Associate Project Manager (Level 4)


This qualification will support you in learning the knowledge, skills and behaviours of a successful project manager. These include, but are not limited to, 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.

Dependent upon the size of the organisations and the complexity of projects, associate project managers’ job titles will vary, but typically they can include: assistant project manager, junior project manager, project team leader. Some organisations use ‘project manager’ as a generic job title.

Topics you will cover include:

  • Project governance, planning, scope and scheduling
  • Budget, cost control and making a business case
  • Contract management, procurement and resource management
  • Communications with stakeholders and team collaboration
  • Integrity, ethics, compliance and professionalism
  • Driving for results


Start dates flexible throughout the year and there will be a mix of classroom and workplace learning
  • Duration and Cost

    • 18-24 months Funding Band 9£6000

  • Pre-requisites

    • Typically, applicants will have achieved 5 GCSE’s or equivalent at grade c or above. If not already achieved, then a level 2 in English and Maths will be required prior to end point assessment.

  • Qualification

    • Association for Project Management Project Management Qualification - APM PMQ

  • End Point Assessment (EPA)

    • Achievement of the APM PMQ, presentation and professional discussion supported by a portfolio of evidence