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Business Analyst Apprenticeship

Your apprenticeship learning will be with Arch Apprenticeships, rated Ofsted Outstanding.

Arch Apprenticeships

Improve your change project outcomes with the help of a Business Analyst

Change is a constant, yet many projects designed to implement change do not achieve their desired outcomes. Successful change means both choosing the right project and implementing the project in the right way.

Business analysis is key to defining the business problem to be solved, recommending solutions, and then defining the requirements of the solution.

Your apprentice will be able to identify problems and business opportunities for your company, develop solutions and assist with the implementation and support of your business change projects across multiple departments.

Why employ a Business Analyst Apprentice?

As well as taking part in off-the-job training, your Business Analyst Apprentice will be a big help in the day to day running of your business. As an apprentice will learn on the job, they can assist with your team’s workload.

This apprenticeship covers the techniques a business analyst needs to support change projects, including root cause analysis, process modelling and analysis, data modelling and user stories. It also explores an agile context and can support a transformation to more agile ways of working.

Who’s it for?

This programme is ideal for business and IT professionals wanting a deeper understanding of business analysis activities and best practice. The scope of the role means they will have some business experience, even if in a related role such as project management.

Roles relating to business analysis, include Business Analyst, Business Process Analyst, Business Systems Analyst, Product Owner, IT Business Analyst, Agile Business Analyst, Digital Business Analyst.

What qualifications will they get?

  • Level 4 Business Analyst Apprenticeship
  • BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis*

    * Optional; additional fees for exams

Where can you hire an apprentice?

London, Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol

What we’ll cover

Here are the topics we’ll cover during the apprenticeship:

  • The role, value and activities of business analysis in enabling and supporting business improvement
  • The purpose, stages and considerations of the business change life cycle
  • Assessing and documenting the business case for a proposed business change
  • Proven techniques to investigate business wants, needs, problems and opportunities
  • Methodologies, analysis and development life cycles for delivering change projects
  • Balancing the need of requirements and stakeholders within the organisational context
  • Modelling business processes to identify business improvements
  • Quality assurance purpose and techniques, and how data needs are considered in business improvement

What’s needed to get started

  • English and Maths GCSEs at Grade C (4) or above (or equivalent) and preferably a total of five GCSEs 
  • Two or more A Levels or a relevant level 3 Apprenticeship where strong ICT skills are also demonstrated 
  • Typically, learners have worked in tech for less than 2 years 
  • Learners meet full eligibility checks 

How does the apprenticeship work?

An apprenticeship is a combination of a full-time job with training for a current or new employee in your business.

Their working time will be split 80/20: 80% of their working time will be spent with you, carrying out their day-to-day responsibilities, while 20% of their time will be ‘off-the-job’ and spent working towards their apprenticeship qualification.

What counts as off-the-job training and how is the 20% measured?

Off-the-job training can include:

  • Work spent on their apprenticeship qualification
  • Face to face/virtual classroom training
  • Any employer training
  • Mentoring
  • Work spent on their reflective journal
  • Shadowing other teams
  • Attending industry events

Your apprentice, their Learning & Development Coach, and their line manager will have an off-the-job tracker they can use to record and track this.

How is the training delivered?

The apprentice studies towards their qualification online, and is supported by their Learning and Development Coach.

We deliver training in blocks to try and limit disruption, so you won’t have someone leaving the office one day a week.

How are apprenticeships funded?

Apprenticeships are now funded by the Apprenticeship Levy. Businesses with an annual payroll of over £3 million pay 0.5% of their annual payroll into a digital account. The funds can then only be used on approved apprenticeship training.

What’s the benefit of hiring apprentices?

Apprentices bring great value to a business. Rather than searching for existing talent that fits your business, they give you the chance to actively shape the next generation so they can bring the skills your business needs.

The numbers back us up: 76% of employers have said that productivity has improved, and 75% reported that apprenticeships improved the quality of their product or service.*

*Source: gov.uk