The Project Manager Degree Apprenticeship gives learners the skills required to manage the end-to-end delivery of a project efficiently. They have responsibility for delivering a project in line with defined objectives, taking decisions to manage stakeholder expectations by leading a multi-skilled, cross-disciplinary team to deliver it to time, cost and quality requirements.
Maximum funding (the maximum amount government will fund for apprenticeship training): £22,000
Apprenticeships are funded either via your apprenticeship levy (if your organisation has an annual PAYE bill of over £3m) or via the Education and Skills Funding Agency (who provide 95-100% funding depending on the size of your business).
The employer sets the entry requirements for the programme, but apprentices will need to achieve Level 2 English and Maths (GCSE or equivalent at grade 4/C+) before taking their end-point assessment.
Apprentices will develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours necessary to become ‘Occupationally Competent’ in the role. The main themes of what they will learn include:
- Governance and financial control of projects
- The business environment
- Stakeholder and communications management
- Organisational change management
- Estimating, planning and scheduling
- Project justification
- Quality management
- Procurement and contract management
- Risk management
- Project change control
- Schedule management
Apprentices completing the apprenticeship will also:
- Achieve either a BA or BSc Honours degree in Project Management.
- Achieve an International Project Management Association (IPMA) Level D qualification or equivalent.
- Be eligible to become full members of the association for Project Management (APM), the Chartered Body for the Project Profession.
- Gain their English and Maths at Level 2 (if they don’t already hold them).