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Level 8 Apprenticeship in Scotland to include APM’s Project Management Qualification

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Association for Project Management (@APMProjectMgmt), the chartered body for the project profession, has announced that its Project Management Qualification will now form a core part of the Level 8 Project Management Apprenticeship in Scotland, meaning all apprentices who complete their course will have gained the respected qualification.

The decision to include APM’s qualification is part of the new framework for the apprenticeship, which is funded by the Scottish government.

The apprenticeship, including the Management Qualification, will help set apprentices up for a future career in project management, with the opportunity of entering the profession with both a completed apprenticeship and a recognised professional qualification.

It will also allow apprentices access to Route 1 for full membership of APM, which requires an accepted qualification and 3 years’ experience, as opposed to the experiential Route 3 which requires five years’ experience.

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The design of the Level 8 Project Management Apprenticeship was driven by employers and the inclusion of the APM’s Management Qualification is at the request of employers as part of a wide consultation.

Gill Hancock, head of qualifications and standards development at APM said,

“We’re proud to see our Management Qualification as the only named professional qualification on this apprenticeship. It means that apprentices in Scotland will have the advantage of gaining a professional qualification, recognised and valued by employers, and on course to become successful project managers of the future.”

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