Smart Training is offering the brand new Level 4 Apprenticeship in Information Systems Business Analysis - one of the 'Trailblazer' Apprenticeships which have been designed by employers who have specified the skills they need their Apprentices to achieve. It will enable participants to gain the ability to investigate business situations, identify and evaluate options for improvement and define the features required by organisations
This professional qualification is ideal for those in the roles of IS Business Analyst, IT Business Analyst, Business Systems Analyst, Requirements Analyst/Engineer and Business Process Analyst.
This is an interactive and practical course which typically takes 18 months to complete on a part-time basis and will provide the technical knowledge and understanding learners need to confidently make transformational changes to business processes.
Government funding is available for those who are employed more than 30 hours a week and have lived in the UK or European Union for the past three years. To receive this funding you'll also study for functional skills in English and maths.
An Apprentice is expected to spend 20% of their working hours completing off the job training.
- How to conduct internal and external environmental analysis of an industry domain
- How business change and system development life cycles work, including the use of appropriate methodologies and impact of organisational culture
- The value of Business Analysis in improving the IS system performance of an organisation
- What is meant by IS Business Analysis and the stages of activity that constitute it
- The procedures, tools and techniques that can be used to conduct all stages of IS Business analysis
- The approach to investment appraisal, benefits realisation and management
- The purpose and value of quality assurance techniques
- The role and application of contemporary modelling software and techniques in modelling the current and proposed business processes
- How to scope, plan and manage Business Analysis tasks
- How to document options, proposals and plans arising from a specified IT Business Analysis assignment and the sign-off process
- The importance of communicating effectively with stakeholders during an IS Business Analysis assignment
Work and assessment
Assessment is by assignment writing and project completion, plus an End Point Assessment.
End Point Assessment
This is an externally-assessed project and interview combined with a portfolio of best practice examples, to be completed by the end of the course. The project will be agreed with the employer and is likely to take five days to complete.
This course costs just £1,800 for non-levy paying employers, as the Government will fund £16,200 of the full £18,000 course fees for eligible staff. Large employers can fund the entire cost through the Apprenticeship Levy. Eligible staff are those who are employed for more than 30 hours a week and who have lived in the UK or European Union for the past three years.
Learners could progress onto a Level 5 qualification in management if they wanted to pursue a management role.