Associate Project Manager - Higher Apprenticeship
Faculty of Professional and Adult Learning
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Professional and Adult Learning Level 4 Victoria House 18 months

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

Projects can be defined and delivered within different contexts, across diverse industry sectors. They can be large or small. Every project needs to be managed to ensure its success. 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. Our Associate Project Manager apprenticeship includes the APM Project Management Qualification from the UK’s chartered body for the project management profession.

Our Project Management programme is aimed at those wishing to achieve a broad level of project management knowledge sufficient to participate in projects from individual assignments through to large capital projects.

You should choose a career in Project Management if you have an interest in:

  • Business

  • Economics

  • Critical thinking

  • Organising and planning

Our Project Management programme prepares you to plan and execute projects on time and on budget.

The apprenticeship’s workplace learning is supported by a dedicated Skills Officer who will visit you in the workplace every 10 weeks to carry out a progress review with you and your employer.

The on-programme course delivery is the substantive part of the programme and where most of your learning takes place. This is where you will complete your APM Project Management Qualification.

The APM Project Management Qualification (APM PMQ):

  • Demonstrates knowledge of all key elements of project management

  • Demonstrates that you are a skilled and committed project professional

  • Provides international recognition by conforming to International Project Management Association (IPMA) Level D

  • Is relevant to project management in any industry

Our Project Management apprenticeship programme, accredited by the Association of Project Managers (APM), combines classroom training with on-the-job experience to transform you into a skilled project manager. You will take part in a series of intensive coaching sessions addressing all the main topics covered by the APM syllabus in a structured and consistent way Delivered through taught sessions, self-studies, coaching sessions, mentoring sessions, webinars, workshops and project work. The sessions will include presentations, exercises and sample examination papers. The course is designed to improve your project management skills and to enable you to make sound business decisions and thereby manage various industry projects to a successful conclusion.

What topics will I study?

Topics will include:

Project governance
Project stakeholder management
Project communication
Project leadership
Consilidated planning
Budgeting and cost control
Business case and benefits management
Project scope
Project schedule
Resource management
Project risk and issue management
Contract management and procurement
Project quality
Project context

What experiences will I get?

You will gain invaluable skills within the project management industry and will benefit from links with companies across Devon. Our project management programme includes a free membership with APM, the UK’s chartered body for the project management profession.

What are the entry requirements?

Apprentices are required to have GCSE English and Maths at grade C/4 or equivalent. Further entry requirements are determined by the employer.

What facilities are there?

Apprentices have access to all facilities across college. These include the college Learning Resource Centres and the College Gym.

What can the course lead on to?

This course provides an excellent way to build your career in project management and to progress to further training or full time work. Typical job titles associated with the role might include:

  • Assistant project manager

  • Junior project manager

  • Associate project manager

  • Project team member

Are there any additional costs?

This can vary depending on the age of the apprentice and the size of an organisation. There will be no cost to the apprentice.

What support can I get?

You will have a dedicated Skills Officer who you can contact at any time. They will visit you in the workplace every 10 weeks to carry out a progress review with you and your employer.

What will this training cost me?

This can vary depending on the age of the Apprentice and the size of an organisation. There will be no cost to the Apprentice.

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