The primary role of a Data Analyst is to collect, organise and study data to provide business insight. Data analysts are typically involved with managing, cleansing, abstracting and aggregating data, and conducting a range of analytical studies on that data.
They work across a variety of projects, providing technical data solutions to a range of stakeholders/customers issues. They document and report the results of data analysis activities making recommendations to improve business performance. They have a good understanding of data structures, database systems and procedures and the range of analytical tools used to undertake a range of different types of analyses.
Apprenticeships can play a key role in developing a business and securing success in achieving business targets and goals. When used correctly, an apprenticeship programme can be highly relevant to fill skill gaps for specific roles.
Our delivery model and partnered approach, ensures your business benefits from the apprenticeship programme.
The key roles for a Data Analyst apprentice are:
- Junior Data Analyst
- Data Technician
- Data Modeller
- Junior Information Analyst
Opportunities for apprentice graduates to progress onto are:
- Data Engineer
- Data Architect
- Data Scientist
- Intelligence Analyst
- Artificial Intelligence Data Specialist
How can this apprenticeship help your career?
You will develop a good understanding of data structures, database systems and procedures, along with a range of tools to undertake different types of analysis. Progression can be made to Advanced Methods in Data Science and Big Data Analytics. Successful completion of this programme will also give you the opportunity to join the BCS as a member.
This apprenticeship programme runs in cohorts and have dedicated academic start dates. The apprentice will be required to attend 20 teaching and learning days for this apprenticeship programme. These teaching and learning days are a requirement for the apprentice to learn the needed knowledge, skills and behaviours to develop as a Data Analyst and to achieve their apprenticeship assessments.
The apprentice will also be required to attend 5 consecutive assessment days at the end of the apprenticeship in order to complete their End-Point Assessment.
Breakdown of Apprenticeship Programme
Stage 1 – Induction & Initial Assessments
During this stage, Velocity Academy will complete the apprenticeship on-boarding process with you and your employer. During this, the apprentice will complete an induction to your apprenticeship programme and the apprentice will also complete initial screening assessments for their functional skills.
Stage 2 – Your Learning
During stage 2, the apprentice will receive their tuition attendance dates for their required apprenticeship programme. These tuition dates will be hosted through Velocity Academies Online Live Classrooms and lead by your dedicated programme lead. The apprentice and the employer will also be invited to an apprenticeship review meeting every 6 weeks with their apprenticeship programme lead.
Stage 3 – Mock EPA Activities
As the apprentice gets towards the end of their apprenticeship programme, they will be preparing for their End-Point Assessment (EPA) activities. Consider these as the final summative assessments that will lead to the apprentice achieving their apprenticeship. During this time, the apprentice will be conducting mock assessments with their programme lead.
Stage 4 – End-Point Assessment & Graduation
This is the final stage of the apprenticeship programme. The EPA activities are lead by the awarding body and the apprentice will be allocated an assessor from the awarding body to complete their assessments with. Once the apprentice has completed these assessments and passed them, they would then be ready for graduating from their apprenticeship programme.
Along with having coaching calls every 3 weeks to support the build of the apprentice portfolio, the apprentice will also complete the following units in our online live classrooms:
Module 1 – Digital Behaviours
Module 2 – Visualisation Tools (PowerBI)
Module 3 – Data Analyst Tools
Module 4 – Data Analyst Concepts
Module 5 – Big Data Tools
Functional Skills Maths and English will also be delivered if the apprentice has not achieved these already. A Personal Learning Plan will be developed with the apprentice and the employer to match the employees job role requirements. So any specified applications that the apprentice will be using in their role, can be embedded into their curriculum and 20% off the job learning.
Skills and Behaviours developed:
- Logical and creative thinking skills
- Analytical and problem-solving skills
- The ability to work independently and take responsibility
- Use of own initiative
- A thorough and organised approach
- An ability to work with a range of internal and external stakeholders
- The ability to communicate effectively in a variety of situations
- How to maintain a productive, professional and secure working environment.
As a Non-Levy employer (SME), you’ll have an annual pay bill of under £3m. Non-Levy paying employers will share the cost of training their apprentices with government – this is called ‘co-investment’; the government pays 95% towards to the cost of apprenticeship training with the employer paying the remaining 5%.
Small, Medium Employer (under £3m annual payroll)
- £75.00 per learner per month (5% employer contribution *10 months = £750) + VAT
Small Employer Incentive
The government recognises that smaller employers have historically played a very important role in helping young and disadvantaged people into the workforce. They continue to support small employers to take on younger Apprentices (16-18).
So, for employers with fewer than 50 employees, the government will pay 100% of the Apprenticeship training costs for these individuals.
£1,000 is available to any employer taking on a 16-18 year old apprentice, or a 19-24 year old with an EHC plan; also available for Levy employers.
Levy Employer (over £3m annual payroll)
- On Programme: £500 per learner per month * 24 months = £12,000 (80%)
- End Point Assessment: £3,000 (20%)
- Total Cost = £15,000