Project Management Technical
This apprenticeship supports entry-level project management roles across many different areas of work. These include IT, construction and engineering, finance, hospitality and tourism and the public sector.
The goal of this apprenticeship is to enable you to develop experience and apply project management knowledge and skills. You will become able to lead projects with a limited complexity, or assist on complex projects.
You'll gain a Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 8.
Your qualification includes:
Diploma in Project Management at SCQF Level 8 (includes APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) at SCQF Level 7)
You'll be expected to achieve some learning outcomes by the end of your apprenticeship.
understand your work environment
help to develop a business case
support processes about procurement (buying), contracts and quality-management
plan projects, including budgets
manage project risks
prepare project documents and reports
organise and manage meetings
lead and support teams
develop good practice, including ethics and professionalism
develop meta-skills through reflection, coaching, feedback and personal development
What are meta-skills?
Meta-skills are important skills that help you to improve:
performance and productivity
For apprentices, meta-skills are a critical asset, supporting your ability to:
cope and excel in the face of change
collaborate with others
create successful futures
When you complete this apprenticeship at SCQF level 8, it includes the achievement of competence-based and professional qualifications. This opens the door to many opportunities for progression in work and further learning.
This apprenticeship supports you to develop meta-skills. These help to support high performance, resilience, self-awareness and continuous learning.
Straight to a job: Successful apprentices may progress to more senior project management roles in a variety of sectors and industries, ranging from finance and law to engineering and IT.
Further education: If you would like to continue with further study, the following options are available:
APM Project Professional Qualification (PPQ) at SCQF Level 9
Graduate Apprenticeships in Business Management or IT: Management for Business
This apprenticeship supports professional recognition. That's because it includes learning and skills outcomes from the professional qualifications that are relevant for project management roles.
Together with your employer and learning provider, you'll work out the professional pathway that's right for you. Your learning provider will guide you on the professional registration process to follow.
For entry into a Technical Apprenticeship in Project Management, we recommend that:
your minimum age for entry to this apprenticeship is 16 years
you should hold a minimum of 2 Highers (one of which should be English at grade C or above) and National 5 Maths – or the equivalent qualifications at SCQF levels 5 and 6
However, an employer can also consider existing workplace skills and experience, for example if you're changing careers or upskilling. That way employers can help to open up the opportunities to more potential applicants.
How does it work?
You’ll learn in a real-world environment and earn a wage. You’ll also study with a college or another learning provider.
How long will it take?
We expect this apprenticeship to last for around 24 months.
How to apply
Use the 'Find vacancies near you' search at the end of this page to look for vacancies, then you can apply online.
You'll apply on Apprenticeships.scot or the company’s own website – there are details on the vacancy advert.