Business Analyst Apprenticeship

By identifying and analysing IT systems, processes and practices, business analyst apprentices can ensure your business is operating as efficiently and effectively as possible. Our Level 4 Business Analyst Apprenticeship will skill your employees to dive into the depths of your business, asking the right questions of the right shareholders, helping you to gain valuable insight into opportunities to fine tune your operations. Become an apprenticeship business analyst with Estio today.

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Skills gained with a business analyst apprenticeship

A qualified Level 4 Business Analyst can:

  • Apply structured approaches to identify, investigate, analyse and communicate complex business problems and opportunities
  • Represent real world situations at varying levels of detail or complexity, to aid the communication and understanding of different scenarios
  • Lead the analysis, identification, design, prioritisation and implementation of processes and business changes to improve business operations and services
  • Provide advice, guidance and recommendations based on specialist knowledge and experience

Key information

15 months plus assessment
Study modes
Online teaching, coaching and workplace development
Qualifications Achieved
Level 4 Business Analyst Apprenticeship

Benefits of a business analyst apprenticeship

For employers

A business analyst apprentice will:

  • Equip you with the knowledge required to deliver change successfully
  • Enable your employees to gain the skills necessary to create transformation
  • Help your business to apply new and emerging technologies, to ensure your organisation continues to evolve and doesn’t fall behind
  • Diversify your workforce by filling a skills gap
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For learners

An apprenticeship as business analyst will enable you to:

  • Become a change professional who helps organisations to deliver business and digital change successfully
  • Regularly investigate and analyse solutions to ensure the right one is chosen
  • Gain the ability to communicate effectively in a variety of situations
  • Expand on logical and creative thinking skills to help solve business change challenges
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Knowledge Gained

A Level 4 Business Analyst will know business change and system development life cycles, including the use of appropriate methodologies and the impact of organisational culture and context. They have techniques to elicit requirements, including when it is most appropriate to use each, as well as an awareness of the importance of engaging internal and external stakeholders. They will also understand different approaches to document business processes including when it’s most appropriate to use each.

Programme Modules
Entry requirements
Apprenticeship Standard
Programme Modules

Programme Modules

  • Business Analysis Foundation
  • Business Analysis Practice
  • Business Analysis Process Modelling
  • Business Analysis Requirements Engineering
  • Agile Scrum Master


Each business analyst apprenticeship course has a standard set of competencies – Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours – that are focused on throughout the programme. The Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours are evaluated through the End-Point Assessment (EPA), which is completed in the last month of the apprenticeship. The EPA is conducted by an external assessor, and will include the following elements that need to be completed in order to finish the apprenticeship.

  1. A portfolio
  2. A professional discussion
  3. A project proposal with Q&A
Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements may vary depending on the requirements of the employer. Usually, a Level 3 qualification such as A Levels, NVQs, a BTEC or a Level 3 Apprenticeship will be required. Employers may also expect a minimum of 5 GCSEs with grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) including English and maths. Apprentices that don’t have GCSE English and maths at the required level may need to undertake mandatory Functional Skills as part of the apprenticeship to achieve Level 2 prior to End-Point Assessment.



This apprenticeship programme costs £18,000, all covered through the Apprenticeship Levy. Even if your business doesn’t pay into the Levy, the government funds 95% of all apprenticeship training, with your business only paying 5%.

Business Analyst Apprenticeship Standard

Business Analyst Apprenticeship Standard

This business analyst apprenticeship is all about working with organisations to improve their information systems. Duties including identifying and analysing stakeholders impacted by a proposed change, understanding varying perspectives and assessing how interests are best managed, applying structured techniques to investigate business opportunities and more.

Why choose our business analyst apprenticeship?

Estio is a leading provider of digital and technology apprenticeship programmes, offering a comprehensive apprenticeship course informed by industry experts, and delivered remotely to ensure enough flexibility for your apprentice’s needs to be suited. Our business analyst apprenticeship is ideal for those looking to take their first steps in this exciting career.

What does a business analyst apprentice do?

Business analyst apprentices will undertake daily responsibilities alongside remote learning across the course of their apprenticeship. They will learn to investigate and analyse business processes, understand data and business needs, and document requirements for digital and business change solutions whilst learning how to use tools and new skills in educational settings.

What is a business analyst apprenticeship?

A business analyst apprenticeship will enable the apprentice to analyse data and investigate information system solutions in order to find trends, answer questions, and draw conclusions to help to improve the operational efficiency of your organisation.

Job roles for business analyst apprentices

  • Business Analyst
  • IT Business Analyst
  • Business Systems Analyst
  • Requirements Analyst/Engineer
  • Business Process Analyst

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