How to Get Free Business Analysis Training
Posted on August 2, 2021
Business analysis training can be expensive, especially if you are self-funding. The pressure of the expenses can often shy you away from pursuing the professional training that you want and need to push your career in the right direction.
There are a few ways that you can get trained without having to dig into your own pockets though. We have options across varying levels of training depending on whether you just need a refresh on some vital practices for your day to day work, or a complete career boosting course.
Free training webinars
Every month, we host Lunch & Learn sessions with one of our expert trainers. These sessions cover everything from 25 Modelling Techniques To Get Stakeholder Buy In, to How To Create A Customer Journey Map. You can see previous recordings here.
Sign up to our newsletter to find out when our next Lunch & Learn will be, and we look forward to seeing you there!
If you have colleagues in your company that are also interested in business analysis training, a corporate training option may be suitable for you.
Metadata Training offers corporate discounts for bookings of 5+ people – Get in touch for a quote
Use the levy for the BA Apprenticeship
Depending on the size of your business, you could receive apprenticeship training for free or at a reduced cost.
The Apprenticeship Levy is a levy on UK employers to fund apprenticeships and help their staff up-skill. Many businesses don’t use the levy and end up wasting the money.
To find out if this funding is available to you, ask your HR team whether your organisation pays the levy or not.
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 money goes to a digital account that 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 your organisation to fund training for their own apprentices, and if you don’t use it then you lose it.
Even if your organisation is already spending to the limit of their levy pot, remember that the employer only contributes 5% of the cost of additional apprenticeships and the government contributes a further 95%.
So, you can get the training you need and your company doesn’t have to worry about a limited training budget!
With the business analyst apprenticeship, besides training, you also get access to a mentor that helps you fast-track your skills and become an efficient and high performing business analyst.
The qualification is tailored to every apprentice so you will progress from where you currently are to reach a higher level of expertise.