Business Analyst


Qualification level: 4

Typical duration: 18 months (excluding End-Point Assessment)

Offered at both our Birmingham and Doncaster campuses

Block release/day release/delivery in the workplace are available, subject to meeting demand and minimum numbers

The Business Analyst apprenticeship gives learners the skills to work with organisations to improve their information systems. The broad purpose of the occupation is to understand the needs of stakeholders and how these can be met through business change and digital solutions.


Maximum funding (the maximum amount government will fund for apprenticeship training): £18,000

Apprenticeships are funded either via your apprenticeship levy (if your organisation has an annual PAYE bill of over £3m) or via the Education and Skills Funding Agency (who provide 95-100% funding depending on the size of your business).

Entry requirements

The employer sets the entry requirements for the programme, but apprentices will need to achieve Level 2 English and Maths (GCSE or equivalent at grade 4/C+) before taking their end-point assessment.

Apprentices will develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours necessary to become ‘Occupationally Competent’ in the role. The main themes of what they will learn include:

  • Business change and system development life cycles
  • Waterfall and agile methodologies for project delivery and software development
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Quality assurance
  • Process modelling
  • Requirement gathering, categorisation, validation and prioritisation
  • Gap analysis
  • Impact assessment

Apprentices completing the apprenticeship will also:

  • Gain their English and Maths at Level 2 (if they don’t already hold them).
  • Be eligible for the following professional recognition:
    • BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT for Register of IT Technicians (RITTech) level 4