Data Analyst

This level 4 apprenticeship has been designed by the industry to help you gain the knowledge you need to collect, organise and study data to provide business insight, working across a variety of projects, providing technical data solutions to a range of stakeholders’ and customers’ issues.

You’ll gain the skills you need for managing, cleansing, abstracting and aggregating data, and conducting a range of analytical studies on that data. 

You’ll gain a good understanding of data structures, database systems and procedures and the range of analytical tools used to undertake a range of different types of analysis. 

The qualification will help you gain the skills you need to work in a variety of roles, such as Data Analyst, Data Manager, Data Modeller or Data Engineer.

Course Content


The range of data protection and legal issues; the data life cycle; the different types of data, including open and public data, administrative data, and research data; the differences between structured and unstructured data; the fundamentals of data structures, database system design, implementation and maintenance; the importance of the domain context for data analytics; the quality issues that can arise with data and how to avoid and/or resolve these.


Logical and creative thinking skills; analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to work independently and to take responsibility; can use own initiative; a thorough and organised approach; ability to work with a range of internal and external people; ability to communicate effectively in a variety of situations; ability to maintain a productive, professional and secure working environment.


Identify, collect and migrate data to/from a range of internal and external systems; manipulate and link different data sets as required; interpret and apply the organisation’s data and information security standards, policies and procedures to data management activities; collect and compile data from different sources; perform database queries across multiple tables to extract data for analysis; perform routine statistical analyses and ad-hoc queries.

Those with an annual wage bill of less than £3m do not pay the Apprenticeship Levy. Instead, 95% of each apprenticeship is funded by the government whilst a 5% investment is required by the employer to enhance the skills of their employee.

  • Employers are also be eligible for a £1000 incentive payment if the apprentice is aged 16 – 18.
  • Employers with less than 50 employees and where the apprentice is aged 16 – 18, the government will fund 100% of the apprentice and are eligible for a £1000 incentive payment.
  • Employers with those aged 19+ the government will continue to fund 95% of the apprenticeship programme whilst a 5% investment is required by the employer.
  • Businesses can manage this through the Apprenticeship Service online account.

For more information and guidance on this service then please get in touch with our team, who can give you further information.

Funding available. For more information and guidance on this service then please get in touch with our team, who can give you further information.

18-24 months

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