Associate Project Manager Apprenticeship

Project management as a discipline applies to business projects of all types and requires balancing the demands for time, quality, scope and cost inherent in any project.

This apprenticeship is designed to provide the knowledge and build the practical skills and behaviours required for a project manager to successfully manage the initiation, planning, execution and control of projects.

At a glance

  • Level 4

  • Fully funded

  • 15-18 months

  • Accredited to IPMA Level D by the Association for Project Management

Programme Overview

This programme allows apprentices to progress through each core theme exploring themselves as project leaders with many responsibilities: to be an effective part of a project team, to manage a variety of projects, and to deliver results and reach organisational goals.

This Level 4 apprenticeship is accredited to IPMA Level D by the Association for Project Management.

Due to recent changes to the funding rules, we are currently reviewing our apprenticeship information and policies.

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Modules - 4 months

  • Module 1 - Introduction & Self-Efficacy

  • Module 2 - Project Management Foundations

  • Module 3 - Communication & Stakeholder Engagement

Modules - 4 months

  • Module 4 - Leadership & Effective Teamwork

  • Module 5 - Managing Project Scope, Schedule & Resources

  • Module 6 - Optimisation, Execution & Control

Modules - 4 months

  • Module 7 - Procurement Management

  • Module 8 - Risk & Quality Management

  • Module 9 - Project Closures & Lessons Learned

Modules - 4 months

  • Module 10 - Project Excellence & Sustainability

  • Module 11 - Lean & Agile Project Management

  • Module 12 - The Future of Project Management

Assessment - 3 months

  • Gateway 1 - IPMA Level D Certification

  • Gateway 2 - End Point Assessment

Workshop content and timings subject to change

    Delivery Method

    This apprenticeship is delivered fully online within 15-18 months (including gateway).
    Three, full-day live sessions - one per term.

    All 12 modules are completed through virtual, self-paced study, with regular assessor review meetings to keep you on track.

    • Each module focuses on and combines various learning areas and features one practice based summative assessment [work-relevant deliverables] as well as several formative assessments, quizzes and practice activities

    Apprenticeships at Hult Ashridge

    All of our apprenticeships are developed and regularly reviewed by our expert faculty, to ensure that the latest research and critical thinking is included to tackle the ever-changing organisational landscapes and challenges faced by leaders and their businesses.

    We teach through a combination of live online session, on-site training days and virtual study. All learning materials are accessible to the apprentice 24/7 on Canvas.

    Throughout the apprentice's time at Ashridge, we hold regular tripartite meetings between a member of our apprentice support team, the apprentice, and their line manager to discuss progression so far and any additional support needs.

    The programme has made me more aware of the wider business I work in and has exposed me to lots of practical content I would not have encountered just from working.

    Felix Tyszkiewicz

    Level 4 Associate Project Manager

    Felix Apprentice

    20% Off the Job

    This programme requires 20% off-the-job training.

    This is a statutory requirement that means the learning takes place during the apprentice's normal, paid working hours, for the purpose of achieving the knowledge, skills and behaviours of the apprenticeship standard.

    Funding & admissions

    This programme is fully funded under the UK apprenticeship levy for employers in England.

    Entry requirements

    • Individual employers will set the selection criteria for their Apprenticeships

    • Skills Scan - to be completed by all applicants and their line managers

    • A levels (work experience will be considered in place of formal qualifications)

    • Candidates will typically have five GCSEs at Grade C or higher, including English and Maths, and hold a minimum of 48 UCAS points (or equivalent)

    • Funding rules require individuals to be employed and working at least 50% in England

    • Strong personal motivation and capability to benefit from and contribute to the program

    • Line manager support to undertake work-based assignments and build a portfolio of evidence

    • Apprentices without Level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the End Point Assessment

    Programme Funding

    Programme Funding + End Point Assessment Fully funded through Apprenticeship Levy (Funding band 6,000 GBP)


    Our apprenticeship faculty are practitioners first, academics second. They have real, lived experience of business and boardrooms, as well as a commitment to academic rigour and research.

    Academic Director

    Judith Parsons

    BA, MSc, Cert Ed

    Latest Work

    Juan Zuliani

    BA (Hons), MBA

    Latest Work

    Contact Us

    Request a call back from a member of our experienced apprenticeships team. Or, you can call us on +44 (0)20 3936 1185

    Skills Scan

    The Skills Scan is a vital part of the apprenticeship application process for apprentices and line managers.