Associate Project Manager Level 4

This higher level 4 Project Management apprenticeship is designed to develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours of someone who has to manage both small and large projects. The potential opportunities available for organisations are huge as projects can be large or small, defined and delivered within different contexts and across diverse industry sectors.  A Swarm trained project manager will develop a more commercial mindset and use enterprising skills to think creatively in knowing 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 a team to achieve the required outcomes.

It will typically take up to 18 months+ to complete, although the exact duration will be dependent on the previous experience of the individual.

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.

Professional Qualification: Each Learner will embark on an APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) which is at IPMA Level D


Level: Level 4

Duration: 18- 24 Months

Qualifications: APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ)

*Apprentices without level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment.

How Its Delivered:

  • Monthly one to one tuition and mentoring

  • Regular full day training workshops (in a central location)

  • Management of a real business impact project

  • Assigned a business mentor to aid in impact development

  • E-Portfolio and training resources

  • End point assessment at the end of the course

Details of the Standard

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Entry Requirements : 

Learners must be employed within a role that will enable them to evidence the requirements of the qualification. Learners should also possess communication skills sufficient to allow them to address the assessment requirements of the qualification.