Data is vital in the business world. Companies use it to understand their customers and plan new projects. So, there’s a real demand for people with specialist skills in this area. Study for an apprenticeship in data analytics and be part of an industry that open doors to a variety of jobs. 

You’ll learn to collect and study data, finding the most important pieces of information and presenting it in plain English. You’ll understand the importance of data mining and databases while using different analytical tools. 

Data analysts can work in any industry. You could work as a data analyst and create an online strategy for a big company. Or you could work as a marketing executive in an agency and apply your knowledge to different campaigns.  

If you’re good with numbers and like problem solving, this is the apprenticeship for you.  

What's the qualification?

You will gain a qualification at SCQF level 8 in data analytics. The qualification includes:  

  • core units of an SVQ idata analytics at SCQF level 8
  • a range of work experience in a dynamic industry 

SCQF qualification levels explained

What will I learn?

During your apprenticeship, you'll learn how to:   

  • Work with Big Data and apply it to a business setting 
  • Create databases 
  • Apply data to different online strategies 
  • Carry out best health and safety practices 
  • Develop your own data knowledge  

The apprenticeship can teach you the following core skills:   

  • Team work 
  • Numeracy  
  • Communication  
  • Time management   
  • Problem-solving   

These transferrable skills are useful for working in other sectors such as marketing and data warehousing.

Where could it take me?

This Technical Apprenticeship gives you different options. Carry on your education with a data-related degree or get a full-time job.   

Further education: Go on to study for a BA in data analysis. You could then study for an MA or PHD. Your experience will support your application.   

Straight to work: Use your qualifications and find a data job such as digital media assistant. Several other jobs have been listed below: 

  • Data analyst   
  • Marketing executive  
  • Data technician  
  • Data scientist   
  • Digital marketing executive  
  • SEO executive 
  • PPC executive  

Entry requirements

There are no set entry requirements for this apprenticeship.  


This Technical Apprenticeship will take 12-24 months to complete.  

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