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Specialised, flexible, high quality, customer responsive End-point assessment organisation

Data Technician

Apprenticeship Overview

A level 3 apprenticeship, for individuals who will be sourcing, formatting, and presenting data securely in a relevant way for analysis using basic methods to:

  • Communicate outcomes appropriate to their audience.
  • Analyse structured and unstructured data to support business outcomes.
  • Blend data from multiple sources as directed.
  • Apply legal and ethical principles when manipulating data.

Whilst working with a wide range of stakeholders including colleagues, managers, customers, and internal and external suppliers.

Typical duration to gateway (excluding EPA period): 24 months.

Maximum funding: £12,000.

Entry Criteria 

Individual employers will set the selection criteria, but this might include GCSEs, A levels, a level 2 apprenticeship or other relevant qualification.

Key information

No Knowledge Modules or Vendor Qualifications

There are no mandated knowledge modules or professional vendor certification for this apprenticeship standard. Although you may want to utilise professional vendor certification that has been mapped to the knowledge components listed in the apprenticeship standard, you will not be able to use apprenticeship funding to pay for the certification.

Knowledge, Skills, and Behaviours

All knowledge, skills and behaviours will be assessed by the two different assessment methods: scenario demonstrations with questioning (AM1) and professional discussion underpinned by a portfolio (AM2).


EPA Gateway

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 end-point assessment (EPA).

Achieved English and Mathematics Level 2

For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement, the apprenticeship’s English and Mathematics minimum requirement is Entry Level 3. British Sign Language (BSL) qualifications are an alternative to English qualifications for those who have BSL as their primary language.

Scenario demonstrations with questioning

No requirements.

Professional discussion underpinned by a portfolio

A selection of the best pieces of evidence gathered by an apprentice during their apprenticeship. The evidence should demonstrate how an apprentice has carried out specific work tasks mapped to the assessment criteria and knowledge, skills and behaviours listed in the assessment plan for AM2.

Data Technician EPA

The EPA consists of two assessment methods.

Assessment Method 1 (AM1) – Scenario Demonstrations with Questioning

Consisting of two scenario demonstrations, each taking 45 mins (including questioning), during which the apprentice will have to perform a series of tasks. The tasks have been designed to enable the apprentice to demonstrate the assessment criteria for AM1, whilst also providing the basis for any questions asked by the independent assessor. Questioning will take place during each 45-minute demonstration and will consist of a minimum of 10 questions across both.

Assessment Method 2 (AM2) - Professional Discussion Underpinned by a Portfolio

A 60-minute two-way discussion underpinned by the portfolio, which involves both the independent assessor and the apprentice actively listening and participating in a formal conversation.


Apprentices must pass both assessment methods (1 & 2), which can be taken in any order, to successfully complete their apprenticeship. Grades awarded are fail, pass, merit, or distinction. Apprentices will receive their grade ten working days after completing their final assessment method.


Link to Apprenticeship Standard

Link to Assessment Plan

Link to Qualification Specification

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