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Collect, organise and study data to provide business insight.
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
Data Analyst, Data Manager, Data Scientist, Data Modeller, Data Architect, Data Engineer
Individual employers will set the selection criteria, but this might include five GCSEs and/or A levels; a Level 3 Apprenticeship; other relevant qualifications and experience; or an aptitude test with a focus on functional maths.
Be able to undertake the following in line with organisational procedures and under supervision
The content of both knowledge modules are summarised below and further details are available in the occupational brief available from https://www.nsar.co.uk/digital-eqa/digital-apprenticeship-standards/
Apprentices with a learner start date on the Data Analyst Apprenticeship that is on or after 10 March 2020 must take and submit evidence of achieving both KM1 and KM2.
Achievement of the Dell EMC qualification remains acceptable evidence for apprentices already on programme that are registered on and undertaking the Dell EMC qualification or have completed it.
KM2 remains a mandatory requirement for all apprentices on this Data Analyst apprenticeship.
Vendor or Professional Qualifications
Data Analysis Tools (for Level 4 Data Analyst
No other vendor or professional qualifications mapped at this point in time
Data Analysis Concepts (for Level 4 Data Analyst
None applicable at this point in time
Level 2 English and Maths will need to be achieved, if not already, prior to taking the end point assessment.
This apprenticeship is recognised for entry onto the Register of IT Technicians confirming SFIA level 3 professional competence and those completing the apprenticeship are eligible to apply for registration.
The duration of this apprenticeship is typically 24 months.
This is a level 4 apprenticeship.
This standard will be reviewed in December 2017.
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