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Project Management Apprenticeship

Associate Project Manager Level 4

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As a result of greater demand, constant change and technological advancements, public and private organisations need Project Managers to implement their change and adaptation strategies, bring ideas to life, and support the realisation of business goals.

The Associate Project Manager Level 4 apprenticeship is aimed at those involved in all levels of project management, enabling them to work effectively and efficiently to ensure their organisation operates successfully. This programme explores different organisational structures, responsibilities and stakeholders helping project managers to move from traditional leadership styles and manage projects in line with wider business changes and strategies, to ensure the most effective use of time and resource.

APM Accreditation

  • The Association for Project Management (APM) is the chartered body for project management in the UK. It promotes the disciplines of project management and programme management, helping project professionals in becoming certified professionals, offers events & webinars, digital resources, professional recognition, and career development

At a glance

Relevant to

Relevant to individuals in roles such as Project Managers, Junior Project Managers, and PMOs

Entry requirements

Candidates must be in a relevant role where they are exposed to project management





Associate Project Manager and APM Project Management Qualification

Level 4


Level 4


Blended learning delivery


18 months +3 month EPA





£6,000, Levy funded

Contextualisation available



Programme outcomes

For employers

Businesses will be able to trust their project manager to effectively lead and ensure the completion of different projects as candidates are able to gain a greater understanding of how to manage projects with varying needs and within differing settings. They will also develop additional skills and a greater understanding of quality management, assurance, and resource management. These skills will empower them to become a well-rounded project manager and an asset to the company.

For learners

During this apprenticeship, project managers will be exposed to a diverse set of project needs and deliverables. You will develop an understanding of how different projects may require similar or different types of management techniques. You will gain the confidence to lead the project planning process, learn about budget management, cost control and how to consolidate plans to support overall management objectives.

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Learning journey overview

Building on your existing skills and experience, during this apprenticeship you will:

  • Lifecycles and review stages
  • Project methodologies
  • Organisational structures

  • Procurement
  • Negotiating and contracting
  • Risks and issues

  • Quality management
  • Business cases and benefits management
  • Stakeholder management and effective communications

  • Showcase portfolio
  • Presentation
  • Professional discussion

Programme highlights:

  • Opportunity to network with other project managers across a variety of different industries
  • Option to register as a student member of the APM whilst on programme
  • On completion, learners will be eligible to register for Associate Membership of the Association for Project Management (APM).
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What our learners have to say


My tutor was fantastic. I cannot praise her more highly; she was incredibly supportive and understanding, especially given the exceptional things we're all going through. Her expertise and guidance are one of the main reasons I was able to complete and pass my course

APM Level 4 Learner

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Delivering meaningful outcomes

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100% of our APM L4 apprentices passed their EPA for academic year 2020/21


90% of our APM apprentices received a distinction at EPA for academic year 2020/21


Babington received a Customer Satisfaction rate of 83% for academic year 2020/21

Supercharge your accountancy career

  • Benefit from 1:1 coaching and mentoring throughout
  • Develop professional excellence and personal confidence and capability
  • Opportunity to network with other project managers across a variety of different industries
  • Become a member of the Association for Project Management (APM) and accesss resources such as online seminar sessions and podcasts
  • Fully blended delivery model for learning that suits you
  • Become a member of the UK's largest community of apprentices
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