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Data Analytics - Apprenticeship (Higher) - Level 4

The course is aimed at people who are employed in a suitable industrial setting in a roll such as a trainee Data Analyst collecting, organising and studying data to provide business insights.

  • Course Description

    Subjects will include programming in R and Python, data visualisation and analysis as well as big data concepts and infrastructure such as Hadoop.

  • Entry Requirements

    Suitable level 3 qualifications in scientific, business or computing disciplines. Preferably with CGSE maths and English at grade 4 or above.

    An interview is required. You will be assessed for your potential to achieve the apprenticeship. The assessment will depend upon the range and level of activities you will be undertaking in the workplace.

    You may need to undergo an initial assessment of your English and Maths skills in which you are required to be working at/towards, at least, level 2 Maths and level 2 English.

    At the start of your apprenticeship programme you will need to be employed by a suitable and appropriate employer for at least 30 hours per week. You will also need to have been a resident in the EU for at least 3 years and not be on any other government funded training programme.

    Commitment and motivation are necessary to complete the course.

  • Course Length

    Day release from work during normal college teaching weeks

  • Progression Opportunities

    What can I do after this course at CWA?

    The College of West Anglia offers many opportunities to continue studying from entry level through to degrees. Some of the courses available for those who have successfully completed this course include:

    BSc(hons) Applied Computer Science BSc (Hons) Business Management

  • Additional Information

    What qualification will I achieve?

    DELL EMC: Data Science associate BCS Level 4 Diploma in Data Analysis Concepts Functional skills in maths and English

    How is my course assessed?

    You will build a portfolio of evidence and will be assessed in the workplace using a range of methods, for example written assignments, case study work, reflective accounts and practical observation etc. An Assessor will visit you in the workplace on a regular basis to support you.

    Functional Skills tuition and examinations will take place at college various campuses depending on your location.

Starting 07/09/2020



Duration 18-24 Months

Starting 07/09/2020



Duration 18-24 months

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Jake Mattless

Computing - Level 3

Jake sucessfully completed level 2 in IT prior to commencing level 3 in Computing. In addition, he scored 100% in his Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) qualification to secure a place in MOS Four Nations Championship Final 2019.

Jake said: “I really enjoyed my course and gaining the MOS certification. I have learnt lots of skills that I will be able to take forward and use in any job I have in the future. My lecturers have been amazing. They’ve been extremely supportive and helpful, and the teaching has been really in-depth, all of which has really helped me to grow in confidence during my time at CWA.”

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