Level 4 Associate Project Manager apprenticeship

A professional development programme incorporating the APM Project Management Qualification

If you are looking to upskill employees in delivering projects more effectively, the Level 4 Associate Project Manager offers a compelling opportunity to develop knowledge and experience through a highly effective training programme, fully funded through your apprenticeship levy.

Incorporates the APM PMQ qualification

  • Provides the opportunity for learners to achieve the PMQ professional qualification as well as their apprenticeship award.
  • Provek achieve significantly higher pass rates* than the national average due to extensive candidate preparation.

*Published by APM Oct 2021

Flexibility of regular monthly intakes

  • Provek offer the opportunity to enrol individuals any month of the year through regular scheduled monthly intakes.
  • Our programme is completely virtual removing the inconvenience and costs of travel.

Expert tuition

  • Each learner will be paired with a skills coach, providing personal 1:1 coaching and mentoring through the programme.
  • Provek trainers deliver PMQ workshops and small study groups – all Provek trainers are all credible, experienced project/programme managers.

Programme structure

  • 13-month programme duration.
  • Group workshops, small study groups (PMQ exam focused), one-to-one coaching and guided self-learning via our award-winning PM Channel.
  • Learning assignments are completed throughout, encouraging learners to reflect and reinforce the learning.


  • The syllabus covers 17 learning areas that are fundamental technical skills and professional behaviours required to lead projects.
  • Delivered across six units in a logical, structured order.
  • Our programme is designed to help learners recognise how topics interrelate and influence each other, making content easier to absorb and retain.

Public schedule 2022

Our public programme intakes are scheduled on the following dates.  If you wish to enrol an employee please get in touch.

  • 26th July
  • 16th August
  • 6th September
  • 20th September
  • 4th October
  • 18th October
  • 8th November
  • 22nd November


Our one page infographic can be downloaded here

Our brochure can be downloaded here

Watch our video interview with apprentice Sarah Linsell, Product Manager at British Sugar


Why work with Provek?

  • APM-accredited training specialist in project management, with 25+ years’ experience in supporting organisations to develop their project management capability.
  • One of the largest UK training providers delivering this apprenticeship standard, trusted by leading organisations including AB World Foods, Bosch, Fidelity Investments, GKN Aerospace, John Lewis, McCarthy Stone, Nationwide, Nestle, Royal Mail, Southern Water, UBS and University of Cambridge.
  • An NHS-approved training provider supporting the NHS Project Futures initiative in delivering this apprenticeship across 250+ NHS trusts.
  • 99% success rate to date, with over 80% of learners achieving merits and distinctions.

Fast track to University of Cumbria’s Level 6 degree apprenticeship

  • Through our partnership with University of Cumbria, opportunity for learners to fast track to year 2 of their Level 6 BSc (Hons) Project Management apprenticeship degree, following successful completion of the level 4.

Case study – Associated British Foods

Associated British Foods is a diversified international food, ingredients, and retail group with sales of £15.8bn, 138,000 employees and operations in 52 countries across Europe, Southern Africa, the Americas, Asia and Australia. Read their case study on the benefits the apprenticeship provided to the individuals and their business here.

Case study – Zoe Williams

Zoe Williams completed her Level 4 Associate Project Manager apprenticeship with Provek during 2020-2021. Following 13 months of dedication and hard work she successfully passed her APM PMQ exam with 72% and achieved a distinction at her end point assessment. Read her case study here.

What our clients say

“Provek have been super to work with, easy to communicate with and are really client focused. Their core values are similar to ours, so it’s natural for us to choose them for our Apprenticeship” – Andy Roughton, John Lewis Partnership

“I’m absolutely delighted that we continue to have Provek as our training provider. I have worked with Provek for a number of years now and they have always provided us with excellent service and helped us deliver fantastic results” – Jayne James, Royal Mail

“…. Provek have gone to great lengths to understand our business and tailor the content of the programme to ensure that it is both relatable and relevant for our learners and drives value for the business” – Paul Croft, McCarthy Stone

“It was also a logical move to select Provek as the training provider, due to their proven track record of high quality delivery within this field” – Paul Ashbee, GKN Aerospace

“Their dedication to training our apprentices shows through the satisfaction level and high learning outcomes of our learners.” – Ashley Ringger, Cambridge Assessment

“I am delighted that we are delivering another cohort with Provek who are one of our trusted training providers that consistently deliver high quality programmes.” – Russell Johnson, British Sugar

Regulation and compliance

Provek is on the Government’s Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers and are regulated by Ofsted.




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