Data Analyst

Standard Number:ST0118
Qualification Level:4 - Equivalent to HNC
Course Duration:24 months + EPA
Qualification Achieved:Data Analyst Level 4
Apprenticeship Category:     Digital


Job Role

This occupation is found in any employer in any sector that uses data to make business decisions. Data analysts may work in various departments within a single employer, (for example nance, sales, HR, manufacturing, or marketing), and in any employment sector, public or private, including retail, distribution, defence, banking, logistics, media, local government etc.

The broad purpose of the occupation is to ascertain how data can be used in order to answer questions and solve problems. Data analysis is a process of requirement-gathering, inspecting, cleansing, transforming and modelling data with the goal of discovering useful information, informing conclusions and supporting decision-making

Typical job roles associated with this standard are:
Data Analysis, Departmental Data Analysis, Energy Date Analysis, Junior Analyst, Marketing Data Analyst, Problem Analyst.


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.

A British Sign Language (BSL) qualication is an alternative to the English qualification for those whose primary language is BSL.


Duty 1:Identify data sources to meet the organisation's requirement, using evidence-based decision making to establish a rationale for the inclusion and exclusion of various data sets and models
Duty 2:Liaise with the client and colleagues from other areas of the organisation to establish reporting needs and deliver insightful and accurate information
Duty 3:Collect, compile and, if needed, cleanse data, such as sales gures, Digital Twins, etc. solving any problems that arise, to or from a range of internal and external systems
Duty  4:Produce performance dashboards and reports in the Visualisation and Model Building Phase
Duty 5:Support the organisation by maintaining and developing reports for analysis to aid with decisions, and adhering to organisational policy/legislation
Duty 6:Produce a range of standard and non-standard statistical and data analysis reports in the Model Building phase
Duty 7:Identify, analyse, and interpret trends or patterns in data sets
Duty 8:Draw conclusions and recommend an appropriate response, offer guidance or interpretation to aid understanding of the data
Duty 9:Summarise and present the results of data analysis to a range of stakeholders, making recommendations
Duty 10:Provide regular reports and analyses to different management or leadership teams, ensuring data is used and represented ethically in line with relevant legislation (e.g. GDPR which incorporates Privacy by Design).
Duty 11:     Ensure data is appropriately stored and archived, in line with relevant legislation e.g. GDPR
Duty 12:Practice continuous self-learning to keep up to date with technological developments to enhance relevant skills and take responsibility for own professional development

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