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Associate Project Manager - Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship

Course Type: Apprenticeships, Adult qualifications and professional Start Date: January 2020 Duration: 2 Years Assessment: The diploma element will be delivered and supported in the workplace. If Functional Skills are required, this will be delivered in the classroom.

Apprenticeship aims

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.

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 qualification. Full membership can be attained through further experience and professional development.


Apprenticeships are available for school leavers and adults (19+), beginning at Level 2 through to degree level.

What levels are available?


Wages vary depending on the type of apprenticeship but there is a national minimum wage (NMW) in the UK which applies to all 16-18 year olds and to those aged 19 or over in the first year of their studies. From October 2017, this is £3.50 per hour. However, the MET encourages employers to pay at a higher hourly rate.

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements can include:

  • at least five GCSEs grades A – C (9 – 4 on the new grading system)
  • a Level 3 qualification, including A levels, NVQ/SVQ Level 3, or a BTEC National

Am I eligible?

Anyone aged 16 or over can apply for an apprenticeship. You cannot be self-employed and must have lived in the UK or EU for the past three years to be eligible.

This programme requires the learner to already be employed in a project management role.

Content overview

This standard will support you to achieve the following modules: ƒƒ

  • Project governance ƒƒ
  • Stakeholder and communications management ƒƒ
  • Budgeting and cost control ƒƒ
  • Business case ƒƒ
  • Scope management ƒƒ
  • Consolidated planning ƒƒ
  • Schedule management ƒƒ
  • Risk, and issue management ƒƒ
  • Contract management and procurement ƒƒ
  • Quality management

Why the MET?

We are highly experienced at delivering apprenticeships throughout England, offering a blended learning approach incorporating classroom based, e-learning and workplace portfolio elements. 

The College has a Learning Resource Centre which provides text books, journals and online cataloguing to support your studies. It also has study areas, computers to support written assessments.

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