Associate Project Manager


Every project needs to be managed to ensure its success. Projects can be defined and delivered within different contexts, across diverse industry sectors. They can be large or small. The Associate Project Manager apprenticeship is part of the UK Government’s Trailblazer programme. An associate project manager knows what needs to be achieved, how it will be achieved, how long it will take and how much it will cost, and works with the project team to achieve the required outcomes. Associate project managers need good planning, organisation, leadership, management and communication skills. An associate project manager utilises resources with suitable skills, qualifications, experience and knowledge to work together in a motivated and integrated team, with clearly defined reporting lines, roles, responsibilities and authorities.

Dependent upon the size of the organisations and the complexity of projects, associate project managers’ job titles will vary, but typically they can include: assistant project manager, junior project manager, project team leader. Some organisations use ‘project manager’ as a generic job title.

Standard: Approved and ready for delivery.

Level: This apprenticeship is at Level 4.

Duration: The typical duration of this apprenticeship will be 24 months.

Suggested Entry Requirements: Individual employers will set their own entry requirements for their apprentices. Typically, candidates will have achieved a grade C or above in at least 5 GCSEs including English and Mathematics, and hold a minimum of 120 UCAS points, or equivalent.

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Our Delivery Approach

“We have developed a unique approach to deliver the Associate Project Manager Apprenticeship by leveraging our subject matter expertise. Our approach includes training (Technical, Occupational and Software), assessment gateway review and end point assessment. Our delivery approach includes training delivered in a simulated classroom environment (Classroom, Blended and Online) with case studies and real-life examples across the project life cycle.

This approach develops competency and creates an environment that enables it to attract, develop and retain individuals who can contribute towards business objectives.

Our unique delivery approach is shown below.

Benefits of LMC Apprenticeship Training

  • Registered training provider for Associate Project Manager Scheme – Managed by Institute for Apprenticeships, UK Government.
  • APM accredited training provider.
  • Unique delivery approach includes training delivered in a simulated classroom environment (Classroom, Blended and Online) with case studies and real-life examples across the project life cycle.

Training Delivery

  • Delivery Options: Day release/Block release
  • Location Options: At client location (minimum 5 learners required) or PCI learning centre @Chertsey

Our USP’s

  • The delivery can be customised according to clients internal processes and systems.
  • Case studies based on domain specific real life projects. Client’s completed/ongoing projects can also be converted for case studies.

Associate Project Manager Career 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 upon successful completion of the apprenticeship. Full membership can be attained through further experience and professional development.

The next step in career progression can be appearing for APM Project Professional Qualification (PPQ) or APM Practitioner Qualification (PQ). The APM PPQ is an examination-based qualification that assesses candidate’s capability in delivering projects, programmes and portfolios. The Practitioner Qualification (PQ) is for relatively experienced professionals (project management practitioners) who can demonstrate an ability to manage a non-complex project. Those with the APM Project Professional Qualification (PPQ) or Practitioner Qualification (PQ) are eligible to become Full members of APM the Chartered body for the project profession.

Following this step and with practical experience, they may appear for APM Registered Project Professional (RPP). RRP is pan-sector standard that allows holders to demonstrate responsible leadership and the competencies necessary for effective project, programme or portfolio management – including the ability to manage a complex project and the ability to use appropriate tools, processes and techniques.

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