Apprenticeship Standard

Associate Project Manager Level 4

For a project to succeed it needs to be well-managed. Key responsibilities of Associate Project Managers often include managing resources, managing a team, planning and reporting, problem solving and building relationships.

With this Apprenticeship you will develop skills in change management, stakeholder management, scoping, issues and risk management, contract procurement and management and
continuous improvement.

Typical Job Roles: Assistant project manager, Junior project manager, Project team leader



Apprenticeship Duration

18 Months

Training method

Blended classroom & online

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What to expect from Skills Training UK
  • Course content customized for your organisation and its goals.
  • Support from a dedicated trainer who will support with learning, skill competency and developing evidence for assessment.
  • Individual support and mentoring to make every apprenticeship a success.
  • Access to our virtual learning environment with virtual classes, on-demand videos and tasks to reinforce learning.
What does an employer need to do?
  • provide the learner with the opportunity to take part in work and projects which to produce a portfolio of evidence required for Apprenticeship assessment and completion.
  • Take part in progress reviews at regular intervals.
  • Have some involvement in the project(s) being undertaken.
  • Allow the apprentice an agreed amount of classroom time.

What is included in the Standard?


  • Project governance
  • Project stakeholder management
  • Project communication
  • Project leadership
  • Project context
  • Budgeting
  • Cost Control
  • Business case
  • Benefits management


  • Stakeholder and communications management
  • Scope management
  • Consolidated planning
  • Schedule management
  • Risk and issue management
  • Contract procurement
  • Contract management
  • Quality management
  • Resource management


  • Collaboration and teamwork – Understands and is effective as part of an integrated team.
  • Leadership – Communicates direction and supports the vision for project delivery.
  • Effective and appropriate communication – Working effectively with and influencing others, taking account of diversity and equality.
  • Drive for results – Clear commitment to achieving results and improving performance.
  • Integrity, ethics, compliance and professionalism – Promotes and models the highest standards of professional integrity, ethics, trust and continued development

Eligibility criteria

For Associate Project Manager Level 4 the individual employer will decide whether an employee is suitable for the programme. There is no standardised eligibility criteria.

Qualifications and professional recognition

Level 4 competency.

On completion, apprentices may choose to register as Full Members with the Association for Project Management (APM) to support their professional career development and progression.

End Point Assessment

To successfully complete the apprenticeship, the learner needs to pass an independent End Point Assessment which consists of three distinct assessment methods:

Assessment Method Area Assessed Weighting
Multiple Choice Exam Knowledge 10%
Project portfolio – collection Knowledge, skills and behaviours 60%
Presentation and professional discussion referencing the written evidence log completed during the Apprenticeship Knowledge, skills and behaviours 30%

My role as an analyst hasn’t typically included aspects of project management, but the new skill-set has allowed me to work in conjunction with the project management team at the trust and will help me identify new applications for the data I am analysing on a day-to-day basis.

Salma Abadi, Cancer Information Analyst, RM Partners

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