Data Analyst Level 4

Apprenticeship, GCS Training
Level 4
24 months
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This apprenticeship is fully-funded and is designed for learners with prior IT knowledge, experience or qualifications who have been employed within the technology industry for a number of years. Learners should be in a suitable role working with large datasets or big data. The Level 4 apprenticeship is for staff who wish to advance their data management skills and knowledge to carry out advanced tasks and provide solutions. 

The apprenticeship can be used to upskill new or existing staff. Suitable roles include data analysts, data managers, data engineers, data scientists or compliance managers in a wide range of industries.

Mandatory units

•    Data analysis: tools
•    Data analysis: data science
•    Developing own effectiveness and professionalism 
•    Principles of data management infrastructure 

Optional units

•    Statistical analysis of data sets
•    Testing IT and telecoms systems
•    Testing the security of information systems
•    Programming for data analysis
•    Advanced data representation and manipulation for it
•    Data management infrastructure
•    Investigating and defining customer requirements for ICT systems
•    Principles of information governance and assurance

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Key information

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for apprenticeship funding, the apprentice must be employed for more than 16 hours per week and based in Wales.

Course Delivery

The learners will be allocated a dedicated tutor/assessor, who will work closely with both the learners and employer to ensure the level and units selected are suited to their individual role and organisational priorities. The tutor/assessor will meet with the learners every 4-6 weeks to assess progress and set objectives for the next period. 

The learners will be assigned project work set to their elected units, as well as be expected to gather evidence from their role to demonstrate application of their new skills. The learner may be expected to attend seminars or workshops in addition to work-based learning, which will focus on the knowledge element of the qualification and support in developing understanding, skills and experience in this area.

Additional Information

To successfully complete the qualification, learners will undertake a project relevant to their individual role and learning environment. They will acquire the knowledge, tools and techniques associated with each unit that they will then implement in their current work environment.

The project, work assigned and evidence gathered will be reviewed during the regular group and 1-2-1 meetings with tutors/assessors and used for assessment purposes. Gower College Swansea utilises Smart Assessor which is an online apprenticeship management tool enabling provider, learner and employer to effectively track learner progress.


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