Who is this course for?

The Firebrand Level 4 Data Analyst Apprenticeship is ideal if you’re interested in:

  • Embarking on a Data Analytics career
  • Developing your knowledge and understanding of key concepts and techniques that help companies use data effectively for decision-making


Data Analyst is a Level 4 Apprenticeship.


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




The Firebrand Level 4 Data Analyst Apprenticeship is a sector-leading standard that teaches apprentices to extract, manipulate, model, visualise, and present data to provide business insight.

Through our Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), specialist Learning Mentors (LMs) and industry-leading Instructors, our programme prepares learners to work across all sectors, providing value-added insight to all levels of an organisation.

Our programme gives employees a thorough understanding of how data is integrated to allow the application of statistics and modelling to make better data predictions.

Firebrand’s programme is taught through a blended framework of Residential and Online Classroom learning based on our time-tested Lecture | Lab | Review methodology. Your apprentice 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 5,000 courses on other relevant topics to business.


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

STEM subjects would also be beneficial to your application.


  • Analytics Lifecycles
  • Data Democratisation
  • SQL Data Extraction
  • Advanced Data Joins
  • Advanced Visualisation of Data
  • Statistical Programming Languages
  • Predictive Modelling & Forecasting
  • Statistics in Analysis
  • Creating & Delivery a Great Data Product

End Point Assessment

All Firebrand Apprenticeships end with the End Point Assessment (EPA) completed by a third party, the End Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO).

The EPA evaluates all the work completed through the duration of the Apprenticeship.

For the Level 4 Data Analyst Apprenticeship, the EPA consists of:

  • a Project Proposal with a presentation and questioning, and
  • a Professional Discussion underpinned by a portfolio of evidence 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.

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.

For more information, check out our EPA Fact Sheet.


This accelerated apprenticeship doesn't currently include any exams.

Next steps

Upon completion of the Level 4 Data Analyst Apprenticeship, learners may progress to integrated degrees in:

  • Level 6 Data Scientist
  • Level 6 Digital and Technology Solutions Professional (Data Analyst pathway)