Based on Employer and Training Provider feedback for more realistic work-related tasks, we’ve designed and created a flexible Synoptic Project.  

Allowing IS Business Analyst apprentices to utilise the real-work skills and knowledge and designed to support the demonstration of key competencies to support their summative portfolio.  

EPA Gateway  

To help apprentices demonstrate the core knowledge listed in the Apprenticeship, we accept professional certification that has been mapped to the knowledge components listed in the latest version of the Apprenticeship Standard.    

Register your organisation and apprentices with us to access our EPA preparation materials.  

Apprenticeship Overview   

A level 4 apprenticeship, for individuals working with organisations to improve their information systems. Giving participants the ability to investigate business situations, identify, and evaluate options for improvement and defining the features required by an organisation.  


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

Maximum funding: £18000  

Entry Criteria   

Individual employers will set the selection criteria, but this is likely to include A levels; a level 3 apprenticeship or other relevant qualifications; relevant experience and/or an aptitude test with a focus on functional maths.  

Link to Standard & Assessment Plan

Occupational Brief