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What is an Associate Project Manager?
Projects take all shapes and sizes and can come from any number of diverse industry sectors. Some might be large with branching teams while others can be small, though no less important. One thing that every project has in common is the need to be managed to ensure success.
An Associate Project Manager knows what is needed to see each project come to fruition; how it will be achieved, how much time is required, how much it will cost.
By working closely with their team, an Associate Project Manager employs planning, organisation, leadership and communication skills to streamline a project’s progress
Depending on the type and size of an organisation, as well as the complexity of the project the Associate Project Manager is involved
with, the exact title of the job can vary. Regardless of the title, in order to perform successfully they will know how to utilise their resources with the skill and experience needed to become an invaluable member of a motivated and well-integrated team, able to act within a clearly defined hierarchy of roles and responsibilities.
The typical duration for this apprenticeship is 24 months.
Different employers have different standards and requirements from their apprentices. We work hard to ensure the best fit between the employer and the candidate, however typically a candidate will have achieved a minimum of a C grade in at least 5 GCSEs, including Maths, English and Science, and hold at least 120 UCAS points or equivalent qualifications.
Our Delivery Approach
Learning While you Work
Here at LMC we are specialists in Project Management, and we’ve used that experience to devise an advanced training regime and delivery system designed to work around the employer’s requirements.
We set out to develop competency in our apprentices by giving them access to an online learning environment that enables them to build their skills, retain information and directly feed their experience back into the workplace.
This course, delivered in online virtual classrooms, includes Technical, Occupational and Software training. We work with employers to enable their apprentices to use concurrent, real-life projects as case studies for their coursework and supply examples to educate our students about the life-cycle of a project.
Take a look at the diagram to see a complete breakdown of our unique delivery approach.
Where do you go from there?
Associate Project Manager Career progressionAs soon as they begin their course, our apprentices attain student memberships to the Association for Project Management (APM). Upon completing the course successfully, the apprentice is then eligible to achieve Associate member status.
Continuing on, the next step can be to apply for an APM Project Professional Qualification (PPQ) or APM Practitioner Qualification (PQ).
The APM Project Professional Qualification is an examination-based qualification that assesses the candidate’s capability in delivering projects, programmes and portfolios.
The APM Practitioner Qualification is designed for more experienced project manager professionals who can demonstrate their ability to manage a non-complex project.
After achieving a PPQ or PQ qualification, project managers are eligible to become full members of APM. Once this has been achieved and with an advanced level of hands-on professional project management experience, they may apply to become a Registered Project Professional (RPP). This is a standard across all sectors that stands as proof of the holder’s ability to effectively demonstrate responsible leadership and the competencies necessary for effective project, programme or portfolio management – including the ability to manage complex projects – as well as to utilise appropriate tools, processes and techniques.