apprenticeship standard level 4

Associate Project Manager

Apprenticeship Description

Associate project managers need good planning, organisation, leadership, management and communication skills. An associate project manager utilises resources with suitable skills, qualifications, experience and knowledge to work together in a motivated and integrated team, with clearly defined reporting lines, roles, responsibilities and authorities. This apprenticeship has been designed to embed the essential knowledge, skills and behaviours required by individuals when project management forms a significant part of their role.

By completing this module, you will attain a nationally recognised APM PMQ qualification demonstrating the knowledge required to contribute to small and large scale projects.

On successful completion of this apprenticeship, you will:

  • Develop your technical skills to best practice approaches.
  • Enhance your confidence and credibility.
  • Gain transferable skills for use throughout your career.
  • Achieve a nationally recognised Level 4 Project Management Apprenticeship Standard.
  • Achieve an internationally recognised IPMA Level D professional qualification.
  • Be eligible for APM membership (Association for Project Management.)


Typically, GCSE Maths & English at Grade C or above. This can vary for each course so please get in touch with us for more information.​

maths & english

Learners without level 2 English and Maths qualifications will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment.​


12 months

During this course you will be required to spend 20% of your time at work on off-the-job learning. This will include workshops, virtual learning, research and reflection. This innovative course is designed so you can easily fit your learning around your day job. Using our online portal, you will be able to access your learning anytime and anywhere, so you get high-quality content and development on the go.

Key learning areas on this apprenticeship

Through focusing on your professional and personal potential, you will learn how to manage yourself more effectively by making positive and powerful changes to your current ways of thinking, being and doing.

In day-to-day objectives we are required to be organised in delivering results. This module focuses on the foundation skills that will enable you to apply project thinking to everyday tasks to maximise your effectiveness and make efficient use of your time.

You’ll learn how to apply all the fundamental aspects of project management, from preparing the business case and determining the scope of the project, through to the importance of project governance and how it can control and manage the successful delivery of projects. You will learn how vital effective communication is across any project’s lifespan and how to use the influencing and negotiation skills that are key to facilitating effective stakeholder management and team. You will learn how to manage resources including budgeting and cost control and learn best practice in all aspects of the project planning cycle and change control process.

Request a callback.

If you’re not sure if this course is for you, or would prefer to speak to somebody, leave your name and telephone number and one of our coaches will get back to you as soon as possible.

How will you be assessed?

Towards the end of the course, you, your manager and WDR will decide together if you are ready for assessment. The assessment is then undertaken by a separate End Point Assessor organisation, chosen by your employer. The tutors at WDR will provide you with lots of support in preparing for the assessment. The assessment consists of two separate elements:

A presentation supported by a portfolio of evidence.

A one-hour professional discussion.

An Inclusive Learning Environment

We understand that not everyone learns in the same way, and that’s exactly why we offer complete support to each and every one of our learners and coaches. We’re an inclusive company and the support options we offer aim to fulfill the potential of any individual, regardless of their background.