Data Engineer

The Data Engineer Level 5 Apprenticeship is designed for people who build systems that collect, manage, and convert data into useable information for data scientists, data analysts and business intelligence analysts to interpret.

What does the Data Engineer EPA involve?

The end point assessment, or EPA, for the Data Technician standard is made up of two elements.


Project evaluation report, presentation and questions

Apprentices will submit a 3,500 word project evaluation report by the end of week 10 of the EPA period detailing the project, the outcomes and evidence of competency.

The apprentice must produce and include a mapping in an appendix, showing how the report evidences the KSBs mapped to this assessment method.


Presentation with questions

The apprentice must prepare and deliver a presentation to an independent assessor. After the presentation, the independent assessor will ask the apprentice questions about their project, report and presentation. The presentation and questioning must last 50 minutes. The purpose of the questioning is to seek clarification where required and verify the apprentice has reached the grading descriptors.

Apprenticeship standard

An apprenticeship standard is a short document based on an occupation, outlining the knowledge, skills and behaviours (KSBs) needed for someone to be competent in the occupation’s duties.
View the Data Engineer Apprenticeship Standard on the Institute for Apprenticeships website

All apprenticeship standards have an accompanying assessment plan. This document details the independent assessment that apprentices will undertake at the end of the apprenticeship. This will include details on the assessment method(s) and processes that will be followed.
View the Data Engineer assessment plan

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