Business Analyst Apprenticeship

Gain insight from your data with an analyst

Business analysis is one of the most important functions of your company. On this apprenticeship your learner will join commercial ideas with practical capabilities. They will identify problems and business opportunities for your company and ultimately provide solutions. Your apprentice plays a key role in increasing ROI, delivering projects on time and on budget, lowering costs and encouraging collaboration between business units.

Who is it for

This programme is ideal to fill a mid-level Business Analyst role to assist with the implementation and support of your business information systems across multiple departments.

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

London, Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol

Topics covered
  • 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


Eligibility to go on the Business Analyst apprenticeship

Apprentices must meet the following criteria:

  • Must already have English and Maths GCSEs at Grade C (4) or above (or equivalent) and preferably a total of five GCSEs
  • Must have two or more A Levels or a relevant level 3 Apprenticeship where strong ICT skills are also demonstrated
  • Typically, you’ve worked in tech for less than 2 years

Download our full eligibility checklist here.

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. The apprentice’s working time will be split 80/20. 80% of their working time will be spent with you, carrying out their day-to-day responsibilities. 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 includes:

  • Work spent on their apprenticeship qualification
  • Face to face/virtual classroom training
  • Any employer training
  • Mentoring
  • Work spent on their reflective journal – for Arch it’s Hive Learning
  • Shadowing other teams
  • Attending industry events

At Arch we have a 20% off-the-job tracker that the apprentice, their Learning & Development Coach and line manager monitor.

How is the training delivered?

The apprenticeship programme the training is delivered online and supported by face to face visits with the apprentice’s Learning and Development Coach. Training is delivered in blocks to minimise disruption, so you won’t have someone leaving the office a day a week.

Download the programme overview.

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 are then only redeemable on approved apprenticeship training.

What’s the benefit of hiring apprentices?

Apprentices have proven to bring great value to a business. By hiring talent using a structured training programme like an apprenticeship, it significantly improves the chances of the person succeeding. By investing in your talent, you’ll develop a workforce that’s got skills that match the needs of your business.

76% of employers said that productivity has improved and 75% reported that apprenticeships improved the quality of their product or service. (source)

Hire or up-skill

Are you a company interested in business analyst apprenticeships?

Whether you're looking to hire a new apprentice or up-skill an existing employee, an Arch apprenticeship guarantees to provide them with the skills to become a confident and competent business analyst. Find out how to build your company's data capability and speak to a member of the team today.