Five amateur snappers have achieved photography qualifications at Adult Community Learning.

Ella Havell, Paula Shean, Shaun Hykel, Cherie Clark and Jackie Ford picked up their NCFE Level 2 Photography awards.

The awards are a national accreditation scheme through education organisation NCFE. Gill Witchell, Adult Community Learning academic officer, said: “Learners need to reach a specified standard within their practical work and their subject knowledge evidenced through a portfolio of work.

“The work produced is assessed by our quality team and validated by an external moderator from NCFE.

“The feedback we have received has consistently stated the practical work produced is to the very highest standard that exceeds what is set by the awarding body.”

The courses are delivered part time, with learners attending one session of two or three hours per week for 30 weeks.

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