Level 4 Associate Project Manager Apprenticeship

"Being an Apprentice is a brilliant way to learn as you can immediately put in practice what you have learned in the classroom."

Sacha, Business Apprentice

The qualification

The Level 4 Associate Project Manager Apprenticeship is aimed at those involved in all levels of project management enabling them to work effectively and efficiently to ensure their organisation operates successfully.

It is ideal for Project Managers, Project Assistants, Project Supervisors / Team Leaders, Junior Project Managers, and those in project management support roles who are looking for a professional qualification to enhance their career.

The course

This is an interactive and practical course which will take 24 months to complete on a part-time basis.

An Apprentice is expected to spend 20% of their working hours completing off the job training.

Subjects covered

Project governance – different types of organisations structures and responsibilities, functions and project phases

The significance of the project management plan ·

Stakeholder management – the perspectives, different interests and levels of influence of stakeholders ·

Communication – key contexts of a project communication plan ·

Leadership – the vision and values of the project, qualities and styles of leadership and the importance of motivation ·

Consolidated planning – purpose and formats to support overall management ·

Budgeting and cost control ·

Business case and benefits management ·

Project scope – requirements management and evaluation of alternative methods to learn from the past to improve delivery ·

Project schedule – scheduling and estimating for project activities and how they can be quality assessed ·

Risk and issue management – the need for and implementation of a risk management plan ·

Project quality – quality management processes, assurance and improvements ·

Work and assessment

Assessment is by assignment writing and project completion, plus an End Point Assessment which includes a portfolio, substantial project, knowledge test, interview and a professional discussion..You'll find many of the resources for your course on our Online Training Academy where you'll also be able to submit your work.

End Point Assessment

This is an externally-assessed project and interview combined with a portfolio of best practice examples, to be completed by the end of the course. The project will be agreed with the employer and is likely to take five days to complete.

Course cost

This course costs just £900 for non-levy paying employers, as the Government will fund £8,100 of the full £9,000 course fees for eligible staff. Large employers can fund the entire cost through the Apprenticeship Levy. Eligible staff are those who are employed for more than 16 hours a week and who have lived in the UK or European Union for the last three years.


Learners could consider a Level 5 qualification in management if they wanted to progress their management career.

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The Qualification

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