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.

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Case study - BAE Systems – The benefits of an apprentice

BAE Systems has always taken on apprentices because they allow the company to undertake organic growth, according to Rifaaqat Ahmed, project management skills coach at BAE Systems. “[Apprentices] provide valuable lifeblood to the company; the value of having a project management apprentice has been tenfold”. Rifaaqat changed careers to become a project manager, and he wanted to give back to the community and future talent, so working with apprentices was a dream come true.

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

  • Academy for Project Management Limited
  • Arch Apprentices
  • Blackpool and The Fylde College
  • Centrepoint
  • Chichester College
  • EQV Ltd
  • Estio Training
  • Exeter College
  • Fareham College
  • Furness College
  • Ginger Nut Training
  • Global Knowledge Network Training Limited
  • GP Strategies Training Limited
  • Greater Brighton Metropolitan College
  • Heart of England Training Ltd
  • ICS Learn
  • Inspire Culture, Learning and Libraries
  • Interserve Learning and Employment (Services) Ltd
  • Intraining
  • Knowledgepool
  • Lakes College West Cumbria
  • Leeds Beckett University
  • Leicester College
  • Lighthouse Training & Development
  • London South East Colleges
  • Furness College
  • Macclesfield College
  • Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group
  • MOL Learning
  • 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
  • Skills Training UK
  • Solihull College & University Centre
  • South Devon College
  • The Apprenticeship College
  • The Apprentice and Training Partnership
  • The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL)
  • The Knowledge Academy
  • University of Bedfordshire
  • University of South Wales
  • West Herts College
  • Willing and Able 
  • WMG


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

  • Blackpool and The Fylde College
  • University of Cumbria

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