IS Business Analyst

Course Level

4

Course length

18+ months

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Overview

Working with organisations to improve their information systems.

Meet the trainer

Course Guide

Standard

Spotlight

What's included? / Modules

Skills


  • Logical and creative thinking

  • Can use own initiative in a range of business change situations

  • Conduct internal and external environmental analysis

  • System development responsibility

  • How to scope, plan and manage Business Analysis tasks

  • Document options, proposals and plans

  • Conduct all stages of Business analysis


Knowledge


  • Investigation Techniques

  • Business Process Modelling

  • Requirements Engineering and Management

  • Data Modelling

  • Gap Analysis

  • Acceptance testing

  • Stakeholder analysis


Behaviours


  • Analytical and problem solving skills

  • Ability to work independently

  • A thorough and organised approach

  • Communication Skills

  • Maintain productive, professional and secure working environment

Entry Requirements

Individual employers will set the selection criteria, but this is likely to include ‘A’ levels, a level 3 apprenticeship or other relevant qualifications and experience.

Delivery and Assessment

The training is a blended learning delivery model, which takes place in the work place during working hours, wherever this may be, according to the apprentices role. 


This consists of: 

  • 1 to 1 monthly meetings of approx. two hours with a GLP trainer (face to face or telephone)

  • On-line learning courses and/or group sessions

  • Building an electronic portfolio of workrelated evidence

  • Maths and English at Level 2 (if not previously achieved)

  • 20% of time at work to be spent working towards apprenticeship

  • End Point Assessment (EPA) by an external examiner to complete qualification, consisting of: knowledge test, portfolio-based Interview & project presentation

Professional Qualifications, Career Progression, Links to professional Registrations

Qualifications


Further details are available in the occupational brief available from https://www.nsar.co.uk/digital-eqa/digital-apprenticeship-standards/


English and Maths


Level 2 English and Maths will need to be achieved, if not already held, prior to taking end-point assessment.


Professional Recognition


This apprenticeship is recognised for entry onto the BCS Register of IT Technicians confirming SFIA (Skills Framework for the Information Age) level 3 professional competence and those completing the apprenticeship are eligible to apply for registration.