Project Management
IPMA qualification at Level D
DURATION
24 Months
Level
4

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. 

What will I learn?

You will learn a series of skills, knowledge and behaviours appropriate to successfully carry out the role, including:

Knowledge: Project governance, project stakeholder management, project communication, project leadership, consolidation planning, budgeting and cost control.

Skills: Quality management, resource management, schedule management, consolidation planning, and scope management.

Behaviour: Leadership, drive for results, collaboration and teamwork and effective and appropriate communication, integrity, ethics, compliance and professionalism.

How will I be taught?

You will be taught in the workplace by your employer and regularly monitored by an assessor. You will gain a minimum of 20% off the job training at Preston’s College where you will be taught by industry qualified tutors.

How will I be assessed?

The end point assessment (EPA) consists of a presentation and professional discussion supported by a portfolio of evidence – carried out by an independent assessment organisation. Prior to taking the EPA you must have completed the IPMA qualification at Level D. Apprentices are also required to achieve Level 2 qualifications in English and maths. 

What can I do next?

Following successful completion of the programme will give you the skills, knowledge and behaviours to confidently complete the role of Associate Project Manager within your organisation. There may also be progression opportunities onto a degree apprenticeship programme.

Is there anything else I need to know?

Apprentices may become student members of the Association for Project Management (APM) and 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.

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 five GCSEs including English and maths, and hold a minimum of 120 UCAS points, or equivalent.

If the start date for your course has already passed we may still be able to accommodate you.

Any questions? Just ask!

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