New Revised Level 4 Business Analyst Apprenticeship Standard
The new revised version of Level 4 Business Analyst Standard has been updated and is available for all new Apprenticeship starts from the 01/06/2021.
Business Analysts are found in the public and private sector, large multi-national companies, smaller independent enterprises and in almost every sector. The broad purpose of the role is to understand the needs of stakeholders and how these can be met through business change and digital solutions, helping organisations to deliver business and digital change successfully.
Business Analyst will primarily be:
Working with organisations to improve their information systems.
Full time apprentices
Will typically spend 18 months on-programme (before the gateway) working towards the occupational Business Analyst Apprenticeship Standard, with a minimum of 20% off-the-job training. All apprentices must spend a minimum of 12 months on-programme.
Typical duration to gateway (i.e., excluding EPA period): 18 months
Maximum funding: £18000
New Digital Apprenticeship Standards now include “Duties” to support alignment between a job role and the Apprenticeship Standard.
The Business Analyst “Duties” enable the Employer and the Training Provider to ensure that an apprentice is in the right job role to enable them to gain exposure to the work required to successfully complete the Apprenticeship.
Other Key Changes
EPA Assessment Methods are different across all the New Digital Apprenticeship Standards.
In addition to the employer’s confirmation that the apprentice is working at or above the level in the occupational standard, the apprentice must have completed the following gateway requirements prior to beginning EPA:
Business Analyst End-point Assessment now consists of two different methods:
- A 5,000 word detailed Business Analyst project proposal designed to meet the needs of the business, delivering real business benefit.
- A 15 minute presentation based on the submitted project proposal followed by 30 minutes of questions by an Independent Assessor on the presentation and project proposal.
Assessment Method 1 & 2 can be taken in any order and both must be passed to successfully complete the Business Analyst Apprenticeship.