I have been researching the practical aspects of making time lapses and with some advice from my tutor, Peter Waiting, I now know that I need an intervalometer which is an automatic shutter release remote that can be set to certain specifications. These specifications include the time between shutter releases, exposure time and the number of shots taken. I have had a look on multiple websites and I have decided that I would rather spend a little extra and be confident that it will operate well. I found one on a site called fastforwardtime.co.uk which advertises a Pixel TC-252 Intervalometer for £38.
Hopefully it will arrive soon so I can get underway with these time lapses.