P3O® Foundation and Practitioner

Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (P3O®) Course

P3O® is a Registered Trade Mark of AXELOS Limited


Benefits for Individuals

·         Ensure consistent delivery of projects and programmes and meet business objectives through effect use of resources.

·         Develop capability, capacity and risk models to suit the organizational maturity culture.

·         Help identify potential opportunities to be realized, exploited or enhanced as part of risk analysis.

·         Ensure that the strategies and performance requirements of your organization are realized via projects, programmes and operational business units.

·         Improve organizational accountability, decision making, transparency and visibility.



Benefits for Organizations

·         Establish, develop and maintain appropriate support structures to facilitate decision making, benefits realization and successful delivery of projects and programmes.

·         Assure that a joined-up set of outcomes and benefits is measured, managed, monitored and refined to ensure that optimal investment and strategic goals are achieved.

·         Deliver strategy, reduce benefits loss and deliver programmes and projects more effectively.

·         Provide assurance, coaching and mentoring to build a workforce capable of first-class programme and project delivery.

·         Protect revenue and spend while enhancing value for money.



Following confirmation of booking, delegates will be sent carefully-selected pre-course work. The pre-course work will require around 15 hours of study prior to the course start date. The P3O®Foundation and Practitioner training event is an intensive 5 day course that includes the P3O®Foundation and Practitioner examinations. Upon booking, Joining Instructions that describe the course location and other administrative details will be sent. In addition, delegates will be required to complete 2 hours homework each evening which will be set by the trainer.


P3O®Foundation Examination

One-hour duration with 75 question multiple choice examination with a pass mark of 35 out of 70 (there are five trial questions). Success in this examination indicates that the candidate would be able to act as an informed member of a Portfolio management team using the P3O®method within a Portfolio environment. Please note that success in the Foundation examination is a prerequisite for that candidate to move forward to the Practitioner examination.


P3O®Practitioner Examination 

An 80 question objective test examination with a pass mark of 40 (50%). Two and a half hours’ duration. Success in this examination indicates that the candidate could apply P3O®to the running and management of a non-complex Portfolio. P3O®Practitioner status should be Re-Registered every 3 to 5 years via the P30® Re-Registration examination. 


P3O®Foundation and Practitioner Course Structure 

The P3O®Foundation and Practitioner 5 day course follows a two part structure. The first three days of the course involve familiarisation with the content of the P3O®manual, preparing for the Foundation examination. Following successful completion of the Foundation examination, delegates will spend one day preparing for the P3O®Practitioner examination, which will be taken on the final day of the course.


P3O®Re-Registration Course Structure 

The P3O®Re-Registration Course is a 2-Day Workshop with presentations and discussions on Case Studies, culminating in the Re-Registration examination in the second day.


The P3O®course covers the following topics:

Why have a P3O®?

P3O® Model

Implement or Re-Energize a P3O®

Tools and Techniques

Roles & Responsibilities

Business Case

Model Tailoring

P3MS Summary

Functions and Services


Course Fee Includes:

Official Course Manual

Pre-course material

Accredited course with accredited industry-leading trainer

Best quality course materials

Comfortable and conducive venues with good transportation links

P3O® Foundation, Practitioner and Re-Registration Examination fees and Certificate


Free Foundation exam retake




We offer the following learning alternatives:

  • 3/5-day Foundation and Practitioner Weekly Courses
  • 3/5-day Virtual tutor-led Courses
  • 3/5-day Corporate On-site Courses
  • 2 x Weekends (Saturdays and Sundays only)

Kindly visit our Resources page, www.trainingcreatively.com/resources.htm, for:

  • Course Syllabus
  • Candidate Exam Guidance
  • White Papers

Do call us on 020 8500 4534 (UK) or email us on info@trainingcreatively.com for any other information you need.


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Exam Pledges

Our course materials, training approach and trainers are so good that that we are offering anyone who attends any of our courses the following pledges:

Foundation Pledge

In the most unlikely event of failing the Foundation exam, you will be offered a free Exam retake within 3 months of your original course.

Practitioner Pledge

Should you fail your practitioner exam, we will offer you a free place on any subsequent practitioner course, as long as you pay for the cost of the practitioner exam.


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