Project Manager Degree Apprenticeship

Project Manager Degree Apprenticeship

About the course

Our Project Manager Degree Apprenticeship builds critical contemporary knowledge and skills for effective project management to deliver successful projects.

The course develops invaluable Project Management knowledge and skills, as needed in contemporary work environments, to manage projects effectively in different types of organisations. Assignments are based on project related business issues.

Includes the Chartered Association for Project Management (APM) Project Management Qualification (PMQ).

Apprentices can join the Chartered APM as a Student Member for free.

Designed to be relevant, practical and challenging, to develop:

  • Understanding and evaluation of project management approaches, tools and techniques
  • Practical Project Management skills
  • Soft skills essential for a Project Manager, such as leadership, negotiation, team building, stakeholder communication, problem solving and decision making
  • Employer-based learning to address real project management related issues

Who is it for?

  • Junior managers wishing to develop their knowledge and skills in project management
  • Those with career aspirations in project management
  • Open to new or existing staff
  • Open to graduates if their degree does not include in-depth study of project management
  • Those progressing from a lower-level apprenticeship

How the programme is delivered

The course is part-time, designed as one day per week off-the-job, with typically 4 hours per week of class contact, though a block delivery approach could be sought. Further off-the-job learning is facilitated through the University’s virtual learning environment, BREO, and online library resources.

There is also the option of delivery at the employer’s workplace for groups of 12 or more.

Topics Covered

  • Project Management Practice
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Project Planning and Control
  • Organisational Context
  • Project Governance
  • Risk and Quality Management
  • Contract and Procurement Management
  • Project Finance and Budgeting
  • Leading and Managing Project Teams
  • Project Management in the Digital Age
  • Critical Thinking
  • Strategy and Change Management
  • Professional Development

Duration of course is typically 48 months.

Successful apprentices will achieve the BSc (Hons) Project Management degree and Chartered Association for Project Management (APM) Project Management Qualification (PMQ).

Apprentices will be eligible for progression to Associate Membership of the Chartered APM on successful completion of the apprenticeship.

English and Maths to Level 2 are included if not held at entry.


Why University of Bedfordshire?

  • Campuses in Bedford, Luton, Milton Keynes and Aylesbury.
  • We place strong emphasis on practical and professional skills alongside high quality education and training. Many of our programmes successfully combine employment with professional studies.
  • Employers and apprentices are supported by experienced Apprenticeship Co-ordinators, through workplace visits and regular reviews.
  • TEF Silver – Proud to achieve Silver in the Teaching Excellence Framework
  • Commended by the QAA for the high quality and standards of our higher education provision (QAA 2015)
  • Top 250 University under 50 years old (THE 2020)
  • One of 21 Business Schools awarded the Bronze Award for start-up and business growth advice (Small Business Charter)
  • 8th in the country in the University Green League (People and Planet 2019)
  • Eco Campus Platinum award (2020)
  • Continued investment in facilities for our students. Most significantly we opened a £40m STEM building at our Luton campus in 2019.
  • Our apprenticeship programmes can be configured to suit employers’ specific needs.
  • Read our Apprenticeship cases studies to find out the way in which we are assisting employers to meet their apprenticeship ambitions.

Get in touch

If you would like to find out about how we can help your organisation benefit from higher and degree apprenticeships call us on 0800 328 5334 or email apprenticeships@beds.ac.uk