The Data Analyst apprenticeship gives learners the skills to collect, organise and study data to provide business insight. The broad purpose of the occupation is to ascertain how data can be used in order to answer questions and solve problems. Data analysis is a process of requirement-gathering, inspecting, cleansing, transforming and modelling data with the goal of discovering useful information, informing conclusions and supporting decision-making.
Maximum funding (the maximum amount government will fund for apprenticeship training): £15,000
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).
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:
- Data and information security standards
- Data life cycle
- Principles of data
- Database system design, implementation and maintenance
- Organisational data architecture
- Descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics
Apprentices completing the apprenticeship will also:
- Gain their English and Maths at Level 2 (if they don’t already hold them).