Level 4 Data Analyst Apprenticeship
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Data analysis is in high demand, with organisations increasingly requiring skilled staff to collect, analyse and interpret their data. The primary role of a data analyst is to collect, organise and study data to provide business insight. Analysts are typically involved with managing, cleansing, abstracting and aggregating data, and conducting a range of analytical studies on that data.
The worldwide growth in the collection of data and subsequent supply of information from this data has been phenomenal. Many organisations are experiencing a shortage of the skills required to perform this analysis. This level 4 course is intended to equip you with the problem solving skills and technical knowledge required for a career in this area.
You’ll explore a broad range of areas, such as problem solving, statistics, programming and systems analysis as well as databases and data analysis, analytics as well as aspects of data science allowing you to develop your professional knowledge in your area of work.
Data Analysts tend to be involved in collecting, organising and analysing data to provide business insight and information for business advantage.
Throughout your studies you will have the opportunity to use our modern ICT labs featuring a full range of technology and software packages.
Upon successful completion of this apprenticeship, you will achieve an HNC Data Analyst qualification. This apprenticeship is also recognised for entry onto the Register of IT Technicians, confirming SFIA Level 3 professional competence - those completing the apprenticeship are eligible to apply for registration.
In addition, as part of the apprenticeship standard, you must achieve the EMC: Data Science associate vendor qualification. Your studies will underpin the required knowledge for this.
Businesses with an annual payroll above £3million will be classed as a levy paying employer and will be able to use funds accrued in their digital apprenticeship service (DAS) account for payment of the training.
Non-levy paying businesses, or those businesses that need to supplement their digital levy account will need to co-invest 10 per cent of the cost of the training with the government to pay the remaining 90 per cent.
Graduation is the ceremony to celebrate the achievements of your studies. For graduates in 2018, there is no charge to attend graduation, but you will be required to pay for the rental of your academic gown (approximately £45 per graduate, depending on your award). You may also wish to purchase official photography packages, which range in price from £15 to £200+. Graduation is not compulsory, so if you prefer to have your award sent to you, there is no cost.
Key entry requirements
Entry to this apprenticeship is only available with the support of an employer. Those who are interested in taking this course should speak to a line manager or staff development representative.
Individual employers will set the selection criteria, but this typically includes five GCSEs and/or A levels, a Level 3 Apprenticeship, other relevant qualifications and experience, or an aptitude test with a focus on functional maths.
Level 2 English and maths will need to be achieved, if not already, prior to taking the end point assessment.