Data Analyst

Data Analyst

On a data analyst apprenticeship course, you’ll help collect, organise and study data to provide business insight.

A data analyst organises, cleanses, abstracts, aggregates data and conducts various analytical studies.

Your projects will be varied since you will be needed to provide technical data solutions to various issues.

You will learn how to record and report the results of data analysis activities and how to recommend improving business performance.

You’ll understand data structures, database systems and procedures, and the many analytical tools required to perform further research. In addition, the ability to visually present data and effectively communicate results is required for the data analyst profession.

You must be a creative and logical thinker with excellent analytical and problem-solving skills to succeed in this apprenticeship.

The data analyst apprenticeship qualifies you for entry into the IT technicians’ register.

What you’ll learn

On a data analyst apprenticeship course, you’ll learn to:

  • Use data systems securely and in line with organisational rules and regulations, including Privacy by Design principles, to meet requirements.
  • Implement the stages of the data analysis lifecycle.
  • Use data categorisation ideas in the context of data analysis.
  • Analyse data sets while bearing in mind different data formats and database architectures.
  • Investigate the impact of data analysis operations on the user experience and domain context.
  • Identify and escalate quality issues in data analysis, with suggestions for mitigation or resolution as required.
  • Analyse customer requirements and integrate findings into data analytics strategies and outputs.
  • Determine the data sources and the risks and challenges associated with integrating them in a data analysis activity.
  • Apply organisational architecture requirements to data analysis activities.
  • Use predictive analytics to gather and use data.
  • Collaborate and communicate with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, using appropriate communication styles and behaviours for the audience.
  • Collect and analyse qualitative and quantitative data before converting it into infographics, reports, tables, dashboards, and graphs.
  • Choose and utilise the finest data tools to get the greatest outcomes.

Entry requirements

You’ll usually need:

  • 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) and A levels, or equivalent, for a higher apprenticeship.
  • Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this before taking the end-point assessment.

Assessment methods

The End Point Assessment comprises two distinct assessment methods: 

  • Project with presentation and questioning
  • Professional discussion with portfolio 

Duration and level

  • Duration: 24 months
  • Level: 4 – Higher Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship standard

More information about the Level 4 Data Analyst Apprenticeship standard can be found here.

Apprenticeship end point assessment

For more information about the End Point Assessment Process, please read the Institute of Apprenticeships’ information page.

Updated on September 29, 2022

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