Associate Project Manager
Projects can be defined and delivered within different contexts, across diverse industry sectors. They can be large or small. Every project needs to be managed to ensure its success, An associate project manager knows what needs to be achieved, how it will be achieved, how long it will take and how much it will cost, and works with the project team to achieve the required outcomes.
Associate project managers need 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.
Requirements – Behaviours
An associate project manager will be able to demonstrate the following behaviours:
- Collaboration and team work – Understands and is effective as part of an integrated team.
- Leadership – Communicates direction, and supports the vision for project delivery.
- Effective and appropriate communication – Working effectively with and influencing others, taking account of diversity and equality. Influences and facilitates effective team performance.
- Drive for results – Demonstrates clear commitment to achieving results, and improving performance.
- Integrity, ethics, compliance and professionalism – Promotes the wider public good in all actions, acting in a morally, legally and socially appropriate manner. Promotes and models the highest standards of professional integrity, ethics, trust and continued development.
Individual employers will set their own entry requirements for their apprentices. Typically candidates will have achieved a grade C or above in at least 5 GCSEs including English and Mathematics, and hold a minimum of 48 UCAS points, or equivalent.
The typical duration of this apprenticeship will be 24 months.
Either before or during the apprenticeship, apprentices will be required to achieve level 2 qualifications in English and Mathematics prior to taking end point assessment (EPA). Apprentices are required to achieve a suitable level of knowledge as part of their development such that they achieve an IPMA Level D qualification or APM Project Management Qualification, prior to their EPA.
Link to professional registration:
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 apprenticeship standard will be reviewed after 3 years following approval.
Status: Approved for delivery
Approved for delivery: 19 August 2016
Route: Business and administration
Typical duration: 24 months
Maximum funding: £6000