Project Manager

Degree Apprenticeship

Qualification level: 6

Typical duration: 48 months (excluding End-Point Assessment)

Offered at both our Birmingham and Doncaster campuses

Block release/day release/delivery in the workplace are available, subject to meeting demand and minimum numbers

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).

Entry requirements

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).