Data Analyst

About this course

Our Level 4 Data Analyst Higher Apprenticeship provides the knowledge, skills and understanding to create business insight by applying data analysis tools and concepts.

The programme includes a Certificate of Higher Education in Data Science.

Designed to be relevant, practical and challenging, to develop:

  • High performance computing facilities for data science and analysis
  • Employer-based learning to address real opportunities
  • Teaching staff who draw on industry experience as researchers or consultants
  • Assignments based on current business challenges
  • An apprenticeship co-ordinator to link employer and apprentice to University.

Who is it for?

  • Data Analyst, Data Manager, Data Scientist, Data Modeller, Data Architect, Data Engineer
  • Those entering these or similar roles who may be new or existing staff
  • Open to graduates if their degree does not include in-depth study of data analytics
  • Those progressing from a lower level apprenticeship

How the programme is delivered

Flexible delivery can be configured to suit employers. Option of single employer groups for 10 or more, on-campus or workplace based.

The programme combines classroom and work-based learning Apprentices extend their classroom learning through their workplace practice, collecting evidence of their learning applied.

Topics covered

  • Introduction to Data Analysis
  • Spreadsheet Analytics
  • Introduction Data Modelling
  • Data Visualisation
  • Systems modelling and Database Design
  • Work-based project agreed with the employer

The programme duration is typically 18 - 24 months.

Qualifications include Certificate of Higher Education in Data Science.


Why the University of Bedfordshire?

  • Campuses in Bedford, Luton, Milton Keynes and Aylesbury.
  • We place strong emphasis on practical and professional skills alongside high quality education and training. Many of our programmes successfully combine employment with professional studies.
  • Employers and apprentices are supported by experienced Apprenticeship Co-ordinators, through workplace visits and regular reviews.
  • TEF Silver – Proud to achieve Silver in the Teaching Excellence Framework
  • Commended by the QAA for the high quality and standards of our higher education provision (QAA 2015)
  • Top 250 University under 50 years old (THE 2020)
  • One of 21 Business Schools awarded the Bronze Award for start-up and business growth advice (Small Business Charter)
  • 8th in the country in the University Green League (People and Planet 2019)
  • Eco Campus Platinum award (2020)
  • Continued investment in facilities for our students. Most significantly we opened a £40m STEM building at our Luton campus in 2019.
  • Our apprenticeship programmes can be configured to suit employers’ specific needs.

Get in touch

If you would like to find out about how we can help your organisation benefit from higher and degree apprenticeships call us on 0800 328 5334 or email apprenticeships@beds.ac.uk