DATA ESSENTIALS APPRENTICESHIP

Our Level 3 Data Essentials apprenticeship builds the skills needed to unlock data capabilities and spark digital transformation. By the end of this course, apprentices will have the confidence to make data-driven decisions.

Programme Outline

LEVEL 3 DATA ESSENTIALS APPRENTICESHIP

This guide outlines everything you need to know about our Level 3 Data Essentials apprenticeship programme, including:

  • Role Overview
  • Training Components
  • Technical Training
  • Career Journey Timeline
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Level 3 Data Essentials Apprenticeship

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The Value

Elevate Your Business with Data-Driven Excellence

In today’s ever-evolving digital landscape, your business needs employees with data skills. Having a team that is data literate is no longer an advantage – it’s a necessity.

Our Data Essentials programme teaches the skills needed to successfully collect and analyse business data, leading to important business insights. We empower learners to become effective, data-driven decision-makers and help increase their overall efficiency.

Through a combination of live training, industry-led masterclasses, and personalised learning resources, we teach our apprentices to understand the data at their disposal – driven innovation, increasing profitability, and contributing to overall business success.

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Programme Outline

LEVEL 3 DATA ESSENTIALS APPRENTICESHIP

This guide outlines everything you need to know about our Level 3 Data Essentials apprenticeship programme, including:

  • Role Overview
  • Training Components
  • Technical Training
  • Career Journey Timeline
  • By downloading this resource, you are consenting to opt-in to receive marketing communications from us. You may unsubscribe from our communications at any time. For more information on how we store your data, view our Privacy Policy.

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Who’s It For?

Our Level 3 Data Essentials apprenticeship isn’t just for career advancers already working in the industry; our programme can act as a unique opportunity to onboard new talent.

From HR to Finance, Operations to Sales, Healthcare to Customer Service – data literacy is an essential skill for every role in 2024. Our Data Essentials programme empowers learners to optimise daily output, equipping them with the skills to become more efficient and effective data-driven decision-makers.

The only thing your learner needs to be eligible for this programme is exposure to data – which could be as simple as working with Excel spreadsheets – and the drive to become a more well-rounded modern business professional.

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GUIDE TO EMPLOYING AN APPRENTICE

This guide outlines everything you need to know about employing an apprentice. In this guide, we cover:

  • An Introduction to Apprenticeships
  • The Benefits of Hiring an Apprentice
  • The Costs of Hiring an Apprentice
  • Apprentice Wage Recommendations
  • Choosing an Apprenticeship Standard
  • Choosing a Training Provider
  • Creating the Job Description
  • Advertising Your Apprenticeship Vacancy
  • Apprenticeship Interview Tips
  • Choosing the Right Candidate
  • Next Steps & Checklist
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Monthly Masterclasses

At Baltic, we enhance our apprenticeship curriculum by delivering bespoke, live, trainer-led masterclasses every single month – designed to elevate your employee’s capabilities.

Our Monthly Masterclasses are designed to elevate your employee’s capabilities and provide the opportunity to gain the specialist certifications needed to become an industry expert. Our Data Masterclasses cover SQL, Advanced Excel Formulas & Functions, and Macros.

Delivered over a maximum of 2 days and tailored to meet the needs of modern businesses, we’ve designed these masterclasses to take knowledge to the next level and equip people with the data skills for immediate business impact.

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GUIDE TO MANAGING AN APPRENTICE

This guide outlines everything you need to know about managing an apprentice. In this guide, we cover:

  • Onboarding Your Apprentice
  • Apprentice Employment Rights
  • Setting Goals & Objectives for an Apprentice
  • The Role of a Workplace Mentor
  • Collaborating with Your Training Provider
  • Off the Job Hours
  • Review Calls & Why They’re Important
  • What Happens After the Apprenticeship?
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Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification

During course 3, learners will be prepared to sit an exam to become certified in Microsoft Excel.

This will take place upon completion of their course and will test their ability to create and edit a workbook with multiple sheets for a range of purposes and situations.

This certification is worth £80; however, Baltic covers the exam cost for every apprentice on programme with us.

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Apprenticeship Funding

Apprenticeships are an extremely cost-effective way to recruit new staff or upskill your team. There is a range of government funding and local authority grant schemes available, which are designed to help you train the next wave of talent or invest in your team’s professional development.

Large organisations with an annual salary bill over £3 million are required to contribute into the Apprenticeship Levy. The Apprenticeship Levy is a dedicated apprenticeship fund, which employers can use to cover the costs of apprenticeship training and assessment.

Microbusinesses and SMEs are not required to pay into the Apprenticeship Levy. Instead, the government offers a co-investment model. Under this model, the government covers 95% of the apprenticeship training and assessment costs, while the employer contributes the remaining 5%.

