Trainee Business Architect


A trainee business architect supports the more senior business architect roles. They also receive training on the tasks they support so they can work on their own.

At this role level, you will:

develop your knowledge of the frameworks, practice, and principles of business architecture

work with other business architects to support the production of clear business architecture outputs

support during workshops and meetings with stakeholders in the organisation

Behavioural Skills

Title Details
Verbal Expression Communicating effectively using the spoken word.
Written Expression Communicating effectively in writing, such as reports and via emails.

Other Skills

Title Details Depth
Process Improvement Techniques Methods, tools and techniques to analyse and optimise processes in order to improve the quality of a product or service. Aware of


Title Details
Security Awareness Tools and techniques to help users and employees understand the role they play in helping to combat information security breaches and for IT and security professionals to prevent and mitigate risk.

Professional Development Activity (PDA)

Title Details PDA Group
Deputising Standing in for supervisor or manager on a temporary basis during periods of absence. Broadening Activities
Job Shadowing and Special Assignments Undertaking temporary periods or secondments in other roles, inside or outside IT, particularly those that offer a new perspective on own function or exposure to other environments and cultures. Broadening Activities
Gaining Knowledge of Employing Organisation Gaining basic knowledge of the employing organisation, its business, structure, culture, policies, products/services, operations and terminology. Increasing Knowledge
Gaining Knowledge of Surrounding Technical Areas Gaining knowledge of IT activities in employing organisation external to own function. Increasing Knowledge
Involvement in Professional Body Activities Attending meetings, seminars and workshops organised by professional body and reading published material, such as journals and web content. Participation in Professional Activities
Time Management Undertaking learning and practice in the planning and organising of own activities. Developing Professional Skills
Team Working Undertaking learning and practice in the techniques of team and collaborative working. Gaining an understanding of the underlying concepts. Developing Professional Skills

Organisational Skill Name and Description

Framework Skill Level
Government Digital and Data Profession Capability Framework

Business architecture

Business analysis involves understanding the business needs and translating those requirements into solutions through detailed analysis and feedback.

Awareness Business architecture

You can: show an awareness of business architecture frameworks, principles and techniques support the application of frameworks to business change in an organisation, under guidance

Government Digital and Data Profession Capability Framework

Communicating information

Communication involves conveying information using the most effective medium and language for the audience.

Awareness Communicating information

You can: listen to the needs of design and business stakeholders and interpret information take part in discussions within a multidisciplinary team

Government Digital and Data Profession Capability Framework


Collaboration in the DDaT Profession typically involves working in a multidisciplinary project team, and contributing to working groups and wider professional communities. It requires a broad understanding of the technologies, principles and perspectives of related professions.

Awareness Consultancy

You can: show an understanding of the need for consulting in your role, and its purpose work under guidance to identify what advice, guidance and recommendations might be appropriate, usually by referring to previous work by others show an understanding of how to frame problems that need to be solved

Government Digital and Data Profession Capability Framework

Making and guiding decisions

Process optimisation involves ensuring your processes are accurately defined and capture the most efficient way to complete a task by monitoring modified procedures.

Awareness Making and guiding decisions

You can: recommend decisions and describe the reasoning behind them identify and articulate technical disputes between direct peers and local stakeholders

Government Digital and Data Profession Capability Framework

Methods and tools

Metadata management involves establishing policies and processes that ensure data can be accessed across an organisation.

Awareness Methods and tools

You can: follow advice to apply the most appropriate tools and techniques to support the planning, analysis, development, testing, implementation and improvement of systems and services

Government Digital and Data Profession Capability Framework

Strategic thinking

Strategy involves creating a plan to achieve a team or organisation's objectives.

Awareness Strategic thinking

You can: explain the strategic context of your work and why it is important support strategic planning in an administrative capacity

Qualification Components

Title Awarding Bodies
FEDIP Associate Practitioner The Federation for Informatics Professionals

The Professional Body Responsible for this job family is BCS. This job role profile was created in collaboration with BCS, using Role Model Plus.

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