Data Analyst

What is a Firebrand Data Analyst Apprenticeship?

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.

Typical Job Roles: Data Analyst, Data Manager, Data Scientist, Data Modeller, Data Architect & Data Engineer.

How are employers involved?

  • Employing an apprentice for a fixed 18 month contract to progress them beyond their existing skills
  • Creating a position that will give apprentices an opportunity to work alongside IT professionals and learn the skills outlined in the Data Analyst Standard
  • Dedicating an internal mentor to coach, organise and support the apprentice throughout their learning
  • Working closely with Firebrand Training to build the best training programme
  • Helping their apprentice with their final assessment programme to achieve all of their learning outcomes in the Data Analyst Trailblazer Standard
  • Supporting other expenses required during the learning programme - including travel and additional learning
  • Paying their apprentice the recommended minimum wage of £200 per week.

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What qualifications can Data Analyst apprentices achieve?

  • Apprentices are independently assessed at the end of their programme to achieve the Data Analyst Apprenticeship at a Pass, Merit or Distinction grade
  • They'll be assessed by Firebrand against Ofqal-regulated Knowledge Standards.
  • Employers can buy additional exam vouchers, so apprentices can achieve more vendor certifications when they've gained the relevant work experience
  • Apprentices will be recognised by the British Computer Society (BCS) for entry onto the register of IT Technicians, confirming SFIA level 3 professional competence.

How will Firebrand help?

  • Our programmes are fully customisable - so we'll help tailor your programme to suit both employer and apprentice
  • We'll designate a Programme Facilitator, who'll guide and support employers, mentors and apprentices throughout the programme
  • We run courses throughout the year, meaning training can be scheduled around the progress of apprentices and their job role
  • Travel and expenses are kept to a minimum, due to our residential and fully inclusive training
  • Because we've delivered 100s of Tech Industry Gold Trailblazer apprenticeships already, we make things efficient and easy - leaving you to concentrate on apprentice needs and development

7 steps to being a Firebrand Apprentice employer

  1. Identify whether you're recruiting for a new role, or if you'd like to develop existing staff
  2. Choose a mentor for your apprentice - they'll be responsible for the programme’s success within your organisation.
  3. Confirm the mentor understands the Data Analyst Occupational Brief and can identify roles and responsibilities where the apprentice can learn and experience the knowledge standards required.
  4. Choose your employer contribution, which determines how much the government will additionally contribute
  5. Identify the type of accelerated training courses you see your apprentice taking
  6. Complete your Employer Declaration, where you'll create your job advert if you're hiring someone new
  7. If we're advertising your vacancy, we'll source the best candidates for you with our free, fast recruitment process

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Your Data Analyst programme

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.

Customise your IT apprenticeship programme

Your Data Analyst programme is fully customisable, so you can change it to suit you as an employer or apprentice. In the table below, we've pre-selected the most popular Firebrand courses that align to the Occupational Brief in the government Standard for this apprenticeship. You can substitute these for optional courses up to the same value, where the same Knowledge Standards are covered.

Courses with Knowledge Standards highlighted in red cannot be substituted.

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CourseDurationKnowledge Standards covered

Pre-selected courses

Microsoft Querying Data with Transact-SQL3 days
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BCS Level 4 Certificate in Data Analysis Tools5 days
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BCS Level 4 Certificate in Data Analysis Concepts5 days
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Microsoft MTA Database Fundamentals2 days
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On-boarding and fund administrationMandatory
End point assessmentMandatory

Optional courses

Courses below are potential substitutions for those above, please contact us for more information
CourseDurationKnowledge Standards covered
Microsoft Specialist: Designing and Implementing Cloud Data Platform Solutions2 days
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Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Business Intelligence Development5 days
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CIW Data Analyst2 days
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EMC Firebrand's training for EMC's Data Science Associate (EMCDSA)4 days
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Microsoft Administering SQL Server 2012/14 Databases3 days
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Microsoft Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012/142 days
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Data Protection GDPR Practitioner - General Data Protection Regulation3 days
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Cisco CCNA Data Centre (DCICN & DCICT)6 days
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Microsoft Specialist: Designing and Implementing Big Data Analytics Solutions4 days
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Microsoft Azure Academy: Data Deep Dive2 days
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Microsoft Azure Academy: Data Platform2 days
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Microsoft MCSE: Data Platform (SQL Server)6 days
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Microsoft MCSE: Business Intelligence (SQL Server)6 days
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Microsoft MCSE: Data Management and Analytics8 days
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Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Administration6 days
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Amazon Web Services (AWS) Firebrand's training for Big Data on AWS2 days
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Cloudera CCP Data Engineer3 days
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Cloudera CCP Data Scientist4 days
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Cloudera CCA Spark and Hadoop Developer Certification3 days
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Data Protection Certified Data Protection Officer - CDPO (GDPR Compliance)3 days
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Microsoft MCSA: Engineering Data with Azure5 days
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Microsoft Azure Academy: Data Deep Dive2 days
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Microsoft Azure Academy: Data Platform2 days
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Microsoft Azure Academy: Data Lake & Data Factory2 days
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ISACA CISA Certification4 days
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ISACA CSX Practitioner Level 1: Identification and Protection3 days
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ISACA CSX Practitioner Level 2: Detection3 days
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Knowledge modules

  1. Understands and can apply the processes and tools used for data integration
  2. Understands and can apply industry standard tools and methods for data analysis
  3. Understands the different types of data, including open and public data, administrative data, and research data
  4. Understands the data life cycle
  5. Understands the differences between structured and unstructured data
  6. Understands the importance of clearly defining customer requirements for data analysis
  7. Understands the quality issues that can arise with data and how to avoid and/or resolve these
  8. Understands the steps involved in carrying out routine data analysis tasks
  9. Understands the range of data protection and legal issues
  10. Understands the fundamentals of data structures, database system design, implementation and maintenance
  11. Understands the organisation's data architecture
  12. Understands the importance of the domain context for data analytics

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Five reasons the Data Analyst Firebrand Apprenticeship is for you

  1. Certify at twice the speed. With our accelerated training, apprentices can spend longer in the workplace putting their certifications into practice
  2. Customise your programme. It's up to you which courses you choose for your programme to make it as relevant as possible for your business
  3. Free recruitment service. We'll find candidates for the job and ensure they've got all the right skills for your role - at no extra cost
  4. All costs are included. Our training includes all accommodation and food costs, plus transport to and from the nearest train station
  5. Train with a Tech Partnership Gold Provider. Our programmes are designed and accredited by industry employers to deliver world-class tech training

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