New Revised Level 4 Data Analyst Apprenticeship Standard
The new revised version of Level 4 Data Analyst Standard has been updated and is available for all new Apprenticeship starts from the 01/06/2021.
Data Analysts are found in any employer in any sector that uses data to make business decisions. Data analysts may work in various departments within a single employer and the broad purpose of their role is to ascertain how data can be used to answer questions and solve problems.
Data Analysts will primarily be:
Collecting, organising and studying data to provide business insight.
Full time apprentices
Will typically spend 24 months on-programme (before the gateway) working towards the occupational Data 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): 24 months
Maximum funding: £15000
New Digital Apprenticeship Standards now include “Duties” to support alignment between a job role and the Apprenticeship Standard.
The Data 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:
Data Analyst End-point Assessment now consists of two different methods:
- A 3,500 word detailed data analysis project designed to meets the needs of the business, delivering real business benefit.
- A 20 minute presentation based on the submitted project followed by 20 minutes of questions by an Independent Assessor on the presentation and project.
Assessment Method 1 & 2 can be taken in any order and both must be passed to successfully complete the Data Analyst Apprenticeship.