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We are Accredited Training Providers with a niche in Project Data Analytics, underpinned by rich experience as industry practitioners.

PROJECT DATA ACADEMY AND APPRENTICESHIP

There are huge untapped opportunities to be exploited in the rich seams of data produced by the projects we deliver. However, there is a shortage of people who have the skills to apply data science in a project delivery environment, which is exacerbated as organisational demands for data insights grows. Recognising this lack of capacity, we created the [Project] Data Analyst Apprenticeship. See how you can get started below. For a detailed description please see Course Information or our registration with ESFA.

INTEREST TO ENROLMENT

The process from interest to enrolment can take up to month so be sure to declare interest as soon as possible.​

ENROLMENT TO ACHIEVEMENT

Here is mapping of what your Apprenticeship Journey will look like.

SYLLABUS DELIVERY

The diagram helps to map out the different components of the syllabus. See our PDF below for more detailed information.

COURSE INFORMATION

Our Level 4 apprenticeship is equivalent to a foundation degree and can be completed in 15 months. It’s very hands on, with training delivered by practitioners who have a deep understanding of their subject and are also plugged into the very latest developments. We also get you involved in hackathons where you’ll have the opportunity to lead a multi-disciplinary team and solve real problems, where you will learn a huge amount in a relatively short period of time.​

How we deliver projects is about to be transformed. Help to shape it and position yourself at the leading edge of a new era.​


Who is our apprenticeship for?

Our apprenticeship is for those in full-time work, who will need to upskill in data methodologies in keeping with the emergence of project data analytics. It is highly appealing to beginners in data analytics who want to advance their skills within a tailored project environment.

You may even have higher qualifications in subjects with limited data applications. The key is that you will be learning a new skill that is heavily sought after in this digital age.


What qualifications will you attain?

You will work towards a BCS accredited Data Analyst Level 4 Apprenticeship. Within that you will complete Two BCS accredited Diplomas​:

  • The Data Analyst Tools​
  • The Data Analyst Concepts​

Location

Prior to COVID-19: Predominantly remote working, however 20% off the job training will be held in London or a client site. 

During COVID-19: Blended learning is delivered via online format. This includes tutor led sessions via zoom and e-learning via Pluralsight. Hackathons are also adapted to an online format.


Benefits

  • Build your skills and confidence in data science and project delivery
  • Gain valuable experience within an organisation and enhance your future career prospects
  • Receive support throughout from academics and professionals who are at the cutting edge, and driving industry change
  • Continue to be paid a salary and have your training costs covered for the duration of the apprenticeship
  • Obtain a nationally recognised qualification.

By 2030, the international market for construction services is expected to grow by 85% to £11.5 trillion. This substantial growth will lead to numerous challenges, where the scope of projects will exceed the current available manpower. Resultantly, the ability to leverage digital innovation will be key to match the organisational demands of a rapidly growing industry. Projecting Success have developed the Project Data Analyst level 4 Apprenticeship to guide the industry through this digital transformation. 

Gartner, McKinsey and a number of other organisations have highlighted the transformational impact of data analytics. However, project delivery organisations are often late adopters. Many companies aren’t yet aligning their data with the business problems that they are trying to solve; they don’t yet fully appreciate the opportunities presented by automation. The potential is vast.

The challenge for most organisations is knowing where to start and how to build momentum within their business. The level 4 [project] data analyst apprenticeship will help by developing a new cadre of professionals who understand and extract insights from data. Our apprenticeship is delivered by industry practitioners, solving real problems using real data, including your own data; all tailored to a project delivery environment.

You can leverage your apprenticeship levy to train new staff or reskill members of your existing team. Can you afford not to engage in something so critical? We are here to help you to navigate a way ahead and prepare for an inevitable future.  


Who is our apprenticeship for?

This apprenticeship is currently aimed at companies who are looking to evolve alongside digital transformation within a project delivery context. While in some cases recruiting data specialists is logical, the expenses involved may not be justified for the level of work that it pertains to or may also be too financially demanding on small to medium enterprises. For these reasons, the apprenticeship enables companies to develop in-house data professionals to leverage data analytics through the process of upskilling existing employees.

We have tailored this apprenticeship with the employers needs in mind by upskilling learners in techniques relevant to tackle the real-world challenges faced across numerous industries. This includes but is not limited to the construction, energy, water and transport sectors.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Apprentices must be at least 16 years old 
  • Have the right to work and live in England 
  • Not possess a previous qualification which has a heavy data component at level 4 or higher
  • Live in the UK as main residence

Entry Qualifications

Essential​:

  • GCSE Maths and English  (grades A-C) or Functional Skills Lv2

Desirable​:

  • Either a minimum of 2 A-Levels (including Maths)  
  • Or a Level 3 Apprenticeship Qualification  
  • Or a Level 3 BTEC (or equivalent)  
  • A good grasp of Statistics is also desirable. 

