What is the Business Analyst Apprenticeship and who is it for?

Posted on February 7, 2022

Guidance from experts to uplift your skills and qualifications to the level expected from business analysts.” – Alex Challis, current apprentice on the programme

The IS Business Analyst Apprenticeship is a level 4 apprenticeship spanning over 18 months with 20% off-the-job training. It is a government-funded programme of training, coaching, mentoring and professional qualifications. The programme is an opportunity for professionals to become better at their job and advance in their role and for the business to get better competent people in business analyst roles.

What qualifications do you get?

In addition to the Apprenticeship Standard certification, the programme includes the BCS Business Analysis Diploma and an agile qualification (most of our learners have achieved the APMG Agile Business Analysis qualification) – which are standalone qualifications. We are happy to discuss options with you so do get in touch.

Our programme also contains soft skills and mentoring activities which are delivered through one-day workshops. Besides getting industry-recognised qualifications and having your skills assessed against industry’s best practice, apprentices get their own mentor and coach that they will meet 1-2-1 fortnightly. Having someone impartial to talk to and to guide you is really valuable and something only high executives get the chance to experience. Apprentices will be able to fast-track their career and become effective and a valuable asset to their organisation.

Who is it for?

An apprenticeship is a great way to learn for anyone at any age. Our apprentices range in age from 19 to 50+ and range in educational backgrounds from level 3 apprenticeships, A-levels, and to degree level and above. Some have limited business and no BA experience, some are transitioning into BA roles and others have up to 3 years of BA experience but no formal qualifications. It’s ideal for someone that is just starting out in a business analyst role, or is looking to transfer skills from another job that requires a similar skill set or responsibilities.

We have considerable experience with councils with apprentices from Solihull, Leicestershire and particularly with Coventry City Council.

Hear from our apprentice Alex Challis

Our current apprentice, Alex Challis has kindly agreed to share what the business analyst apprenticeship is to him and how he thinks it differs from completing the Business Analysis Diploma on its own.

Join us on our upcoming webinar to find out more about the programme and to ask questions to our Apprenticeship Director, Mike Goodland. Register below for our webinar Building the future with a BA Apprenticeship – special Apprenticeship Week event

Join us to find out more about the programme and to ask questions to our Apprenticeship Director, Mike Goodland.

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