Associate project manager apprenticeship

Whether you’re already working on projects or you are just starting out, our level 4 project manager apprenticeship will provide you with the support you need and help you develop your professional skills.

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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.

Is this course right for you?

Whether you’re already working on projects, working as a project manager or just starting out, our project manager apprenticeship will provide you with access to a wealth of knowledge that will underpin the development of your professional skills.

You’ll need to be involved in projects on a daily basis to be able to apply the learning and development of the programme into 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.

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

What you’ll learn

You will learn about the key components of being a project manager that will enable you to be successful.

Topics include:

  • Governance
  • Risk & issue management
  • Resource management
  • Schedule management
  • Communication

This apprenticeship programme also includes the Association of Project Management’s Project Management Qualification (APM PMQ) which forms a mandatory requirement of the end point assessment gateway check.

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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.

Our experts

The people that make it happen


Training & development officer


Training & development officer

I am a trainer at Realise delivering associate project manager. After working in operations and projects for over 20 years, it is great to share my experiences and knowledge and you can’t beat that feeling of seeing confidence grow in an individual on the programme.


Quality improvement coach


Quality improvement coach

Being in education and training for approximately twelve years, I have been able to gain a depth of knowledge and experience to support others and add value to any organisation..
Throughout my career I have managed people and led others to achieve, not only strategic goals, but personal goals and achievements. Previously to education I spent 14 years as a manager in the insurance field.
I volunteered for a local college as a governor and chaired a committee, which is wonderful continual profession development, adding value to my role and enabling me to share experiences with others. I also support a business, as a business manager, in my spare time.


Training & development officer


Training & development officer

I am a training and development officer for the APM apprenticeship. I work closely with our learners supporting their process. Helping with progress by meeting with them on a regular basis, providing feedback on their written submissions and helping them towards final stages for their EPA, procuring to exploit their full potential.


Training & development officer

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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