Incorporates an Association for Project Management qualification
Develop the skills, knowledge and expertise to become an efficient and effective project manager with our Project Manager Degree Apprenticeship. Study for a Bachelor’s degree in Project Management while you work, with no tuition fees.
This apprenticeship is an ideal programme for those already involved in project management or the delivery of projects.
The programme will help to develop a wider appreciation of the key skills and knowledge to confidently deliver projects in line with defined objectives, make real improvements to organisational processes and implement positive change within your organisation.
You’ll further your understanding of the project management process and develop key business skills to become an efficient and effective project leader.
Project managers are leaders of change, using their unique skill set to help deliver strategic organisational objectives. This can include projects that vary in terms of size and complexity, are standalone projects or projects that form part of a larger project programme.
Project managers are responsible to the project sponsor/owner and have responsibility for delivering projects in line with clearly defined objectives. Projects need to be delivered to the desired quality and cost and within agreed timescales.
As part of the project management process project managers may need to lead multi-skilled, cross-disciplinary teams and potentially teams from multiple organisations. Project managers are also required to use their unique skills and leadership behaviours to manage the social, legal and environmental elements of their projects and provide project updates to key stakeholders.
Project management can be challenging but ultimately a successful project delivery is incredibly rewarding. Our apprenticeship programme will provide you with the knowledge, skills, behaviours and confidence to approach any project and apply your learnings to be an efficient and effective leader of change.
An apprenticeship is a job with training, combining practical experience with academic learning.
At least 20% of your contracted working hours will be classed as 'off-the-job'. This time will be dedicated to developing the knowledge and skills needed to meet the requirements of the apprenticeship, and therefore is not part of your usual work duties.
The off-the-job learning will be delivered through 16 face-to-face workshops per year, and practical learning experiences in your usual work setting.
The face-to-face workshops for our Project Manager Degree Apprenticeship are delivered at corporate venues in Cambridge or Chelmsford.
You will be assessed at the end of each module you undertake (on-programme assessments) which will contribute towards the final award of your qualification.
You will also undertake an End Point Assessment (EPA) to complete your apprenticeship.
The EPA for this apprenticeship is independently assessed and takes place when all on-programme assessments have been successfully passed.
Our programme has been aligned to the APM Project Management Qualification, meaning that upon successful completion of the apprenticeship you will have gained an additional UK and internationally recognised award from the APM.
During your studies you will become an Association for Project Management student member (full member upon completion) and benefit from the association’s vast resources and networking opportunities.
"The apprenticeship allows me to develop the skills necessary to support my longer-term career aspirations within the context of my current role."
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"Your studies can be applied straightaway to your work context, immediately adding value and giving greater understanding of the wider business."
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Our work-based course ensures that it meets the needs of today’s project owners and is adaptable to working within a wide variety of sectors and industries.
Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship programme, you'll have a Bachelor’s degree in Project Management, an additional project management qualification from the APM, and a minimum of two years' relevant work experience. You’ll have the skills, knowledge and confidence to take on some exciting projects and make a real impact.
In addition to the person specifications that have been set out by your employer, these are the entry requirements for the course.
*If you do not have the appropriate Level 2 Maths and English, you must ensure you complete these prior to the start of the course. For further details about which qualifications meet Level 2 requirements check the gov.uk website.
**We will also consider applicants with non-standard qualifications provided you have a significant amount of relevant experience, are well-supported by your employer, and demonstrate the ability to manage university-level study. This is with the exception of ESFA approved Level 2 Maths and English qualifications which are mandatory.
Degree Apprenticeships are delivered via a blend of face-to-face campus teaching, work-based learning and online teaching supported by our established online learning systems to provide additional support for individual study and engagement. The mix of this blended approach varies between apprenticeships; please get in touch for further details. In the event that there are restrictions put into place due to the pandemic by the Government, we will endeavour to retain face-to-face teaching as much as possible but will respond accordingly to the restrictions placed on the University.
To apply for an apprenticeship, you need to have the support of your employer. If you already have the support of your employer or have any questions before talking to them, please do not hesitate to contact one of our apprenticeship experts who will be happy to help.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss any aspect of degree apprenticeships, then our dedicated Degrees at Work team are here to help. Get in touch today on the details above or take a look at our information for employers.
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