Data Technician Apprenticeship

Data Technician with Business Insights and Analytics

Level 3 Apprenticeship

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

Funding band – £12,000  |  Duration – 16 months

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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Data Technician Blended Learning Masterclass Modules:

As well as learning all of the above using leading VLE platforms, apprentices will attend a series of Masterclass modules, delivered live virtual by our expert tutor team.

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Interested in this Data Technician apprenticeship? 

Data Technician with Excel for Business Insights and Analytics

We’ve crafted the Level 3 Data Technician apprenticeship standard for Business Insights and Analytics, in close collaboration with employer partners seeking a program surpassing the Business Administrator apprenticeship. This apprenticeship equips learners to excel in data management, report accuracy, and data dashboard creation using Excel.

Enrollees in this NowSkills apprenticeship will undergo structured data and database sessions, learning essential techniques, and an intensive Excel training week covering advanced features like XLOOKUP, Pivot Charts, and Power Query. Upon completion, apprentices will adeptly manage data and tools, with potential progression to our Level 4 analyst program.

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Flexible, blended learning:

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Employer-led and flexible, with no two apprenticeship journeys ever the same. We use a blended approach using 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 opportunity to achieve industry recognised certifications, beyond the scope of the apprenticeship.

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More course details

This apprenticeship emphasises tasks like data sourcing, collation, presentation, and analysis, supported by comprehensive behavioral development. It offers opportunities to work independently and collaboratively. Ideal for those who enjoy logical thinking and problem-solving, it leads to roles like Data Support Analyst, Technician, or Junior Analyst post-apprenticeship.

Technical skills, knowledge and behaviours you will gain:

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Tutor 1:1s

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

+ Teaching delivery sessions, in areas of training need to be agreed upon with the tutor

+ Professional Development Reviews (PDRs), which employers must partake in

+ Updating of the Professional Development Plan (PDP)

+ Provision of ongoing career education, information, advice & guidance (CEIAG)

+ Feedback on an apprentice’s work from a skills coach 

+ English, maths, and wider digital relevant skills development

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 improvement, and agreeing on a consequent target plan 

+ Looking at progress made to date 

Support in understanding and applying:

+ Safeguarding; fundamental British values; health, safety, & wellbeing; and equality, diversity, and inclusion

Ongoing professional development


Apprentices will be guided by a NowSkills tutor and their workplace mentor throughout the duration of the Data Technician apprenticeship training. For a level 3 apprentice, this must be 6 hours of their working week and if they aren’t attending training in the centre, it may likely consist of:

+ Mentoring sessions with the nominated suitable employer mentor

+ Training in the workplace, relevant to the standard

+ Producing/collating evidence for the apprentice’s summative portfolio

+ Work shadowing

+ Industry visits

+ Attendance at competitions

+ Online learning

+ Studying or researching and teaching delivery 

Gateway to EPA


This is the period in which the apprentice crosses the threshold phase, from the learning and formative assessment period to the end-point assessment phase. This decision will be made by the employer, 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 qualifications or professional qualifications and to provide a portfolio of work.

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What will this apprenticeship cost me?
As an apprentice, this apprenticeship will cost you nothing, there are no student fees. As an employer, the apprenticeship can be fully fundable depending if you are a Levy or SME organisation.
How long does this apprenticeship last?
The Level 3 Data Technician Apprenticeship has a duration of 12-15 months - by the end of this you will receive your qualification.
What happens at the end of the apprenticeship?
Once you have finished your apprenticeship, a lot of our employers are keen to progress into a permanent role, or you may choose to continue learning and enrol in a higher apprenticeship.
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