As highlighted in National Apprenticeship Week 2022, starting your career with an apprenticeship can give you access to on-the-job training, a broad skill set, and invaluable work experience. What’s more – the opportunity to earn while you learn means you can launch your career without unnecessary debts hanging over your head.
What Is a Project Management Apprenticeship?
A Level 4 project management apprenticeship is a professional development programme that incorporates the APM Project Management Qualification. Running over 13 months, participants cover 17 core learning areas and enhance their project management skills via one-to-one coaching, study groups, group workshops, and self-directed learning.
What are the benefits of a project management apprenticeship?
Apprenticeships are a great way to combine career development with full-time work and the increasing demand for skilled project managers makes a project management apprenticeship a lucrative option for budding professionals. To find out if a Level 4 project management apprenticeship is right for you, take a look at the benefits it can offer:
The Level 4 Associate Project Manager apprenticeship covers a wide range of project management modules, including the project lifecycle, information management, project monitoring, risk management, and quality controls and assurance. Critically, you’ll learn how to apply theoretical principles in real-world environments to develop your knowledge, skills and experience.
As a result, you’ll be able to apply your learnings within your current role and showcase your skills to your existing and future employers. When you’re looking for career opportunities, employers will be keen to hire applicants with advanced skill sets, and proving your value via project and programme management courses is a great way to develop enhanced skills.
Boost your confidence
Being confident in your own abilities can be something of a learning curve, particularly in the early stages of your career. When you’re still learning core industry skills or familiarising yourself with various professional environments, it can be tricky to maintain your self-assessment.
As you gain project management skills and achieve apprenticeship standards however, you’ll find that your confidence naturally increases. Similarly, you’ll feel more competent in a professional environment and more willing to voice your opinion, take ownership of projects, and collaborate with your peers.
Employers are always looking for motivated workers who are keen to learn and undertaking the Level 4 apprenticeship will ensure you stand out as an ambitious and driven project professional. As well as giving you skills that you can use in your current role, completing a project management apprenticeship will help to increase your employability now and in the future.
By providing you with meaningful skills that can be implemented across any industry and sector, a project management qualification will stand you in good stead throughout your career, no matter what route you decide to pursue.
Fast-track career growth
If you’re wondering where a Level 4 project management apprenticeship can take you, the sky’s the limit! After completing your APM qualification that is integrated within this apprenticeship, you may decide to undertake further qualifications. Provek’s Level 4 apprenticeship gives you the opportunity to fast-track to a Level 6 BSc (Hons) Project Management degree with the University of Cumbria. Alternatively you may wish to follow APM’s career pathway and go on to achieve the APM PPQ and thereafter chartered ChPP accreditation.