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Is there a need for Higher Apprenticeships in project management?

David Cameron visits Jaguar Land RoverAPM, in conjunction with the Council for Administration (CfA), are investigating the need to develop Higher Apprenticeships in project management. Apprenticeships are considered a key pillar of the coalition Government's skills strategy, with increased funding available to further increase the number of learners completing apprenticeships.

Higher Apprenticeships (at levels 4 and 5) have been heavily promoted by the Government in the past 12 months, with significant resource going into the development of several new Higher Apprenticeships and funding promised for an additional 10,000 places.

It is crucial that we build up the skills that our businesses need and that will fuel long-term growth, said British Prime Minister, David Cameron (pictured left). That is why, despite some difficult decisions on spending, we are increasing the number of apprenticeships to record levels.

"We are investing in apprenticeships because we know they work, he added. They are good for people who want to get ahead, good for business and good for the country.

Apprenticeships aim to provide apprentices with the skills, knowledge and experience needed to be considered competent in a specific job role and can be relevant to those who are new to the workforce as well as those who have been in the workforce for a number of years.

APM are keen to understand your views on project management Higher Apprenticeships and whether the development of these would assist your organisation.  We would be grateful if you could respond to a short survey, which should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete. The responses to the survey will be used to help inform any further developments in this area.

Thank you in advance for your time. If you would like any further information, please contact the professional standards and knowledge team at APM.

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