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The Higher Apprenticeship in Project Management provides progression routes for those wishing to enter the project management profession or further their career in other disciplines using project management skills. As such, it provides a clear opportunity to increase competency and fill identified skills gaps. Skills gaps identified in the profession include stakeholder management skills, dealing with complexity, communication skills and technical competences such as project scheduling, risk management, earned value, planning and estimating.

Average Duration: The apprenticeship runs for 24 months

Course Information

The Higher Project Management Apprenticeship is made up of a framework which includes:

  • Level 4 Diploma in Project Management
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities

Progression

Apprentices may progress to Level 5 Leadership and Management qualification.

Assessment

The apprentice is expected to attend on the job and off the job training to attain knowledge training and complete competency units. In addition to that they will also be trained by the employer. They might have to sit professional exams which is agreed with the employer in advance.

Entry qualifications

There are no formal entry requirements to this qualification. The students will be assessed and interviewed where they will need to demonstrate that they will cover the range required by the relevant NVQ at work. In addition to that the apprentices are expected to carry out initial assessments in English and Math where they would be expected to ideally achieve a level 2 in both the subject areas. If you do have GCSE grade C and above then you don’t have to do any functional skills as a part of the apprenticeships.

How to apply

You can apply through the college application. Once you have applied to the college, you will be invited for an interview at the college and also with the potential employer.

Unit Title

Mandatory Units include:

  • Principles of project management
  • Project stakeholder management
  • Project communications Sample

Optional Units include:

  • Managing project scope
  • Managing project schedule
  • Managing project finances
  • Managing project risk
  • Managing project quality
  • Managing project resources
  • Managing project contracts
  • Provide leadership and direction for own area of responsibility
  • Plan, allocate and monitor work in own area of responsibility

Location

This training is delivered one day a week at the college and there will be onsite assessments by tutors on the employer’s premises.

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