What does a data analyst apprentice do?

Data analysts take data and translate the numbers into plain English – to help others make better (and important) business decisions.

You’ll collect, organise and study data – exploring it to find the hidden gems of crucial information. Then you’ll present it – either visually (in graphs or tables), in writing, or by talking it through. And you’ll make recommendations guided by what you find.

You’ll understand data structures – database systems and procedures – and use a whole range of analytical tools.

Data analysts work on tonnes of different projects – for different people (it could be for the management board of the company, or for a customer). And you can work in any industry – you’ll be in demand.

If you’re curious – analytical – a good communicator. Love maths and getting into the detail. This is for you.

What will I learn?

  • Data Analysis and Visualisation
  • SQL and Data Modelling
  • Data Analysis with Python
  • Data Architectures
  • Introduction to Data Science
  • Data Analysis Tools and Concepts Assessment

What qualifications will I get?

  • Data Analyst Level 4 Apprenticeship
  • BCS Certificate in Data Analysis Concepts
  • BCS Certificate in Data Analysis Tools

How long does the apprenticeship take?

18 months

What are my career prospects?

You could become a Data Analyst, Data Manager, Data Scientist, Data Modeller, Data Architect or Data Engineer

What’s my future salary potential?

£30,000 (Data Analyst – UK average, Glassdoor)

Am I eligible?

  • You need to have:

    • GCSE English and Maths (or equivalent) at grade 4 or above
    • Two A-levels (including Maths or ICT)
      • or a Level 3 apprenticeship in a similar subject
      • or an International Baccalaureate at Level 3 in ICT
      • or a BTEC Extended Diploma in ICT (180 credits)

    You must not already have a qualification in a similar subject at the same, or higher level than this apprenticeship.

Mandatory software needed to complete this programme:

  • Tableau Public – download here – current version 10.x
  • Power BI Desktop – download here – current version  2.x
  • UMLet (free VISIO alternative) – download here  - current version 14.2.
  • SQL Server – download here – current version 2017 Express Edition
  • SQL Server Management Studio – download here – current version 17.x
  • Visual Studio Community Edition - download here - The Python and R options should be added
  • The latest Python can be downloaded and installed from here
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