Project Management Apprenticeship

Who is the Associate Project Management Level 4 programme for?

This programme is designed for employees who want to gain a thorough understanding of the processes and techniques that support all aspects of project management within the workplace.

The knowledge within this development programme has been aligned with the APM Foundation PMQ and the APM PMQ. This enables learners to sit either, or both APM exams if they wish. However, the PMQ qualification is no longer a mandatory requirement for completing this apprenticeship (changed April 2024) which means that learners can successfully complete this apprenticeship without having to pass any APM exams.

To meet the eligibility requirements of this apprenticeship, learners will need to be working within a project management environment, or within a position where they can be given ownership of specific elements of a project.

Duration of programme:

18 months

Learning will cover:

  • How to lead & manage projects
  • Understanding ethics & compliance
  • How to scope a project & manage change
  • How to prepare a business case
  • How to procure & manage contracts
  • How to schedule & manage resources
  • How to control costs & manage budgets
  • How to identify issues & manage risk
  • How to use communication tools
  • How to best manage stakeholders & governance
  • How to manage quality & continuous improvement

The aim of this development programme is to increase confidence, competence, and career capability for the employee and increase performance and productivity for the employer.

Learner Eligibility Criteria

  • Be working in a company with an office address in England OR
  • Spending > 50% of their time working in England
  • Have the right to work in England
  • Not have a higher qualification in the same subject area as the apprenticeship they wish to commence
  • Be aged 16 or above (No upper age limit)

Why choose The Apprentice Academy

  • Multi Award Winning Training Provider
  • National Delivery That Supports Social Mobility
  • Ofsted ‘Good’ Rating & High Success Rates
  • Online and Classroom Options Available
  • Multiple Starting Points Throughout the Year – So Learners Can Start Quickly
  • All Our Coaches & Trainers are Industry Specialists
  • Employers & Learners Rate Our Services as Excellent

Costs and funding

Employers paying the apprenticeship levy can use their funds to pay for this programme.

Smaller organisations with an annual payroll bill of less than £3 million per year will need to contribute 5% towards the cost of the apprenticeship for employees aged 22 +. The government will cover 100% of the cost for employees aged 16-21 (New mandate from 1st April 2024).

Next start dates

Check out our latest Timetables for 2024.

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