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P3O® Foundation Training Course

Develop A Governance Structure That Helps Optimise Your Organisation's Investments


Our 3-day Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (P3O®) Foundation training course will equip you with detailed knowledge of the approaches, guidance and practical tools to establish an effective assurance and strategic planning and delivery support function.

Successful completion of our P3O® Foundation and P3O® Practitioner training courses will give you a recognised Practitioner Qualification.

Please Note

You can book this course and hold it in credit until you have decided on a specific course date. Alternatively, please view our other course dates.
Exam Included
3 Days
£1595Excl. VAT

Course Syllabus

Our P3O® Foundation training course will cover the following topics:

  • Why have a P3O®?
  • P3O® Model
  • Implement or re-energize P3O®
  • Tools and Techniques
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Business Case
  • Model Tailoring
  • P3MS Summary
  • Functions and Services

Learning Outcomes

P3O® guidance will assist your organisation to realise strategic objectives by providing services and tools to plan, resource, enable and control successful delivery of change into operational environments and by providing consistent governance.

P3O® is aligned to the current MSP®, PRINCE2®, and M_o_R® guidance and has been developed to enhance the support advice referred to in that guidance.

Who Should Attend

  • Senior managers wishing to gain an understanding of possible structures for supporting business change and the type and level of support that can be provided by Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices
  • Senior Managers, Programme and Project Managers who require an understanding of how portfolio and programme offices can add value and enhance the delivery of strategic business change, benefits and capability
  • Managers and/or staff who have been tasked to create delivery support structures and mechanisms within their organisation
  • Experienced portfolio or programme office managers who need to review, revitalise or tailor current portfolio or programme office provision
  • Portfolio office or programme office staff who need to understand the importance of their role
  • Staff responsible for programme/project assurance

What's Included

  • Full Materials Including Comprehensive Course Workbook
  • Highly Skilled and Knowledgeable Tutors
  • P3O® Foundation Examination
  • Refreshments

Entry-Level Requirements

Prior knowledge about aspects of P3O® would be beneficial to you.

The P3O® Foundation course on this page is sourced from our strategic training partner, SPOCE Project Management Ltd.

Recommended Reading

You will be given comprehensive pre-course reading that you will need to complete before attending our P3O® Foundation training course.

Exam Information

The P3O Foundation examination will be taken on the afternoon of day three of the course. The exam is a multiple choice exam consisting of 75 questions that must be answered in 1 hour. To be successful in this exam the delegate must correctly answer 35 or more questions. Delegates will be informed of their indicative result before they leave the course.

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Exam Type

Classroom Exam


P3O® Foundation Certificate

What's Next

We recommend that you book a place on our 2-day P3O® Practitioner training course which will prepare you for the P3O® Practitioner examination.

Additional Information

Congratulations! Once you have successfully passed the P3O® Foundation examination, you will be awarded the P3O® Foundation Certificate which is a formally recognised qualification.

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