Degree Apprenticeship Undergraduate: BSc (Hons) Project Management Project Manager

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.

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Course highlights

  • Study while you work, with no tuition fees
  • Work-based approach allows you to deliver impact in the workplace as you learn
  • The course incorporates an Association for Project Management qualification

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.

Key facts

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.

Additional qualification and benefits

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APM membership

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.


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.

Entry requirements

In addition to the person specifications that have been set out by your employer, these are the entry requirements for the course.

  • Employment in a suitable role on a permanent contract exceeding 25 hours per week
  • Employer support to undertake this course with a designated mentor
  • Confirmed eligibility to be funded as an apprentice as set out within the ESFA’s Funding Rules
  • A completed Skills Scan and Initial Assessment discussion
  • Evidence of Level 2 qualifications in 4 subjects including Maths and English e.g. GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above, Functional Skills, or ESFA-approved equivalents*
  • Evidence of Level 3 qualifications e.g. 3 A Levels at grade C or above, BTEC (or equivalent)*

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How to apply

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.

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