Course Content

Knowledge:

What data is, data formats, data security and compliance with GDPR, statistics and probability, and the value of data in business. Data sources, data architecture, cleansing, preparing, and importing data into Excel. PowerQuery, filtering and sampling data. Excel functions, formulae, and normalising data. Creating charts, VBA and Pivot tables. Engaging the right people and communication mediums, how to structure insight, types of charts and graphs, and the biology of how humans process information. Business insight and insight tools like Power Bi or Tableau, data modelling, report design, sampling bias, data ethics, predictive models and hypothesis testing and p-values.

Skills:

Sourcing, collecting and migrating data to/from a range of internal and external systems; manipulate and blend different data sets as required; audit data results; interpret and apply the organisations data and information security standards, policies and procedures to data management activities; apply basic statistical methods and algorithms, produce insight and present findings; produce technical documentation; review own development; and keep up to date with current trends and developments.

Behaviours:

Manage own time to meet deadlines; Work independently; use initiative; adopt a thorough and organised approach; work with a range of internal and external customers; and value difference and be sensitive to the needs of others.

Downloadable content

Eligibility

Those with an annual wage bill of less than £3m do not pay the Apprenticeship Levy. Instead, 95% of each apprenticeship is funded by the government whilst a 5% investment is required by the employer to enhance the skills of their employee.

  • Employers are also be eligible for a £1000 incentive payment if the apprentice is aged 16 – 18.
  • Employers with less than 50 employees and where the apprentice is aged 16 – 18, the government will fund 100% of the apprentice and are eligible for a £1000 incentive payment.
  • Employers with those aged 19+ the government will continue to fund 95% of the apprenticeship programme whilst a 5% investment is required by the employer.

Businesses can manage this through the Apprenticeship Service online account.

Take a look at our Guide to Supporting Smaller Employers PDF.

For more information and guidance on this service then please get in touch with our team, who can give you further information.

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