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WHO CAN ENROL?

Career Starters

Data literacy is a non-negotiable in the modern business landscape – but these skills are rarely taught in school. Our Data Essentials programme will give your new apprentice the knowledge they need to develop into a data-literate business professional.

Career Advancers

Data entry and reporting is a requirement for many business roles. Equip your existing team members with data literacy skills that will help them increase their efficiency – all while earning an industry-recognised qualification.

OUR MONTHLY MASTERCLASSES COVER

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TECHNICAL TRAINING

Our Data Essentials programme is split into six practical, hands-on courses – each delivered across two days in our online SMART Classroom.

COURSE 1

Our first course highlights the vital role data plays in today’s digital landscape. Over two days, participants will gain the knowledge and confidence to understand the value of the data at their disposal. Throughout the module, learners will enhance their data management skills and understand the importance of using data to drive business success.

COURSE 2

Now that each learner understands the value of data, we’ll take their knowledge to the next level by introducing tools and techniques. In this course, we teach effective data management and analysis techniques and learners will understand how to turn your organisation’s everyday data into impactful, visual insights through Microsoft Excel.

COURSE 3

During this course, learners will acquire the skills to proficiently sift through data, filtering out inaccuracies and extracting valuable insights that resonate with stakeholders. Over 2 days, participants will understand how to address data challenges, equipping them with the knowledge to ensure data quality and integrity.

COURSE 4

Now that participants know how to create valuable insights, the next step is to equip them with the skills to deliver confident data-powered communications. Over 2 days, we’ll cover effective strategies for communicating data analysis results to different stakeholders, understanding their requirements, addressing their needs, and presenting outcomes in a clear and captivating manner.

COURSE 5

In the final course, we take knowledge to the next level and empower participants to tell powerful stories using data and business intelligence. Over two days, participants will get hands-on with advanced tools and techniques to deliver more accurate and impactful data analysis, becoming a data-driven professional and driving digital transformation across your organisation.

BENEFITS OF INVESTING IN DATA SKILLS

GROW PROFITABILITY

A McKinsey report suggests that organisations that embed data skills into their operations outperform their competitors by 126%.

Enhance Efficiency

In a survey conducted by MicroStrategy, 73% of businesses said they’ve improved operational efficiency and the speed of decision-making through data analysis.

Competitive Advantage

Harvard Business Review found that organisations that use data-driven insights for decision-making experience a 5-6% increase in productivity and a 6% increase in profitability.

Increase Daily Output

A 2023 State of Data Literacy report found that 89% of UK leaders value basic data literacy skills as the most critical skill for their workforce’s day-to-day tasks.

Reduce Risk

41% of UK respondents identified inaccurate decision-making as the number one business risk.

Future-proof Your Business

67% of data and business leaders believe that organisations that invest in data upskilling are more likely to be recession-proof.

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ABOUT BALTIC APPRENTICESHIPS

At Baltic Apprenticeships, we believe that apprenticeships are the most powerful tool in the world when it comes to skills development.

We’ve been delivering apprenticeships across England since 2007, and we were the first training provider to offer a completely digital approach to apprenticeship training.

Although we’re advocates of technology, we know that teaching life-changing skills needs a human touch. At Baltic, everything we do is built on a foundation of complete care.

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Looking back now, there’s no question that the apprenticeship has given Katie the tools to do her job better.

It feels like the last few years have gone so fast! I say this to Katie near enough every time we catch up, but it really does feel like she’s continued to significantly improve – taking us an an organisation to the next level.

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APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMMES

Level 3 Data Essentials Apprenticeship

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Course Overview

Duration: 12 Months and up to 3 Months End Point Assessment.

In 2023, being data literate is a key skill for any job role in any sector. From healthcare and finance to marketing and manufacturing, organisations in all industries now rely on data-driven insights to make informed decisions, drive innovation, and remain competitive.

Our Data Essentials course empowers business professionals to take their role to new levels, improving your efficiency, productivity and job satisfaction.

Through a combination of live training, industry-led masterclasses, and personalised learning resources, we help you understand the data at your disposal – helping you become a data-driven professional.

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Who’s It For?

You don’t need to be a data scientist or a business analyst to be eligible for this programme, as data now flows through every job role that exists.

The only thing you need to be eligible for this programme is exposure to data – which could be as simple as working with Excel spreadsheets – and the drive to become a more well-rounded, modern business professional!

On completion of this programme, you’ll gain a Level 3 Data Technician Apprenticeship qualification.

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What’s The Benefit?

The UK is currently experiencing a fourth industrial revolution – and data is at the heart of it. A 2023 State of Data Literacy report found that 89% of UK leaders value basic data literacy skills as the most critical skill for their workforce’s day-to-day tasks.

