Data Analyst - Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship
Course Code: IN00009
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.
The British Computer Society (BCS) have recently developed, through the apprenticeship standards, a range of level 4 programmes that ensures that anyone enrolled onto one of these apprenticeships receives BCS membership. The BCS Digital IT provides a pathway to various careers in digital technology.
Additional benefits of completing the IT Apprenticeship through the BCS are:
- As a BCS apprentice you can enjoy BCS membership
- Students have access to the BCS mentoring scheme
- Students can network with a global community of over 75,000 IT professionals
- BCS offers the student professional development support and a clear pathway for progression throughout your career
Admission to level 4 would normally be on the basis of the applicant possessing:
- A minimum of 96 UCAS points in an appropriate discipline
- Applicants who are able to demonstrate relevant work/life skills or knowledge will also be considered on an individual basis
- Applicants must also be actively employed within an appropriate setting in a relevant sector
- Those applicants who do not hold GCSE Maths / English at C, or equivalent qualifications, will be supported to undertake Maths / English qualifications alongside the main programme.
Teaching and Learning Methods
This programme is delivered on a day-release basis to provide a manageable approach to your studies that can be accommodated by employers. We have researched and practices the best means of teaching technical subjects to ensure that you have the most engaging experience that is effective in supporting the growth of your knowledge and skills.
We have embedded in all modules content that relates to your workplace environment to ensure that you can relate the content directly to your work helping you earn while you learn and increasing your value to your employer.
We have various approaches to ensuring that course content is delivered in the most effective way including: a wealth of multimedia resources so you can work at your own pace; supported workshops to aid you in coding, debugging, problem solving, and enhancing work; lectures, class discussions and analysis of case studies to introduce students to new concepts, theories and techniques, and to help in building your understanding of theoretical content; team projects worked to established development methodologies to build your collaborative working skills and increase your value to employers; clear building of academic skills, employability and graduate skills, with a focus on reflective practice to enhance your personal and professional development; and approachable and friendly staff with an open door policy and individualised support so that students and employers can feel welcome and comfortable in asking questions, gaining feedback and making progress
The content is regularly updated to ensure that you are working with current hardware technologies, network administration practices and sophisticated simulations.
Throughout the two years on programme an eportfoilio will be used for the collection of evidence. While completing tasks in the workplace a variety of photos, videos, testimonies and references will be collected and maybe stored as evidence. Alongside this, work completed within any module studied in the classroom environment will also be evidenced within the portfolio. This portfolio will allow the tracking, managing and delivering of all work based training within the apprenticeship. It will allow for monitoring progress, remote assessment and will generate real-time reports as required.
In addition, we review and adjust our teaching practices to best suit particular group dynamics and feedback that is received during module delivery to ensure that you have the best experience.
Industry Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
All staff involved in the delivery of any courses within the College are approved to teach and/or assess the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering and/or assessing a given programme are appropriately qualified, with relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.
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