Data Analyst End Point Assessment

Level 4

1st for EPA assesses the level 4 Data Analyst apprenticeship standard.Full guidance, templates and toolkits are available.Register your interest

What does EPA involve for Data Analyst?

There are two versions of end point assessment for Data Analyst, depending on when you started.

Apprentices who started their apprenticeship before 1st June 2021 will be on v1.0 unless their training provider has moved them onto v1.1. Apprentices who started on or after 1st June 2021 will be on version 1.1. Check with your training provider if you’re not sure which version you’re on.

EPA for Data Analyst v1.0 involves:

  1. Portfolio of work
  2. Employer reference
  3. Project, lasting 1 week
  4. Interview, lasting 2 hours.

EPA for Data Analyst v1.1 involves:

  1. Project with presentation and questioning, including a 3,500 word report, 20 min presentation and 20 min questioning
  2. Professional discussion with portfolio, lasting 1 hour.

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How does EPA work?

  • The training provider recommends an EPAO, often with input from the employer.

  • The training provider registers the apprentice with the EPAO, giving an expected date for EPA.

  • The apprentice completes Gateway and schedules their EPA.

  • 1st for EPA provides full support and guidance to help the apprentice prepare for EPA.

  • EPA is carried out with a qualified assessor.

  • 1st for EPA carries out quality checks, then emails the apprentice their results and claims their completion certificate from the ESFA.

1st for EPA – Your Data EPAO

In today’s data-driven world, the role of a Data Analyst is essential in helping organisations to make informed decisions, uncover insights, and drive business growth. To ensure the competency of Data Analysts, End Point Assessments (EPA) have specifically been designed for data-related roles and are very important. Here we consider the importance of Data Analyst End Point Assessments and the role of a specialised EPAO (End Point Assessment Organisation) in this field, often referred to as a “data EPAO.”

A Data EPAO, short for End Point Assessment Organisation specialising in data-related assessments, is responsible for evaluating and assessing Data Analysts as they approach the end of their apprenticeship. These assessments are meticulously designed to validate the skills, knowledge, and competencies required in the field of data analysis.

More About Data EPAOs

Data EPA assessments serve several important purposes for aspiring Data Analysts:

Quality Assurance: A Data EPAO ensures that Data Analysts meet industry standards and will possess the analytical and technical skills necessary to excel in their roles. This quality assurance guarantees that organisations can rely on their Data Analysts for accurate insights.

Specialised Expertise: A data EPAO provides tailored guidance and support, understanding the unique challenges and requirements of the data analysis field. They also provide valuable resources, feedback, and training specific to data-related roles.

Validation: Successfully completing a Data Analyst End Point Assessment with a recognised data EPAO validates a Data Analyst’s capabilities in the eyes of employers and industry peers. This validation can open doors to career opportunities and advancement.

Choosing the right Data EPAO

When choosing a Data EPAO, you should always consider the following areas:

Reputation: Research and choose a data EPAO that has a strong reputation.

Specialisation: Ensure that the EPAO specialises in data-related assessments and also comes with an understanding of the data analysis field.

Accreditation: Verify that the data EPAO is recognised and accredited by relevant industry authorities and certification bodies.

Industry Connections: A data EPAO with connections to data analysis networks can also provide valuable networking opportunities and insights.

For those individuals who aspire to excel as Data Analysts, the Data Analyst End Point Assessment is an essential step in their career journey. A reputable Data EPAO plays a vital role in ensuring that Data Analysts will meet industry standards and possess the skills necessary for success in data-related roles. By partnering with a specialised data EPAO, Data Analysts gain validation, guidance, and access to resources that can help them thrive in the field of data analysis.

If you’re on the path to becoming a proficient Data Analyst, consider collaborating with a recognised Data EPAO like 1st for EPA. We are committed to helping Data Analysts achieve their career goals and excel in the dynamic world of data analysis.

Contact 1st for EPA Today!

For those hoping to start a career as a Data Analyst, the Data Analyst End Point Assessment will be an essential part of their professional journey. A reputable Data EPAO will play an indispensable role in making sure that Data Analysts meet industry standards and possess the skills needed for success in data analysis roles. By aligning with a specialised data EPAO, Data Analysts gain validation, guidance, and access to resources that empower them to succeed in the ever-evolving field of data analysis.

What does EPA cost for Data Analyst?

EPA for this apprenticeship standard is £1350.

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How we make EPA easy

Here’s why employers and training providers choose 1st for EPA as their end point assessment organisation (EPAO):

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    Support and guidance

    Full guidance and support is given to apprentices – We’ve created resources that prepare apprentices for EPA so they know what to expect and are ready for their final assessment

  • EPA Guidance

    Resource bank

    Resource bank with guidance notes to support apprentices through end point assessment

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    Experienced assessors

    All our assessors are experts in the subject they assess. They understand the demands of the apprenticeship and the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to be successful

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    Friendly team

    Friendly team to answer all your questions

  • Remote EPA

    Remote EPA

    We carry out end point assessment remotely wherever the Assessment Plan allows, meaning we work across the UK and can be flexible

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    To manage and schedule EPA

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