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. Data Analysts are typically involved with managing, cleansing, abstracting and aggregating data, whilst 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 make recommendations to improve business performance. As well as having a good understanding of data structures, systems, procedures and the range of analytical tools used to undertake a range of different types of analyses.

The ability of the Apprentice will be evaluated through:

  • Dell EMC Data Science Associate exam,
  • An interview,
  • Development of an extensive portfolio of evidence,
  • Regular performance reviews,
  • A work based project,
  • A CPD log review from the 2 year period.

Achievement of each of these assessments will result in successful completion of the Apprenticeship.

What topics will I study?

Topics will include:

Understanding what Big Data can do for a business
How to work in the Data Analytics lifecycle
Working on real-life projects to solve problems using data
Learning about designing databases
Basic and advanced levels of SQL
Working with ‘R’ as an industry-standard data analytics tools
Advanced mathematical analysis techniques at the cutting-edge of statistics e.g. K-Means clustering, Naïve Bayesian classifiers, etc.
Advanced modelling for Big Data using industry recognised tools such as Hadoop
Creating stunning results through state-of-the-art visualisations
Selling 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?

Apprentices have access to all facilities across college. These include the college Learning Resource Centres and the College Gym. 

What can the course lead on to?

The Apprenticeship can lead to becoming a recognised Data Scientist, being involved in businesses and organisations that rely on data to improve themselves.

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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