Developing your career in Project Management

If you’re looking to progress your career in project management, then our Associate Project Manager Apprenticeship may well be for you. Our apprenticeship courses are designed to be flexible and to fit perfectly alongside your existing role.

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Is this apprenticeship for you?

This qualification provides both an ideal start in the occupation and supports progression within the sector. It is ideal for project management staff responsible for delivering big or small projects who need to plan how they will be achieved, how long they will take and how much they will cost, as well as working with the project team to achieve the required outcomes.

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The Apprenticeship in brief

You’ll enjoy on-the-job training within an experienced office while you work towards your qualifications, depending on your existing ability.
Our professional training assessors provide one-to-one support and guidance throughout your Apprenticeship to ensure you make the most of the opportunity.

Apprenticeship Level

Level 4

Apprenticeship Duration

18 months

Apprenticeship Delivery – Blended approach

A mix of classroom, face-to-face, Skype, telephone and online learning

End of Course Qualifications

APM Project Management Qualification (IPMA Level D, SCQF Level 7) and Functional Skills Level 2 in English and maths (if required)

End-Point Assessment

A presentation and a professional discussion, both supported by a portfolio of evidence

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The apprenticeship journey

1. 18 months on programme – a period of teaching and learning to help you develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours and support you to be ready for end-point assessment. The first 12 months will also see you supported by Parallel Project Management to achieve the APM Project Management qualification.

2. Gateway – the time at the end of the 18 months when your Line Manager, Training Provider and yourself review the on-programme journey and determine if you are ready for the on-programme assessment. For the Associate Project Manager Standard you will need to have:
• Achieved the APM Project Management Qualification
• Achieved Level 2 Literacy and Numeracy
• Developed an on-programme Portfolio evidencing their Project Management knowledge, skills and behaviours

3. End-Point Assessment – carried out by an independent end-point assessment organisation you will need to demonstrate the required knowledge, skills and behaviours through a presentation and a professional discussion, both supported by a portfolio of evidence.

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What you will learn

By the end of your apprenticeship, you will consolidate the experiences you have already had in Project Management and develop your core attributes:

KNOWLEDGE OF: Project governance; project stakeholder management; project communication; project leadership; consolidated planning; budgeting and cost control; business case and benefits management; project scope and scope management; project schedule and schedule management; resource management; project risk and issue management; contract management and procurement; project quality and quality management; project context

DEVELOPMENT OF SKILLS TO: Lead on project governance; manage stakeholders and communications; budgeting and cost control; create business cases; scope management; consolidated planning; schedule management; risk, and issue management; contract management and procurement; quality management; resource management

DEMONSTRATE THE BEHAVIOURS OF: Collaboration and team work; leadership; effective and appropriate communication; drive for results; Integrity, ethics, compliance and professionalism

At the start of the apprenticeship, we will assess your skills in English and maths. If you need extra help to reach the required level, support will be built into their training sessions and provided through Interserve’s Virtual Learning Environment.

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How you will learn

Our aim is to help you get the most out of this apprenticeship. We will work with you and your employer to make sure you’re getting all the coaching and support you need with the right balance of face-to-face and virtual learning.

TRAINER SESSIONS Your dedicated trainer will be an experienced professional in the team leading field and will guide you through your on-programme journey. The style of training is designed for you to learn about and be tested against the knowledge, skills, and behaviour requirements as well as allowing you to pick the brains of your trainer.

VIRTUAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT You will also gain access to further learning and support via Interserve’s Virtual Learning Environment. Your trainer will set learning tasks following each trainer session on the online system throughout your on-programme journey.

The end result

Once you’ve passed the Gateway requirements, it’s time to take your situational judgement test and have a final professional discussion. If you’re successful, you will then have added the Team Leader/Supervisor Apprenticeship qualification to your career toolkit.

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