Data Technician – Advanced Apprenticeship

This course is ideal if you enjoy mathematics, have an interest in data patterns, possibly already work with spreadsheets of data regularly, and want to advance your career with data analytics.

Course Information

  • Course Type Apprenticeship
  • Subject Area Data and Science
  • Qualification Apprenticeship
  • Study Mode: Day Release
  • Course Level Level 3
  • Location Digital and Data Centre, Hele Road site
  • Course Length Up to 24 Months

A Data Technician Apprentice will source, format and present data securely in a relevant way. They will communicate outcomes appropriate to the audience; analyse numerical and text data to support business outcomes; gather data from multiple sources as directed and apply legal and ethical principles when manipulating data. You will interact with a wide range of stakeholders including colleagues, managers, customers and suppliers, working as part of a team.

Topics include:

  • Sourcing data from a collection of trusted sources in a secure manner
  • Collating and formatting data to facilitate processing and presentation for review and further advanced analysis by others
  • Presenting data for review and analysis by others, using tables, charts, graphs and utilising data software programmes
  • Collaborating with people both internally and externally at all levels to get the best value from data

You will achieve:
• IFA Level 3 Data Technician Apprenticeship
• End Point Assessment

Next steps: After completing this Apprenticeship, you could move into a managerial position within your workplace. You could also progress on to the Level 4 Data Analyst and Level 6 Data Science Apprenticeship.

Entry Requirements

Every employer is different and therefore the entry requirements can vary. As a guide, you ideally need GCSE grade 4 in English and Maths. However, we will work with you and provide additional support to help you achieve their requirements, either prior to your Apprenticeship or during the delivery of your programme.


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

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