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ApprenticeshipAssociate Project Manager Apprenticeship


In every industry, in every sector, there’s a need for professionals with the practical understanding and specialist knowledge to design, develop and deliver a huge range of projects. From the largest strategic projects to small incremental changes, it’s project managers who get the job done.

On this 16 month, professionally-driven apprenticeship, you’ll develop the specialist skills and best industry practice of the professional project manager – all while continuing to work and earn with your employer.

And you’ll be able to focus your studies to be relevant to your day-to-day work, with work-based learning giving you plenty of opportunities to apply what you learn in the real world of your workplace.

Covering everything from developing and pitching your project’s business case, to budgeting, to risk management, the apprenticeship delivers the latest industry insights. It has been developed in consultation with employers, and will give you the complete project manager’s toolkit – along with the confidence to use it in your developing career.

And you will be able to fast-track that career, thanks to the Association for Project Management (APM) Project Management Qualification (PMQ) embedded in the programme – a professionally recognised foundation that you can build up over your career to become a Chartered Project Professional (ChPP). Pairing industry recognition with a huge range of transferable skills such as presentation, communication, time management and planning, the course ensures you’ll be well set for a fantastic career – whatever your industry or interests.

For employers

Apprenticeships can add value at all levels of your business:

  • Upskill your staff with industry relevant qualifications.
  • Drive an increase in productivity.
  • Promote long-term loyalty and reduce staff turnover.
  • Reduce the cost of qualifications and training.
  • Develop staff with a minimum of interruption to day-to-day operations.
  • Offer genuine opportunities for personal development to both full- and part-time staff.
  • Scale your business with the help of an increasingly skilled workforce.

For apprentices

Here's what a higher or degree apprenticeship can offer you:

  • A combination of on-the-job and academic study which is relevant and applied.
  • A continued wage and contract of employment which includes all the same benefits as any employee.
  • A higher or degree qualification which is recognised, transferrable and the same level as if achieved through traditional study routes.
  • A debt free future with zero tuition fees. (Please note, as apprenticeships are funded by employers, apprentices are not eligible to apply for Student Loans Company loans)
  • An opportunity to develop new skills and progress within your industry.

What does this course lead to?

When you complete the course, you’ll have many opportunities in project management, from working as a dedicated project manager to related roles such as programme managers, project planners, PMO managers and staff, or portfolio managers.

Who is this course for?

If you’re new to project management and looking to develop your existing career with practical, widely valued skills in this essential discipline, this apprenticeship programme is for you.


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    Meet the team

    Students learn from a team with a broad range of academic and industry experience.

    The University cannot guarantee any particular members of staff will teach specific aspects of the course in the future, but will endeavour to ensure the teaching team maintains their balance of experience and qualifications.

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