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Associate Project Manager Apprenticeship Standard

Who is this standard for?

Every project, large or small, needs to be managed to ensure its success. An associate project manager will work with the project team to achieve the required outcomes and will need to know:

  • what needs to be achieve
  • how the project will be achieved
  • how long the project will take
  • how much the project will cost

An associate project manager will need good planning, organisation, leadership, management and communication skills. They will utilise resources with suitable skills, qualifications, experience and knowledge to work in a motivated and integrated team, with clearly defined reporting lines, roles, responsibilities and authorities.

Programme structure

This is a level 4 apprenticeship standard that has a typical duration of 24 months. The apprentice will be required to complete a portfolio of evidence while on-programme. Prior to commencing work on the portfolio, the apprentice will need to agree with their employer and training provider which 15 learning areas, out of the 17 available, will provide the focus for the portfolio.

Assessment Plan

Apprentices who started their apprenticeship on or after 04/03/2019 will be assessed against ST0310/AP03

End-point assessment methods

  • Presentation
  • Professional discussion

Highfield plan to be ready to deliver end-point assessment for the Level 4 Associate Project Manager standard by June 2020. Readiness is defined as having necessary administrative and systems infastructure and associated internal quality assurance policies and procedures to support Highfield's complete end-point assessment service.


EPA kit - To access the full EPA kit and Gateway Readiness Report for this standard, please visit here.

Apprenticeship Standard and EPA Timeline - this document (available here) supports employers, training providers and apprentices by providing them with the clear time frames required to complete each stage of the apprenticeship and end-point assessment journey, through to ESFA certification.

Apprentice Support and Guidance Documents 

These documents support employers, training providers and apprentices preparing for end-point assessment.

Think about - Professional discussion Level 4 Associate Project Manager

Think about - Presentation and Q&A Level 4 Associate Project Manager