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Associate Project Management Level 4 Apprenticeship

Trailblazer apprenticeships are the new Standards for apprenticeships. They are developed by employers to meet the knowledge, skills and behaviors needed in each occupation and improve the quality of apprenticeships.

The new Standard is designed to replace the previous Higher Apprenticeship Level 4 in England.

APM is part of a Trailblazer employer group, led by Sellafield Ltd, which has developed the new Associate Project Manager Apprenticeship Standard at Level 4.

The Associate Project Manager Apprenticeship Standard has a typical two year duration. The Standard includes the IPMA Level D on-programme assessment which is the APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ).

A partnership between Jobwise Training Limited and the Management Skills Centre Limited has begun and many students have already started their apprenticeship.  All applications to take part in this course should be made to Jobwise Training Limited.

Occupational Profile for the Apprenticeship 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.

The candidates need to demonstrate knowledge, skills and behaviours

An associate project manager will be able to understand and have knowledge of:
• Project governance
• Project stakeholder management.
• Project communication.
• Project leadership.
• Consolidated planning.
• Budgeting and cost control.
• Business case and benefits management.
• Project scope.
• Project schedule.
• Resource management.
• Project risk and issue management.
• Contract management and procurement.
• Project quality.
• Project context.

An associate project manager will be able to demonstrate the following skills within the context of your organisation.
• Project governance.
• Stakeholder and communications management.
• Budgeting and cost control.
• Business case.
• Scope management.
• Consolidated planning.
• Schedule management.
• Risk, and issue management .
• Contract management and procurement.
• Quality management.
• Resource management.

An associate project manager will be able to demonstrate the following behaviours:
• Collaboration and team work.
• Leadership.
• Effective and appropriate communication.
• Drive for results.
• Integrity, ethics, compliance and professionalism.