ASSOCIATE PROJECT MANAGER LEVEL 4

Apprenticeship Programme Overview

Do you have people within your organisation who could do with some formal project management training? Maybe they manage projects as part of their role but have had no formal training? Or they might be managers who are not project managers as such, but who need to set up, manage and run successful projects as part of what they do.

Either way, if the answer is yes then the Associate Project Manager programme will be a perfect solution for them.

From the knowledge, skills and behaviours gained from this programme learners will know what needs to be achieved with each project, how it will be achieved, how long it will take, how much it will cost and will understand how to work with their project teams to achieve the required outcomes.

They will improve their planning, organisation, leadership, management, communication skills and will understand how to 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 managers, assistant project manager, junior project manager, project team leader. Some organisations use ‘project manager’ as a generic job title.

Upon commencement, apprentices may become student members of the Association for Project Management (APM) as the first step of professional membership.

Apprentices will be eligible for progression to associate membership upon successful completion of the apprenticeship. Full membership can be attained through further experience and professional development.

This programme is fully customisable.

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What Will Your Managers Improve?

Knowledge & Skills

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  • Project governance
  • Project stakeholder management
  • Project communication
  • Project leadership
  • Consolidated planning
  • Budgeting and cost control
  • Business case and benefits management
  • Project scope and management
  • Project schedule and management
  • Resource management
  • Project risk and issue management
  • Contract management and procurement
  • Project quality management
  • Project context

Behaviours

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

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CUSTOMISED & UNIQUE

Developing Your Programme

Key to the success of your apprenticeship programme will be for MTD to work in partnership with you to develop your programme so that it reflects your mission, values and behaviours, harnesses core working practices, terminology and wherever possible aligns to or embeds in house training opportunities.

Working in partnership with our curriculum experts we will develop a programme that is unique to your organisation.

The programme will be designed around your exact requirements to ensure that you receive real, tangible outcomes that can be evidenced in the workplace.

Below is some further information about the entry criteria and structure of the Associate Project Manager Level 4 programme.


Programme Details

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Length Of
Programme

 

This programme takes a minimum of 24 months to complete. We’ll create a development schedule that aligns with your business requirements and availability of your people.

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Entry
Requirements

 

Learners will be required to have or achieve level 1 English and Maths and to have taken level 2 English and Maths tests prior to completion of their Apprenticeship.

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Need Maths &
English Support?

 

Learners will be supported to develop and improve their English and maths skills prior to sitting their Functional Skills exams by our specialist functional skills trainers.

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Developing Knowledge,
Skills & Behaviours

 

Achieved through a programme of masterclass workshops, tasks, activities and research. The masterclasses can be delivered face to face or online delivered by our specialist trainers.

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Personalised Skills
Coaching & Support

 

Learners will be required to demonstrate their skills, knowledge and behaviours in the work setting. This activity will be supported by one of our experienced skills coaches.

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End Point
Assessment

 

Throughout their apprenticeship journey, learners will be given support to develop their understanding and approach to completing their end point assessment.

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BLENDED APPROACH

Programme Structure

This programme has been designed in a way that will maximise the performance of each learner. Learning the theory of a topic is great but it’s what the learner does to embed the learning and actually use it, that matters most.

All learning is reinforced with ongoing coaching, online resources and off-the-job activity to bring it all to life.

Each part of the programme supports the learner to apply their knowledge and skills via INTENT – IMPLEMENT – IMPACT.

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  • What did they change and how?
  • What impact did it make?
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Onboarding & Induction
Initial workshop and event about the programme and how to get a high grade.

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6 x 1-Day Masterclasses
Practical and engaging. Can be classroom based or delivered virtually. Run by best in class trainers.

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Digital Learning
To take in-between masterclasses and to help embed the learning. Self-study and in the flow of work resources.

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Ongoing Reviews
Held between the learner, employer and skills coach to monitor progress and to make any adjustments.

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End Point Assessment
End of programme assessment. Consists of activities like observations, evidence, tests and discussions.

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Skills Individual Learning Plan
Creation of a pre-programme learning and development plan. Includes goal setting and actions.

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Regular Coaching Sessions
One to one development with a designated skills coach. Covers skills and an assessment progress review.

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Off-The-Job Training
20% of the learner’s total working hours is used for “off-the-job” learning and development activities.

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Support & Help
Our designated skills coaches will always be on hand to help your learners all throughout the programme.

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Apprenticeship
Learners gain a pass, merit or distinction from their end point assessment based on their results.