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ILX Apprenticeships

Helping to grow and develop talented project managers

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The important role that project managers play

Project management supports the whole organisation to deliver many types of projects and initiatives, including business process improvement, change management, digital transformation, manufacturing, product development, research and development and service delivery optimisations.

Effective project management helps organisations ensure that:

  • Organisational and strategic goals for the project are met
  • There is accountability and clear direction for each project
  • Projects are run and managed using structured and/or agile approaches
  • Projects have clear timelines and budget controls in place
  • Rules and approaches for risks and escalation have been established
  • Communication, roles and responsibilities for stakeholders are clear and defined
  • The project achieves its outcome in line with the business case/justification

As organisations look to the future, their ability to recruit and develop project management talent is increasingly aligned with their success. However, project and programme management skills are in high demand, making it difficult to attract and retain talent.

Apprenticeships can help address this challenge, as they provide organisations with an opportunity to fill skills gaps, support career development, reskill, upskill and cross skill existing employees and ultimately grow the organisation with the competencies needed to run projects that increase efficiencies and drive improvements.

Some of the job titles that would benefit from this apprenticeship include:

  • Project Managers
  • Project office personnel
  • Project team members
  • Recently appointed project officers
  • Business Improvement Managers
  • HR professionals

What is the ILX apprenticeship?

ILX offers the Project Management Associate Level 4 Apprenticeship, a standard designed to grow and develop talented project managers. The ILX apprenticeship is a 15-18 months' training and development programme, covering both theory and application through highly engaging and interactive e-learning, virtual one-to-one and group support sessions, work-based and tutor-marked assignments, mock examinations and an exam preparation workshop. The apprenticeship programme equips apprentices with the must-have knowledge, skills and behaviours to support the successful delivery of projects within their organisation.

How does the ILX apprenticeship work?

Our adaptive programme leads to the APM PMQ qualification, a proven standard for project managers globally. It provides a personalised learning journey, where training and development content is tailored to the apprentice role and environment.

A dedicated APM-qualified skills coach will support the apprentice through the entire learner journey to help them understand the standard, apply their newly-gained knowledge to the workplace, and provide guidance in developing a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate competence.

Skills tutors are available to support learners on a continual basis, and the flexible learning pathways and workplace visits ensure minimal business disruption. Our apprenticeships are based on the 70:20:10 learning model and are built using a blend of the following components. Below is a summary:

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APM PMQ training:
Delivered through seven highly engaging and interactive e-learning modules
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Self-paced learning:
Ongoing access to key online learning resources, including a mock exam simulator
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Virtual classroom:
Reinforce new knowledge with industry-expert trainers and an exam preparation workshop
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ILX Connect:
A wraparound support service on hand to guide your apprentices through the online learning portal
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Tutor-marked assignments:
Aligned to the seven modules and designed to aid retention of knowledge
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Work-based assignments:
Created to help apprentices transfer knowledge into the workplace
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Skills coaching:
1-2-1 sessions with an experienced project management professional every 4-6 weeks
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Portfolio of evidence:
Demonstrate the skills, knowledge and behaviours detailed in the standard

Why partner with ILX and Woodspeen Training Ltd

ILX Group has been delivering project and programme management training and consultancy to organisations and individuals globally for over 30 years.

Woodspeen Training Ltd, our sister company and a wholly owned subsidiary of ILX Group, is a well-established provider of Level 2–5 Apprenticeship and skills programmes, and an Ofsted 'Good' graded provider.

We now bring all this experience and knowledge together to support the project managers of the future through our apprenticeship programme.

Our programme is delivered by Association of Project Management (APM)-qualified project managers and assessors with relevant industry experience, and offers the following benefits:

  • Learning journeys are tailored to individual apprentices and your organisation
  • We are a digital first company, offering APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) e-learning for self-paced study
  • Our tailorable learning programme ensure minimal business disruption
  • An integrated e-Portfolio reporting tool helps you and your learners to track progress
  • You and your learners will be supported by a dedicated account management team, as well as our wraparound support service, ILX Connect
  • We care about improving project outcomes - not just completion statistics

We offer a flexible approach to the Project Management Apprenticeship Programme – it can be delivered to either:

  • One person from an organisation on a "roll on, roll off" basis, meaning they don't have to wait to join a cohort of learners, but can start when it suits them
  • A cohort of apprentices from one company
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