Associate Project Manager Level 4 

If you’re in a role which involves the management and coordination of projects, this apprenticeship will help to prepare and support you to be a highly skilled and even better Project Manager. Our programme equips individuals with the tools and insight to be an effective Project Manager with sound planning, organisation, leadership, management and communication skills. You’ll also achieve the APM Project Management Qualification.

Associate Project Manager


14 Months


About the programme

Our Associate Project Management apprenticeship provides you with the skills and knowledge to help you become an effective and successful Project Manager. We have designed the programme in partnership with specialist Project Management practitioners who work across the public, private and third sector on a daily basis supporting and managing large, complex projects. This means that you’ll be provided with real industry knowledge and content with up to date thinking and best practice that is used by professionals today to help you to be an expert Project Manager too.

Is the apprenticeship for you?

Whether you’re already working on projects, working as a Project Manager or just starting out, our project management apprenticeship will provide you with access to a wealth of knowledge that will underpin the development of your professional skills. You’ll need to be involved in projects on a daily basis to be able to apply the learning and development of the programme into your day-to-day activities.

The programme covers the theory, skills, and behaviours of professional project management to help you succeed in your role. We have created a programme that includes time to understand the principles of structured project management and applying them to real project situations within your workplace so that learning goes beyond theory and is much more practical and useful to helping you develop your career.

What you’ll learn

You will learn about the key components of being a project manager that will enable you to be successful. Topics include:

  • Governance
  • Risk & Issue Management
  • Resource Management
  • Schedule Management
  • Communication

This apprenticeship programme also includes the Association of Project Management’s Project Management Qualification (APM PMQ) which forms a mandatory requirement of the end point assessment gateway check.

How you’ll learn

    Over our 14 month programme you’ll be supported by a highly experienced team providing a mixture of learning opportunities for you. We deliver the programme as a blended learning model combining traditional teaching methods, workshops and digital solutions to meet 21st Century living and working demands alongside regular 1-2-1 meetings. The model includes:

    • Support from a dedicated and skilled Project Manager Trainer to train you
    • Regular 1-2-1 coaching support, reviews, visits and guidance
    • Remote support
    • Classroom training sessions
    • Online learning resources and support available 24/7
    • Assignments and guided self-study activities
    • End Point Assessment preparation, support and readiness checks

    We operate a roll on roll off service so that we can respond and flex to both employer and apprentice needs, starting new programmes throughout the year.

      You will also record and track learning progress through the OneFile e-portfolio, helping to support and evidence your journey. OneFile is an industry leading and award winning online service which can be accessed 24/7 anywhere and through any device.

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