About this course

Tech type Essentials
Course code QAAAPML4E
Duration 19 Months

Programme duration 18-24 months

Our Associate Project Manager Level 4 Apprenticeship combines online learning, classroom training and on-the-job experience to equip you with essential project management skills.

This programme is a good fit if project management forms a vital part of your role.

It is a great opportunity to develop your project management skills, ensuring you have the grounding needed to become a skilled project assistant, project manager or project supervisor.

What’s included?

On completion of the programme, you will gain the following qualifications:

  • Associate Project Manager Level 4
  • PMQ, APM (IPMA Level D)
  • Agile Foundation


The entry requirements:

  • Minimum age 18
  • A Level in any subject
  • Or Level 3 qualification in a similar subject
  • Or an existing project management qualification
  • You must not hold an existing qualification at the same or higher level than this apprenticeship in a similar subject.

What will you learn?

You will learn essential skills including:

  • Understanding the principles of project management
  • Using Agile
  • Working with business case budget and cost control
  • Planning, risk and quality
  • Leading projects
  • Communicating and stakeholder management

This will equip you with the skills essential to take on job roles such as Junior Project Manager, Project Management Support and any other roles in project management.


During the programme you will be required to spend 20% of your time at work on off-the-job learning.

Our programme helps you easily fit your learning around your day job with access to our online learning platform – learning can be accessed anytime, anywhere and on any device so you get high-quality content on the go.

You will complete:

  1. Seven knowledge modules introducing project management theories and fundamentals, through a combination of online learning and practical classroom workshops.
  2. A work-based portfolio showcasing how you have demonstrated the skills you have learnt in real work projects.
  3. An end-point assessment in the last 2-3 months of the programme to ensure you have met the learning outcomes of the programme.

The modules included in this programme are:

  • Module 1: Principles of Project Management
  • Module 2: Agile Project Management Foundation
  • Module 3: Business Case and Investment Appraisal
  • Module 4: Planning, Risk and Quality
  • Module 5: Running and Managing the Project
  • Module 6: Project Communications and Stakeholder Management
  • Module 7: PMQ (IPMA Level D) Exam Workshop and Exam

For more information download the handout

NOTE: this programme is only available in England.

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19 Months

Delivery Method

Delivery method


Face-to-face learning in the comfort of our quality nationwide centres, with free refreshments and Wi-Fi.

Find dates and prices

Online booking is currently not available for this course, to find out more please call us on 0113 220 7150 or email us at info@qa.com to discuss how we can help.

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