Associate Project Manager Apprenticeship Level 4

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This programme will allow students to work as associate project managers. An associate project manager utilises people with suitable skills, qualifications, experience and knowledge and encourages them to work together in a motivated and integrated team, with clearly defined reporting lines, roles, responsibilities and authorities.

Course Information

With this apprenticeship, you will train as an associate project manager. Projects can be defined and delivered within different contexts across various sectors and can be large or small. With each project you will know what needs to be achieved, how it will be achieved, how long it will take and how much it will cost. You will work with the team to achieve the required outcomes. With this role you need good planning, organisation, leadership, management and communications skills.


Benefits / Skills

  • Understanding project governance and quality
  • Communicating with those working on a project
  • Understanding consolidated planning
  • Understanding project leadership and risk management
  • Budgeting and cost control
  • Understanding cases and benefits management
  • Undertaking resource management
  • Undertaking project stakeholder management
  • Entry Requirements

    The employer will agree entry requirements for these apprenticeships and these will depend on the role that they are advertising.

    Please check that you meet all essential criteria before applying for a position, you can find the details of these on the full vacancy description (links below). If you are unsure about this please contact the Apprenticeship Recruitment Team on 0113 284 6464.

    Career Progression

    Associate Project Manager
    As an associate project manager you will create project plans, report on progress and provide regular updates. In addition, you will work with other departments to ensure objectives are complete.

    Assistant Project Manager
    As an assistant project manager you will communicate and follow up with clients about their projects. In addition, you will prepare written estimates for clients and will coordinate with stakeholders to ensure the resources needed are available.

    Below are some Leeds City College apprenticeships you could potentially progress to once you have completed this programme:

  • Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship Level 6
  • Commercial Procurement and Supply Apprenticeship Level 4
  • Operations/Departmental Manager Apprenticeship Level 5
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    Course Details


    22 months

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    Course Facts


    More than two thirds of businesses outsourced to freelance project managers for their needs in 2018.

    Extra Curriculum

    94.7% of apprentices found that our college induction was useful and provided them with the knowledge required for their course.

    Labour Market

    The average salary of a qualified associate project manager is £35,465.

    Course FAQs

    What are apprenticeships?

    Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around employer needs that combine a qualification and employment. This means that you’ll have the opportunity to develop your skills to match requirements through a mixture of on and off the job learning. Many employers now prioritise practical work experience when recruiting staff. By studying an apprenticeship, you get the best of both worlds, you can achieve a recognised qualification while gaining that all-important practical experience. Even better, you’ll earn a wage while working and studying, what’s not to like?

    How long do apprenticeships last?

    This will depend on the apprenticeship you want to complete. All of our apprenticeship course pages make it clear what the duration of the programme is, so please check these carefully.

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