A diverse range of industries require Associate Project Managers to ensure their projects are delivered successfully. As an Project Manager you will need to be able to access what needs to be achieved, how it will be achieved, how long it will take and how much it will cost, working with the project team to achieve the required outcomes.

You need good planning, organisation, leadership, management and communication skills. You will utilise resources to work together in a motivated and integrated team, with clearly defined reporting lines, roles, responsibilities and authorities.

Throughout this 24 month Apprenticeship, you will develop the skills and knowledge needed to become an effective Project Manager and work towards your Level 4 Project Management Qualification (PMQ), recognised as IPMA Level D. 

You will spend 20% of your working hours in study and development, in order to develop the knowledge and skills needed in this Level 4 programme. Taught lessons and workshops provide the basis for learning. Reading, research and assignments are completed over a fixed period, with help from your assessor and tutor, leading to the PMQ exam.

You will develop your project management skills across a range of competency areas including governance, stakeholder and communications management, budgeting and cost control, project planning, management of scope, project scheduling, risk and issues, contract and procurement, quality, and  resource. You will develop your skills in leadership, team working and collaboration and communication, working with integrity and professionalism.

There are no formal entry requirements, however, before completion of your Apprenticeship, you must have achieved a Level 2 qualification in English and Mathematics. You must also be employed in a role where you will be managing projects of sufficient complexity to be able to evidence the skills mentioned in the overview.

How will I be assessed?
This Apprenticeship is assessed by a portfolio and an exam (APM Project Management Qualification).