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This Technical Apprenticeship equips your employees with the skills they need to become valuable and versatile project managers. Employees may already work in a project management role such as project manager, project coordinator, project executive or project support officer.

The qualification

SCQF level 8

Your employee will study for the EAL Diploma in Project Management at SCQF level 8.

Entry requirements

There are no set entry requirements for this apprenticeship.

Progression and development

Employees who complete this apprenticeship will be ready to take on roles such as:

  • Senior project manager
  • Project lead
  • Portfolio manager
  • Programme manager

They are also eligible to join the Association of Project Managers – the leading professional body.

Those who want to continue training can choose to further their knowledge in project management through courses such as:

  • APM Introductory Certificate in Project Management (SCQF Level 7)
  • Postgraduate degree in Project Management (e.g. MSc in Project Management)
  • Professional qualifications such as Managing Successful Programmes (MSP), Project Management Professional (PMP), APMP for PRINCE2 Practitioners

Or move on to study management more generally:

  • Management Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF levels 7-11
  • Standalone Management SVQ at SCQF Level 7-11

SCQF qualification levels explained

Download the framework document

How is it funded?

We contribute towards training costs

We do this by paying the learning provider directly in incremental payments throughout the course of the apprenticeship.

Use our Modern Apprenticeship Contribution Table to work out the funding level for this framework.

An enhanced funding contribution is paid for employees who are aged 16 – 19. For those who are disabled and care-experienced, this is extended up to and including age 29.

Speak to a range of learning providers to find the best deal and agree on a flexible approach to meet the needs of your business.

Who pays the apprentice?

Like any other employee of your business, you’ll pay the Modern Apprentice's wages. This is not set by SDS, but we do encourage all employers to pay the living wage. Remember, you must pay at least the National Minimum Wage.

Time to complete

It will take between 12-24 months to complete.

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Sound right for your business?

The next step is to find a learning provider that offers this apprenticeship.

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Need a little more information or advice?

Call our advisers to find out more about Modern Apprenticeships. 

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