Associate Project Manager

A Level 4 Apprenticeship programme that develops the essential skills required for effective project management.

Associate Project Manager


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.

Who is this for?

Available under the UK Level 4 Apprenticeship levy, this program is suitable for employees and entry level managers wishing to progress to a formal project management role. Upon successful completion of this apprenticeship, candidates may wish to continue their study and gain a professional project management qualification and membership with the Association for Project Management.

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


Dates & Fees

Program length: 12-15 months

Dates: April, September 2020 & January, April, September 2021

Fees: £6,000 per participant including the End Point Assessment. This matches the maximum government funding band for the Associate Project Manager Apprenticeship Standard and can therefore be fully funded through the Apprenticeship Levy.

Contact us for more information and to discuss your requirements.

Entry Requirements

  • Individual employers will set the selection criteria for their Apprenticeships
  • 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


The apprenticeship is delivered predominantly online, with 5 face-to-face workshops spaced throughout the year. The first kick off workshop takes place in the first month. All 12 modules are completed through virtual self-paced study, with monthly one-to-one coaching sessions to keep you on track.

The 12 modules are based on 4 key themes:

Personal effectiveness – Managing self and foundations of managing projects

Project leadership – Managing teams and stakeholders

Managing project quality - Constraints and procurement

Lean project leadership – Managing risk, leading change and delivering results

Each module contains assessments spaced every 30-60 minutes of learning so you can track your progress early on. Assessments are relevant to the learner and the employing organisation, ensuring immediate application back to the workplace.


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