This occupation is found in all sectors where data is generated or processed including but not limited to finance, retail, education, health, media, manufacturing and hospitality. The broad purpose of the occupation is to source, format and present data securely in a relevant way for analysis using basic methods; to communicate outcomes appropriate to the audience; analyse structured and unstructured data to support business outcomes; blend data from multiple sources as directed and apply legal and ethical principles when manipulating data.
In their daily work, an employee in this occupation interacts with a wide range of stakeholders including colleagues, managers, customers and internal and external suppliers. They would typically work as a member of a team; this may be office based or virtual. An employee in this occupation will be responsible for collecting and processing data under the guidance of a senior colleague or multiple colleagues across the business. This may vary by sector and size of the organisation. An employee would mainly be responsible for their own work but may have the opportunity to mentor others.
This is an ideal role for individuals where data input will be part of their job role. Alternatively, administrators that are dealing with volumes of data will be will gain valuable knowledge, skills and behaviours during this apprenticeship programme.
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 for organisations.
Our delivery model and partnered approach, ensures your business benefits from the apprenticeship programme.
The key roles for a Data Technician apprentice are:
- Junior Data Analyst
- Data Technician
- Data Administrator
- Data Business Administrator
Opportunities for apprentice graduates to progress onto are:
- Data Analyst
- Data Architect
- Data Scientist
- Intelligence Analyst
- Artificial Intelligence Data Specialist
How can this apprenticeship help your career?
You will develop great analytical and technical skills. Examples of these include knowledge of databases, advanced excel skills, power bi and also develop skills in using SQL.
This apprenticeship programme runs in cohorts and have dedicated academic start dates. The apprentice will be required to attend 30 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 – Advanced Microsoft Office Excel skills
Module 2 – Visualisation Tools in Power BI
Module 3 – Data Tools – SQL
Module 4 – Data Storytelling
Module 5 – Ethical Data for Business
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.
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: £800 per learner per month * 12 months = £9,600 (80%)
- End Point Assessment: £2,400 (20%)
- Total Cost = £12,00