Data Analyst Level 4 Apprenticeship

Data analysts collect and store data.

They bring technical expertise to ensure the quality and accuracy of that data, then process, design and present it in ways to help people, businesses, and organisations make better decisions.

Who Is It For?

This Data Analyst Training course is for employees who collect, organise and study data to provide business insights.

What Is Covered?

  • An understanding of data protection and the law
  • How to apply analytical techniques for data visualisation and presentation
  • How to identify and assess data quality issues
  • Using industry standard tools and methods
  • Identify, collect and migrate data from internal and external systems
  • Working with organisational data architecture

Learning Journey

Delivery Options

There are three delivery options:

  • Alpha Qualification – eight workshops and two exams. Each exam is designed and delivered by Alpha Development and is entirely focussed on the financial services industry
  • A bespoke business analysis training programme
  • As an apprenticeship with 100% government funding


Course Content

Eight workshops


Two Optional Knowledge Modules

Data Analysis Tools

The syllabus covers:

  • Purpose and output of data integration activities
  • Data integration
  • Application of programming languages to filter and prepare data
  • Processing data volumes and types through data integration activities
  • Testing strategies to ensure accuracy of unified data sets
  • Capabilities and functions of statistical programming tools and languages
  • Preparing data for analysis


Data Analysis Concepts

The syllabus covers:

  • The different types of data
  • Implications for allowable use of data
  • Data classification
  • Explore the data lifecycle
  • Structure and unstructured data
  • Defining customer requirements for data
  • The requirements elicitation process
  • Interpreting different data models
  • Quality issues in data
  • Identifying and resolving data errors
  • The impact of minor data issues
  • Data creation and storage strategies
  • Routine steps in data analysis
  • Problem hypothesis and identifying measurables
  • Collecting and loading data
  • Modelling and visualising data
  • Analysing, interpreting and documenting data
  • Data protection and privacy issues
  • Data Structures, database system design, implementation and maintenance
  • Normalisation and de-normalisation
  • Impact of the data architecture
  • Domain context for data analytics


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I wanted to learn how to address data quality issues and then use the latest tools and systems to analyse data and present back my findings to influence the decisions we are making.
Alpha’s Data Analyst Training course was really beneficial. It challenged my thinking and introduced me to new tools, concepts and techniques to improve the way in which I study and present data.

Why study with Alpha?

Innovation and creativity born from experience

We are thought leaders in instructional and learning journey design and holistic solution architects. We have extensive finance and investments experience combined with skills application to deliver performance improving results. We develop immersive learning environments that maximize time to productivity, support talent retention and added value to improving quality of hires.

Knowledge Exchange Evangelists

We are focused on mining the embedded organisational intellectual capital for the benefit of the next generation. We create and curate best in class practice gathered from our experience with the leading financial institutions. We design our programmes with the end in mind – what results are you trying to achieve with this intervention? What metrics will we set ourselves to achieve that?

Generation Proof

Quality and innovation, using current market and industry best practices, have made us a trusted partner in delivering dynamic and motivating training for the financial and capital markets. Our programmes are generation proof and responsive to evolving learner needs and styles. Our solutions use a multi-stakeholder engagement strategy that expands beyond relationships between the learner and learning provider. We create connections with managers, peers and the wider business to drive impactful return on investment..

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