Defence School of Photography
A member of the Joint Intelligence Training Group
Part of the Joint Intelligence Training Group (JITG) with its HQ at Chicksands, DSOP is responsible for delivering Phase 2 and 3 photographic training for all 3 Services. Dedicated to Defence, the DSOP also delivers a number of courses supporting other government departments. The vast majority of DSOP’s learning population is operationally focused, who learn specific photographic skills, to support their primary function and assigned role in the Armed Forces. The short courses delivered by DSOP are bespoke to customer requirements and some attract NVQ and VRQ qualifications. The highly regarded career professional photographic course (28 weeks long) covers all aspects of photography and graduates work towards an Advanced Apprenticeship (AA) in Photo Imaging and also have the opportunity to join the British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP).