IS Business Analyst

Course details

Level

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Level 4

Duration

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15 months

Skills Coach support

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Every 4 weeks

You will achieve

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Level 4 IS Business Analyst
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Common job roles

  • IS Business Analyst
  • IT Business Analyst
  • Business Systems Analyst
  • Requirements Analyst/Engineer
  • Business Process Analyst

Roles you may progress into

  • Senior Business Analyst
  • Senior Technical Business Analyst
  • Requirements Analyst Manager
  • IT Business Processes Consultant
  • Senior Cloud Operations Analyst

Delivery of programme

Phase one

Induction

Your induction takes place within the first 2 weeks of starting your apprenticeship and is delivered by your Skills Coach during your first face-to-face coaching session.

Inductions include an informative presentation to discuss an overview of the programme and cover support that is available to you, details of our policies, and will introduce you to our systems and the resources available to you throughout your programme. You will undergo a Vocational Skills Scan (VSS) to identify your current skill set and where the apprenticeship can bring you most value.

Functional skills

We use BKSB tests to determine your current level of knowledge, to assess if you need further support with English and/or Maths.

If you do, our Functional Skills Training team will work with you to supply these skills. You will be supported through remote training sessions and workshops, which run for 3 days (for each). Once you feel comfortable, you can sit the Level 2 Maths and/or English exams. These qualifications are equivalent to an A* – C (4-9) grade at GCSE, they are fully certified by City & Guilds and can be used to further enhance your CV and skillset.

Phase two

Modules

Training centre learning:

2 days

What you will learn:

  • The role of a Business Analyst
  • What the key attributes are for a BA and how they relate to yourself
  • How the strategy and objectives of your organisation relate to Business Analysis
  • What is and how to use PESTLE & SWOT
  • An overview of BA Tools & BA Techniques
  • An overview of Process Mapping

Training centre learning:

3 days

What you will learn:

  • Understanding Situations and Issues
  • Investigative Techniques
  • Representation of the Business Situation
  • Stakeholder Perspectives
  • Stakeholder Analysis and Management
  • Analysing and Modelling Business Activities

Training centre learning:

3 days

What you will learn:

  • Context for Business Process Modelling:
  • Business Process Modelling Purpose and Approaches
  • Hierarchy of Business Processes
  • Differences between the Process and Functional View of a Business
  • Relationships between Processes
  • Developing an Organisational View of Processes
  • Modelling the Business Processes
  • Activity Diagrams
  • Modelling As-Is Business Processes
  • Gap analysis
  • Outcomes from Business Processes
  • Business Process Measures

Training centre learning:

4 days

What you will learn:

  • Introduction to Requirements Analysis
  • Stakeholders in the Requirements Gathering Process
  • Eliciting Stakeholder Requirements
  • Analysing the Requirements Gathered
  • Validating Requirements
  • Requirement Management
  • Building the Hierarchy
  • Applying Filters
  • Documenting the Requirements
  • Use of Models
  • Use Case Models
  • Class Diagrams
  • Re-cap of all modules
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Your skills coach

You will have a skills coach assigned to support you throughout your apprenticeship, who will regularly arrange meetings with you both face-to-face and remotely.

During visits to your workplace, a variety of activities take place such as Tri-Party review meetings between you, your employer representative and your skills coach to discuss progress and set SMART targets. The skills coach will also work with your employer to complete your Employer Reference, a document which highlights key behaviours you have demonstrated.

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Your portfolio

Throughout the apprenticeship, you will contribute evidence towards your online e-portfolio. We use e-portfolios as they are accessible from anywhere, and enable you to track your progress throughout your apprenticeship.

You’ll have access to your personal dashboard, which shows you a number of key milestones and deadlines coming up, such as the training you have completed, work that is due, and any gaps in your portfolio of evidence.

Your skills coach will be available to contact at any point throughout the apprenticeship and will advise you how to provide the best evidence.

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Off-the-job training

Off-the-job (OTJ) training is comprised of, but not limited to activities such as: training with Estio, shadowing, journal entries and projects for e-portfolio. Completed within working hours as agreed with the employer but average at 6 hours per week (20% of your time on your apprenticeship).

You can track your OTJ progress on your e-portfolio.

Phase three

Assessment Gateway, preparation & administration week

The Gateway week is used to finetune your skills and offer a simulated Synoptic Project for systems familiarisation, and to ensure that your Summative Portfolio and Employer Reference are completed before entering into EPA.

Phase four

End Point Assessment

Learners are assessed by an End Point Assessment Organisation, chosen by the Employer. Included in EPA is Evidence Submission (portfolio & certificates), Employer Reference, Synoptic Project and an Interview.
The Independent Assessor will feedback the results (Pass, Merit or Distinction) and the ESFA will provide your certificate.

Where can this apprenticeship take me?

The Level 4 IS Business Analyst apprenticeship is the perfect platform to gain the skills and experience to fulfill roles such as IS Business Analyst, IT Business Analyst, Business Systems Analyst, Requirements Analyst/Engineer, or Business Process Analyst.

After achieving a recommended minimum of 1 years experience within your role after completion (this is subject to your employer) you can begin a Level 6 Data Scientist apprenticeship.

Level 6 Data Scientist roles

Data Scientist, Informatics, Data Engineer

More information about this apprenticeship can be found on the institute for apprenticeships website.

University study

Level 4 apprenticeships are the equivalent to a foundation degree. If you wish to study further whilst staying in work, some univeristies will offer the ability to learn remotely. If you wish to take a break from work, you may need to apply for a student loan whilst you study.

Get in touch!

Call our team on 01133 500 333 or fill out our enquiry form below