Course overview

Data Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship City of Bristol College

The Level 3 Data Technician apprenticeship is designed to provide learners with advanced knowledge and skills in data management, analysis, and manipulation.

This course focuses on the tools, techniques, and best practices required to work with large datasets and extract meaningful insights. learners will learn how to effectively collect, organise, clean, and analyse data using various software applications. The course also covers data visualisation, data security, and ethical considerations in data handling.


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Additional information

Who is this course for?

The course is for anyone looking for a greater understanding of data and how data can be utilised to support businesses of all sizes and in all sectors.

What you'll learn

  • Communicate outcomes appropriate to varying audiences
  • Analyse structured and unstructured data to support business outcomes
  • Blend data from multiple sources as directed
  • Apply legal and ethical principles when manipulating data

Course entry requirements

GCSE Maths and English at Grade C or above or a willingness to work towards these as part of the course.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

The EPA will be completed in a three-month period, beginning when the EPAO confirms that all gateway requirements have been met. At the gateway, any supporting documentation that supports an EPA assessment technique must be submitted. The end point assessment consists of:

Assessment method 1: Scenario demonstration with questioning, apprentices will be observed by an independent assessor while completing 2 scenario demonstrations, which reflects the competencies assigned to this assessment methods

Assessment method 2: Professional discussion underpinned by a portfolio; this assessment will take the shape of a professional discussion that will be structured to bring out the best of the apprentice’s abilities. It will include questions centred on competencies assigned to this assessment method.

Future career and study opportunities

This apprenticeship’s core occupational deliverables include, but are not limited to: sourcing data, collating data, presenting data, blending data, analysing data and collaborating with internal and external customers. Apprentices will be provided with support to develop their behaviour and attitudes to succeed in an evolving workplace environment. They will be working as part of a team and will be responsible for their own work.

If you like logical, methodical thinking, and problem-solving, then the data technician apprenticeship could be for you. The roles you might expect to be applying for after your Data Technician apprenticeship are Data Support Analyst, Data Technician, Junior Data Analyst and many others.

Additional costs

As a City of Bristol College student, you may incur additional costs to attend your course. For example, it is likely you may need to pay for travel and stationery. 

Many courses offer learning opportunities that you may need to pay for. This may include things like study visits and visiting speakers. We will let you know in advance if there will be additional costs.

If you are on a limited income, you may be able to receive help from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.

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