Apprenticeship Associate Project Manager (Level 4)

West Yorkshire & Harrogate Excellence Centre
Delivery Method: Blended

Projects can be defined and delivered within different contexts, across diverse industry sectors. They can be large or small. Every project needs to be managed to ensure its success, An associate project manager knows what needs to be achieved, how it will be achieved, how long it will take and how much it will cost, and works with the project team to achieve the required outcomes. Associate project managers need good planning, organisation, leadership, management and communication skills. An associate project manager utilises resources with suitable skills, qualifications, experience and knowledge to work together in a motivated and integrated team, with clearly defined reporting lines, roles, responsibilities and authorities.

This Apprenticeship will explore . . .

As part of the Apprenticeship offer, candidates will gain PRINCE2 certification, the apprenticeship will also include:

Project leadership

The vision and values of the project and its links to objectives; the ways in which these can be effectively communicated and reinforced to team members and stakeholders. Leadership styles, qualities and the importance of motivation on team performance. Characteristics of the working environment which encourage and sustain high performance.

Consolidated planning

Purpose and formats for consolidated plans to support overall management, taking account of lessons learnt and how the plans balance fundamental components of scope, schedule, resources, budgets, risks and quality requirements.

Budgeting and cost control

Funding, estimating overheads; direct costs, indirect costs, fixed costs, variable costs and an overall budget for a project; tracking systems for actual costs, accruals and committed costs; alternative cost breakdowns to provide for graphical representations, and performance management.

Business case and benefits management

Preparation and/or maintenance of business cases, including benefits management.

Project scope

Requirements management, and evaluation of alternative methods to learn from the past to improve delivery. Project scope change control, baseline change management, configuration management.

Project schedule

Scheduling and estimating for project activities including how they can be quality assessed. Progress monitoring and metrics to assess work performed against the schedule. Schedule management methods to evaluate and revise activities to improve confidence in delivery.

Resource management

Resource analysis, resource allocation and resource acceptance.

Project risk and issue management

The need for and implementation of a risk management plan. Risk management methods and techniques to identify and prioritise threats or opportunities. Mitigation actions to minimise risk impacts and to optimise benefits by managing opportunities.

The nature of contracts, and their implications for contracting organisations. Procurement processes. Legal and ethical means for managing contracts.

The different contexts in which projects can be delivered, including health, safety, and environment management. The interdependencies between project(s), programme(s) and portfolio management. Project phases and key review points, across project life cycles.

Quality management processes assurance and improvements. Outcomes of a quality management plan, metrics for processes and quality standards.

To learn more about the Project Management Apprenticeship, or to apply please contact Matthew Darlow WYHEC Project Manager on 0113 2066626 or email: leedsth-tr.wyhexcellencecentre@nhs.net


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