P3O® Combined Foundation & Practitioner Training Course

Our Ultimate P3O® Training Course Will Prepare You For The P3O® Practitioner Examination


Our Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (P3O®) Combined Foundation & Practitioner training course comprises our P3O® Foundation and P3O® Practitioner course as a single 5-day classroom course.

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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
5 Days
£1499Excl. VAT

Course Outline

Our P3O® Combined Foundation & Practitioner 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


Our P3O® Combined Foundation & Practitioner course will show you that you are able to establish, develop and maintain a support structure for the delivery of change across your organisation, whether through a single office, or a linked office set.

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.

About the Course

Using our accelerated learning techniques our P3O® Combined Foundation & Practitioner course will help to ensure that the theory and techniques you will learn are fully embedded. We will help you to gain the confidence in the practical application of P3O®.

The aim of our P3O® Combined Foundation & Practitioner course is to revise the structure and detail of the P3O® advice and prepare you for the P3O® Practitioner examination by answering questions from a sample examination paper.

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

Materials Provided

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

Organisational Benefits

  • Establish, develop and maintain appropriate support structures to facilitate decision making, benefits realisation 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.

Individual Benefits

  • 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 organisational maturity culture.
  • Help identify potential opportunities to be realised, exploited or enhanced as part of risk analysis.
  • Ensure that the strategies and performance requirements of your organisation are realised via projects, programmes and operational business units.
  • Improve organisational accountability, decision making, transparency and visibility.


Please Note: You must pass the P3O® Foundation examination in order to participate in the P3O® Practitioner section of the course.

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


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

Exam Overview

P3O® Foundation Examination:

  • 75 multiple-choice questions
  • The examination duration is 1 hour
  • The pass mark is 35 marks out of 75 questions (50% pass mark)

P3O® Practitioner Examination:

  • Objective Test Examination
  • 4 questions, 20 marks each question
  • The examination duration is 2 1/2 hours
  • The pass mark is 50%

Exam Type

Classroom Exam

Professional Development Units - PDUs

There are no Professional Qualification Credits associated with this course.


P3O® Foundation & Practitioner Certificates

Next Steps

P3O® is aligned to the current PRINCE2®, MSP® and M_o_R® guidance and we currently offer the following public-scheduled courses:


  • PRINCE2® Overview
  • PRINCE2® Foundation
  • PRINCE2® Practitioner
  • PRINCE2® Agile Practitioner
  • PRINCE2® Combined Foundation & Practitioner
  • PRINCE2® Combined Foundation & Practitioner Weekend


  • MSP® Foundation
  • MSP® Practitioner
  • MSP® Foundation & Practitioner


  • M_o_R® Foundation
  • M_o_R® Practitioner
  • M_o_R® Combined Foundation & Practitioner


Congratulations! Once you have successfully passed both P3O® Foundation & P3O® Practitioner examinations, you will be awarded the P3O® Foundation & Practitioner Certificates which are formally recognised qualification.

Please Note: You will be required to sit an additional re-registration examination within 3 to 5 years of your original qualification in order to retain your accreditation.

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