Business Analyst Level 4

Business Analyst with Agile Project Management 

Level 4 Apprenticeship

Searching for a Business Analyst apprenticeship that gives you more? We’ve re-imagined our data analyst apprenticeship programme, thinking bigger, and using the apprenticeship’s outstanding opportunity to deliver change. We have added new features, new team members, new tools, optional qualifications, and real-world insight.

Funding band | £18,000

This cost is paid by the employer, for SMEs there is up to 100% funding available. For Levy employers, you can find out more here. Apprentices will not contribute to this.

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Blended learning Business Analyst workshop modules included:

Business Analyst learning modules

Understanding Stakeholders

Duration: 4 Days

  • – Consistent Understanding of relevant stakeholder identification and stakeholder analysis
  • – Working with personas
  • – Developing current knowledge of effective communication
  • – Elicit requirements
  • – Feature engineering
  • – Prioritisation
  • – Propose an audience

Agile Project Management

Duration: 4 Days

  • – What is Agile working?
  • – What is project management?
  • – Principle and Philosophy
  • – Understanding the project management lifecycle
  • – Learning roles & responsibilities
  • – Techniques (SWOT, PESTLE)
  • – Planning Developing an awareness of risk & issues
  • – Governance Business case
  • – Deployment Project modelling

Business Process Modelling

Duration: 4 Days

  • – Learning investigative techniques
  • – Developing knowledge of model process
  • – Gap analysis (Fishbone diagram, McKinsey 7s)
  • – Unified Modelling L
  • – Language (UML)
  • – Business Process Modelling Notation (BPMN)
  • – What, where, why, who, when (how)
  • – Model analysis & improvement
  • – Acquiring knowledge of process modelling techniques

Data for Business

Duration: 4 Days

  • – Elicitation of data sources
  • – Data protection regulations and GDPR
  • – Data needs and constraints in relation to business
  • – improvements Simple data models and techniques
  • – Business analysis techniques for documenting data

Interested in this Business Analyst apprenticeship? 

Agile Project Management for Business Analysts

The NowSkills Business Analyst apprenticeship is designed with the Agile project manager in mind. We’ve worked with employers, project managers, a network of experts, and business analysts to design an apprenticeship that gives you more. Equipping your business analysts with the skills, knowledge and behaviours needed for successful outcomes. Agile methodologies and frameworks are based on adaptive planning, design techniques, swiftness to change, design solution, empowering people, delivering iteratively and continuous improvements.

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Flexible, blended learning

Employer-led and flexible, with no two apprenticeship journeys ever the same. We blend the best live online and physical classroom teaching experiences supported with the latest self-paced e-learning. Our monthly 1:1 teaching sessions are flexible, delivered live online or in person, depending on what your organisation needs.

We include additional Social Enrichment Sessions and celebrated speakers join us monthly in our Expert Series. Your apprentices also have the outstanding opportunity to achieve industry recognised certifications, beyond the scope of the apprenticeship.

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More course details

This apprenticeship’s core occupational deliverables include, but are not limited to: documenting business problems, modelling business processes, creating solution business requirements and managing stakeholder relationships, and building on professional practice. Apprentices will be provided with the outstanding opportunity to learn experience, and support to develop their behaviour and attitudes, and application of skills to succeed in an evolving, working, safe environment.

If you enjoy analytical thinking and problem-solving then the Business Analyst apprenticeship scheme could be for you. The exciting career key roles you might expect to be applying for after your 15-18 month Business Analyst apprenticeship are: IS Business Analyst, IT Business Analyst, a career in Workflow Management, Business Systems Analyst, and many others.

Technical skills and knowledge you will gain

– The importance of business analysis in facilitating business improvement and implementing IT system modifications creating a great business impact, and business outcomes, for business owners.

  • – The job of the Business Analyst and how it interacts with other positions on a business ideas, change solutions initiative, such as those in charge of system development.
  • – Life cycles of business change and system development, including the use of relevant approaches and the business impact of organisational culture and context, making a real difference to customers by using key technologies 
  • – The principles, characteristics, and distinctions between waterfall and agile approaches for scale work-based project delivery teams and software development for business solutions.
  • – Broad understanding of the significance of good communication and involvement with a variety of internal and external stakeholders in connection to Business Analysis tasks.
  • – Methods for categorising, validating, and prioritising needs with creative thinking skills.
  • – The significance of requirements management, which includes change management.
  • – A wide range of non-functional needs and the relevance of including them in the requirements engineering process along with analytical skills

Entry requirements

Apprentices must have:

  •  – The right to work in the UK
  •  – Lived in the UK continuously for the past 3 years
  •  – GCSE English and maths at grade 4 or above (or equivalent)
  •  – Relevant qualifications and or work experience at a lower level

What qualification will I gain?

  • Level 4 Business Analysis Apprenticeship, awarded by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education

Optional certifications

The following optional certification exams may be taken following workshop learning with NowSkills. Apprentices must have completed all 4 workshops to have the knowledge to take the exams. Exams are delivered virtually, and are not fundable under the Levy or Digital Apprenticeship Service, and employers will be invoiced separately, please contact us for details. APMG AgilePM Foundation® APMG AgileBA Foundations & Practitioner®

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Potential future roles as a Business Analyst apprentice:

Tutor 1:1s

These take place monthly, either at the workplace or live online with the tutor.

Coaching sessions, in areas of job training, need agreed upon with the tutor

Professional Development Reviews (PDRs), which employers must partake in. These allow for a meaningful discussion between all 3x parties about the apprentice’s achievements, learning outcomes, areas for improvement, and progress made to date with everything including earlier modules

Updating of the Professional Development Plan (POP)

Provision of ongoing future careers education, information, advice & guidance


Feedback on an apprentice’s work

English, maths, and wider digital skills development

Support in basic understanding and applying the relevant techniques in : safeguarding; fundamental British values; health, safety, & wellbeing; and equality, diversity, and inclusion

In addition to tutor 1:1s, all apprentices and employers must also partake in a monthly Professional Development Review (PDR)

A meaningful discussion about the apprentice’s achievements

Identifying areas for improvements, and agreeing to a consequent target plan

Looking at progress made to date

Ongoing professional development

Apprentices will be guided by a NowSkills tutor and their workplace mentor throughout the duration of the digital marketer apprenticeship. For a level 3 apprentice, this must equate to 20% of their working week they aren’t attending job training in the centre and will likely consist of:

  • Mentoring sessions with the nominated employer mentor & digital education 
  • Training in the workplace, relevant to the industry standard
  • Producing/collating evidence for the apprentice’s summative portfolio
  • Work shadowing
  • Industry visits

  • Attendance at competitions
  • Online learning
  • Studying or researching

Gateway to EPA

This is the period in which the apprentice crosses the threshold phase, from learning and formative assessments to the end-point assessment phase. This decision will be made by the employer, apprenticeship training provider, and apprentice based on the apprentice’s progress. To move onto the end-point assessment phase, it is essential to have passed all the knowledge modules and/or vendor or qualifications or professional qualifications and to provide a portfolio of work.

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