Data Analyst - Higher Apprenticeship
Faculty of Professional and Adult Learning
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Professional and Adult Learning Level 4 Maths and Science Centre 24 Months

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

A Data Analyst collects, organises and studies data to provide business insight, cleansing, abstracting and aggregating data, while conducting a range of analytical studies on that information. They work across a variety of projects, providing technical data solutions to a range of stakeholder and customer issues. The role includes documenting and reporting the results of data analysis activities and making recommendations to improve business performance. Develop a good understanding of data structures, systems,procedures and the range of tools used to undertake a range of different types of analyses.

What topics will I study?

Topics will include:

  • Understand what big data can do for a business
  • Work in the data analytics life-cycle
  • Work on real-life projects to solve problems using data
  • Work with ‘R’ as an industry-standard data analytics tools
  • Advanced modelling for big data using industry recognised tools such as Hadoop
  • Advanced mathematical analysis techniques at the cutting-edge of statistics
  • Learn about designing databases • Basic and advanced levels of SQL
  • Create stunning results through state-of- the-art visualisations
  • Sell the impact of your analysis and results to senior management

What experiences will I get?

You will benefit from links with companies across Devon and gain invaluable skills within industry. 

What are the entry requirements?

GCSEs at grade C/5 or equivalent in English and maths.

Due to the level of mathematics in the qualification, it would be desirable to have Level 3 maths through qualifications or work experience.
Further entry requirements will be determined by the employer.

What facilities are there?

  • Dedicated analytics facilities and latest software, inc. R Studio and cutting-edge statistical libraries.
  • Highly-qualified staff with expertise in statistics, analytics and database management, who work in collaboration with University of Exeter / Plymouth to ensure progression opportunities to Masters. Work with like-minded companies in the Exeter Data and Information Science Collaborative (EDISC).

What can the course lead on to?

The apprenticeship can lead to employment in businesses and organisations that rely on data to improve themselves, such as consultancies, finance and insurance firms, through to marketing and advertising agencies

Are there any additional costs?

What support can I get?

You will have a dedicated Skills Officer who you can contact at any time. They will visit you in the workplace every 10 weeks to carry out a progress review with you and your employer.

What will this training cost me?

This can vary depending on the age of the Apprentice and the size of an organisation. There will be no cost to the Apprentice.


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