This programme equips you with essential data skills that business leaders are now reliant on. In any organisation, the ability to analyse and present data insights can transform your job role, unlock new opportunities and open doors to leadership positions.

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Monthly Masterclasses

At Baltic, we enhance our apprenticeship curriculum by delivering bespoke, live, trainer-led masterclasses every single month – designed to elevate your data capabilties and accelerate your professional development.

Delivered over a maximum of 2 days and tailored to meet the needs of modern data professionals, we’ve designed these masterclasses to take your knowledge to the next level and equip you with data skills that make immediate business impact.

Why Learn with Baltic

OUR MONTHLY MASTERCLASSES COVER

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TECHNICAL TRAINING

Our Data Essentials programme is split into six practical, hands-on courses – each delivered across two days in our online SMART Classroom.

COURSE 1

Our first course highlights the vital role data plays in today’s digital landscape. Over two days, participants will gain the knowledge and confidence to understand the value of the data at their disposal. Throughout the module, learners will enhance their data management skills and understand the importance of using data to drive business success.

COURSE 2

Now that each learner understands the value of data, we’ll take their knowledge to the next level by introducing tools and techniques. In this course, we teach effective data management and analysis techniques and learners will understand how to turn your organisation’s everyday data into impactful, visual insights through Microsoft Excel.

COURSE 3

During this course, learners will acquire the skills to proficiently sift through data, filtering out inaccuracies and extracting valuable insights that resonate with stakeholders. Over 2 days, participants will understand how to address data challenges, equipping them with the knowledge to ensure data quality and integrity.

COURSE 4

Now that participants know how to create valuable insights, the next step is to equip them with the skills to deliver confident data-powered communications. Over 2 days, we’ll cover effective strategies for communicating data analysis results to different stakeholders, understanding their requirements, addressing their needs, and presenting outcomes in a clear and captivating manner.

COURSE 5

In the final course, we take knowledge to the next level and empower participants to tell powerful stories using data and business intelligence. Over two days, participants will get hands-on with advanced tools and techniques to deliver more accurate and impactful data analysis, becoming a data-driven professional and driving digital transformation across your organisation.

FACTS & STATISTICS

Our apprenticeships are made with your future employability in mind. We help you build the sought-after digital skills that will improve your overall employability, alongside benefitting your chosen sector and helping repair critical industry issues. Don’t believe us? Let’s look at the data.

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Of our data apprentices received a Pass or higher upon completion of their apprenticeship

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Of our 2021/2022 learners confirmed they are in paid employment or further education

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Of our data apprentices received a Pass or higher upon completion of their apprenticeship

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Of our 2021/2022 learners confirmed they are in paid employment or further education

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1-2-1 Coaching & Support

Everything we do is built with our learners in mind. To ensure our learners receive the appropriate level of coaching and overall support, each learner has a designated coach that will support them throughout the entirety of their apprenticeship.

Our approach is designed to empower our learners to achieve their full potential, and we take great pride in offering personalised and comprehensive support. We understand that each individual has unique learning needs, goals, and challenges, and we strive to provide tailored support to help our apprentices succeed in their apprenticeship journey.

Working alongside our coaches, we have a dedicated Safeguarding Team. Their main responsibilities are to keep each of our learners safe and protect them from physical abuse, emotional abuse, domestic abuse, cyberbullying, radicalisation, among other safeguarding concerns, and provide physical and mental health support and advice.

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Baltic Community

We know that apprentices don’t always get the opportunity to network with other apprentices. We wanted to change that! Who better to talk to about your apprenticeship programme than others on the same journey?

All our learners are invited to join our Baltic Community platform, which aims to build a sense of community and camaraderie for our apprentices. We have created a safe space for learners to connect with other like-minded professionals, access support from their peers and coaches, and generally make the most out of their exciting apprenticeship journey!

It is here that our apprentices can access a range of personal and professional development resources, enrol on our tailored training courses, and book Baltic Live events.

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WE’RE PROUD TO PARTNER WITH

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I had thought about entering the Tech world for a while, but I would often count myself out before I could try. […] Then, two years ago, an opportunity arose at my workplace. A vacancy in the data analysis team opened, I took the risk and went for my first Tech job… and I haven’t looked back since!

Clare Smyrell – Professional Development Data Analyst Apprentice

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My advice to women considering a career in the Tech industry is… BE BOLD! Don’t let stereotypes hold you back. An apprenticeship is definitely worth considering due to the amount of support you receive, mountains of industry experience, and the benefits of earning while you train, leaving you free to enjoy your home life.

Diana Cocking – Data Analyst Apprentice

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