Associate Project Manager Apprenticeship Level 4

Duration: 18 months

This 18 month high quality programme (and 15 month accelerated option) is appropriate for junior project professionals who need a high-quality structured training programme to achieve the knowledge, behaviours and skills displayed by occupationally competent project managers. Apprentices will undertake an APM Project Management Qualification as part of the apprenticeship.

The programme comprises monthly full day digitally-led seminars with a project management expert. Tuition is supplemented with regular one to one coaching and access to high quality online and offline resources to put apprentices in a great position to achieve their apprenticeship and the industry-standard APM qualification.

Apprentices develop skills in governance, managing stakeholders, conflict, budgets and cost control, scope, scheduling, risk and issues, contracts and procurement, quality and resources, and business case development. They will develop behaviours including driving for results, collaboration, leadership, communications, integrity, ethics, compliance and professionalism.

Upon commencement, apprentices may become student members of the Association for Project Management (APM) as the first step of professional membership. They will be eligible for progression to associate membership upon successful completion of the apprenticeship. Full membership can be attained through further experience and professional development.

Course Content

Core modules in course include

  • P3M and Project Context
  • Project Governance & Reporting
  • Business Case & Stakeholder
  • Management
  • Project Planning, Scope & Estimating
  • Procurement, Cost and Earned Value
  • Management
  • Risk and Quality Management
  • Change Control & Configuration
  • Management
  • Project Teams and Leadership

There are also a number of workshops supporting preparation for the APM PMQ exam and apprenticeship end-point assessment

Delivery Model

The course is delivered through once monthly full-day seminars plus coaching as well as virtual classroom and pre-recorded lessons. We deliver nationally.

All teaching is presently delivered remotely and there is an active programme of starts despite Covid-19.

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