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Associate project manager

Managing project work and teams for businesses and other organisations.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


4 (equivalent to certificate of higher education)

Typical length
24 months
Current funding band
Up to £6,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

Candidates will usually have 5 GCSEs at grade A* to C (or equivalent) - including English and maths - and hold of a minimum of 120 UCAS points (or equivalent).

What apprentices will learn
  • project management principles - including business cases, objectives, delivery, lessons learnt, project plans, reviews and scope and scheduling
  • governance and stakeholder management - including organisational structures and responsibilities and stakeholder perspectives, interests and influence
  • leadership and communications - including vision and values, collaboration, motivation, team management, conflict resolution and negotiating skills
  • financial management - including benefits management, budgets, cost control and performance tracking and management
  • resource and quality management - including resource analysis, allocation and acceptance and quality assurance, improvements and standards
  • risk and issue management - including identifying and prioritising threats and opportunities, mitigating and minimising impacts and optimising benefits
  • contract management and procurement - including nature of contracts, procurement processes and legal and ethical principles
  • an International Project Management Association (IPMA) level D qualification

Before taking their end-point assessment apprentices must:

  • achieve level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)
Professional registration

During their apprenticeship, apprentices can become student members of the Association for Project Management (APM).

On completing their apprenticeship, apprentices will qualify for associate membership of the APM.

End-Point Assessment
View a list of end-point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
Chartered Management Institute 07592 111588
Training Qualifications UK 03333 583344
APMG-International + 44 (0) 1494 836 131
Professional Assessment Ltd 0800 160 1899/ 07958 467444
NCFE/CACHE 0191 239 8000
Steadfast End Point Assessments 0845 223 2401
Northwest Education & Training Ltd
DSW Consulting 01302 760 008
Academy for Project Management 07796600478
ACE Workplace Learning Limited
Innovate Awarding Limited 0117 3142800
EAL 01923 652 400
Explosive Learning Solutions Ltd
Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC)
More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.