ChPP Route 1

Our tailored programme for helping you through Route 1 to Chartered Project Professional (ChPP)


The APM ChPP is available to anyone, from any professional background.

The Route 1 application process is designed to build a comprehensive picture of the candidate as a competent project professional using a written submission and interview.

Route 1 requires the candidate to hold a ‘Recognised Assessment’ which will exempt them from the Technical Knowledge aspects of the application.

This coaching programme is designed to support and focus attention on the salient parts of a Route 1 application process. 

Part 1. Initial ½ Day Workshop

The initial virtual classroom workshop covers the application process, including a review of the principal background information. It focuses entirely on the written application.

Candidates will be taken through the primary aspects of completing their application and the following will be covered

  • Comprehensive course book
  • Review of the guidance
  • Overview of Continuous Professional Development
  • Professionally Active statement (if required)
  • Consideration of the application routes
  • Consideration of the project overview requirements
  • Overview of the professional practice competencies
  • Directed learning for the application

Part 2. Follow-On Coaching

Each candidate is connected to a qualified ChPP coach, who understands the process fully and is able to provide support and guidance in the preparation of the application. 

This consists of the primary elements

  • Review of an initial 1 project overview and 2 competencies from the 12. This makes sure the candidate is on the right track. 
  • Feedback
  • Review of the final application submission with feedback
  • At the end of this the candidate will submit their application (NB APM Fees are payable in addition to the course costs)
  • There will be a reasonable amount of support available in the event of an unsuccessful written application, but attention is drawn to the APM website appeals.

Part 3. ½ Day Interview Coaching

 For candidates who have successfully completed the application process and been invited to interview there will be a further ½ day workshop to prepare the candidate for the interview stage. 

This will include a checklist of preparation and candidates will be coached on how to develop their interviewing skills around their Professional Practice written application.


 NB all APM qualification costs are excluded from the course costs.

What is Included in the Course?

This comprehensive programme includes a host of learning and support resources;

  • A comprehensive ChPP guide written by Parallel Project Training. This is our definitive guide to APM ChPP, and forms the basis of our guidance, online materials and podcasts. This study guide is delivered once you book the course so that you can start your preparation in advance.
  • 27 APM ChPP Podcasts, available to listen to on your smart phone integrated with the study guide, covering all the hot topics for the APM ChPP.
  • Online ChPP guidance elearning course, via our eLearning page.

Payment Options

We offer multiple options for payment;

1. Credit / Debit Card

2. Payment via invoice. During checkout for your course, select 'Offline Payment'. You will then receive an invoice from which you can pay. If you wish to add a Purchase Order number to your order, please enter this when prompted at checkout.