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NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Data Analysis

Information and Communication Technology
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Level 2
Minimum entry age

What does this qualification cover?

This qualification is designed for learners who want to improve their knowledge and skills of data analysis. It will support learners in a number of sectors and job roles where an understanding of data analysis is required.

Who is it suitable for?

This qualification is suitable for learners aged pre-16 and above.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. However, learners may find it helpful if they’ve achieved an Entry Level 3 qualification in Maths and Entry Level 3 qualification in ICT.

How is this qualification structured?

To be awarded this qualification, learners are required to successfully complete 5 mandatory units.

How is it assessed?

This qualification is internally assessed via a portfolio of evidence which is externally quality assured.

What related qualifications can you progress to?

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:

NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Digital Skills for Work (603/3114/8)

NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Data Protection and Data Security (603/3639/0)

Level 2 and 3 qualifications in Data Analytics/Programming.

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Qualification Specification
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This document contains everything you need to know about this qualification and should be used by everyone involved in its planning, delivery and assessment.

In the know
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This document outlines the key information of this qualification for the centre, learner and employer.

Mandatory units

  1. Introduction to Data Analysis (L/617/3890)
  2. The Role of a Data Analyst (R/617/3891)
  3. Collection, Processing and Preparation of Data (Y/617/3892)
  4. Interpretation of Data (D/617/3893)
  5. Communication and Presentation of Data (H/617/3894)


Internal assessments will go ahead in 2021/22, therefore moving away from results being based on Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs) used in 2020 to 2021, where this has been permitted. Students need to prepare a portfolio of evidence. We encourage centres to review our guidance on the types of evidence, and evidence capture, that we permit including e.g. the use of video, photos and other digital means of demonstrating knowledge and skills.

For further information please see the 2021/22 adaptation addendum document below.

2021-22 AT 60339160 V1.0
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