Professional Development for Data Analysts: Data Skills & Training

Written on: 25 January 2022

Written by: Frances Hardcastle

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[Employers]

Data Analysts come from all kinds of academic and professional backgrounds, including maths, statistics, computer science and business administration.

Often, data professionals work by applying knowledge gleaned from a mixture of formal education, self-directed training, colleagues’ advice, previous experience, and – often - pure trial and error.

There are a whole range of training options out there for those new to the data industry, from bootcamp-style courses to Level 3 Junior Data Analyst apprenticeships – but what about more advanced programmes for professional development?

In this blog, we’ll explore how a Level 4 Data Analyst apprenticeship programme could be the ideal training opportunity for this stage of your data career.

Data Training Courses: Level 4 Data Analyst

A Level 4 Data Analyst apprenticeship is a comprehensive two-year professional development programme, fully integrated within your existing job role. An apprenticeship leads to an industry-recognised Level 4 qualification and follows national standards co-developed by tech industry leaders.

This specialist programme encapsulates everything a professional data analyst needs to succeed, including hands-on training in data modelling, predictive analytics, effective use of SQL, R and Python, and the legal frameworks for ethical data use.

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I'm already working with data - is an apprenticeship right for me?

Absolutely. The Level 4 Data Analyst Apprenticeship is perfect for data analysts looking to build on their skills, learn best practice, fill in a few gaps and formalise their expertise within a recognised qualification.

It’s suitable for anyone who currently deals with data as a key element of their job, such as a Data Analyst, Data Manager, Data Architect, or Data Engineer.

Our training underpins the knowledge, skills and behaviours a successful data analyst requires in their role, and is an excellent work-based option for professional development.

Benefits of Data Apprenticeships for Employers

The brilliant thing about apprenticeships is that they deliver the specific skills that employers need most, whilst also offering incredible value for money.

For a learner based in a small to medium sized business, the government will fund between 95% and 100% of the training fees. In larger organisations, training is often pre-paid through existing Apprenticeship Levy funds.

Read More: What are the Advantages of Apprenticeships for Employers?

Why Learn with Baltic?

At Baltic, we were the first apprenticeship provider to offer a completely digital apprenticeship training platform. You’ll learn in the SMART Classroom, an interactive real-time platform blending lectures, hands-on practice and instructor interaction to create an engaging learning environment that you can join from anywhere with an internet connection.

Unlike college-based apprenticeship programmes using a day-release training schedule, you’ll be based full-time in your workplace, with selected weeks reserved exclusively for your training.

In addition to the technical training led by our subject matter specialists, you’ll also be supported every step of the way with a dedicated Data Coach. They’ll work with you to develop your key skills, help you evidence your competencies, and ensure that you feel fully prepared for your End Point Assessment.

Learn More & Start Your Professional Development Journey with Baltic Apprenticeships

To learn more about our Level 4 Data Analyst apprenticeship, download our detailed programme outline, or get in touch with our friendly team to find out more.

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