Business Analyst

Overview

Firebrand’s sector-leading Level 4 Business Analyst Apprenticeship develops apprentices to:

  • Investigate business situations
  • Create business process models
  • Gather requirements, define gap analyses
  • Model data flows
  • Consider and mitigate risks
  • Develop impact assessments for change

Through our Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), specialist Learning Mentors (LMs) and world-leading trainers, our programme prepares learners to work across all sectors, assisting in delivering effective, on-budget and on-time transformation.

Our programme gives employees a clear understanding of the different transformation methodologies, including Waterfall and Agile and the strengths and limitations of both approaches.

Firebrand deliver the program through a blended framework of Residential and Online Classroom, based on our Lecture, Lab and Review methodology. Your apprentice’s learning will be supplemented with support from our SMEs, get full access to an e-learning platform that covers all areas of data, as well as over 5000 courses on other relevant topics to business.

Audience

This program is ideal if you’re interested in:

  • Embarking on a transformation of change career
  • Developing their knowledge and understanding of key concepts and techniques that help organisations effectively transform

Funding

£15,000.

Level

This is a Level 4 Apprenticeship.

Professional Recognition

Apprenticeship progression routes are also available to Learners with options such as the Level 6 Data Improvement Leader or L6 Project Manager. Specific Level 6 apprenticeships in Data are also available.

Duration

16 months total: 13 months Practical, 3 months EPA .

Curriculum

On this accelerated programme, you'll learn the following knowledge and skills:

  • Role of the BA
  • Investigation and Elicitation Techniques
  • Process and Data Modelling
  • Stakeholder Analysis & Management
  • IT SLA’s and SOP’s
  • Agile Business Analysis

Prerequisites

Before attending this accelerated apprenticeship, you should have:

  • A minimum of 5 GCSEs or A-Levels, a level 3 qualification (apprenticeship or BTEC in a relatable subject) or relevant experience and/or an aptitude test
  • An existing qualification at the same or higher level than this apprenticeship in a similar subject

STEM subjects would also be beneficial to your application.

End Point Assessment

All Apprenticeships end with the End Point Assessment (EPA). This is completed by a third party, the End Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO). The EPA encompasses the evaluation of all of the work completed throughout the duration of the Apprenticeship.

For the Level 4 Business Analyst, the EPA consists of a Project Proposal with a Presentation and Questioning and a Professional Discussion underpinned by a Portfolio with the independent assessor. 

The apprentice will only enter the EPA ‘Gateway’ once the Employer is content that the apprentice is working at or above the occupational standard. In making this decision, the in-work mentor may take advice from Firebrand, but the decision must ultimately be made by them.

The EPAO determines when all other Gateway requirements have been met, and the EPA period will only commence once the EPAO has confirmed this.

The EPA assessment period in Gateway can be anything from 4 weeks to 6 months.

Check out the EPA Fact sheet for more information on the Business Analyst Apprenticeship EPA Plan

Progression Plan

On completion of the Level 4 Business Analyst Apprenticeship progression routes available to learners include:

  • Level 6 Data Scientist
  • Level 6 Digital and Technology Solutions Professional (Integrated Degree)
  • Level 6 Project Manager

Exams

On successful completion of the programme, you'll have the opportunity to gain the following qualifications:

  • BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis
  • BCS Practitioner Certificate in Requirements Engineering
  • BCS Practitioner Certificate in Modelling Business Processes
  • BCS Practitioner Certificate in Business Analysis Practice
  • BCS Level 4 Award in Business Processes

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