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P3O® Foundation & Practitioner

Course Overview

Our P3O training course has been developed to provide you with two levels of certification, Foundation and Practitioner, suitable for individuals who want to demonstrate they have achieved sufficient knowledge and understanding of the P3O guidance.

You will gain the knowledge of P3O guidance to interact effectively with an office within a P3O model. At Practitioner level you will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the elements, roles, functions and tools and techniques deployed in a generalised P3O model.

While this training package is the best way to study both the Foundation and Practitioner levels, you can take these courses individually, through our P3O Foundation training and P3O Practitioner training. 

Includes Official P3O Digital Manual.

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Key features

  • Delivery Method: Virtual Classroom
  • Exams: Included
  • Duration: 4 Days
  • Certified & Experienced Trainers
  • Accredited by PeopleCert for AXELOS
  • Interest-free Payments
  • Official Digital Manual included
  • Exam Pass Guarantee*
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Key features
  • Delivery Method: Virtual Classroom
  • Exams: Included
  • Duration: 4 Days
  • Certified & Experienced Trainers
  • Accredited by PeopleCert for AXELOS
  • Interest-free Payments
  • Official Digital Manual included
  • Exam Pass Guarantee*

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Why study the P3O course with e-Careers?

P3O training brings many benefits to any organisation, including:   

  •    Helping employees pick the right programmes and projects, ensuring they are performed correctly.
  •    Successes and failures are visible to your team, which helps them to escalate any problems to the right department at the right time.
  •    Organisations can balance change and business-as-usual agendas.
  •    P3O drives consistency, efficiency and delivery in cost and time.

We have developed an expert team over the last 10 years since our inception. In that time, we have trained over 625,000 delegates globally, which has helped offer the highest quality training, and we have earned a 5-star rating on Trustpilot, from over 10,000 students. 

By refining our processes, partner relationships, and course materials, we can offer high-quality training solutions for our delegates. 

You will also benefit from:

  •    Exam Pass Guarantee*.
  •    Includes Official P3O Digital Manual
  •    Fast-track your learning with our Classroom course 
  •    Enhance your career prospects
  •    Learn from expert trainers, with vast experience in this field
  •    We offer interest-free payment options

How does the Exam Pass Guarantee work?

We have found our Virtual Classroom training has provided higher pass rates, which has made us confident to offer an Exam Pass Guarantee, so you know we’ll support you until you are certified.

With our Exam Pass Guarantee, if you do not pass the exam after attending this training course with us, you will be eligible to attend the same training again for free.

All we ask is that you:

  •    Attend all class days and complete all assignments
  •    Take the exam within 30 days of completing your Virtual Classroom training
  •    Request your course re-enrolment within 30 days of the failed exam attempt

Please Note:

Students retaking the course are required to use the materials and books distributed to them in their original course session. Failure to provide these materials will result in the student being charged for replacement materials.

*Exam Pass Guarantee does not include the resit exam; this would need to be purchased at an additional cost.

Is the P3O course suitable for me?

If you are looking to take your P3O course this will be suitable for you. 


The Foundation level of training would suit members of offices within a P3O model, and individuals who need to understand the terminology and concepts underpinning P3O.


The Practitioner level of training suits individuals who have already completed the Foundation training and wanting to take an active role in any of the offices described in the P3O model.


There are no prerequisites to enrol onto this Foundation course, which is a requirement to enrol onto the P3O Practitioner training

What jobs can I apply for after my P3O training?

While P3O training can help support you in a range of different job roles, typically, delegates looking to earn their P3O certifications, move into the following job roles:

  •    Project Manager - £45k
  •    Programme Manager - £60k
  •    Portfolio Manager - £60k

(Source: Payscale)

P3O Syllabus

Learning Outcome

  •    Knowledge of terms, principles, model types and components, tools, techniques, roles, and responsibilities.
  •    Understand the key concepts, principles, processes, themes, organisational factors, and roles, and explain their application.
  •    Be able to Justify a case to develop a P3O model.
  •    Use the correct tools and techniques.
  •    Be able to identify the functions and services to be provided by a P3O model and the correct roles to implement them.  


  •    Fundamental P3O operations, concepts and, application to your organisation
  •    P3O Model and implementing/Re-energising a P3O
  •    Tools and techniques
  •    Individual, collaborative, and integrated working methods
  •    Benefits of project management
  •    Risk analysis
  •    P3O Best practice in projects
  •    Quality assurance
  •    Roles of responsibility and clear delegation of tasks

P3O Exam Details

IMPORTANT : You will need to ensure your device is compatible for you to take your exams. Please check and follow the official guidelines here.

Foundation Exam (2013)

Exam format - Multiple-choice.

Duration – 60-mins.

Pass mark – 35/70 (50%).

P30 Practitioner Exam (2013)

Exam format - Objective testing.

Duration – 15-mins.

Open book – Yes (Official printed hard copy of the Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices: P3O guide only).

Pass mark – 40/80 (50%).

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