COURSE SUMMARY

Our training establishes the knowledge, skills and behaviours required of a junior data professional, including: data gathering, validation & analysis, data presentation and communicating insights from data. Throughout the programme, apprentices will learn through a combination of technical training, competency-based workshops, and work-related assignments.

This Level 3 apprenticeship is an excellent route to recruit and train new talent, or to cultivate data skills within your current workforce.

Key Responsibilities:

This apprenticeship is suitable for roles that involve the following duties:

  • Source, format and present data securely in a relevant way for analysis using basic methods
  • Communicate outcomes appropriate to the audience
  • Analyse structured and unstructured data to support business outcomes
  • Blend data from multiple sources as directed
  • Apply legal and ethical principles when manipulating data.

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Level
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ADVANCED

Programme Duration
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15-18 MONTHS

Training Method
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SMART CLASSROOM

DATA TECHNICIAN
APPRENTICESHIP BENEFITS

The power of data is undeniable. When used to its full potential, data generates insight, identifies inefficiency, and drives innovation. Demand for data analysts is growing, with 86% of managers reporting difficulties hiring talent in this field.

This programme offers a great way to boost your short term data team capacity, whilst building up the technical skills you’ll need for the future.

  • Over 94% of Baltic Apprentices stay with their employer after completing their programme
  • Our overall achievement rate is 2% above the National Average
  • 100% of Baltic’s Data Analyst Apprentices successful achieved their qualification in 2019-20
  • Our Newcastle office is based in The Catalyst, a specialist data space that is also home to the National Innovation Centre for Data.
  • Baltic are uniquely placed to bring a fresh perspective to our data apprenticeships; building relationships with national experts on data, and seeing these innovative applications, visualisations, and processing tools and techniques first-hand.
MODULE 1
APPROACH TO WORK

This introductory module is delivered as part of the apprenticeship induction. It will focus on CPD, how and why it’s important to keep up to date in the relevant industry and sector, while also looking at Personal Development through team integration and working on own initiative.

This module is delivered through an in-depth competency workshop, and will be reviewed regularly with a Baltic Learning Mentor throughout the programme.

MODULE 2
DATA GATHERING

Within an organisation, there are many different sources of data – from software systems to social media, customer feedback to sales analytics, cloud-based to local storage.

This module explores the role of data in the digital domain, the value of data to an organisation, and the importance of analysis management.

In their training, they’ll gain an understanding of different data formats, architectures and sources, learning how to gather data from multiple sources and prepare it for useful analysis.

This module is delivered through two week-long training courses, and two competency workshops.

MODULE 3
DATA ANALYSIS & VALIDATION

Insight from data is only as reliable as the data-sets used and the techniques involved in processing it. This module will cover common data quality issues and data validation methods.

The apprentice will also learn to apply algorithms and basic statistical methods to identify data trends and audit results.

This module is delivered through two week-long training courses, and two competency workshops.

MODULE 4
DISTRIBUTION & DISSEMINATION OF DATA

The best data professionals are those who can communicate results in an accessible way, helping others gain insight and take action.

This module focuses on methods, techniques and forms commonly used to present data and communicate results for different audiences. This training block also covers the legal and ethical frameworks for data storage, distribution and transfer.

This module is delivered through a week long training course, two competency workshops and an EPA prep day.

TRAINING METHODS

This programme is delivered through a mix of technical training, competency workshops and End Point Assessment preparation.

The final part of the apprenticeship is the End Point Assessment (EPA). This consists of an evidence portfolio, professional discussion with an external assessor, and the completion of a project under controlled conditions.

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Want to find out more about our Data Technician programme? Download our course outline!

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Progression Opportunities

Our higher Level 4 apprenticeships offer a more thorough, in-depth look at the role and the chosen field. Most importantly, the training will help improve performance and will allow ambitious apprentices to climb the career ladder.

Following this programme, apprentices can progress onto the following programme:

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