About the role
This apprenticeship standard is designed as a typically 24 month programme and is for apprentices who wish to gain the skills, knowledge and behavioural competences required to work in a data analyst role.
A Data Analyst will be found in employers that use Data to drive business decision-making.
The role of this occupation is to ascertain how data can be used in order to answer questions and solve problems. It involves the process of requirement-gathering, inspecting, cleansing, transforming and modelling data with the goal of discovering useful information, informing conclusions and supporting decision-making.
In order to meet the apprenticeship standard apprentices will be required to hold or achieve:
- A minimum of Level 2 maths and Level 2 English
Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment.
For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement the apprenticeship’s English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3 and British Sign Language qualification is an alternative to English qualifications for whom this is their primary language.
As both a vocational and academic awarding organisation, we can offer a wide range of English and maths qualifications in line with your standards’ requirements from Functional Skills through to GCSEs.
As an ESFA-approved Assessment Organisation, we provide a full range of assessment services, resources and support from our experienced EPA team to equip you and your learners with the diverse requirements of the apprenticeship standards.
You can use Pearson as your end-point assessment organisation, regardless of whether you choose to use our on-programme offer or not.
The end-point assessment is made up of two components:
- Project with presentation and questioning
- Professional discussion with portfolio
Project with presentation and questioning
The apprentice will conduct a data analysis project and complete an electronic project report that is designed to ensure that their work meets the needs of the business, is relevant to their role and allows for the relevant knowledge, skills and behaviours assigned to this assessment method to be demonstrated. Apprentices will also prepare and deliver a presentation followed by questioning based on the project.
Professional discussion with portfolio
The professional discussion will be appropriately structured to draw out the best of the apprentice’s competence and excellence and covers the knowledge, skills and behaviours assigned to this assessment method. The apprentice will be able to refer to and illustrate their professional discussion responses with evidence from their portfolio of evidence.
Our range of EPA resources such as EPA specification, additional resources document and practice knowledge test are designed to enhance learners’ knowledge and/or hone essential skills required.
They are available to our customers who have signed up to Pearson EPA and include information on:
- Gateway requirements
- Assessment content
- Evidence requirement for each component