Business Analyst Apprenticeship

Your apprenticeship learning will be with Arch Apprenticeships, rated Ofsted Outstanding.

Develop deeper data insights with the help of a Business Analyst

When you give people the opportunity to learn you can unlock so much potential in individuals. And so many possibilities for your organisation.

Apprenticeships are all about unlocking potential – whether that’s for someone already in your team or to fill a new vacancy.

But it’s not all about the apprentice. It’s also a way to create a culture of learning and mentorship within your organisation.

A Business Analyst apprenticeship is a great way to develop one of the most important functions of your company. Your apprentice will be able to confidently identify problems and business opportunities for your company, provide solutions and assist with the implementation and support of your business information systems across multiple departments.

Who’s it for?

This programme is ideal for someone looking for a mid-level Business Analyst role. They’ll usually be some way into their career, with a little experience or having already completed some learning.

What qualifications will they get?

  • BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis
  • Certified LeanKanban Foundation
  • Scrum Certified Product Owner Level 1 & 2
  • Level 4 Business Analyst Apprenticeship

Where can you hire an apprentice?

London, Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol

What we’ll cover

Here are the topics we’ll cover during the apprenticeship:

  • Creating the product vision and ordering the Product Backlog
  • Kanban practices and the principles that underpin the Kanban method
  • The rationale for business analysis
  • Sectors of the economy
  • Business environment analysis
  • Investigating and documenting business situations
  • Stakeholder analysis and business perspectives
  • Modelling business activities
  • Rationale for making a business case
  • Contents of a business case
  • The financial case
  • Requirements engineering
  • Requirements elicitation
  • Change control
  • Version control
  • Tools in requirements management
  • Professionalism and business analysis
  • Projects and business analysis


What’s needed to get started

  • English and Maths GCSEs at Grade C (4) or above (or equivalent) and preferably a total of five GCSEs 
  • Two or more A Levels or a relevant level 3 Apprenticeship where strong ICT skills are also demonstrated 
  • Typically, learners have worked in tech for less than 2 years 
  • Learners meet full eligibility checks 

How does the apprenticeship work?

An apprenticeship is a combination of a full-time job with training for a current or new employee in your business.

Their working time will be split 80/20: 80% of their working time will be spent with you, carrying out their day-to-day responsibilities, while 20% of their time will be ‘off-the-job’ and spent working towards their apprenticeship qualification.

What counts as off-the-job training and how is the 20% measured?

Off-the-job training can include:

  • Work spent on their apprenticeship qualification
  • Face to face/virtual classroom training
  • Any employer training
  • Mentoring
  • Work spent on their reflective journal
  • Shadowing other teams
  • Attending industry events

Your apprentice, their Learning & Development Coach, and their line manager will have an off-the-job tracker they can use to record and track this.

How is the training delivered?

The apprentice studies towards their qualification online, and is supported by face-to-face visits from their Learning and Development Coach.

We deliver training in blocks to try and limit disruption, so you won’t have someone leaving the office one day a week.

How are apprenticeships funded?

Apprenticeships are now funded by the Apprenticeship Levy. Businesses with an annual payroll of over £3 million pay 0.5% of their annual payroll into a digital account. The funds can then only be used on approved apprenticeship training.

What’s the benefit of hiring apprentices?

Apprentices bring great value to a business. Rather than searching for existing talent that fits your business, they give you the chance to actively shape the next generation so they can bring the skills your business needs.

The numbers back us up: 76% of employers have said that productivity has improved, and 75% reported that apprenticeships improved the quality of their product or service.*