Associate Project Manager

Course Level


Course length

24+ months

What's included? / Modules


  • Stakeholder and communications management

  • Budgeting and cost control

  • Business case

  • Scope management

  • Consolidated planning

  • Schedule management

  • Contract management and procurement


  • Project governance

  • Project stakeholder management

  • Project communication

  • Project leadership

  • Consolidated planning

  • Budgeting and cost control

  • Business case and benefits management

  • Project scope

  • Project risk and issue management

  • Contract management and procurement


  • Integrity, ethics, compliance and professionalism

  • Collaboration and team work

  • Effective and appropriate communication

  • Drive for results 

  • Leadership

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 48 UCAS points, or equivalent.

Delivery and Assessment

The training is a blended learning delivery model, which takes place in the work place during working hours, wherever this may be, according to the apprentices role. 

This consists of: 

  • 1 to 1 monthly meetings of approx. two hours with a GLP trainer (face to face or telephone)

  • On-line learning courses and/or group sessions

  • Building an electronic portfolio of workrelated evidence

  • Maths and English at Level 2 (if not previously achieved)

  • 20% of time at work to be spent working towards apprenticeship

  • End Point Assessment (EPA) by an external examiner to complete qualification, consisting of: knowledge test, portfolio-based Interview & project presentation

Professional Qualifications, Career Progression, Links to professional Registrations


Either before or during the apprenticeship, apprentices will be required to achieve level 2 qualifications in English and Mathematics prior to taking end point assessment (EPA). Apprentices are required to achieve a suitable level of knowledge as part of their development such that they achieve an IPMA Level D qualification or APM Project Management Qualification, prior to their EPA.

Link to professional registration:

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.