Course Details

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. They need good planning, organisation, leadership, management and communication skills to utilize resources with suitable skills, qualifications, experience and knowledge to work together in a motivated and integrated team. This course is one of the new Trailblazer apprenticeships and provides practical guidance on how to manage a variety of projects throughout the project lifecycle. The typical time period to achieve the qualification is between 18 and 24 months. Once you have started the course, you can become Student Members of the Association for Project Management (APM) - the first step of professional membership. On completion of the apprenticeship, you will be eligible for progression to Associate Member, with 'Full' membership attained through further experience and professional development.

Entry Requirements

Level 2 English and Mathematics qualifications to be achieved before entry or during the apprenticeship, prior to the end-point assessment.

Career options

The potential opportunities are huge - projects can be large, small, defined/delivered within different contexts and across diverse industry sectors. There is significant demand for project managers, especially those able to manage strategic projects with different stakeholders through to completion

Associate Project Manager Apprenticeship L4 Standard

Five highlights

  • 1 New Trailblazer Project Management qualification designed with employers
  • 2 Awarded by APM - the Chartered body for the project profession
  • 3 Highly recognised project management qualification focussing on outcomes
  • 4 Very supportive environment to help you to achieve your potential
  • 5 Flexible delivery for balancing work, study and life commitments

Key Points

  • Chichester Campus
  • Flexible start date
  • Project Management Diploma (Level 4)

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Course code Location Course length Start date
MGT284WMMA Chichester Campus 2 Years Flexible start date

What you need to know

What will I study?

Whilst on the course, you will learn how to manage a wide range of projects from concept through to completion. The course will include the following topics: 1 Governance / 2 Stakeholder and communications management / 3 Budgeting and cost control / 4 Business case and benefits / 5 Scope management / 6 Consolidated planning / 7 Schedule management / 8 Risk and issue management / 9 Contract management and procurement / 10 Quality management / 11 Resource management / 12 Context / 13 Collaboration and team work / 14 Leadership / 15 Communication / 16 Drive for results / 17 Integrity, ethics, compliance and professionalism.

How will I be taught?

The course runs every Monday over two academic years, during term time only. Interactive lessons run from 1:30 to 4:30pm and focus on developing practical application of theory and sharing best practice. These sessions provide you with the knowledge for building your portfolio and preparing for the exam. Further support is provided through recommended attendance of group tutorials (12-1pm) and assessor 1:1s in the computer room (4:30-6pm). There is also a well resourced intranet (ChiOnline)

How will I be assessed?

There are two assessment milestones - portfolio and exam. At the beginning of the course, you will be allocated an Assessor to support and assess your portfolio of evidence. At the end of the course, you will present this portfolio to a panel (yourself, employer, workplace mentor and tutor) and have a professional discussion around your project knowledge, skills and behaviour. Before completing and presenting your portfolio, you will be required to achieve the APM’s Project Management Qualification (PMQ) examination.

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