Managers can train business analysts on the job using government funding.
We understand that, as a manager, a limited training budget makes it impossible to train your business analysts.
It can feel frustrating when you notice your business analysts lack critical skills to do their job or are unmotivated and thinking to leave. Especially since it is expensive and time-consuming to find business analysts in the first place.
Fortunately, there is a solution.
Using the business analyst apprenticeship delivered by Metadata Training to train your business analysts means you benefit from:
Get government funding so you don’t need a training budget – 95% (non-levy) or 100% (levy) government-funded
Get work-related training – the training is relevant to the projects the business analysts works on
Access industry experts – our 15+ expert tutors have the knowledge and commercial experience that goes way beyond syllabi and can advise on their application to your environment.
Hear Alex’s experience on the apprenticeship programme over the past 9 months
The Business Analyst Apprenticeship is an 18-month Level 4 programme that combines training and coaching with industry-recognised qualifications. Organisations can use the apprenticeship to upskill employees on the job using government funding.
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Current staff and new joins with good analytical and communications skills.
Subject matter experts or administrators who want to change careers and move into business analysis.
Typical job titles learners will have include Business Analyst, IT Business Analyst, Agile Business Analyst, Digital Business Analyst, Business Systems Analyst, Requirements Analyst, Business Process Analyst.
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Barry had been thinking about moving into a business analysis role for a couple of years. He initially considered self-funding for the BCS qualifications but then he heard about the apprenticeship and being able to gain practical experience while studying. The apprenticeship coordinator in his organisation at the time matched his skillset and encouraged him to apply. Near the end of the programme, he secured a promotion as a Business Systems Development Officer in the Council, where the job role is much more project oriented with a large element of business analysis involved. The apprenticeship played a huge role in giving him that knowledge and skillset in order to secure that promotion. Barry talks about how he applies a BA mindset and uses the skills he learned to help solve problems in his day-today role working within user queries.
Before Vickie started the apprenticeship, she was working as a project support officer for Coventry City Council. She was interested in business analysis so when the opportunity for a BA apprenticeship came up in 2019, she put herself forward for the programme with the help of her manager at the time. She worked as a systems improvement officer whilst on the apprenticeship programme and in the October of 2020, secured the position of a business analyst in her organisation as she continued to complete the apprenticeship. She is now a qualified business analyst. Vickie talks about how the apprenticeship has allowed her to progress to the career she wanted without having to give up her day job to study somewhere else.
Jodie began the apprenticeship after returning from maternity leave. She was balancing her current role with completing her apprenticeship. She has previously been working on transformation programmes in Children’s Services, Residential Services and the Fostering Service. This includes helping to implement an online system for Residential Services and working to support Fostering Service projects. For the last 5 months, Jodie has been working on the ICT & Digital roll out of LFT Covid testing centres across Coventry. She talks about how the quality of teaching and the immense support network has helped her get through the past 18 months and essentially over the finishing line.
There are thousands of apprenticeship providers out there but if you are looking for expert trainers with experience in business analysis who will care and guide your apprentices to success then let’s have a chat.
We are a RoATP approved main provider and can work directly with organisations. We currently support other apprenticeship providers to deliver the BCS Business Analysis Diploma as part of their business analyst apprenticeship programme. By working with us directly you will benefit from our expertise and flexible approach. We have a track record of delivering high-quality training and excellent service. We ensure that apprentices are properly supported, guided and listened to so they finish the programme successfully.
We deliver across the UK – all regions are possible through a blended approach that combines face-to-face training, interactive instructor-led online sessions, work-based learning, and self-managed learning using online materials, books and workbooks. Our programme includes accredited training with certifications, skills developing and mentoring, work-based learning and self-managed learning. For employers with a cohort greater than 5 we deliver the training on-site and can offer this anywhere in the UK. A substantial component of our training is the certificated courses that comprise the BCS BA diploma. These are delivered as 3-day courses spread over the apprenticeship. Our programme also contains soft skills and mentoring activities which are delivered through one-day workshops. These will also be delivered on-site. For formal training, apprentices would receive the same training and certification as delegates on our public courses. These are each run publicly twice a month at a London training centre which gives the apprentice flexibility in scheduling the training around their work commitments and project delivery. This also means that apprentices from cohorts of 5 or fewer would join with others on public courses (or mix with apprentices from other organisations) close to their base location. In the case of apprentices who cannot travel, we can offer this by joining through a virtual classroom using Zoom. We've developed our programme delivery with flexibility in mind as we know the apprentice will have work and personal commitments. We don't impose a tight training schedule that will demotivate them, put more pressure at work or hinder them from successfully finishing the programme.
The line manager facilitates the 20% of off the job training – we will have provided you with a spreadsheet that indicates the expected style of off the job training for each month of the apprenticeship. In the Metadata apprenticeship commitment statement, it was agreed that the apprentice will participate in a number of formal courses and informal meetings during working hours. They will also need to find time during their working hours to undertake some self-managed learning – this will include reading books, researching online, completing occasional reflective assignments, and some online learning. The total of learning including the courses will not exceed 20% of the working week (equates to one working day but can be spread over the week). This training is documented by the apprentice in a spreadsheet which is uploaded bi-monthly to our learning portal and from which we compile a report of the apprentices training. This is a legal requirement as part of the ESFA requirements for apprenticeships. This report is also provided to the apprentice’s manager. As far as possible off the job training should be directly related to the Apprentice work - it needs to be new activities that the apprentice has not undertaken before that can contribute to their learning. In this way, the apprentice may be using skills they have learnt from other off the job training or maybe helping a more experienced practitioner in order to expand their experience. A large component of the Off-the-job training can contribute to the apprentice’s day-to-day work and directly benefit their organisation. Identifying this kind of work is a major way in which the manager can help the apprentice and mitigate the effects of them being off the job for 20% of the time. The Metadata mentor will meet regularly (suggested 30 min every 2 months) with the apprentice’s line manager and discuss the kind of work that might be suitable for the individual.
We can deliver the business analyst apprenticeship programme to levy-paying and non-levy paying companies. If you work for an employer who has an annual wage bill of over £3 million then they pay a 0.5% levy as part of their PAYE tax bill (this started in April 2017). This money goes to a digital account which your organisation uses to fund apprenticeships. This means an organisation of about 1000 staff paying an average salary of £30,000 will have a levy pot of about £150,000 available. All this money can be used by the organisation to fund training their own apprentices. Even if your business is not paying the Levy, the government will still foot 95% of the bill, meaning that your team members would receive a high quality Business Analyst qualification for just 5% of the cost.