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Level 3 Award in Pet Photography (RQF)

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Level 3 Award in Pet Photography (RQF)

Key points 

  • Learn about pet photography including portrait skills
  • Study digital photography and how to apply it in a professional setting
  • Discover postproduction, editing and curating shoots with domesticated animals
  • Produce a pet photography portfolio
  • Gain an Ofqual regulated qualification at Level 3

About your Course

The Level 3 Award in Pet Photography is an Ofqual regulated qualification and is split into 2 units. During the qualification you will discover the key skills that professional pet photographers use and how you can apply those skills to a future career in pet photography.

Learners will discover the professional techniques used by photographers and how to apply them in a safe and ethical way when working with pets.

The course is suitable for those aged over 16 and who are considering employment in animal photography and related roles.

All the material is readily available once you enrol, so you’re able to start studying right away!

Getting Started

learndirect is the UK’s leading online course provider. Our online courses give you the flexibility to engage with your studies whenever suits you best.

The benefit of online learning means that you can plan your studies around your existing commitments. So, you’re able to progress with your learning in a way that works for you, without the stressful balancing act. With no classes to attend or a timetable to stick to, you’re in control of the pace and place of your learning. 

What’s more, we have dedicated and experienced online tutors to support you throughout your course. As well as all the material being readily available as soon as you enrol so you’re able to start right away. 

One Day Practical Placement

A one-day practical placement at the Worcester Animal Shelter is included as part of the course, giving you an opportunity to put your skills into practice.

During the session, you will be encouraged to tap into your creativity by telling a story with your photography, attempting to connect with the client on an emotional level.

There are various techniques that you will explore during the practical session, including:

  • Composition (rule of thirds), camera settings and colour balance
  • Shutter speed, ISO, depth of field and exposure
  • Studio controlled environment and props
  • Studio lighting
  • Client and animal engagement

Modules

Unit 1: Digital Pet Photography

On completing this first unit, students will be able to:

  • Develop an understanding of the key skills used in digital photography
  • Learn how to use certain techniques and equipment
  • Discover how to perfect a cameras shutter speed, aperture, depth of field and exposure
  • Understand how to take photographs of pets safely and ethically

Unit 2: Photography Techniques and Pet Engagement

On completing this second unit, students will be able to:

  • Understand pet engagement during photoshoots
  • Learn how to use appropriate photography techniques for different pets
  • Discover how to create a photoshoot in a studio and outdoors with pets
  • Learn how to create and produce a pet photography portfolio

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification but learners must be aged 16 or over.

Minimum Age restriction

16

Average completion timeframe

You have 24 months to complete your course.

Assessment requirements

Learners must upload their photography portfolio in order to be assessed.

Placement or Practical required

This course includes a mandatory 2 day practical placement at Jimmy's Farm. Please note, minimum group sizes apply.

If placement or practical required, when?

Learners can complete the practical training at any point, once full payment for the course has been made and the group size is met. Minimum of 5 learners per group.

Certification Timeframe

Learners can expect their certification within 6 months of completing the course, following the (EQA) External Quality Assurance of assessment.

Course Fees

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before certification can be ordered.

*You will have access to the course for 24 months.

To successfully gain the Level 3 Award in Pet Photography, students must achieve 5 credits.

You will be assessed through internal assessments conducted online at the end of each unit and assessed by one of our qualified animal tutors.

When are you assessed?

As you’re in control of how you learn, you’re also in charge of when you hand in your assignments.

This enables you to take as long as you need to thoroughly understand the unit before completing any assignments.

SEG Awards

SEG Awards logo

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded a Level 3 Award in Pet Photography.

Skills and Education Group Awards offer qualifications and assessments which are regulated by CCEA, Ofqual and Qualifications Wales. They are driven by delivering a high-quality and trusted service to Centres and learners, so that everyone gets the education they deserve.

This Level 3 Award in Pet Photography is designed to equip learners with the most up-to-date methods and techniques used in pet photography so they can pursue a professional career.

This Ofqual regulated and nationally recognised qualification will demonstrate that you have up-to-date knowledge and understanding of Pet Photography. On completion of this course, you may consider further learning on the subject and we have a range of courses to suit your needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Pet photography can be challenging – wrangling unpredictable poses, short attention spans, and capturing that perfect moment all require patience and creativity. But the rewards are just as fulfilling, from the joy of capturing a pet's unique personality to creating lasting memories for loving owners, it’s a career many thoroughly enjoy!
The pet photographer's income in the UK varies greatly, depending on experience, location, and clientele. Freelancers can set their rates, with some starting at around £45 per session, while established names can command hundreds. Maximising your income involves offering packages with digital images and prints, upselling add-ons like pet portraits on canvas, and marketing through social media and pet-centric businesses.
While formal qualifications aren't essential, launching a pet photography career is often easier if you study courses that help you hone your skills and prove to prospective clients that you have what it takes to capture the shots they’re looking for. This online Level 3 Award in Pet Photography provides a solid foundation, teaching you camera operation, animal behaviour, and editing techniques – all from the comfort of your home, setting you on the path to capturing those unforgettable pet portraits.
If you have a passion for animals and capturing heartwarming moments, pet photography can be a dream job. Imagine spending your days working with adorable creatures, translating their personalities into beautiful photos, and creating cherished memories for pet owners. It's a creative field with flexible hours, perfect for those who love working independently and being surrounded by furry (or feathery!) friends.
The UK pet photography market is thriving! Pet ownership is on the rise, and people are increasingly treating their animals like family, leading to a demand for high-quality photos that capture their pet's personality. Social media also fuels this trend, with owners wanting adorable pictures to share with the world.
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Tuesday 23rd April
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Tuesday 23rd April

Level 3 Award in Pet Photography (RQF)

Key points 

  • Learn about pet photography including portrait skills
  • Study digital photography and how to apply it in a professional setting
  • Discover postproduction, editing and curating shoots with domesticated animals
  • Produce a pet photography portfolio
  • Gain an Ofqual regulated qualification at Level 3

About your Course

The Level 3 Award in Pet Photography is an Ofqual regulated qualification and is split into 2 units. During the qualification you will discover the key skills that professional pet photographers use and how you can apply those skills to a future career in pet photography.

