Train an apprentice

Trailblazer apprenticeships are the standards for apprenticeships in England. They are developed by employers to meet the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed in each occupation. APM has been part of the level 4 and level 6 trailblazer employer group, led by Sellafield Ltd, which has designed the Associate Project Manager Apprenticeship Standard at level 4, and the new Project Manager Degree Apprenticeship at level 6.

  • The Associate Project Manager and the Project Manager Standards both include on-programme assessment for the IPMA level D which in England is the APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ).
  • In order to provide training for the PMQ, training providers will need to be accredited by APM. If you are interested in seeking APM accreditation please contact the team.
  • In order to offer apprenticeships Employers and Apprenticeship training providers will also usually need to be registered on the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP)
  • The Assessment plan for the assessment of the Associate Project Manager Standard is detailed here.
  • The Associate Project Manager Standard is assessed by an end point assessment; Assessment organisations registered for End-Point Assessment for the Associate Project Manager Standard can be found on the Register of End-Point Assessment Organisations (RoEPAO).
  • The Assessment plan for the assessment of the Project Manager Degree Standard is detailed here.

Contact us

Find an APM Accredited Training Provider to deliver the Associate Project Manager apprenticeship:

  • Academy for Project Management Limited
  • Blackpool and The Fylde College
  • Chichester College
  • City Training Services
  • Estio Training
  • Exeter College
  • Fareham College
  • Furness College
  • Global Knowledge Network Training Limited
  • GP Strategies Training Limited
  • Heart of England Training Ltd
  • Inspire Culture, Learning and Libraries
  • Kingston College
  • Knowledgepool
  • Lakes College West Cumbria
  • Leeds Beckett University
  • Leicester College
  • Middlesbrough College
  • Parallel Project Management Ltd
  • PL Projects
  • Preston College
  • Provek Limited
  • PRojeCTS
  • QA Ltd
  • RHG Consult Ltd
  • Richard Huish College
  • Riverside Training Limited
  • Salford Business School, University of Salford 
  • Skills4Stem
  • Skills Team
  • South Devon College
  • The Apprenticeship College
  • The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL)
  • The Knowledge Academy
  • University of Bedfordshire
  • University of South Wales
  • West Herts College
  • WMG

For details of Accredited Training Providers that will deliver the new Project Manager degree apprenticeship, email

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