Associate Project Manager Apprenticeship Standard Level 4 Workforce Development (out of centre learner)

SKU: ST0310-1

Course Aim:

This apprenticeship is ideal for candidates who are looking to gain an apprenticeship and nationally recognised qualifications in project management.  Project management apprentices learn how to plan and deliver projects within the time, cost, quality constraints.

Student Pre-Requisites:

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 maths (or new grading equivalent), and hold a minimum of 120 UCAS points, or new equivalent. Students will also be required to pass a Gen2 aptitude test.


Course Duration:

Typically this apprenticeship will take 24 months


Location and delivery model:

Training for this apprenticeship will take place at a Gen2 centre based in West Cumbria, Carlisle or Furness.

This apprenticeship is delivered with the employer in the workplace with block release at a Gen2 training centre in order to complete their taught components including:

  • Pre Course assignment
  • Module 1 – PMQ Apprenticeship Delivery Part 1 (3 Day block at a Gen2 Centre)
  • On Line learning modules
  • Module 1 – PMQ Apprenticeship Delivery Part 2 (3 Day block at a Gen2 Centre)
  • PMQ exam
  • On Line learning modules in line with six weekly visits in the workplace and linked to assignments and portfolio development
  • Apprentices will be required to have or achieve level 2 English and maths prior to completion of their Apprenticeship.

This apprenticeship is awarded on successful completion of the End Point Assessment.

 Programme Components:

An associate project manager will be able to demonstrate the following skills within the context of your organisation.

  • Project governance - Project monitoring and reporting cycle to track, assess and interpret performance by the application of monitoring techniques to analyse status and manage information.
  • Stakeholder and communications management - Manage stakeholders, taking account of their levels of influence and particular interests. Manage conflicts and negotiations. Communicate to a variety of different audiences. Contribute to negotiations relating to project objectives.
  • Budgeting and cost control - Develop and agree project budgets, monitor forecast and actual costs against them and control changes. Support funding submissions. Tracking systems for actual costs, accruals and committed costs; structures for alternative cost breakdowns.
  • Business case - Contribute to the preparation or maintenance of a business case including achieving required outcomes.
  • Scope management - Determine, control and manage changes to the scope of a project, including assumptions, dependencies and constraints.
  • Consolidated planning - Consolidate and document the fundamental components of projects. Monitor progress against the consolidated plan and refine as appropriate, implementing the change control process where relevant.
  • Schedule management - Prepare and maintain schedules for activities aligned to project delivery.
  • Risk, and issue management - Identify and monitor project risk or opportunity, plan and implement responses to them, contribute to a risk management plan. Respond to and manage issues within a defined governance structure.
  • Contract management and procurement - Facilitate a procurement process, contribute to the definition of contractual agreements and contribute to managing a contract.


Delivery Plan and Commitment:

The qualification requires 20% of time from the student’s normal working week to be committed to the qualification for the duration of the programme. This time must be away from normal work duties.


Qualification Gained:

  • Level 4 Project Management Apprenticeship
  • PMQ Qualification
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