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Level 4 Associate Project Manager

Apprenticeship Standard

This Level 4 Associate Project Manager Programme stands out from the crowd as a powerful, practical and person-centred development programme. It will inspire you to grow and expand your knowledge at the same time as embedding a valuable range of skills and behaviours.

During the programme you’ll be required to spend 20% of your time at work on off-the-job learning. This will include workshops, e-learning, research and reflection, as well as workplace challenges to put your new skills into action.

WDR work with employers to design and customise their Apprenticeship Programme, so that it addresses internal training requirements and aligns with the specified knowledge and skills required for the standard.

Key components of this Apprenticeship Standard cover the following:

Knowledge & Skills

Key components of this Apprenticeship Standard cover the following:

  • Leadership
  • Drive for Results
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Collaboration & Teamwork
  • Communicating & Influencing
  • Integrity & Professionalism
  • Project Governance The Project Life
  • Project Scoping
  • Project Planning Scheduling, Budgeting & Resource Management
  • Risk & Issue Management Quality Management



The behavioural components covered during the programme are:

  • Collaboration and team work
  • Leadership
  • Effective and appropriate communication
  • Drive for results
  • Integrity, ethics, compliance and professionalism

Level 4 Associate Project Manager
at a glance

Entry Requirements

Individual employers will set their own entry requirements for their apprentices. Typically candidates will have achieved a grade C or above in at least 5 GCSEs including English and Mathematics, and hold a minimum of 120 UCAS points, or equivalent.


The expected duration of this apprenticeship will be 12 - 18 months.

Learning Resources

All apprentices will be given access to our online Learning Portal which contains eLearning modules, papers, thought pieces, videos and recommended reading.

Benefits for Individuals

  • Upgrade your technical skills to a best practice approach
  • Enhance your confidence and credibility within the workplace
  • Gain transferable skills for use throughout your career
  • Achieve a standard in Project Management nationally recognised by employers
  • Achieve an industry recognised IPMA level D professional qualification
  • Be eligible for Associate membership of the APM (Association for Project Management)

Benefits for Employers

  • Skilled and motivated employees
  • Better relationships and communication in teams
  • Improved working practices, communication and teamwork
  • Transfer of new skills into the organisation
  • Increased employee engagement and retaining talent
  • Training investment co-funded by the government

Summary of Assessment

Towards the end of the programme, you, your manager and WDR will decide together that you are ready for assessment. The assessment is then undertaken by a separate End Point Assessor organisation, chosen by your employer.

You must have undertaken the IPMA level D Qualification and achieved Maths and English Level 2 prior to End Point Assessment.


Further Information

For further information please contact us.