Associate Project Manager, Level Four Apprenticeship

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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.

What will I study?

  • project management principles - including business cases, objectives, delivery, lessons learnt, project plans, reviews and scope and scheduling
  • governance and stakeholder management - including organisational structures and responsibilities and stakeholder perspectives, interests and influence
  • leadership and communications - including vision and values, collaboration, motivation, team management, conflict resolution and negotiating skills
  • financial management - including benefits management, budgets, cost control and performance tracking and management
  • resource and quality management - including resource analysis, allocation and acceptance and quality assurance, improvements and standards
  • risk and issue management - including identifying and prioritising threats and opportunities, mitigating and minimising impacts and optimising benefits
  • contract management and procurement - including nature of contracts, procurement processes and legal and ethical principles

Entry requirements

Either before or during the apprenticeship, you will be required to achieve level 2 qualifications in English and Mathematics prior to taking the end point assessment (EPA).

Additional information

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Full Time 2018 Higher Education 2018 Autumn Part-time course guide Apprenticeship Guide