The apprenticeship will cover a wide range of knowledge, skills and behaviours all of which will assist the student in their day to day work duties. These will include:
- The Data Lifecycle
- Quality issues that arise and how to resolve these.
- Fundamentals of data structures
- Different types of data
- Understanding of data protection and legal issues.
- Identify, collect and migrate data to / from a range of internal and external systems
- Manipulate and link different data sets are required
- Collect and compile data from different sources
- Summarise and present the results of data analysis to a range of stakeholders making recommendations
- Logical and creative thinking skills
- Can use own initiative
- A thorough and organised approach
- Ability to communicate effectively in a variety of situations.
What qualification will I achieve?
- Successful apprentices on completion, will achieve the Level 4 Data Analyst Standard.
- Functional skills in Maths and English would be achieved if the apprentices does not already hold the required qualification at the time of starting the apprenticeship standard.
How long is the course?
- This apprenticeship will typically take 24 months.
How will I learn?
- The apprenticeship will largely take place at the site of the employer, using day to day working activities to underpin knowledge that is learnt. A portion of the apprenticeship will take place at Furness College through classroom/workshop based learning. This is likely to be as part of a day release from the employer although each sector has differing delivery structure and this will be discussed with the employer and apprentice.
What subjects will I study?
Data Analyst has two knowledge modules that apprentices must achieve these are:
1. Data Analysis Tools, which is achieved through the EMC: Data Science Associate vendor qualification.
2. Data Analysis Concepts, which is achieved through applied research, classroom provision and certified through a multiple choice examination.
How will I be assessed?
At the end of the apprenticeship students will be expected to take part in an end point assessment, this will assess how an apprentice can apply their skills, knowledge and behaviours acquired in their apprenticeship. Throughout the apprenticeship, students will build up a portfolio of work for discussion, which will compromise of evidence produced in the work place to show the apprentice has met the knowledge, skills and behaviours detailed in the standard.
*Before taking the EPA, the apprentice will need to have met the below requirements –
satisfactorily completed training covering the skills, knowledge and behaviours as described in the standard
*Achieved the Mandatory qualifications set out in the standard
*Achieved the required English & Maths qualifications specified in the standard
*Sufficient evidence in the form of a portfolio of evidence to allow the apprentice to consistently demonstrate knowledge, skills and behaviours as described in the standard.
The three assessments carried out for this standard at the end of the apprenticeship are –
- a portfolio – produced towards the end of the apprenticeship, containing evidence from real work projects which have been completed during the apprenticeship, usually towards the end, and which, taken together, cover the totality of the standard, and which is assessed as part of the end point assessment
- a project - giving the apprentice the opportunity to undertake a business-related project over a one-week period away from the day to day workplace
- an employer reference
- a structured interview with an assessor - exploring what has been produced in the portfolio and the project as well as looking at how it has been produced
Are there any additional costs?
There are no additional costs for the apprentice to consider. If employers want information regarding financial costs and potential incentives towards taking on apprentices then please get in touch with the college.
What are the entry requirements?
- Individual employers will set the selection criteria, but this might include 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.
- Apprentices without English or Maths at Level 2 must achieve this prior to taking the end point assessment.
Can I get more information?
For more information please contact us:
Telephone: 01229 825017
Typical job roles
This apprenticeship is aimed at people currently in the below role or seeking employment in the below roles.
- Data Analyst
- Data Manager
- Data Scientist
- Data Modeller
- Data Architect
- Data Engineer
What opportunities will this lead to?
Progression comes in a variety of ways after achieving the apprenticeship, which are:
• Progression onto HE Learning
• Progression onto Higher Apprenticeship levels
• The potential for advancement in their job role