Desirable qualifications are guidelines and ultimately employers will assess suitability of staff for training.

How does it work?

We have a mixture of academics and professionals with years of experience on hand to facilitate every stage of the process, from recruitment through to on and off the job learning and development.

  • On the job experience: Apprentices gain hands on experience working under your supervision with your data understand the specific demands of your organisation
  • Project-based training: With the support of a mentor apprentices will undertake a combination of assessed classroom based learning and online courses including exercises and challenges working with different types of project data
  • Community events: Apprentices are encouraged to participate in our Meetups and Hackathons to ensure that they remain plugged in to the latest thinking

Length of Programme

We aim to deliver the programme in 59 days over 15 months (14 months training + 1 month End-Point Assessment​). But we appreciate that life can get in the way and can expand to 18 months in extenuating circumstances)


Course Outline

 

Initial Advice & Guidance 

Projecting Success are dedicated to ensuring that you choose the right career pathway for you. We have included some external links to relevant agencies to assist you in developing and growing your career. Please discuss with your Trainer your career progression routes and pathways. All of our team are dedicated in giving impartial advice and guidance to support you in your career development. CLICK THE LINKS BELOW TO FIND OUT MORE.


16 – 19 Years 


All Ages

 

Whistle Blowing Policy 

Projecting Success ensures that it has in place and complies with an effective whistleblowing procedure, approved by the Awarding Bodies and Government bodies responsible for the management of the our organisation, whereby staff may raise in confidence concerns about possible malpractice without fear of victimisation, subsequent discrimination or disadvantage.

What is an apprenticeship? 

An apprenticeship is a level of training that co-occurs alongside full-time work. The Data Analyst level 4 qualification is equivalent to a foundation degree. The apprenticeship outline will consist of 20% off-the-job hours where you will work towards your apprenticeship qualification. The remaining 80% will be on the job for your employer undertaking normal work duties. 


How is training delivered? 

  • The syllabus contains a mixture of face-to-face and remote digital learning (pre-covid-19)
  • The syllabus’s face-to-face content is delivered via tutor-led zoom training (post-covid-19)
  • Topics are parcellated and taught in blocks with check-point assessments at the end of each block. 
  •  There is a two-week intensive learning period on commencement.  
  • At the end of the teaching process, you will undertake an End-Point-Assessment (EPA). This will only happen when Projecting Success and your employer agree you are ready. 

What does the EPA consist of? 

  • Summative Portfolio: A portfolio consisting of evidence from real work projects 
  • Synoptic Project: A business-related project which occurs over 3-5 days away from work but in a controlled environment 
  • Employer Reference: From the employer to outline learner performance in the workplace and how what they have learnt in the apprenticeship has been applied 
  • Interview: Following review of the aforementioned, the interview will assess further competency and knowledge to establish a grade 

What defines the 20% off-the-job training? 

Off-the-job training includes work directed towards attaining the qualification . This includes:

  • Attending community events such as the hackathons & meetups including pre-meetups and pre-hacks
  • Tutor assignments
  • Shadowing 
  • Face-to-face learning 
  • Tutor-led webinars
  • Intensive week training

How are apprenticeships funded? 

There are two streams for funding. 

  1. The first is via your employers training levy. This is a mandatory levy which businesses pay into once they reach the threshold of £3 million annual payroll. It is used to fund staff training and development. 
  2. The second route of funding is via government co-investment. If you are an SME/non-levy paying employer, the government will pay towards 95% of the apprenticeship fee. This can be used for up to 3 apprentices at a time.

Further information of Apprenticeship funding can be found here.


I am a non-levy employer and would like to reserve government funding. How do I go about doing this?

Firstly you will need an employer apprenticeship service account which can be created here

To set up your account you will need the following:

  • an email address you have access to
  • the Government Gateway login for your organisation (or you can use the accounts office reference number and employer PAYE scheme reference number if your annual pay bill is less than £3 million)
  • authority to add PAYE schemes to the account
  • authority to accept the employer agreement on behalf of your organisation

They’ll ask you to:

  • create an account – this is short process and guidance on how to create an account can be found here
  • add a PAYE scheme on behalf of your organisation
  • accept the employer agreement with the ESFA

How much does the apprenticeship cost? 

The Data Analyst Lv4 apprenticeship has a maximum funding band of £15,000. However, we do account for prior learning. Should a learner demonstrate relevant prior learning, the total price of the apprenticeship will be reduced alongside taught training delivery. We test prior learning via self-reported methods against the criteria which will be validated using screening assessments and employer input.

