Associate Project Manager

The End-Point Assessment for the Associate Project Manager apprenticeship will include a Presentation (supported by a Portfolio of Evidence) and a Professional Discussion (supported by the same Portfolio of Evidence).

What they do

Because of their complexity, business projects must be well managed to ensure their success. An Associate Project Manager will help manage projects by knowing what needs to be achieved, how it will be achieved, how long it will take and what it will cost.

They will work closely with a motivated and integrated project team and use their Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours to effectively meet the required project outcomes. To be successful in their role, an Associate Project Manager must develop great organisational, planning, leadership, management and communication skills. An Associate Project Manager’s job titles may vary across organisations, but they can typically include: Assistant Project Manager, Junior Project Manager or Project Team Leader. Some companies may also use ‘Project Manager’ as a generic job title.

EPA components for an Associate Project Manager Apprenticeship

  • Presentation supported by a Portfolio of Evidence
  • Professional Discussion supported by the same Portfolio of Evidence


The Portfolio of Evidence will be a written submission by the apprentice that will demonstrate the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours required by the apprenticeship standard. Before working on the Portfolio, the apprentice must agree which 15 out of 17 learning areas will provide the focus. They must then decide which 5 out of 15 learning areas will be the focus of the Presentation and which 10 other learning areas will be the focus of the Professional Discussion. They must submit their Portfolio for review a month before their Presentation and Professional Discussion. The Portfolio will also need to include self-assessments and achievement logs completed by the apprentice as part of a regular performance management process with their line manager.

The apprentice’s Presentation and Professional Discussion will last for a minimum of an hour. Both the Presentation and Professional Discussion will be based on their Portfolio. Panel members will review the Portfolio to produce questions in the Presentation and Professional Discussion that will explore the apprentice’s understanding of the learning areas. In the Presentation, the apprentice should demonstrate their knowledge in each of their 5 learning areas, each of which will be graded out of 5, with a maximum score of 25 points.

Professional Discussion 

In the Professional Discussion, the apprentice will be assessed on each of their chosen 10 learning areas, each of which will be scored out of 5, with a maximum score of 50 points.

More Information 

If you would like to learn more about the Associate Project Manager apprenticeship standard, check out our factsheets page or alternatively you can find more information via the Institute for Apprenticeships website.

Associate Project Manager Apprenticeship Standard

Duration: 24 months
LARS Number: 128
Standard Number: ST0310
Level: 4
Funding Band: 9 (£6,000)


  • Payable at Registration: £250 (25%)*
  • Payable at Gateway: £750 (75%)*
  • IPMA Level D Qualification, or
  • APM Project Management Qualification
Functional Skills:
  • Level 2 Award in Functional Skills English
  • Level 2 Award in Functional Skills Mathematics
Payment Terms: Training Qualifications UK will invoice for payment at the registration phase (25%) and upon the gateway process (75%). Payment terms 30 days.
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*25% registration fee is transferrable to a new registration should an Apprentice withdraw from the apprenticeship. Upon receipt Apprentices, Employers and Training Providers will gain access to the TQUK EPA management suite.

**75% fee paid at gateway in non-refundable as we anticipate that once the apprentice has passed through gateway they will be ready to undertake the end-point assessment elements. If the 75% payable upon gateway is not paid within 30 days of invoice we, as the EPAO, will put a hold on any end-point assessment activities being undertaken and any certification processes.

Training Qualifications UK offers one free re-sit per multiple-choice test where included within a standard. Element assessments re-sits will be charged per assessment and standard

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