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ApprenticeshipData Analyst Apprenticeship

Starting in2025

Course overview

Data analysis is in high demand, with organisations increasingly requiring skilled staff to collect, analyse and interpret their data. The primary role of a data analyst is to collect, organise and study data to provide business insight. Analysts are typically involved with managing, cleansing, abstracting and aggregating data, and conducting a range of analytical studies on that data.

The worldwide growth in the collection of data and subsequent supply of information from this data has been phenomenal. Many organisations are experiencing a shortage of the skills required to perform this analysis. This level 4 course is intended to equip you with the problem-solving skills and technical knowledge required for a career in this area.

You will explore a broad range of areas, such as problem solving, statistics, programming and systems analysis as well as databases and data analysis, analytics as well as aspects of data science allowing you to develop your professional knowledge in your area of work.

Data analysts tend to be involved in collecting, organising and analysing data to provide business insight and information for business advantage.

Throughout your studies you will have the opportunity to use our modern ICT labs featuring a full range of technology and software packages.

Upon successful completion of this apprenticeship, you will achieve an HNC Data Analyst qualification. This apprenticeship is also recognised for entry onto the Register of IT Technicians, confirming SFIA Level 3 professional competence - those completing the apprenticeship are eligible to apply for registration.

We currently offer the data analyst pathway aligned to the Institute for Apprenticeships standard.

This course is part of the South Coast Institute of Technology, a collaboration of further education colleges and universities offering courses that can lead to a wide range of exciting and dynamic career pathways, boosting employability, filling skills gaps, and supporting the economic growth of the South Coast.

Funded by:

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For employers

Apprenticeships can add value at all levels of your business:

  • Upskill your staff with industry relevant qualifications.
  • Drive an increase in productivity.
  • Promote long-term loyalty and reduce staff turnover.
  • Reduce the cost of qualifications and training.
  • Develop staff with a minimum of interruption to day-to-day operations.
  • Offer genuine opportunities for personal development to both full-and part-time staff.
  • Offer genuine opportunities for personal development to both full-and part-time staff.

For apprentices

Here's what a higher or degree apprenticeship can offer you:

  • A combination of on-the-job and academic study which is relevant and applied.
  • A continued wage and contract of employment which includes all the same benefits as any employee.
  • A higher or degree qualification which is recognised, transferrable and the same level as if achieved through traditional study routes.
  • A debt free future with zero tuition fees. (Please note, as apprenticeships are funded by employers, apprentices are not eligible to apply for Student Loans Company loans)
  • An opportunity to develop new skills and progress within your industry.

What does this course lead to?

Skills in data analysis could open up a range of career options including data manager, data scientist, data modeller, data architect and data engineer. 

Who is this course for?

This apprenticeship is ideally suited to those currently working in the field of data analysis. Applicants should have an interest in using technology for data analysis and its associated demands.


As an apprenticeship student here at Solent, you’ll have access to our technology labs and software packages to support you throughout your studies.

Our vibrant campus brings state-of-the-art facilities to enhance your learning and elevate your student experience. Our award-winning teaching building, The Spark is centred around students and offers a stimulating study environment with flexible learning spaces. Away from studying, why not try out the gyms, fitness studios and sports halls in our £28 million Sports Complex, or watch a blockbuster film at our student-run cinema with Dolby Atmos audio.

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