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Join the Adult Social Care Data Apprenticeship 

Begins March 2024  •  18-months duration

Applications for the March 2024 cohort are now closed. Please sign up to our mailing list to be notified about future opportunities.

Get ready to take your career in adult social care to the next level with the Level 4 Data Apprenticeship programme. With expert advice and hands-on experience, we'll help you become a skilled data analyst and make a difference in your community.

You can watch a video of a course overview briefing we ran in January. Below, hear from some of the graduates who previously took part in our children's social care data apprenticeship, and find out what to expect on the course.


Grow as a data analyst in adult social care

Expert coaching

The apprenticeship is designed to provide you with 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 to hone your skills and build your portfolio. Our apprenticeship program provides a unique opportunity to gain practical experience and build relationships with your peers across the country.

Career opportunities

Upon completion, you'll receive a professional qualification and be equipped with the (hard and soft) data skills and knowledge to pursue a variety of career opportunities in adult social care. Whether you're interested in working for a local authority or a social care provider, this apprenticeship will help you get there.

Why choose the ASC Data Apprenticeship


Data units


Real-world ASC data sets


Deep dive ASC tailored workshops


About the apprenticeship

The Adult Social Care Data Apprenticeship is a new programme designed to help you become a skilled data analyst in the field of adult social care. Our instructors are experienced professionals who will provide you with expert guidance and hands-on experience working with real-world data sets.

Download the programme overview to learn more. You can also consult the software whitelist for details on the technical requirements necessary to complete the programme.


Our program is flexible and offers both online and in-person options to fit your schedule. Whether you're just starting out in your career or looking to take it to the next level, our program is designed for you.

Places on the apprenticeship will be fully funded by the Apprenticeship Levy.

Who is the programme for?
The apprenticeship is aimed at analysts currently working in adult social care teams in local authorities, 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.


These individuals are critical champions, specialists and advocates for defining what ‘data-driven’ means for your organisation.

Programme features

  • 18-month blended learning delivery model

  • Fortnightly 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

  • Fully funded through the Apprenticeship Levy

Professional impact

The apprenticeship equips you with the techniques, skills and knowledge to generate meaningful insights from organisational data that leads to tangible business impact:

  • Improved performance based on predictive automated insights built in-house.

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

  • Increased capacity in centralised highly-skilled functions by building more widespread capability for business-as-usual data analytics tasks.

  • Data analysed more safely and securely within organisational infrastructure.


What is the ASC Data Apprenticeship Level 4? The ASC Data Apprenticeship Level 4 is a comprehensive programme designed for Adult Social Care analysts nationwide. It aims to meet the specific data skill requirements of the sector and enhance the capabilities of the analyst workforce.

What will I gain from participating? Upon completion, data analysts will possess an enriched data analytics toolkit, a deeper understanding of analysing ASC datasets, and increased confidence in effectively communicating their work within their teams.

What does the apprenticeship offer? This apprenticeship provides an opportunity to develop technical skills using tools like Python and SQL. Additionally, it focuses on enhancing interpersonal skills through personalized coaching and peer learning. Analysts will learn to distill insights from data, articulate performance, demand, and equity of outcomes effectively.

What support will be available to me during the apprenticeship? You will have access to monthly personalised one-to-one coaching with a professional development expert 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.

How will I be assessed? Progress will be assessed through the completion of a portfolio of projects, including a work-based project (e.g., creating a data dashboard or a predictive modeling project) to demonstrate the application of acquired skills in real-world scenarios. The End Point Assessment (EPA) will also involve a final professional discussion with an industry-leading expert/independent assessor. The EPA comprises completing a portfolio of projects, executing a work-based project, and engaging in a final professional discussion with an industry expert. This discussion aims to evaluate your rationale behind data projects and the application of skills to your role.

Who set up the apprenticeship? The apprenticeship was set up at the request of the ADASS regions, and is delivered in partnership with Social Finance and Corndel.

Do I need any qualifications or prior knowledge of things like Python and SQL to take part in the apprenticeship? No – you will learn all the skills you need over the course of the 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

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How to apply

Applications are now closed. Please sign up to our mailing list and we'll notify you when the next cohort opens.



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