Learners will discover the professional techniques used by photographers and how to apply them in a safe and ethical way when working with pets.

The course is suitable for those aged over 16 and who are considering employment in animal photography and related roles.

All the material is readily available once you enrol, so you’re able to start studying right away!

Getting Started

learndirect is the UK’s leading online course provider. Our online courses give you the flexibility to engage with your studies whenever suits you best.

The benefit of online learning means that you can plan your studies around your existing commitments. So, you’re able to progress with your learning in a way that works for you, without the stressful balancing act. With no classes to attend or a timetable to stick to, you’re in control of the pace and place of your learning. 

What’s more, we have dedicated and experienced online tutors to support you throughout your course. As well as all the material being readily available as soon as you enrol so you’re able to start right away. 

One Day Practical Placement

A one-day practical placement at the Worcester Animal Shelter is included as part of the course, giving you an opportunity to put your skills into practice.

During the session, you will be encouraged to tap into your creativity by telling a story with your photography, attempting to connect with the client on an emotional level.

There are various techniques that you will explore during the practical session, including:

  • Composition (rule of thirds), camera settings and colour balance
  • Shutter speed, ISO, depth of field and exposure
  • Studio controlled environment and props
  • Studio lighting
  • Client and animal engagement

Modules

Unit 1: Digital Pet Photography

On completing this first unit, students will be able to:

  • Develop an understanding of the key skills used in digital photography
  • Learn how to use certain techniques and equipment
  • Discover how to perfect a cameras shutter speed, aperture, depth of field and exposure
  • Understand how to take photographs of pets safely and ethically

Unit 2: Photography Techniques and Pet Engagement

On completing this second unit, students will be able to:

  • Understand pet engagement during photoshoots
  • Learn how to use appropriate photography techniques for different pets
  • Discover how to create a photoshoot in a studio and outdoors with pets
  • Learn how to create and produce a pet photography portfolio

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification but learners must be aged 16 or over.

Minimum Age restriction

16

Average completion timeframe

You have 24 months to complete your course.

Assessment requirements

Learners must upload their photography portfolio in order to be assessed.

Placement or Practical required

This course includes a mandatory 2 day practical placement at Jimmy's Farm. Please note, minimum group sizes apply.

If placement or practical required, when?

Learners can complete the practical training at any point, once full payment for the course has been made and the group size is met. Minimum of 5 learners per group.

Certification Timeframe

Learners can expect their certification within 6 months of completing the course, following the (EQA) External Quality Assurance of assessment.

Course Fees

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before certification can be ordered.

*You will have access to the course for 24 months.

Excellent Marking

Assessment

To successfully gain the Level 3 Award in Pet Photography, students must achieve 5 credits.

You will be assessed through internal assessments conducted online at the end of each unit and assessed by one of our qualified animal tutors.

When are you assessed?

As you’re in control of how you learn, you’re also in charge of when you hand in your assignments.

This enables you to take as long as you need to thoroughly understand the unit before completing any assignments.

Qualifications

SEG Awards

SEG Awards logo

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded a Level 3 Award in Pet Photography.

Skills and Education Group Awards offer qualifications and assessments which are regulated by CCEA, Ofqual and Qualifications Wales. They are driven by delivering a high-quality and trusted service to Centres and learners, so that everyone gets the education they deserve.

This Level 3 Award in Pet Photography is designed to equip learners with the most up-to-date methods and techniques used in pet photography so they can pursue a professional career.

This Ofqual regulated and nationally recognised qualification will demonstrate that you have up-to-date knowledge and understanding of Pet Photography. On completion of this course, you may consider further learning on the subject and we have a range of courses to suit your needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Pet photography can be challenging – wrangling unpredictable poses, short attention spans, and capturing that perfect moment all require patience and creativity. But the rewards are just as fulfilling, from the joy of capturing a pet's unique personality to creating lasting memories for loving owners, it’s a career many thoroughly enjoy!
The pet photographer's income in the UK varies greatly, depending on experience, location, and clientele. Freelancers can set their rates, with some starting at around £45 per session, while established names can command hundreds. Maximising your income involves offering packages with digital images and prints, upselling add-ons like pet portraits on canvas, and marketing through social media and pet-centric businesses.
While formal qualifications aren't essential, launching a pet photography career is often easier if you study courses that help you hone your skills and prove to prospective clients that you have what it takes to capture the shots they’re looking for. This online Level 3 Award in Pet Photography provides a solid foundation, teaching you camera operation, animal behaviour, and editing techniques – all from the comfort of your home, setting you on the path to capturing those unforgettable pet portraits.
If you have a passion for animals and capturing heartwarming moments, pet photography can be a dream job. Imagine spending your days working with adorable creatures, translating their personalities into beautiful photos, and creating cherished memories for pet owners. It's a creative field with flexible hours, perfect for those who love working independently and being surrounded by furry (or feathery!) friends.
The UK pet photography market is thriving! Pet ownership is on the rise, and people are increasingly treating their animals like family, leading to a demand for high-quality photos that capture their pet's personality. Social media also fuels this trend, with owners wanting adorable pictures to share with the world.
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