Award in Digital Imaging - Level 1

This is a Level 1 qualification and aims to develop skills in the practices of Digital Imaging

This course focuses on introducing you to the world of digital imaging and projects where you will understand the role and application of digital imaging.

The course is aimed at individual seeking employment, freelancers needing to produce digital images for their work or for those wishing to go into higher study.

Course Content

The Course covers the following content:

Know how to produce manipulated images
Know about the uses and principles of digital graphics for a given brief
Be able to plan, edit and produce a digital graphic for a given brief
Outline legal and ethical considerations including copyright
Be able to review and improve your own work based on feedback from the tutor and others

This course will give skills in an industrial standard digital imaging software - Adobe Photoshop

The methods of teaching are:
Project work
Ongoing Class assignments

Safety Information
We want to keep you safe while you are at RHACC and as such all on-site classes will have additional hygiene procedures in place, as per government guidelines. Please note that if guidance changes, we may need to make changes to your course, such as reducing numbers attending onsite, or in the event of lockdown, postponing or moving the course online. Please act responsibly and do not attend the class if you display any of the symptoms of Covid-19 or have been in recent contact with someone who has. Please see government advice here.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on 31st August prior to the course start date.

You will need to have enough English at a level 1 standard and be able to:
-understand instructions with some technical vocabulary
-provide material that demonstrates techniques learned.
-communicate clearly with the tutor and participate in classroom discussions

On a computer you will need to be able to:
-use a keyboard, mouse and computer with confidence.
-open a new document, save and file it in a folder.

Ideally you will have already completed previous courses using Adobe creative software. There will be an interview to ensure that the course will meet your needs.

Tutor approval - Yes

Attendance Requirements

As this is a qualification based course you need to have 100% attendance.
Developing creative and digital media skills is an ongoing process and the exercises are built upon your progress week by week.

Assessment Methods

This qualification (Level 1 Award in Skills for Professions in the Creative and Digital Media Industries) is gained by producing a portfolio which is produced from class based exercises with ongoing feedback provided by the tutor. This is assessed by the tutor and the final portfolio is then reviewed by an external moderator to verify the qualification

Further Study Options

Progression to Level 2 Award/Certificates in Creative and Digital Media, Graphic Design or other courses in Digital Media please talk to your tutor for advice on these..

See website for further information and availability.

Additional Information

If you require further course information or advice & guidance that is not answered in this outline, please email

You can also make an appointment for further information or tutor approval on our Information Days: Info Days

If you would like general information about the college, for example, fees & finance, funding, term dates or opening times please email or drop in to our main reception area at either site.


Remote Learning:
Some of our courses are now delivered through remote learning, including video conferencing (using Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Skype) and email contact with your tutor.

If your course is indicated as an ONLINE COURSE, you will need either a PC (with a camera and microphone), laptop, tablet, smartphone and access to the internet to be able to join the lessons. Lessons will run at the published time – so be ready and set up to join in.

We hope you will enjoy this new approach to learning – many of our learners have commented on how they are enjoying the classes and have improved their IT and digital skills in the process.

Please don't worry if some of this is new to you - you are not alone! See here for guidance on how to use our simple software. If you are experiencing any problems with connection or installing software for your online class please contact our eLearning support team via the Student Intranet Portal: We are here to help you.