Project Controls Professional Apprenticeship

IBIS Consultancy has been working with the NSAN, a skills for nuclear focussed membership organisation,  since this apprenticeship was commissioned to prepare the required learning materials and to support its launch into the industry.We have continued to work closely with them to deliver ongoing improvement in training, make it as relevant as possible to employers, and equip Project Control Professional apprentices to critically analyse, interpret, and evaluate technical information, ensuring they become quality professionals whose broad purpose is to ensure that multi-faceted engineering and infrastructure projects deliver successfully and safely to time, cost, and quality.

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join this apprerenticeship and claim your 100% fully funded OTHM Level 7 diploma in Project Management

Are you ready to embark on a Dynamic Career Path to unlock your Potential?

  • The journey begins with enticing entry-level salaries, starting at a competitive £35,000 per year. As you hone your expertise and climb the career ladder, your earning potential blossoms, with experienced professionals commanding impressive annual salaries of up to £60,000. These figures, sourced from reputable platforms like Talent.com and Salary.com.

  • Payscale reports that the average salary is slightly lower at £42,000, with a range from £35,000 to £55,000 per year (Payscale). According to Glassdoor, the average salary is higher, at £48,000 per year (Glassdoor).

  • In bustling metropolises like London, Project Control Professionals enjoy salaries that soar 10% above the national average, reflecting the high demand for their expertise. Meanwhile, in vibrant cities such as Manchester and Birmingham, salaries remain competitive, offering a diverse array of opportunities for professionals seeking to make their mark.

In the UK, some of the main employers for Project Control Professional include:

Face to face
Lecturers meetings

  • Meeting lecturers face-to-face in addition to recorded sessions is crucial in a market research course for the following reasons:

    1. Clarification and Interaction: It allows for immediate clarification of complex concepts and fosters interactive discussions, enhancing understanding.
    2. Personalized Feedback: Face-to-face meetings enable lecturers to provide tailored feedback and guidance based on individual student needs and progress.
    3. Networking and Engagement: Direct interaction helps build rapport with lecturers and peers, leading to valuable networking opportunities and a more engaging learning environment.

What you will get by joining our Apprenticeship programme

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Funded Apprenticeship:

PMP, OSHA & Nebosh, ACostE (Cost Engineering), Programme Management (MSP or PgMP), PMO (P3O or PMO), Primavera & CPD Certifications.

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Funded Scholarship:

OTHM LEVEL 7 Diploma in Project Management, has a clear work-related emphasis on Practical Skills development alongside Theoretical Fundamentals.

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Career Prospects:

Gain expertise in organizational and business strategies, principles of project control, and project control software to secure jobs in various sectors.

How it works
The Learning phase

  • Apprentices will meet with a tutor monthly to learn the course curriculum. The majority of learning is conducted online allowing learners to meet other apprentices and network
  • Apprentices must take 6 hours a week out of their normal contracted hours to engage in study and learning time
  • Learners must be in the learning stage for a minimum of 12 months and a day. During their time on the learning programme, they will learn key Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours, and build a portfolio of evidence as they go to prove that they have attained the level of capability required

The Assessment phase

  • Once their portfolio is complete, the learner will go to a stage called “Gateway“ which is the start of their assessment period (for this course, that assessment period lasts for 3-4 months).

  • During the first 3 months of the assessment period, the apprentice must carry out a real project at work to apply their learned Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours, then produce and submit a project report and presentation.

  • Following their submission and around 2-4 weeks later, the apprentice will meet with an external assessor (usually online), deliver their presentation and discuss their project and portfolio of evidence.

Enhance Your Career with Specialized Training

Course Structure:

First Year : Project Control Foundations
Planning, Controlling, and Leading a project

As increasing number of firms have project development and project management activities, understanding the efficient project management is of vital importance. Learners will learn about the roles and responsibilities of a project team members. Various level of management skills will be studied with special focus on success factors, monitoring and control. 

Project Management Professional Or PRINCE 2 (Foundation + Practitioner) Or APM (Foundation and Professional)
  • The Project Management Institute (PMI) offers a professional certification for project managers, known as the Project Management Professional (PMP)®. PMI’s examination development processes stand apart from other certification programs. PMI aligns its process with certification industry best practices, such as those found in the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing. The PMP® certification is also accredited against the internationally recognized ISO 9001 and ISO/ANSI 17024 standards. 

