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Enrolment Deadline

21st June 2024

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One digital apprentice can create real business impact

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£1.4m revenue

identified through data-driven insights

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647 hours saved per year

implementing new technologies

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£120,000 saved

by creating efficiencies

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90% shorter project times

achieved through automations

Deliver on your digital transformation strategy

Over the duration of the programme, Cambridge Spark's Level 4 Digital Business Analyst Apprenticeship equips employees with the skills to identify opportunities for new digital solutions and manage the digital transformation process.

The programme builds the ability to analyse business processes and user requirements , as well as the skills to manage change and development.

Hear from Jonathan Wagstaff, Group Head of Business Intelligence at Exertis

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Hear from Jonathan Wagstaff, Group Head of Business Intelligence at Exertis

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Jonathan Wagstaff
Data apprenticeships enable myself and my team to keep up-to-date with the latest.


Suitability of role

  • Working to introduce digital and data-driven products, approaches or tools as part of the their organisation’s digital transformation
  • Will have access to business modelling tools
  • Able to apply business analysis skills to specific projects at work

Eligibility for funding

  • No prior business analyst degree or related experience.
  • Employed in England and resident in the UK or EEA for the last 3 years.
  • Employees working at least 30 hours a week (part-time employees can be considered for a minimum cohort size)
  • Can commit to the minimum 6 hours a week on the job learning requirement for the duration of the programme (14 months of training)
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What makes our programme special

We deliver all of our programmes online, helping our clients offer flexible and inclusive programmes open to all of their staff. EDUKATE.AI, our online learning platform, gives learners a sandbox environment to practice their skills, providing them with immediate feedback on industry-simulated assignments. We believe that the gold standard for online delivery is to offer a mix of experiential learning, coaching, technical mentorship and peer support.

Data-Led Transformation

Digital transformation is driven by data. We ensure that our learners understand the value of data in making decisions and how to analyse the data they are using in their projects

Instant Feedback for Accelerated Learning

Our program benefits from the support of EDUKATE.AI, which provides instant feedback on quizzes and other assignments, while the built-in Knowledge Base fosters peer learning through a dedicated question forum.

Real-World Practice for Accelerated Impact

EDUKATE.AI provides a sandbox environment where learners can practice new skills on real assignments along with with in-browser access to their slides, lecture recordings, quizzes and practical assignments.

Personalized Learner Support

We provide each learner with a dedicated Digital Mentor and Learner Success Coach to support them on their technical and personal development. This personalized support structure helps learners to succeed and overcome obstacles they encounter.

Flexible Fully Online Learning

Our program is fully online, providing maximum flexibility for learners and employers alike. This means that learners can access their content from anywhere, with no set up or installation of EDUKATE.AI required.

Expert Curriculum

Our comprehensive curriculum develops the skills for success in digital transformation. As well as core digital business analyst skills needed for a modern professional, the curriculum includes specialist electives for those working on digital products.


Joining our program means becoming part of a thriving community of thousands of data and digital professionals. Learners have the opportunity to tap into this rich network of peers and alumni and benefit from the expertise and experience of others in the field.
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A real-world learning experience is our learning experience platform which delivers a seamless experience in one place, and accelerates learning and impact through real practice on real projects with immediate personalised feedback on code.
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The Curriculum

Core Modules

Understand the importance of a digital culture and mindset and the role of business analysis.

Understand the opportunities and benefits of machine learning, artificial intelligence, big data and cloud technologies.

Learn how to cultivate a growth mindset that works in the context of digital change.

Learn about techniques to understand business problems, identify solutions and communicate these to stakeholders.

Learn about the value of data, analytical decision making and data models used for business analysis.

Learn about tools and techniques for modelling digital transformation, including process maps, their advantages and how to work with stakeholders.

Discover the key tools and processes to successfully deliver digital projects and the different methodologies for project management.

Learn how to manage stakeholder expectations and experience within digital transformation projects and how to identify and manage conflict.

Learn how to capture requirements for digital projects in the context of the project lifecycle, change control and acceptance criteria.

Understand the theories and practical techniques in leading during change, delivering and documenting change and analysing the benefits of change.

Build narrative around data to hone in on and share key insights, create impactful visualisations.

Learn about the regulations that apply in your industry and professional specialism and explore the ethical issues associated with artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Learn how data can be used to drive efficiencies, value and create competitive advantage.
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Business Analyst Product Pathway

For employees working in a Product focussed role, the BA Product Pathway is an optional elective that applies analytical skills to understanding and prioritising the features and requirements of a B2B digital product.

Understand how data adds value to the product management lifecycle and be able to support the cost benefit analysis of projects.

Communicate data-driven narratives to stakeholders by contextualising storytelling with data to the product environment.

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“This is an exciting new programme from Cambridge Spark that will help to re-skill our people with the crucial skills that employers like us need. The topics covered in this course will play a key part in adopting a Digital approach and mindset, through the development of practical skills which can be rapidly applied in the workplace.”

Huw Davies, Senior Apprenticeships Manager at BBC



What delivery options do you offer?

We tailor our delivery to your workforce needs. This ranges from independent, immersive elearning supported by EDUKATE.AI through to tailored bootcamps, to our structured apprenticeship programmes. This apprenticeship is funded by the Level 4 Business Analyst standard for learners based in England.

Are you able to tailor the programme to the organisation and sector?

Yes. We work with our clients to contextualise our programmes to their organisation and sectors they operate in. We do this through bespoke assignments and guest lectures from industry experts. We also work with a range of partners to create bespoke programmes for sectors, such as health and journalism.

What is an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are a long-term training commitment which seek to support people entering the workforce and upskill existing UK-based employees within an organisation, enabling employers to foster a workforce consisting of highly-skilled and highly-engaged talent.

The Cambridge Spark Digital Business Analyst Apprenticeship runs for 14 months plus a 3-month end-point assessment and includes a minimum of amount of 6 hours per week off-the-job training, enabling a blended approach between theory and practical learning.

What is the Apprenticeship Levy?

The UK government introduced the Apprenticeship Levy scheme in April 2017 as a way to drive investment in strengthening the country’s skills base.

All organisations with annual staff costs of over £3m have to pay 0.5% of their salary bill into a ring-fenced apprenticeship levy pot. The money is collected monthly via PAYE and can only be used for training on approved apprenticeship schemes (such as the Level 4 Digital Business Analyst Apprenticeship that we offer). Organisations must forfeit any levy funding left unspent for 24 months or more.

What if my organisation doesn't pay into the UK Apprenticeship Levy?

An organisation that doesn't pay into the levy can still qualify for government-funded apprenticeships for their staff. In fact, the UK government will sponsor 95% of the apprenticeship programme, leaving the organisation to invest the remaining 5%, provided that learners otherwise meet eligibility criteria.

What does "off-the-job training" mean?

Off-the-job training is defined as learning undertaken outside of the day-to-day work duties and during the apprentice’s normal working hours.

Our off-the-job training is delivered on a flexible basis and can be carried out at the apprentice’s place of work or home.

The 6 hours per week, minimum, off-the-job training provides learners with the time to focus and develop the required skills, knowledge and behaviours to complete the programme.

How much do managers need to be involved?

Managers will need to ensure apprentices achieve their planned off-the-job training hours and work on their project portfolio.

We also encourage managers to have regular one-to-one meetings with apprentices to catch up on how they are progressing and to join the apprentice and their coach for 30 minutes every 3-4 months for a general catch up about the programme.

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