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Join the Adult Social Care Data Analysis Apprenticeship 

Begins November 2024  •  18-months duration •  Fully funded by the Apprenticeship Levy

Applications for the November 2024 cohort are now open - apply here!


Please join our mailing list to stay up to date with news and information about applying, or get an invite for a briefing session below.

Line manager and HR only session: 17th July, 1pm

Applicant briefing session: 10th September, 10am

We're also holding a drop-in Q&A session where you can come and ask any questions about your application on 14th August at 12pm. Email us at to get the outlook invite.

Take your career to the next level with our Level 4 Data Analysis Apprenticeship, specifically designed for analysts working in the Adult Social Care sector in Local Authorities across England. With expert advice and hands-on experience, we'll help you become a skilled data analyst and make a difference in your community.


Grow your data analysis skills while working in adult social care

Expert coaching

We have small cohorts on the apprenticeship and your programme will also include 1-2-1 coaching with a Professional Development Expert. You'll learn the techniques and best practices for analysing and interpreting data to make informed decisions.

Tailored content

In addition to e-learning, you'll get hands-on experience working with real-world ASC data sets such as Client Level Data (CLD) to hone your skills. We also bring in expert guest speakers from across the ASC sector and beyond to bring the materials to life. 

Career opportunities

Upon completion, you'll receive a professional qualification and be equipped with the data skills and knowledge to pursue a variety of career opportunities in adult social care. Whatever your goals, the apprenticeship will help get you there.


About the apprenticeship

The Adult Social Care Data Apprenticeship is a Level 4 Apprenticeship designed to help you become a skilled data analyst in the field of adult social care. It aims to meet the specific data skill requirements of the ASC sector and enhance the capabilities of the analyst workforce. 

Programme features

  • Delivered in partnership with apprenticeship experts Corndel, in line with Data Analyst Level 4 standards

  • 18-month blended learning delivery model

  • Monthly coaching with a Professional Development Expert

  • 16 hands-on workshops delivered by experienced data scientists

  • Bite-sized, practical projects to embed learning

  • Flexible learning content in a range of formats to suit your schedule

  • Fully funded through the Apprenticeship Levy 

Professional impact

Analysts will learn to distil insights from data, and articulate performance, demand, and equity of outcomes in ASC teams effectively. You'll also benefit from:

  • Practicing your new skills on analysis directly relevant to your role and learning using real-world examples

  • Robust analysis throughout the organisation through better designed and managed analytics projects.

  • Learning a blend of skills ranging from technical proficiency to visualising and presenting your findings

  • Enhancing your interpersonal skills through personalised coaching and peer learning. 

  • Being part of a cohort of analysts from other local authorities, learning and developing together

  • Engaging with experts and guest speakers to gain insights, and expand your professional network. 


Who is the programme for?
The apprenticeship is designed for analysts currently working in adult social care teams in local authorities in England, or people hired by local authorities under fixed term contracts as part of apprenticeship roles. Additionally, you will need to have the right to work in the UK.

Do I need qualifications, or prior knowledge of things like Python and PowerBI to take part? 

No - you will learn all the skills you need over the course of the apprenticeship. 

How will I be assessed?

You'll create a portfolio of projects, including a work-based project, to demonstrate your application of skills in real-world scenarios. You'll also complete an End Point Assessment (EPA) which will involve a professional discussion with an independent assessor.

What support will be available to me?

You'll have access to monthly personalised one-to-one coaching with a professional development expert (PDE) and peer learning sessions designed to bolster technical proficiency and interpersonal skills, as well as an interactive e-learning portal. Your line manager will also be involved throughout the programme and be involved in regular reviews and 360 feedback.  

Who set up and who delivers the apprenticeship?

The apprenticeship is delivered in partnership with Social Finance, Corndel, and Imperial College Business School. It was set up at the request of the ADASS regions in England, and was designed with input from current ASC analysts and team managers. 

What's the time commitment for the apprenticeship?

The commitment includes 16 monthly virtual workshops that introduce you to new concepts, monthly 1-1 tuition with a PDE, and approximately 3-4 hours per week for guided self-learning and practical exercises. You'll also be asked to apply your newfound skills in the workplace and document these as part of your learning. 

When does the apprenticeship start, and how long does it last?

The apprenticeship takes 18 months to complete, and will begin in early November 2024. 

How is it funded?

Places on the apprenticeship are fully funded by the Apprenticeship Levy. 

When and how can I apply?

The application window opens on 8th July and closes on 20th September 2024. Check our website then for the application form.

I'm interested - how can I find out more? 

You can join our mailing list to stay up to date with news. You can also sign up for a briefing session to hear more and ask any questions you might have. There's also a designated session just for line managers and HR teams taking place on 17th July. 

Below, you can watch a testimonial video about the experience of analysts who took part in our first social care apprenticeship, developed for analysts working in children's social care. So far over 100 analysts have taken part in this apprenticeship. 

My confidence has grown so much already. The course was so tailored to my day job, it has massively surpassed my expectations!

Joseph Cornford-Hutchings,
CSC Data Apprenticeship learner




How to apply

Applications are open from 8th July to 20th September.

Apply here, or email to find out more. 



Ensure you and your organisation are ready for you to take part by downloading our software whitelisting guidance.

You can also download a programme overview or one of our participant guides for some more in-depth info about the apprenticeship curriculum and what to expect.



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