  • The PRINCE2 Foundation qualification is intended for project managers and aspiring project managers. It is also relevant to other key staff involved in the design, development and delivery of projects, including: project board members (e.g. senior responsible owners), team managers (e.g. product delivery managers), project assurance (e.g. business change analysts), project support (e.g. Project and Programme Office personnel), and operational line managers/staff.  

    The PRINCE2 Practitioner examination is intended to assess whether a candidate can recall and understand the PRINCE2 project management method (as described in the syllabus below). The PRINCE2 Foundation qualification is a prerequisite for the PRINCE2 Practitioner exam, which assesses the ability to apply understanding of the PRINCE2 project management method in context. 

  • The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification is designed for people who are just starting out in a new project management role or looking to change their career completely. This qualification is for people who want a broad understanding of the principles of the profession. The APM Foundation qualification is a pre-requisite for Professional.
Project Management Administrative Courses

Certificate Based Programmes: 

Certificate-based programs provide a valuable opportunity to gain specialized knowledge and skills in a relatively short amount of time, enhancing professional development and career prospects. 

Project Schedule Certificate
  • The Project Management Institute (PMI) ® offers a professional credential for project schedulers, known as the PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP) ®. PMI-SP® credential holders can be confident that their professional credential has been developed according to best practices of test development and based upon input from the practitioners who establish those standards. 
Project Management Software Application
  • Choose any 1 of these software that suits best for your workplace: Primavera/ Microsoft Project/ Jira/ Monday 

  • MS Project Elevate your project management skills with our Microsoft Project training! Unlock your team's full potential and streamline processes through expert-led courses, ensuring mastery of MS Project's powerful tools for effective planning, tracking, and execution of projects. Transform your project management capabilities today! 

  • Primavera 
    Unlock the Power of Primavera for Seamless Project Management! Supercharge your project management capabilities and achieve unparalleled success with our comprehensive Primavera training courses! Our expert-led training will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to harness the full potential of Primavera, ensuring efficient project planning, execution, and control. 

  • Jira
    Elevate Your Project Management with Jira Training! Unlock the full potential of Jira and streamline your project management processes with our specialized training courses! Our expertled training equips you with the skills and knowledge to optimize Jira for efficient project planning, tracking, and collaboration, ensuring project success. 

  • Monday
    Equip learners with essential skills to effectively utilize Monday.com, enhancing team productivity and collaboration. Through hands-on, contextual examples, participants will master navigation, project management, communication, automation, integrations, and advanced features, ensuring they can leverage the platform's full potential for streamlined workflows. 

  • AMPLIFY
    Enhance Your Project Management with AMPLIFY Training! Boost team productivity and efficiency with our specialized courses on AMPLIFY, the innovative project management platform! Our expert-led training provides teams with the necessary skills and knowledge to utilize AMPLIFY effectively, fostering streamlined project management and improved collaboration. 

Procurement Risk and Contract Management

The aim of the unit is to enable the student to understand the core concepts of procurement along with the importance of identifying and managing risks related to procurement and contract management. The learners will also develop a critical understanding of various legislative frameworks important for procurement and consider frameworks for risk assessment in the procurement context. 

Management of Risk Or PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)
  • The purpose of the Practitioner qualification is to confirm whether the candidate has achieved sufficient understanding of how to apply and tailor M_o_R in a scenario situation. A successful Practitioner candidate should, with suitable direction, be able to start applying an M_o_R approach to any organizational perspective but may not be sufficiently skilled to do this appropriately for all situations. 

  • The Project Management Institute (PMI)® offers a professional credential for project risk managers, known as the PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP) ®. PMI’s professional credentialing examination development processes stand apart from other project management certification examination development practices. 
     
PM CPD Courses

Certificate-based programs provide a valuable opportunity to gain specialized knowledge and skills in a relatively short amount of time, enhancing professional development and career prospects.

Health and Safety (Based on your Industry)

Choose any one that suits best for your industry: IOSH, NEBOSH, OSHA.

  • IOSH
    Designed for a new generation of OSH professionals looking to lead as business enablers, driving change in a new world of work.  The IOSH Level 6 Diploma enables future leaders to gain a business focussed understanding of how OSH best practice can help drive business benefits when embedded across an organisation wherever it operates around the world. 

  • NEBOSH 
    The NEBOSH International Diploma is the qualification for aspiring health and safety professionals, building directly upon the foundation of knowledge provided by the NEBOSH International General Certificate. 

