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    Note: All prices exclusive of VAT.

    5 Sep - 6 Sep

    P3O Foundation course

    (Instructor-led online)

    £999 £1,299

    13 Dec - 15 Dec

    P3O Foundation course

    (Instructor-led online)

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    Any P3O course can be delivered and tailored for in-house on-site delivery anywhere in the world.

    P30 Foundation training courses- benefits


    The benefits of gaining P3O Foundation certification are:

    • You can learn the concepts and terminology underpinning portfolio, programme and project offices and the P3O framework
    • You will be better able to communicate and participate in a portfolio, programme, or project office, or P3O environment
    • You can increase your confidence of making a positive contribution in a PMO or P3O environment
    • You can boost your recognition within your organisation as someone who understands PMO and P3O concepts.


    The P3O Foundation course includes:
    • Training course materials accredited by PeopleCert (on behalf of AXELOS)
    • P3O Foundation exam
    • Digital copy of the official P3O handbook – Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (2nd edition)
    • P3O Foundation certificate after passing the exam
    • P3O Foundation exam preparation
    • Sample P3O Foundation exams.
    P30 Foundation training courses- details


    Who should study for P3O Foundation?

    A P30 Foundation course is suitable for any of the following:

    • Senior managers seeking to understand a structure for achieving strategic objectives
    • Portfolio managers and programme managers - who will benefit from the consistency P3O brings by standardizing strategies across projects, programmes and portfolios
    • Project managers - who can integrate project management frameworks such as PRINCE2 into a P3O model and deliver consistent outputs across projects
    • Individuals working in, or wanting to work in, a PMO or P3O environment

    P3O Foundation course

    • 3 days: 09:00am - 17:00pm
    • Homework: 2-3 hours per night with 3 hours of reading prior to the course
    • Exam time: P3O Foundation certification exam can be taken online at any time within 12 months of the course.

    Self-study P3O Foundation course online

    • Course access duration: 12 months.
    P30 Foundation training courses- learning outcomes


    Learning outcomes

    Upon completion of this P30 Foundation course, candidates will have a good understanding of the following:

    • High-level P3O models and their component roles
    • Differences between portfolio, programme, and project management
    • Key functions and services of a P3O
    • Reasons for establishing a P3O model
    • Differences between types of P3O model and how to select the most appropriate model
    • Tools and techniques used by P3O practitioners
    • Purpose and major responsibilities of defined P3O roles.


    P30 Foundation training courses- exam


    P3O Foundation exam

    The P3O Foundation exam is taken within one year of taking a course.

    • Style: Multiple-choice
    • Questions: 70
    • Pass mark: 50% (35/70)
    • Duration: 60 minutes
    • Materials allowed: Closed-book
    • Pre-requisites: None
    • Results: Same day.

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