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Data Analyst – Level 4 Apprenticeship

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01245 254 875




Course Level:


Maximum Funding For Employers:


Typical Duration:

24 months


Delivery can be face-to-face, remote or a blended approach.

Entry Requirements:

Apprentices are required to meet the initial entry points for English and maths as follows:

  • For level 2 apprenticeships the minimum entry level for English and maths is ‘Entry level 3’ (E3).
  • For all level 3 and 4 apprenticeships the minimum English and maths level 1, ideally level 2.
  • For level 5 and 6 apprenticeships, the minimum English and maths should be level 2, some individual circumstances may be considered at level 1.

Initial assessment is completed prior to starting the course.  All applicants will be supported to attain these entry levels prior to joining the course, or whilst on the course, where possible.

Apprentices working with young people and vulnerable adults would be required to hold a DBS clearance as necessary.


You must be:

  • 16 or over by the end of the summer holidays
  • living in England
  • not in full-time education


Found in any sector that uses data to make business decisions, data analysts work to ascertain how data can be used to answer questions and solve problems.

In today’s world, data analysis plays a crucial role in making decisions more evidence-based and helping organisations operate more effectively.

An employee in this occupation will be responsible for the creation and delivery of their own work, to meet business objectives.

This apprenticeship aims to prepare learners with all the knowledge, skills and behaviours they need to be a success in the field of data analysis.

Teaching and learning

  • You will be allocated a dedicated Skills Teaching Assessor.
  • An individual learning plan developed with you and your Skills Teaching Assessor.
  • Formal progress reviews with your assessor every 8-10 weeks.
  • Coaching and mentoring forms an integral part of your individual learning journey to ensure you have the most appropriate guidance and support to complete your programme.
  • Mutually agreed SMART targets that take into consideration your individual ambitions and career goals.

Additional off-the-job training

  • Practical training.
  • Shadowing.
  • Coaching and mentoring.
  • Online learning.
  • Support with assessment.

Who it's for:

Data analysts may work in various departments within their organisation, for example finance, sales, HR, manufacturing, or marketing. They can be found in any employment sector, public or private, including retail, distribution, defence, banking, logistics, media and local government.

Typical job titles include data analyst, departmental data analyst, junior analyst, problem analyst.

Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours:

Knowledge – current relevant legislation and its application; organisational data and information security standards, policies and procedures; principles of data and the data life cycle; fundamentals of data structures, database system design, implementation and maintenance; organisational tools and methods for data analysis.

Skills – Use data systems securely to meet requirements and in line with organisational procedures and legislation; implement the stages of the data analysis lifecycle; analyse data sets; apply statistical methodologies to data analysis tasks; collaborate and communicate with a range of internal and external stakeholders.

Behaviours – maintain a productive, professional and secure working environment; show initiative; identify issues quickly, investigating and solving complex problems and applying appropriate solutions; adaptable to changing contexts within the scope of a project, direction of the organisation or data analyst role.


At the end of your programme you will complete an end-point assessment with an independent assessment organisation, agreed by your employer.

Progression/Career Path:

This apprenticeship is recognised for entry onto the Register of IT Technicians confirming SFIA level 3 professional competence and those completing the apprenticeship are eligible to apply for registration.

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