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Associate Project Manager - Higher Apprenticeship (Level 4)

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Apprenticeship outline

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.

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.

The apprenticeship covers:

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Project governance
  • Stakeholder management
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Consolidated planning
  • Budgeting
  • Project scope
  • Business case and benefits management
  • Scheduling
  • Resourcing
  • Risk management
  • Contract management and procurement
  • Quality.

Behaviours:

  • Collaboration and team work
  • Leadership
  • Effective and appropriate communication
  • Drive for results
  • Integrity
  • Ethics
  • Compliance
  • Professionalism

How to apply for this apprenticeship

You can register your interest in an Apprenticeship by emailing your CV to business@nottinghamcollege.ac.uk.

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Study location Adams Building The Lace Market, Nottingham, NG1 1NG
Attendance

100% Employer Based

Start date

You can start this Apprenticeship at any time of the year.

Framework/standard

Associate Project Manager - Level 4 Standard

Duration

24 months

Level Level 4
Entry requirements

You will need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in a relevant job but we can assist you in finding a placement.

You will also need 5 GCSEs at grades 9–4 (A*–C), including English Language and maths –Functional Skills Level 2 can be used as equivalent to GCSE grade 4 (C) or above. Apprentices without Level 1 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment.

Adults who are aged 19+ with appropriate industry experience but without the necessary qualifications are welcome to apply.

All applicants will be required to undertake an assessment in English and maths prior to enrolling.

Assessment

Each unit is continually assessed. You will present evidence of competence through practical assessments and the production of a personal portfolio. A behavioural log will be assessed by your employer and you will complete an End Point Assessment in the final 3 months of your study.

Additional information

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.

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,

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