Pedro Bureo

“The Project Data Analyst Apprenticeship goes far beyond the provision of lifelong, career-enhancing data skills, (which by the way, it does magnificently and in a very practical manner, spiced up by its connection to industry-wide hackathons where we can put the newly acquired abilities to work), Martin Paver and his team of savvy data scientists do a great work in striking the sweet spot that us, project practitioners, need to latch on to this fast moving train”

Pedro Bureo, Senior Program Manager, Baker Hughes, [Apprentice]

Hannah McIlroy

“The Data Analyst Apprenticeship is a great opportunity to be at the forefront of the movement towards digital and data driven business/project management, with learning provided by experts in a friendly environment.”

Hannah McIlroy, Head of Business Systems & Processes, Kier Group Ltd, [Apprentice]

Emil Wojtaszek

“The Projecting Success team go above and beyond theoretical teaching of the data analyst role. They provide valuable insight into the cultural change required for data analytics to thrive. They are trailblazers dedicated to leading apprentices in the present so we can lead in the future.”

Emil Wojtaszek, Work Winning Assistant, Sir Robert McAlpine, [Apprentice]

BESPOKE TRAINING

At Projecting Success we are committed to upskilling and training the industry in Project Data Analytics to prepare them for the future.

Our Lunch and Learns consist of talks from our own industry professionals on various topics. This ranges from masterclasses on implementing digital trends to interactive workshops. Please contact us for further information.

The bespoke programme focuses towards optimising thought leadership at a top-down level. The training will enable C-suite executives to get to grips with the transformational potential of project data analytics. This ranges from data pipelines and fundamentals through to machine learning, including implementation challenges within a project delivery context. Please contact us for further information​.

From having delivered the series of Project:Hack with over 100 attendees for industry clients, we leverage our experience to help organisations develop their own In-House hackathons. This includes event management, logistics, data, challenges, masterclasses and more. Please contact us for further information.

We compress material from our Project Data Academy and combine this with your data needs to produce short intensive courses. Depending on your strategy, the bespoke course is created via different weightings of various digital techniques such as automation, visualisation, machine learning and more. Please contact us for further information​.

SECTOR ENGAGEMENT

At Projecting Success we have a passion for what we do and devote a lot of time not just to the development of the community, but also to help people along their journey into project data analytics. We collaborate with a number of organisations and professional bodies and have delivered a series of webinars and presentations.

Upcoming Events

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Past Events
Programming for Beginners

Dr James Smith, the CTO of Projecting Success, introduces the use of Python and how to get started. Topics vary from variables to lists with a coding challenge at the end of the video. More information …

Date: March 7, 2020
Speaker: Dr James Smith

How Will Automation Make Our Jobs Easier?

Automation is commonplace in sectors such as financial services; project delivery is a late adopter. What is automation all about and how will it impact us? More information …

Date: January 17, 2020
Speaker: Dr James Smith

A Brief Introduction to Data Science

Have you every wandered what data science really is? Whan can data science do, and can I do it? What’s the difference between a data analyst and a data scientist? If these are questions that have ever crossed your mind, then this is the masterclass for you! More information …

Date: October 12, 2019
Speaker: Dr James Smith

Reducing the Burden of Repetitive Tasks Within a Project Environment

How many tasks do you perform that are routine? Perhaps you buy a travelcard every month, tally up the hours of an employee, process timesheets or extract content from emails. Please click the image above to watch a recording of the event. More information …

Date: June 12, 2019
Speaker: Dr James Smith

Data Analytics in Procurement: a Brave New World of Opportunity or a Pandora’s Box of Risk?

As a project manager accountable for selecting suppliers, imagine a world where clients share data on supplier performance, on their adherence to schedule and cost, compensation events and volume of costed change requests. More information …

Date: May 16, 2019
Speaker: Martin Paver

Driving Insights Out of Connected Data to Transform Project Management

We live in a connected world! Project teams often struggle to knit together the disparate information that is stored across different software systems. But in reality, all of these sources of data are connected. Please click the image above to watch a recording of the event. More information …

Date: June 27, 2018
Speaker: Dr James Smith

Project Data Analytics – How do we Leverage Experience of Project Delivery?

The experience of project delivery hold many of the keys for future project delivery improvement, but as a profession we struggle to leverage it. More information …

Date: March 20, 2018
Speaker: Martin Paver

Discovering the Truth Within the Government Major Projects Portfolio

The UK Government publish an annual report on their top 143 projects but does it really illustrate the performance of the portfolio? Please click the image above to watch a recording of the event. More information …

Date: March 19, 2018
Speaker: Dr James Smith

Lessons Not learned Again and Again

Why do organisations struggle to leverage value and learn lessons from the delivery of projects? Collectively organisations waste £billions every year repeating avoidable failures which affects the productivity of the UK as a whole. Please click the image above to watch a recording of the event. More information …

Date: December 11, 2017
Speaker: Martin Paver