Become an apprentice

Have you organised an event at school or college, or for a charity, a social event or even completed a piece of coursework as part of a group? 

If you have, it is likely that you have used project management skills.

Every industry employs project managers or uses project management skills, although the responsibilities of individual project managers vary according to the type of organisation they work for and their position. Project management is a growing profession with good career prospects which is already well established in the construction, information technology and engineering industries. Employers in a wide range of other industries, including air transport, armed forces, charities, government departments, hospital trusts, financial services, retailers and rail transport, are also now recruiting project managers.

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Am I eligible?

You will need to achieve a minimum of grade C or above in at least 5 GCSEs including English and Mathematics, and hold a minimum of 48 UCAS points, or equivalent (current UCAS tariff).

Organizations who recruit for Apprenticeship vacancies will have their own requirements.

What's involved?

The Associate Project Manager Apprenticeship will have a typical two year duration. You will take the APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) (IPMA Level D equivalent) as an on-programme assessment during your apprenticeship.

Your knowledge skills and behaviours learned as an apprentice will be assessed in an end-point assessment. This assessment is a presentation and professional discussion based on project management experience.

Why become an apprentice?

There has never been a better time to become an apprentice. Following the rise in university fees, the Project Management Apprenticeships (Associate Project Manager Standard at Level 4 and Project Manager at Level 6) both provide a vital pathway to develop high level skills while in employment, without long term student loan repayments.

Project Management Apprentices earn while they learn and develop work skills essential for the successful delivery of projects, including risk management, relationship management and project leadership.

Find an employer who is looking for Associate Project Manager apprentices in your area.

The Associate Project Manager Standard at Level 4 (available)

  • provides apprentices with the required knowledge and competencies to develop into a management role in many exciting industries
  • helps apprentices develop transferable skills so they can progress in highly skilled careers
  • allow apprentices to gain a nationally recognised apprenticeship standard
  • enables apprentices to achieve a qualification at Level 4, equivalent to the first year of a university course
  • enables apprentices to obtain an Internationally recognised Project Management Qualification. i.e the APM PMQ
  • enables apprentices to become Associate members of the APM
  • acts as a progression route for Apprentices into other APM qualifications

The Project Manager Standard Level 6 (under development)

  • provides apprentices with the required knowledge and competencies to develop into a senior management role in many exciting industries
  • helps apprentices develop transferable skills so they can progress in highly skilled careers
  • allow apprentices to gain a nationally recognised BA/BSc (Honours) Degree Apprenticeship Standard
  • enables apprentices to obtain an Internationally recognised Project Management Qualification. i.e the APM PMQ
  • enables apprentices to become Full Members of the APM (MAPM)
  • acts as a progression route for Apprentices into other APM qualifications.

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APM offers membership for both individuals and organisations. Each type of membership has a range of benefits designed to help you get the most out of being part of the project management profession.

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