and edit them using the built-in software. You then learn to use photography equipment including lighting, light boxes, tripods and to use a camera with film, a polaroid camera and digital photography cameras. You will upload your images and videos onto a computer, and use pictures, video and sounds to creatively complete projects using Photoshop and Microsoft Word. You will also develop self-confidence by working in small groups to present information, and you will become more inquisitive about using IT to be creative.

Teaching and Learning

Learners will be supported to develop creative skills in a small group through demonstrations, research of image designs, and creating mood boards and will share ideas and be supported through individual projects. All classes are supported by specialist Additional Learning Support staff, and we ensure teaching is learner-centred and tailored to meet learners’ specific needs.


Assessment of learning takes place in a variety of ways, including having your work and creations put on display. You will be assessed throughout the stages of your projects, and you will share your thoughts about your growing skills and knowledge with your teacher. You will receive a personalised Supported Learning WM College certificate that will celebrate your achievements, including your attendance.

Next Steps

Learners spend time talking through their next steps and progression with their teacher and support staff. On completion of your course, you will be able to develop your skills further on another of our Supported Learning courses and or progress onto a mainstream college course, like a beginner’s graphic design or photography. Your teacher will help you to explore all suitable options. However, you will progress at a pace that suits you and your learning needs.

Additional Support


WM College is able to provide financial support for some course fees, which is based on eligibility criteria. More information on how you may meet criteria and what evidence you will be asked to provide can be found on our Fees & Finance page or contact the Learner Services team via Live Chat or on 020 7255 4700.

Learning Support

Teachers are supported to ensure their materials are inclusive to meet all learners needs. Provision of assistive equipment is available and access support can be provided through reasonable adjustments, subject to an assessment by the ALS team and/or the Disability Officer. Digital Learning support is available in the Learning Centre at our Camden site. Careers advice and guidance is also available to all learners.

How to Enrol

For more information please contact the Learner Services Team via Live Chat or phone: 020 7255 4700 or email:

44 Crowndale Road
Tel: 020 7255 4700
7 Leighton Place
Tel: 020 7241 8572