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Data Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship

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Data Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship

The ability to make decisions using data is a necessity and key advantage for any business, but it can only help firms if they have the resources to extract meaningful conclusions. Many organisations are unable to capitalise on the data within their business due to a shortage of experts with the relevant core data skills.

BPP, in partnership with Grant Thornton, is excited to offer a new Data Technician Apprenticeship. This partnership brings together BPP’s high quality apprenticeship approach with Grant Thornton’s extensive real world insight and expertise, creating a programme with practical application from the outset.

The Data Technician Apprenticeship will help your business to hire entry-level data specialists or upskill existing employees who are working with data. If you have data within your organisation then you can transform that data into knowledge which will enable you to identify patterns, make better decisions, predict trends and increase business competitiveness.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Set by individual employers, but must include one of the following:

  • GCSEs grade A – C in Maths and English (9 – 4 on the new grading system) or equivalent

Applicants must be employed in a relevant role to apply.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

What will your employees learn?

  • The importance and value of data to an organisation
  • Data types
  • Data architecture
  • Data structures and algorithms
  • Sourcing, extracting and preparing data
  • Accessing and extracting data from multiple sources
  • Communication methods
  • Telling a data-driven story
  • Creating reports
  • Analytical insights
  • Extracting value from your data
  • Performing deeper analysis

Skills and Behaviours

  • Work effectively with data in everyday role and working with data from a variety of sources including Microsoft Excel, relational databases
  • Unleash the power of Microsoft Excel within the business – create and manage data, tables, functions, formulas and graphs
  • Take a business partnering approach and consider the commercial to understand the organisations issues and how they might be resolved through data analysis
  • How to improve performance of data within an organisation
  • Strengthen analytical approach to support business decisions by using statistical methods and algorithms to identify trends and patterns in data. Covers the advanced analytic features of PowerBI
  • Building valuable reports and dashboards creating meaningful insights for the business
  • At the forefront of emerging technologies and trends in data innovation
  • Operating with the data mindset within multi-functional teams
  • Essential project management skills
  • Effective communication and engagement approaches to convey the insights and actions from the data

Qualification achieved

Level 3 Data Technician Apprenticeship

Training Course Content

Month 1

  • Induction : Digital Behaviours

Month 2

  • Module 1 : Data Fundamentals
  • Module 2 : MS Office Specialist - Excel

Month 3

  • Module 3 : Working with Data

Months 4-9

  • Module 4 : Data Analytics and Dissemination

Months 10-11

  • Module 5 : Visualisation Tools

Months 12-15

  • Final Phase : End Point Assessment

Course delivery details

  • All BPP technology programmes are available online live, providing ultimate flexibility and efficiency for your business
  • Five modules delivered via weekly live lectures using our award-winning Adobe Connect classroom (sessions are also available on-demand and last between 1.5 and 3 hours)
  • E-learning content from both BPP and Grant Thornton, accessed via the BPP online learning platform, including video lectures, digital reading and case studies.
  • Support and guidance to build a portfolio of evidence that supports your employees’ professional development throughout the programme
  • Monthly one-to-one meetings with a dedicated Coach
  • Quarterly online coaching clinics which offer the opportunity for employees to ask questions, hear from technical experts and share ideas amongst their peer group on how to tackle their portfolio

Continuing Studies

This apprenticeship provides great progression opportunities and upon successful completion, further study is available with BPP on the Level 4 Data Analyst Apprenticeship in partnership with Grant Thornton, or Level 6 Digital and Technology Solutions Professional Degree Apprenticeship or Level 7 MSc Applied Data Analytics Apprenticeship.

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