Course Overview

The Associate Project Manager apprenticeship has been developed to prepare an apprentice for an Associate Project Manager role. Typical job titles for the role might include: assistant project manager, junior project manager, associate project manager, project team member. Some organisations use ‘project manager’ as a generic job title.

Projects can be defined and delivered within different contexts, across diverse industry sectors whether they be large or small. Every project needs to be managed to ensure its success, an associate project manager knows what needs to be achieved, how it will be achieved, how long it will take and how much it will cost, and works with the project team to achieve the required outcomes.

Associate project managers need good planning, organisation, leadership, management and communication skills. They utilise resources with suitable skills, qualifications, experience and knowledge to work together in a motivated and integrated team, with clearly defined reporting lines, roles, responsibilities and authorities.

Learners are required to achieve a suitable level of knowledge as part of their development such that they achieve an IPMA Level D qualification or APM Project Management Qualification as part of this programme prior to their End Point Assessment.

Upon commencement, apprentices may become student members of the Association for Project Management (APM) as the first step of professional membership. Apprentices 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 Duration

Up to 22 months (ie a practical training period of up to 18 months, followed by an End Point Assessment (EPA) period of up to 4 months).

Entry Requirements

You will have to take a Skills Scan to ensure your current level of maths and English is at the required level.


• Professional discussion supported by portfolio of evidence
• Presentation supported by portfolio of evidence

• The IPMA Level D qualification is assessed by completion of a 3 hour written paper, comprising multiple choice and open answer questions
• The APM qualification involves completion of a 3 hour exam, or 2 hour exam for registered PRINCE2® Practitioners

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