<small>Proficiency Award 2 in </small><span>Photography</span>

Proficiency Award 2 in Photography

Course Code VPH011
Qualification Proficiency Award 2
Payment Options Upfront & Payment Plans
Delivery Online & Correspondence
Duration 1500 Hours

Proficiency Award 2 In Photography

Start your Career in Photography Here

  •  internationally accredited through I.A.R.C

  • mentoring from highly qualified and experienced professionals

  • career development support during and after study  

Develop your photography skills

Improve your ability to present your work for maximum impact to the public, employers, clients, publishers, galleries and others.

Gain first-hand experience in photography, presentation, and publishing to prepare you to work in any aspect of photography.

This course provides an excellent and diverse basis on which to begin and build a career.

The photographic industry has changed dramatically over recent times, with new technologies and dramatically changing markets. Certain things have and almost certainly will always remain constant though:

  • People will always want a good photographic record of important events in their lives

  • Commerce will always require quality images to help market their products and services

  • Publishers will always require images to publish along side written words

This course develops not only your ability to deliver these needs, but it also builds an appreciation of the industry and starts you on a path to networking within this industry; something which is inescapable if you are to achieve long term success.

Core Modules:    These modules provide foundation knowledge for the Proficiency Award 2 In Photography.

  •      Business Studies BBS101
  •      Introduction To Photography BPH100
  •      Photographic Practice BPH101
  •      Photographing People BPH102
  •      Publishing I BWR107
  •      Research Project I BGN102
  •      Workshop I BGN103
  •      Digital Photography BPH202
  •      Photographic Lighting BPH204
  •      Photographic Technology BPH201
  •      Photoshop CS - Beginner To Medium Level VIT202
  •      Photographic Portfolio BPH301
  •      Photojournalism Practice I BPH302

Elective Modules:    In addition to the core modules, students study any 2 of the following 3 modules.

  •      Travel Photography VPH005
  •      Landscape Photography BPH203
  •      Wedding Photography BPH206

Note that each module in the Proficiency Award 2 In Photography is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.

Finance options

If you are an Irish citizen you may be eligible to receive financial support, meaning you can defer payment of your course fees. Additionally, if you are a resident of Ireland, you may also be eligible to receive a student grant under the Student Grant Scheme

Student support

We live in a society where the pressures of daily living are high with financial expenses, personal and work commitments, and mortgage and rental obligations. Then there are the unexpected life challenges that also get thrown our way. With this in mind the thought of taking on study can be daunting for most people. Here at Learning Cloud we understand that life doesn’t run in a straight line it has many ups and downs.

As an enrolled student at Learning Cloud, you are entitled to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Services Unit. These supports are designed to walk beside you throughout your studies they will assist you in life’s ups and downs to provide you the best opportunity to successfully complete your chosen course.


  • Careers Counselling Service
  • General Counselling Service
  • Disability Liaison Service
  • Retention & Engagement Service
  • Student Activities
  • Accommodation
  • E Counselling
  • Your-Tutor
  • Parent support
  • Reasonable Adjustment Plan (RAP)

Call our student support today on 041 214 0000 or Email Faculty

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How will this course advance my career?

Learning Cloud programs have been developed in response to industry demand and are specifically designed to equip graduates with work-ready skills. Each participant will be trained and assessed in theory and in practical tasks and Real-world exercises are used throughout the program.

Studies prove, time and again, that college-educated workers earn more than those with only a high school qualification. College graduates often enjoy additional benefits, including greater job opportunities and promotions. Though the proof for greater earning potential exists, some might wonder whether the cost of the education warrants the overall expense in the long run.

College Graduate vs. Non-Graduate Earnings

The National Centre for Education Statistics (NCES) analyses employee earnings data biennially, according to education level. Findings indicate that workers with a qualification earn significantly more than those without. Since the mid-1980s, education has played a large part in potential wages, with bachelor's degree holders taking home an average of 66% more than those with only a high school diploma do. While college-educated workers' wages have increased over the past two decades, those with only a high school education have seen decreases in annual salaries in the same time period (nces.ed.gov).

How else will I benefit from studying with Learning Cloud?

  • Studying online or distance means you can study where you want and at your own pace.
  • Receive career-focused training with practical, hands-on learning.
  • All course materials are provided and all digital platforms are interactive, work on any device and designed to be fun.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning or Skills Recognition may be available for previous work experience, formal training or qualifications in this field.