Associate Project Manager Standard Apprenticeship Level 4
Overview of the role
Managing project work and teams for businesses and other organisations.
Set by employer. Candidates will usually have 5 GCSEs at grade A* to C (or equivalent) – including English and maths – and hold of a minimum of 120 UCAS points (or equivalent).
* an International Project Management Association (IPMA) level D qualification Before taking their end-point assessment apprentices must: * achieve level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)
What apprentices will learn
- project management principles – including business cases, objectives, delivery, lessons learnt, project plans, reviews and scope and scheduling
- governance and stakeholder management – including organisational structures and responsibilities and stakeholder perspectives, interests and influence
- leadership and communications – including vision and values, collaboration, motivation, team management, conflict resolution and negotiating skills
- financial management – including benefits management, budgets, cost control and performance tracking and management
- resource and quality management – including resource analysis, allocation and acceptance and quality assurance, improvements and standards
- risk and issue management – including identifying and prioritising threats and opportunities, mitigating and minimising impacts and optimising benefits
- contract management and procurement – including nature of contracts, procurement processes and legal and ethical principles
Details of standard
Projects can be defined and delivered within different contexts, across diverse industry sectors. They can 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. An associate project manager utilises 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. Dependent upon the size of the organisations and the complexity of projects, associate project managers’ job titles will vary, but typically they can include: assistant project manager, junior project manager, project team leader. Some organisations use ‘project manager’ as a generic job title.
Individual employers will set their own entry requirements for their apprentices. Typically candidates will have achieved a grade C or above in at least 5 GCSEs including English and Mathematics, and hold a minimum of 120 UCAS points, or equivalent.
The typical duration of this apprenticeship will be 24 months.
Either before or during the apprenticeship, apprentices will be required to achieve level 2 qualifications in English and Mathematics prior to taking end point assessment (EPA). Apprentices are required to achieve a suitable level of knowledge as part of their development such that they achieve an IPMA Level D qualification, prior to their EPA.
Link to professional registration
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.
This apprenticeship is at Level 4.
- Lectures 28
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 24 Months
- Age 18+
- Level 4
Requirements: Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours