Data Analyst Apprenticeship

Level 4 Trailblazer Apprenticeship

Who should take this Apprenticeship?

The primary role of a Data Analyst is to collect, organise and study data to provide business insight.

Data analysts are typically involved with managing, cleansing, abstracting and aggregating data, and conducting a range of analytical studies on that data. They work across a variety of projects, providing technical data solutions to a range of stakeholders/customers issues.

They document and report the results of data analysis activities making recommendations to improve business performance. They have 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 analyses.

Typical job roles

Upon completion of this Apprenticeship the Apprentice will be able to progress into the following:

  • Data Analyst
  • Data Manager
  • Data Scientist
  • Data Modeller
  • Data Architect
  • Data Engineer

Entry Requirements

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

Level 2 English and Maths will need to be achieved, if not already, prior to taking the end point assessment.

Qualification Structure

Apprentices must achieve the vendor or professional qualification, from the right hand column in the table below (currently this is only the EMC: Data Science Associate). This exempts the knowledge module in the left hand column. Apprentices must also achieve the Data Analysis Concepts Knowledge Module.

The content of both knowledge modules are summarised below and further details are available in the occupational brief available from the Tech Partnership at

Knowledge ModulesProfessional Qualifications
Data Analysis Tools (for Level 4 Data Analyst Apprenticeships)EMC: Data Science associate No other vendor or professional qualifications mapped at this point in time
Data Analysis Concepts (for Level 4 Data Analyst Apprenticeships)None applicable at this point in time

Additional Skills

The Data Analyst Apprenticeship underpins the following skills, attitudes & behaviours:

  • 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
  • Maintain productive, professional and secure working environment


The duration of this apprenticeship is typically 24 months.


This is a level 4 Trailblazer Apprenticeship.

February 23, 2017