Level 4

Associate Project Manager


2 years


Rush Green Campus


Flexible dates


Adult 19+


Management & HR

This apprenticeship combines online learning, classroom training and on-the-job experience to equip you with essential project management skills.

The topics that you will cover include:

  • Principles of Project Management
  • Concept & Business Case
  • Project Finances
  • Project Planning
  • Risk Management
  • Project Monitoring & Quality
  • Management & Leadership

You will also learn about Agile and Waterfall methodologies and managing communications with stakeholders.

Your end point assessment will require you to present a work-based portfolio showing how the knowledge you have acquired from the modules has been put into practice in the workplace. Your end-point assessment will take place in the final few months of the programme.

Modules will include:

• Project governance

• Stakeholder management

• Project communication

• Consolidated planning

• Budgeting and cost control

• Business case and benefits management

• Project scope

• Resource management

• Project risk and issue management

• Contract management and procurement

• Project quality

• Project context

To achieve the apprenticeship standard all components must be completed, including Functional skills at the required level if the apprentice does not have exemptions. All apprenticeship standards include an end point assessment which is required to complete the standard.

  • 4-9 grade (A-C) GCSEs including maths and English
  • Working a minimum of 30 hours per week
  • Working in a Project Management role or have significant project responsibilities

Upon successful completion of the Associate Project Manager Apprenticeships, learners will have achieved the APM level 4 qualification in project management and may wish to continue their development through to a level 5 programme or go into employment as Project Team Leader, Project Manager or Project Supervisor.

Complete your apprenticeship and you will be eligible to become a Member of the Association for Project Management (APM).

This is the first step towards Professional Membership.

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