P3O Foundation & Practitioner – Virtual Classroom

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 P30 guidance to interact effectively with an office within a P30 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.

Key features
  • Delivery Method: Virtual Classroom
  • Exams: Included
  • Duration: 4 Days
  • Accredited by PeopleCert for AXELOS
  • Join a community of over 575,000 learners
  • Interest-Free Payments

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Key features
  • Delivery Method: Virtual Classroom
  • Exams: Included
  • Duration: 4 Days
  • Accredited by PeopleCert for AXELOS
  • Join a community of over 575,000 learners
  • Interest-Free Payments
Course Details

We have developed an expert team over the last 10 years since our inception. In that time, we have trained over 575,000 delegates globally, which has helped offer the highest quality training.

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

You will also benefit from:

  • 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

If you are looking to gain your P30 certifications this course 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 benefits that P30 training brings to an 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.

Delegates looking for a P30 certification, typically work as

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

(Source: Glassdoor)

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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 P30 model.
  •    Use the correct tools and techniques.
  •    Be able to identify the functions and services to be provided by a P30 model and the correct roles to implement them.  

P30 Syllabus

  •    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
  •    P30 Best practice in projects
  •    Quality assurance
  •    Roles of responsibility and clear delegation of tasks

P30 Foundation Exam (2013)

Exam Format - Multiple choice

Duration – 60 minutes

Open book – No

Pass Mark – 35/70 (50%)

P30 Practitioner Exam (2013)

Exam Format - Objective testing

Duration – 150 minutes

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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