Associate Project Manager Apprenticeship (Level 4)

This apprenticeship is suitable for people who are managing projects, these can be varied sizes and across different types of organisation. An associate project manager utilises resources skills, qualifications, experience and knowledge to work together in a motivated and integrated team, with clearly defined reporting lines, roles, responsibilities and authorities. Job titles will vary, but typically they can include: assistant project manager, junior project manager, project team leader.


  • Each apprentice will be allocated a training adviser who will visit them in the workplace on a monthly basis to provide training and support and monitor their progress and the training they are receiving from the employer.
  • Apprentices will also attend bi-monthly workshops.
  • The employer will be invited to regular progress reviews.


  • The end point assessment should only commence once the apprentice has developed all the knowledge, skills and behaviours defined in the standard.
  • To help determine whether the apprentice is ready for end point assessment a meeting will take place involving the apprentice’s line manager, their training adviser and any other appropriate managers from the employer.
  • Apprentices must have achieved a level 2 qualification in English and maths and the PMQ (IMPA Level D) qualification before being entered for their final apprenticeship assessment.

End Point Assessment

  • Presentation supported by a portfolio of evidence (33%).
  • Professional discussion supported by a portfolio of evidence (67%).
  • The apprentice can be awarded a pass, merit or distinction.

Entry requirements

Employers will set selection criteria for their own apprenticeships. Typically candidates will have achieved a grade C/4 or above in at least 5 GCSEs including English and Maths or equivalent qualifications.

Course Progression

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 following successful completion of the apprenticeship. Possible opportunities to progress to higher level qualifications and apprenticeships.


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