  • OSHA
    Equip yourself with the knowledge to create a safer workplace. OSHA Guide to Industrial Hygiene Course,
    the comprehensive course provides an in-depth understanding of industrial hygiene practices, focusing on OSHA regulations and procedures. 

Advanced Project and Logistics Management

The aim of this unit is to allow the learner to understand concepts of portfolio management and the associated features. The value of having a Project Management Office will also be examined and the stages of establishing and effective project management office will be considered. Learners will also examine the supply chain ecosystem and review IT frameworks appropriate for logistics and supply chain complexities. 

Organisations and Information Management for Project Managers

The aim of this unit is to develop critical understanding of managing operations and information systems within projects. The interrelationships within functional areas will be examined and the influence of contemporary factors. Learners will explore organisational strategy in relation to capacity to plan for products and consider the value of inventory management using information systems and inventory scheduling. 

P3O
  • P3O Practitioner: 

    The Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (P3O®) guidance provides advice, supported by discussion and examples, on how to develop a governance structure that helps optimize an organization’s investment in change alongside its Business as Usual work. A successful candidate will have an overall understanding of the elements, roles, functions and tools and techniques deployed in a generalised P3O model. Additional training may be required if the candidate is to take up one of the specialist roles in the P3O organization. 

Advanced Research Methods in Project Management

The unit aims to equip learners with the practical, technical, and methodological skills to conduct independent research for their research project and management broadly defined. It recognises that conducting research requires the development of specific and generic research skills, including understanding the research design process, understanding different techniques for conducting research in business and management studies, and appreciating the ethical and social implications of undertaking high value research. This unit will enable learners to develop critical awareness of key research skills as researchers and/or intendent practitioners. 

MSP Or PgMP
  • The MSP Foundation qualification is intended for:  Programme managers and aspiring programme managers, Project managers/senior project managers, Business change managers, Other key staff involved in the design, development and delivery of projects, including project board members (e.g. executive), project assurance, and project support and Operational line managers/staff (e.g. process owners) operating within a programme environment.
  • The PgMP certification recognizes advanced experience, skill and performance in the oversight of multiple, related projects and their resources aligned with an organizational objective. PgMP certification holders oversee the success of a program — a way to group multiple, related projects to achieve benefits that may not be realized if the projects were managed in a stand-alone fashion. 

