About this programme

Our Data Analytics Technical Apprenticeship programme is delivered using a blended learning approach, which combines a mix of classroom training with online resources, coupled with work-based assessment. The digital content of the programme will be available 24/7. All of our resources are currently delivered in a virtual format, including our classroom training.

This apprenticeship is aimed at existing Data Entry Analyst, Existing Data Management staff looking to develop their skills and achieve a formal qualification or existing Tec staff looking for a career change into Data Management and Analysis.

What’s included?

On successful completion of the programme the following qualifications are gained:

  • SQA Diploma in Data Analytics at SCQF8
  • Two career Skills at SCQF7 in Customer Service and Professional Development
  • Enhanced Unit – Statistics for business SCQFL8
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Whats covered in the learning?

To ensure your apprentices develop relevant knowledge and experience, our Data Analytics Apprenticeship teaches them to understand and comprehend the technical skills and practical abilities, covering:

  • Business Intelligence
  • Data Warehouse
  • ETL (Extract, Transform and Load)
  • Data Analysis
  • Data Modelling
  • Data Mining
  • Data(base) Management

Empowering roles such as:

  • Data Entry Analyst
  • Data Management
  • Tech Analysts
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All of the apprentice’s training is completed in the classroom and workplace, currently 100% virtual delivery.

We develop our programmes based on the needs of the IT industry, and training units can be tailored to suit your business requirements.

As part of their programme apprentices will complete:

Technical Apprenticeship

  • 12 – 18 months duration.
  • Assessor contact every 5 weeks, rotating between remote support and formal virtual face-to-face visits, to support work-based learning and assessments.

Mandatory Units

  • Personal Effectiveness 3
  • Principles of Data Management Infrastructure
  • Data Analysis Tools
  • Data Analysis: Data Science
  • Health and Safety in IT and Telecoms

Typical Pathway

In addition to the mandatory units above, a learner must select a valid route with their employer and assessor’s support. Route One is shown below as an example, although there are eight available routes to choose from in total.


  • Event Driven Computer Programming 3
  • Object Oriented Computer Programming 3
  • Procedural Programming 3
  • Investigating and Defining Customer Requirements for IT and Telecoms Systems 3
  • Testing the security of Information Systems 2
  • Testing IT and Telecoms Systems 3


  • Data Management Infrastructure
  • Data Representation and Manipulation for IT and Telecoms 2

For more information download the handout (link in right-hand side panel above).

NOTE: this programme is available in Scotland.

To contact us for more information fill in the form below.

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Why choose a QA apprenticeship

  • 91% of QA apprentices go straight into full-time jobs
  • 2.1 million jobs in the digital economy
  • £42,578 average skilled digital salary

Programme handout

Download the latest information about this QA Scottish apprenticeship programme.


Our Scottish apprenticeship programmes

Frequently asked questions

How do apprenticeships work?

Through a combination of virtual, tutor-led blended learning and workplace assignments supported by our assessor team, you’ll be learning in lots of different ways while continuing to carry out your day-to-day job role for your employer.

Who can do an apprenticeship?

Anyone aged 16 and over, regardless of background, school achievement or specific learning needs, can apply to be an apprentice in Scotland.

Who will support me on my apprenticeship?

You'll have a whole team behind you. We'll help you get the most out of your apprenticeship.

  • Workplace support assessors
  • Online tutors
  • Your line manager
  • Safeguarding

What will happen after I apply?

We’ll get in touch if it looks like you’re a match for the apprenticeship job. First, we’ll call to get to know you better. Tell us what you’re about, what your goals are. We’ll also get your details.

You’ll get a link to upload some important documents – to check you can do the apprenticeship you’ve applied for (proof of right to work in the UK, etc.) Don’t worry, it won’t take long.

When we have these, we’ll call on WhatsApp to check your ID.

Next, you’ll get a link to complete your profile. This bit is important – your profile is your opportunity to tell potential employers a bit about you. Your skills. Your passion. Why you want this apprenticeship.

We’ll keep in touch about the apprenticeship job you applied for. If any others come up that we think you’d like, we’ll let you know. If you’re keen, we’ll help you prep and we’ll set up that interview.

If all goes well… you’ll get the job. Then you just need to start planning for your first day. Hey presto.

If you’re applying for a job with one of our larger employers, you might be invited to an assessment day – or they might have other special steps to take. Don’t worry, we’ll give you all the details.

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