Introducing the Level 5 Data Engineer Apprenticeship

Cambridge Spark is excited to unveil the pioneering Level 5 Data Engineer Apprenticeship! As a trailblazer in AI and data engineering education, we’re proud to launch the first programme of its kind based on the Level 5 Data Engineer standard released this year. 

This apprenticeship is tailored to meet the surging demand for skilled data engineers in the tech industry. If you lead a team of data engineers, this programme offers you a framework for growing your team and succeeding with digital transformation. And if you’re an employee wanting to move into a data engineer role, this apprenticeship will help you build the necessary skills to make that change and progress in your career.

"Data engineers are vital in our data-centric world. The Level 5 Data Engineer Apprenticeship, backed by the Apprenticeship Levy, is key for talent development, equipping learners with essential skills for data analytics and leadership," says Dr. Raoul-Gabriel Urma, Founder and Executive Chairman of Cambridge Spark.

The 14-month programme, delivered entirely online, blends self-led eLearning with interactive workshops and practical, work-based projects. It’s a comprehensive learning journey, covering Python for Data Engineering, Data Engineering Concepts, Databases, SQL and NoSQL, Data Modelling, DevOps, and much more.

What makes the Level 5 Data Engineer Apprenticeship unique?

This programme is unique in its blend of theoretical knowledge and practical, real-world application. Learners will have access to EDUKATE.AI, our online learning platform offering immediate coding assignment feedback, for hands-on experience in industry-simulated projects. They’ll also benefit from personalised support, including a dedicated data mentor and learner success coach.

The curriculum covers a comprehensive skill set for the modern data engineer with essential modules like:

  • Python for Data Engineering
  • Data Modelling
  • Data Pipelines and Automation
  • Advanced Data Engineering Techniques
  • Emerging Trends and Technologies

Is the Level 5 Data Engineer Apprenticeship right for you or your team?

Are you looking to develop crucial skills in Python, SQL, data modelling, and more within your team? Or maybe you aspire to pursue a career in data engineering? This programme is ideal for those aiming to upskill and excel in the fast-evolving field of data engineering.

Perfect for employees seeking to enhance their technical capabilities, the Level 5 Data Engineer Apprenticeship is the key to unlocking potential in data analytics and machine learning.

Enrolment for our upcoming cohort is open until 22nd February 2024.

Ready to learn more?

To discover more about this programme, join our free webinar on 16th of January, where we’ll delve deeper into the curriculum and answer your questions.

Visit the Level 5 Data Engineer Apprenticeship information page to learn more, or explore our full list of programmes.

About us

Cambridge Spark is an education technology company that enables corporate and government organisations to achieve their business goals by educating their workforce with critical digital transformation skills to succeed in the AI era. We are headquartered in Cambridge, UK, with an office and an educational campus in King Cross, London.

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