Data analyst

Data analyst

Level 6 degree apprenticeship
Studying BSc (Honours) Digital and Technology Solutions Professional

Learn how to implement technology solutions that enable businesses to develop new products and services using digital technologies

About the apprenticeship

How long: 3 years, part-time

Start date: September 

Course level: Level 6

University award: BSc (Honours) Digital and Technology Solutions Professional (Data Analyst)

How much it costs: funded by the employer

Course summary

  • Gain digital expertise in year one, starting with a 10-week bootcamp
  • Specialise in years two and three to become a qualified data analyst

Learn to collect, organise and study data to provide new business insight to a range of stakeholders. This course is suitable whether you're a new recruit or looking for a qualification to develop your experience.

This course meets the digital and technology solutions professional apprenticeship standard.

How you learn

This course is designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

You’ll build essential skills and knowledge alongside the other digital and technology solutions specialisms, providing opportunities for group learning and networking. You’ll then begin your specialism as a data analyst, benefiting from the latest techniques and using your knowledge in workplace projects.

You will attend University for a total of:

  • ten weeks in year one
  • three weeks in year two
  • one week in year three

You will learn through:

  • a 10-week bootcamp in year one to gain foundation level skills
  • three separate weeks of teaching in year two
  • one week of teaching in year three
  • in-company projects to make direct use of your degree learning
  • virtual meetings and drop-in sessions
  • an end-point assessment consisting of a final work-based investigation and report

Applied learning

All three years of the course are structured around applied learning. This links your studies to real-world situations.

You will progress through the course following successful achievement of assessments, which address the learning outcomes for each module and allow you to complete the course.

You will also complete an end-point assessment towards the end of the apprenticeship.

Campus facilities

You'll study at City Campus, with industry standard computing packages, tools and hardware – plus a specialist networking lab for laboratory exercises and individual project work.

Entry requirements

Throughout the course, apprentices spend at least 20% of their working hours at university. They can be existing employees looking to develop their careers, or new applicants to the business.

Applicants must:

  • be over 18
  • not be in full time education
  • have the right to abode in the UK
  • meet the course entry requirements

GCSE (or equivalent)

Maths and English at Grade C, 4 or above

If you don't have this yet, you'll need to achieve this level before you take your end-point assessment.

Additional qualifications

One of the following:

  • 112 UCAS points with at least 64 from two A levels or equivalent BTEC/T level
  • Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2
  • A completed level 3 apprenticeship


The programme adopts a blended learning approach with modules delivered through a combination of lectures, class-based seminars, tutorials and work-based projects.

Year one: 

  • Systems analysis and design
  • Programming fundamentals
  • Introduction to computer and information security
  • Work-based review

Year two:

  • Database administration and security
  • Programming and data analysis
  • Information management
  • Work-based project

Year three:

  • Applied business intelligence
  • Reflective practice for professional development
  • Work-based investigation

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change.

Next steps

If you are an applicant

To apply for this apprenticeship, you must first have a suitable employer who can support your application. We can support you to encourage your employer to offer an apprenticeship. You will then apply for the course through them.

If you don’t currently have a job, we can help you find an apprenticeship.

If you are an employer

If you want to offer an apprenticeship to an existing employee or a new recruit, get in touch.

If you’re looking to offer an apprenticeship to a group of employees, we can tailor the programme to your business.

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