Level 4 Apprenticeship

Designed as an entry level role into the Project Management profession, the Level 4 Associate Project Manager apprenticeship contributes to the successful delivery of a project, ensuring its scope and benefits are achieved as planned. They do this primarily by identifying, resourcing, scheduling, and monitoring the activities that need to happen in a certain sequence and timescale.

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  • Qualification level: Level 4
  • Typical Entry requirements: 5 GCSEs at grade A-C or other comparable qualifications
  • Duration: 18 months
  • Professional registration links: Associate Member of CMI (ACMI)

Who is it for?

Assistant project manager, Junior project manager, Project support.


  • Project management
  • Managing information
  • Managing stakeholders
  • Research, analysis and evaluation


This apprenticeship standard has been allocated a maximum funding cap of £7,000, which is the anticipated full cost for delivering this standard and the end point assessment.

Key Documents & Guidance

Please note: This revised version of this apprenticeship has been agreed and is available for information. It has been approved for delivery and replaces the current version for new starts from 22nd April 2024.

How it works

The Associate Project Manager apprenticeship is an exciting work-based route towards developing Project Managers and includes work-based learning, which means that the apprentice is in paid employment for the duration of their apprenticeship and receives on the job training and support.

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Backed by our Royal Charter

We are the only professional body able to award Chartered Manager Status. On completion of your apprenticeship, you will be eligible to apply for for Chartered Manager (CMgr MCMI) or Chartered Fellow (CMgr FCMI) status

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CMI Support

A support package can be offered alongside apprenticeships giving unlimited access to online resources mapped to the apprenticeship journey, as well as in person support for the apprentices, access to the CMI community and mentoring during their apprenticeship

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Professional Development

The apprenticeship delivers a professional pathway and the ongoing development of knowledge, skills and behaviours required by employers

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Supported Digital Delivery

Digital support is available, with content and practical resources mapped to the apprenticeship standard


Common Questions

To be able to deliver an apprenticeship a provider must be registered on the apprenticeship provider and assessment register (APAR).

If you are looking to become a provider, you can find more information here.

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All apprenticeships are required to have an end-point assessment that is carried out by an independent body. Apprentices must pass the end-point assessment in order to achieve their apprenticeship and receive their certificate.

The end point assessment for the Associate Project Manager assessment involves two assessment methods: submission of a portfolio of evidence that underpins the professional discussion, and a project report explains in detail how the apprentice has performed during the apprenticeship, followed by a presentation and questioning.

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) regulates the quality of apprenticeships. The IfATE’s role is also to advise on setting funding caps, and approve apprenticeship standards and assessment plans.

Yes – apprentices that successfully complete all parts of the Apprenticeship will receive a full apprenticeship certificate. This will be in addition to any qualifications that are taken as part of the apprenticeship.