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Apprenticeship training course

Information manager (level 4)

Support the delivery and management of critical information, whether digital or otherwise, in the (capital) delivery phase of an infrastructure project and the ongoing management of that information within the operational phase of the resulting asset.

Qualification level
Equivalent to higher national certificate (HNC).
Typical duration
24 months
Apprenticeship category
Business and administration
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • employers and functions
  • Information Content Specialist
  • Information Manager – Projects
  • Information Manager job titles often vary between sectors
  • Project Automation Specialist
  • Project Information Specialist
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Proficiently apply regulations including data protection, standards, guidelines and quality requirements as they pertain to information process and output
  • Assist with the operation and maintenance of a Common Data Environment (CDE) and ensure the (CDE) maintains integrity and follows agreed protocols and that data remains secure
  • Establish processes and accurately analyse, audit, verify and validate data as being accurate, appropriate, attributable, authentic and relevant according to protocols
  • Evaluate and make recommendations around information work processes, quality improvement and future resource planning for information management requirements
  • Identify and manage risk, put in place mitigating actions to minimise risk data integrity and security
  • Draft work plans, strategies, delegate responsibilities and work instructions defining the scope of information management that comply with aims, objectives, planned milestones and organisation procedure
  • Validate, manage, disseminate and store information throughout all stages of a project or asset
  • Design and embed consistent data control processes and workflows accounting for status, maturity, version control, revision control, audit history and approval processes
  • Advise on the implications of security accreditation, ISO27001, PAS 1192 Part 5 and industry specific requirements such as List N (Nuclear) and List X (Defence) and information classification
  • Establish and consistently implement project and asset systems including specification requirements, definition of processes, configuration and appropriate training plans
  • Prepare and deliver timely, accurate and clear written and verbal reports
  • Define and implement solutions to information sharing and storage problems
  • Evaluate requirements and provide solutions for embedding contractual and regulatory requirements
  • Define and manage processes for staged and progressive handover of information and structured formats in line with delivery schedules, duly verified to meet quality acceptability requirements
  • Effectively use a range of solutions and formats for the creation, dissemination, storage, validation and merging of information, ensuring secure access and effective integration
  • Prepare and deliver effective training on information management to internal and external stakeholders, monitor the effectiveness of this training and reflect on feedback to inform continuous quality improvement within the scope of responsibility
  • Estimate resources, manpower and associated costs to ensure compliance with baseline and changes to scope for future development and innovation requirements
  • Apply principles of effective line management in line with organisation practice
  • Reflect and evaluate own work and its impact on the organisation to plan for improved performance

Full information on Information manager (level 4) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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