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Computers - Digital Imaging and Photo Workshop

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Course Title:

Computers - Digital Imaging and Photo Workshop

Course Number:

CZNO F20052


Distance Learning Course

Learning Area:



Entry (Mixed)


Elly Swanson

Start Date:

20 April 2021

End Date:

08 June 2021

Session Time(s):

Tuesday between 10:00 and 12:00

Total Sessions:


Total Hours:


Class Size:

Between 8 and 15 learners.


NOTE: This course has already finished.

Course Information

What will I be learning?

This is a 10 week course for photo editing and manipulation. You can participate in this course whether you are a digital editing/manipulation beginner or have previous experience and skills. BUT you must have used a computer before and already have skills, knowledge and understanding in:

  • opening and saving files
  • downloading & uploading files to the Internet

In class the software we’ll be using is GIMP, freely downloadable from the Internet. If you already have other imaging software at home eg, Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, etc, you will find that GIMP has lots of similar features. For learners who have attended these classes before it will be an opportunity to consolidate previous understanding and widen your knowledge of the underlying principles of image editing/manipulation. 

The content and learning materials will be available each session via a website called DerbyLearn for access in and out of class. You will be required to create a personal account at using your own email address.

This course will particularly suit learners who have a flexible approach to learning and are self-directed and confident to work independently, asking questions via the Internet using email or online forums.

Does the course lead to a qualification?

There is no qualification on this course.

Who is the course for?

Due to the diverse learner abilities & skills that this course attracts learners must already have very good computing skills, ie using a mouse & keyboard, saving files and navigating the Internet effectively.

This course will particularly suit learners who have a flexible approach to learning and are self-directed & confident in a “workshop” environment where people are at different levels, working on different projects. Not all topics are “taught” in a traditional sense by the tutor, many are introduced through online tutorials & resources. This method of working doesn’t suit everyone & is particularly challenging for computing beginners with little learning experience.  

What do I need to bring?

Please bring a folder to keep any printed work in.

If you have one, bring a digital camera along to sessions (this is not essential). You may also bring your own other devices (phone, tablet, etc).

Are there any additional costs?

There are no additional costs. You can download the GIMP software for free from the Internet: 

How will I know how I am progressing during the course?

At DALS, we use an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) to set and review targets and provide feedback, enabling continual reflection and evaluation throughout the course. Learners will also receive verbal and/or written feedback on marked work. Learners will use their ILP to help track and monitor their own progress towards set goals, to support personal development and achievement.

There is no formal exam, although there is continual evaluation throughout the course.

Can I have help in the class?

At enrolment, it is important that you tell us if you have a learning difficulty or disability and require support. Learners declaring a support need will be referred for an assessment. If an enhanced support need is confirmed, a Support Package will be offered, to assist your progress in your learning and development, specific to your assessed needs.

How is this course supported by DerbyLearn?

DerbyLearn is a learning platform that supports and complements most classes. To find out more, please go to and sign up, it's free and well worth a look!

Progression within DALS

We have lots of courses planned to ensure you have a variety of progression routes. If you are interested in another course, please ask for more information or telephone our enquiries line on Derby (01332) 956565 or list item here

On completion of this course, you could progress to:

  • Another Digital Imaging Workshop
  • ECDL
  • Other creative courses, we have a wide range available 

Health and Wellbeing

The slogan you see on our brochures and leaflets is:   meet  enjoy  learn  achieve .

This is because we believe that taking part in adult and community learning can open the door to new friendships, give you something enjoyable and worthwhile to do with your time, enable you to learn something new and give you a sense of achievement.  That's got to make you feel good!

Volunteering opportunities

We have a number of rewarding volunteering opportunities both within DALS and with other organisations.  These can offer you a number of benefits, including the ability to enhance your employment prospects, and the ability to learn whilst supporting others.  If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering opportunities, please contact You can also find information on volunteering opportunities on our noticeboards and website.

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Derby Adult Learning Service, Online Learning Course, DE0 0NA


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