Associate project manager apprenticeship

Our Associate Project Management Level 4 Apprenticeship is ideal if you’re currently working within a project management role or regularly managing projects. The Associate Project Management (APM) course will provide you with a strong understanding of project management fundamentals. Our expert trainers will help you develop your professional skills to become an effective and successful level 4 project manager.

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Course overview

At a glance




20 months



About the course

Our associate project manager apprenticeship provides you with the skills and knowledge to help you become an effective and successful project manager.

We have designed the programme in partnership with specialist project management practitioners who work across the public, private and third sector on a daily basis supporting and managing large, complex projects.

This means that you’ll be provided with real industry knowledge and content with up to date thinking and best practice that is used by professionals today to help you to be an expert project manager too.

Please note the Associate Project Management Apprenticeship is suitable for people already working in a project management role or managing projects daily within similar roles. Unfortunately if you are not working in this capacity, we won’t be able to accept you onto the course.

Next cohort
30th April

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Our next cohort starts 30th April.

Is this course right for you?

You must already work on projects daily or be working in a project manager role to be eligible for this course. Whether you’re just starting in your project management career or have some years of experience under your belt though, our Level 4 Associate Project Manager course will provide you with access to a wealth of knowledge that will underpin the development of your professional skills.

It’s essential you’re involved in projects on a daily basis to be able to apply the learning and development of the programme to your day-to-day activities.

The programme covers the theory, skills, and behaviours of professional project management to help you succeed in your role. We have created a programme that includes time to understand the principles of structured project management and applying them to real project situations within your workplace so that learning goes beyond theory and is much more practical and useful in helping you develop your career.

I am so excited to have achieved our accreditation with the Association for Project Management! I’m so proud of the work that has been done over the last 12 months, and of the team that delivers the Level 4 apprenticeship that it was an absolute pleasure to be able to showcase this and I can’t wait to continue that hard work in order to achieve the APM’s ‘gold standard’ which is our next goal!

Owen Piddock, Programme Manager in Business Skills

What you’ll learn

You will learn about the key fundamentals of being a project manager that will enable you to manage projects efficiently and open up progression opportunities in your career.

The APM qualification allows you to demonstrate all elements of project management, how these elements interact and how the project fits into a company’s commercial strategy.

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How you’ll learn

Over our 20 month programme you’ll be supported by a highly experienced team providing a mixture of learning opportunities for you.

We deliver the programme as a blended learning model combining traditional teaching methods, workshops and digital solutions to meet 21st century living and working demands alongside regular 1-2-1 meetings.

The apprenticeship includes:

  • Support from a dedicated and skilled project manager trainer to train you
  • Regular 1-2-1 coaching support, reviews, visits and guidance
  • Remote support
  • Classroom training sessions
  • Online learning resources and support available 24/7
  • Assignments and guided self-study activities
  • End Point Assessment preparation, support and readiness checks

We operate a roll on roll off service so that we can respond and flex to both employer and apprentice needs, starting new programmes throughout the year.

It is great to see our apprentices progress, develop and work their way up through the project management community.

Alexandra Rowe, Lead Sponsor at Transport for London

Our experts

The people that make it happen


Training & development officer


Training & development officer

I have worked in education for many years starting off as a British Sign Language Interpreter to working in apprenticeships, business development and managing a work experience department. I work with level 4 project management apprentices, I enjoy supporting apprentices and seeing them achieve and progress in their careers.


Programme manager


Programme manager

Hello! With just over 10 years of experience within apprenticeships, from coaching and mentoring new apprentices through their qualifications to implementing new approaches to how programmes are delivered I’ve worked in a variety of different roles. I love apprenticeships and what they can do for those involved in them.  

As a programme manager, I ensure that our learners have the best experience on their course. 


Training & development officer


Training & development officer

I am a qualified teacher and worked in schools for 20 years, both secondary and primary. I reached the dizzy heights of Headteacher and moved 4 schools from Special Measures to Good during the final 6 years.

I now use my skills to develop the project management skills of my learners, who come from a wide range of backgrounds. There’s nothing more satisfying than seeing them flourish and bloom during the course of their studies with us and their work placements.
I only work part time now, so I have plenty of opportunity to get out and about in the Staffordshire countryside with my beautiful little dog, Truffle.

Frequently asked questions

How long does the project manager apprenticeship take?

This project manager apprenticeship typically takes 20 months to complete.

Does the project manager apprenticeship include any additional qualifications?

This project manager apprenticeship programme includes the prestigious Association of Project Management’s Project Management Qualification (APM PMQ).

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