Project Management Apprenticeships

About Project Management

Project Management is a demanding but highly rewarding and varied career area, where you will initiate, plan, lead and deliver projects that could contribute to the success of an organisation.

Projects can be delivered across a diverse range of industries and can vary in complexity. They can be short, medium or long term and tend to make improvements within an organisation. 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, how much it will cost, and works with the project team to achieve the required outcomes.

Typical skills needed for Project Management:

Project Managers are skilled in bringing people from different areas of the business together, to work collaboratively in a motivated and integrated team, with clearly defined reporting lines, roles, responsibilities and authorities.

Total People is one of the few providers to offer this apprenticeship, which includes a Level 4 Association for Project Management (APM) Project Management Qualification. By studying the APM Project Management Qualification as part of this apprenticeship, you will be getting the insight and expertise of the only chartered body for the project management profession.

The apprenticeship covers: 

  • Project leadership
  • Project governance
  • Stakeholder management
  • Communication
  • Consolidated 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

How do you get into Project Management?

You do not always need academic qualifications to start training and working in Project Management. However, there may be a requirement to have a good standard of general education such as GCSEs, including English, Maths and ICT.

Having the skills to manage projects successfully is something that is required in a number of job roles, and something a wide range of employers look for, so you don’t necessarily have to want to become a project manager to benefit from the transferrable skills that project management offers. 

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Associate Project Manager Level 4

What qualifications will I gain?

  • Level 4 Associate Project Manager Apprenticeship Standard 
  • Association for Project Management Level 4 Project Management Qualification 
  • End Point Assessment

Length of the course: 

18 months approximately, with End Point Assessment taking place after this. 

Entry Requirements

Individual employers will set their own entry requirements for their apprentices. Typically, candidates will usually have 5 GCSEs at grade A* to C (or equivalent) - including English and maths - and hold of a minimum of 120 UCAS points (or equivalent).


This will be dependent on the size of the employer and if the employer is an apprenticeship levy payer. This can be discussed with Total People Ltd.

Project Management

Project Manager Apprentice

AA Projects Limited in Sale
£8,632 per year
18 months duration
Project Management

Apprentice Associate Project Manager

£8,632 per year
24 months duration