What you will learn

Benefits of this course

Fundamentals of Project Planning and Scheduling
Learn how to create comprehensive project plans and schedules that outline tasks, timelines, and resource allocation. Understand the principles of setting realistic project milestones and deadlines.
Develop skills to Manage Project Costs within agreed Budgets
Gain expertise in budgeting techniques and cost control methods to ensure projects are completed within financial constraints. Learn to monitor expenses and forecast future costs accurately.
Implement strategies for effective Risk Management
Understand how to identify, assess, and mitigate potential project risks. Develop proactive approaches to manage uncertainties and capitalize on opportunities.
Gain proficiency in Defining and Managing Project Resources
Learn to allocate and optimize resources efficiently to enhance project performance. Develop strategies for resource planning, acquisition, and utilization.
Utilize Project Control Software for efficient Project Tracking
Gain hands-on learning with industry-standard project control tools to track project metrics and generate a comprehensive reports.
Develop integrated plans to support comprehensive Project Management
Create cohesive project management plans that integrate all aspects of project control, including scope, time, cost, and quality. Ensure all project elements work harmoniously towards successful completion.
Enhance your ability to respond to Project issues Effectively
Develop problem-solving skills to address and resolve project issues promptly. Learn to implement corrective actions and adjustments to keep projects on track.
Create and maintain accurate Project Control Baselines.
Establish and manage project baselines for scope, schedule, and cost to track performance against initial plans. Ensure changes are documented and controlled to maintain project integrity.
Ensure Project Compliance with Health, Safety, and Environmental Standards.
Implement project controls that adhere to relevant HSE regulations and standards. Promote a culture of safety and environmental responsibility within project teams.
Project Management:
Develop project management skills to oversee market research projects from inception to completion. Learn how to manage timelines, budgets, resources, and teams effectively.
Apply Continuous Improvement techniques to refine Project Control Processes
Enhance project control practices and Continuously seek opportunities to improve efficiency and effectiveness in project management.
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Enhanced Career Opportunities
Completing the apprenticeship equips apprentices with highly sought-after skills in project control, making them competitive candidates for roles in various high-demand sectors such as energy, infrastructure, and aerospace. This qualification opens doors to advanced career paths and leadership positions.
Increased Earning Potential
Apprentices will gain valuable credentials and expertise, often translating to higher salaries and better job prospects. The specialized knowledge and certifications can lead to substantial financial rewards and growth in their professional journey.
Industry-Relevant Knowledge:
Learn the latest industry trends, techniques, and tools used in market research, ensuring that your knowledge is up-to-date and relevant to current market needs.
Comprehensive Skill Development
Apprentices will develop a broad range of skills, from technical proficiency in project control software to strategic project management techniques. This holistic skill set ensures they are well-rounded professionals capable of handling diverse project challenges.
Professional Certification and Recognition
Apprentices will attain multiple industry-recognized certifications such as PMP, OSHA, NEBOSH, and Primavera. These credentials enhance their professional credibility and recognition in the industry, boosting their resume.
Networking Opportunities
Engaging in the apprenticeship program provides apprentices with opportunities to connect with industry professionals, mentors, and peers. Building a robust professional network can lead to future job opportunities and collaborations.
Improved Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Skills
The apprenticeship hones critical thinking and analytical skills, enabling apprentices to effectively solve complex project issues. They will learn to make informed decisions that enhance project outcomes and efficiency.
Enhanced Leadership and Management Capabilities
Apprentices will develop leadership skills, preparing them to manage teams and projects effectively. They will learn to lead by example, motivate team members, and drive projects to successful completion.
Commitment to Continuous Improvement
The program instills a mindset of continuous improvement, encouraging apprentices to stay updated with the latest industry trends and technologies. This proactive approach ensures they remain at the forefront of project control innovations.
Project Management Abilities:
Improve your project management skills, including planning, budgeting, and resource management, which are essential for managing successful research projects.
Enhanced Analytical Skills:
Develop strong analytical skills by learning how to interpret complex data, identify trends, and generate actionable insights that can drive business decisions.
Contribution to Sustainability and Safety
Apprentices will gain knowledge on health, safety, and environmental standards, enabling them to implement sustainable practices in their projects. They will be equipped to ensure projects are not only successful but also socially and environmentally responsible.
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Top trainers: professors, and industry experts.

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Stephen Jenner

Corporate Educator, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

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Dr. Amgad Badewi

Reader in Management, University of Kent, UK.

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Dr. Hugo Minney

Benefits Management SME, Cumbria, UK

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Dr Trevor Gerhardt

Reader and Director of Studies, University of Kent, UK.

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Carlos Serra

Head of Project Management, The Church of England, UK

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Dr. Manjusha Hirekhan

Lecturer, University of Kent, UK.

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The qualifications needed for an apprenticeship vary depending on the specific role. For example, Level 2 apprenticeships might not require formal qualifications, while degree apprenticeships may require GCSEs and A Levels. Some roles may also ask for specific subjects, like STEM for engineering.

Remember:

  • Check the specific vacancy: Always refer to the individual apprenticeship listing for their exact requirements.
  • It’s not just about grades: Employers value your willingness to learn, passion, and transferable skills.
  • Apprenticeships are for learning: Companies are looking to train you, not for a finished product.
  • Having work experience can definitely boost your application, as it demonstrates your interest and initiative in the field.
  • However, it’s important to remember that apprenticeships are designed to provide you with work experience.
  • Therefore, employers are not expecting you to have extensive experience before starting.
  • Instead, they’ll be looking for evidence of transferable skills you can bring to the role, which could be gained through:
    • Volunteering
    • Part-time jobs
    • Academic achievements
  • The key is to highlight experiences relevant to the specific apprenticeship you’re applying for

To apply for an apprenticeship, you’ll typically submit your application directly to the company offering the opportunity. This usually involves sending your CV and a cover letter that highlights your skills and interest in the role. Sometimes, you might need to answer specific application questions instead of a cover letter.

  • Yes, you can change employers and continue your existing apprenticeship without restarting your studies.
  • However, both conditions need to be met:
    • Your new employer offers apprenticeships in your field.
    • Your training provider approves the new employer as suitable.

As an apprentice, you’ll typically work at least 30 hours per week with your employer, while also participating in part-time study. The specific work-study schedule may vary depending on the employer. It’s crucial to check the initial apprenticeship contract for details about your expected work hours. You can also ask about the work schedule during your apprenticeship interview.