P3O Courses - P3O Training Course Overview 

P3O, a business framework crafted by Axelos, facilitates change implementation and support structures within organisations. It seamlessly integrates with Axelos counterparts like PRINCE2, MSP, and M_o_R, aligning shared objectives for informed decision-making by senior management. The training empowers delegates to grasp implementation, development, and management of change support structures across organisations and offices. Through P3O, delegates gain insights into how different business components align with organisational strategies, enabling them to navigate complexities effectively. 

Prerequisites of the P3O Courses - P3O Training Course 

There are no qualifications or experience required before attending this course. 

Who should attend this P3O Courses - P3O Training Course? 

  • Project Team Members 
  • Junior Project Managers 
  • Aspiring Project Managers 
  • Programme Team Members 
  • PMO Staff (Project Management Office) 
  • Business Analysts 
  • Change Managers 

Learning Outcomes 

After completing this course, delegates will be able to: 

  • Have in-depth knowledge on Project, Programme & Portfolio Office (P3O)  
  • Have knowledge on benefits of P3O for organisations 
  • Gain the skills to implement P3O 
  • Gain the skills to edit models with P3O 
Course Structure 

This 5-day course will be divided into a two-part structure: 

  • The first 2 days will cover the essential materials needed to understand Project, Programme & Portfolio Office (P3O)  
  • The remaining day will cover the essential materials needed to take the P3O® Foundation exam 

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P3O Courses - P3O Training Course Outline 

Module 1: Introduction to P3O® 

  • What is the purpose of P3O®? 
  • Definitions 
  • Strategic Objectives 
  • What are P3O®’s 
  • P3O® Definitions within the Models 
  • Portfolio, programme, and project lifecycles 
  • Governance and the P3O® 
  • P3O® and Other Best Management 
  • P3O® Terminology 

Module 2: Why Have a P3O®? 

  • Integral Part 
  • P3O® can Increase Success 
  • Focus of a P3O® 
  • Add Value 
  • Governance Focus 
  • Principles for Extracting Value 
  • Govern Effectively 
  • Holding People to Account 
  • Prioritising Investment 
  • Safeguarding Value 
  • Investing in People and Processes 
  • Tracking Progress 
  • Getting Investment for the P3O® 
  • Identifying the Stakeholders 
  • Identifying the Problem 
  • Analysis of Issues and Reviews 
  • Value Matrix 
  • Stakeholders Requirements 
  • P3M3® 
  • Demonstrating the Value 
  • Business Case Content 
  • Capability and Outcome 
  • Benefits Vs Constraints 
  • Key Performance Indicators 
  • Cost Model 
  • Some Variations of Costing 
  • Overcoming Common Barriers 
  • Timescales 

Module 3: Designing a P3O® Model 

  • Factors that Affect the Design 
  • Functional Areas of a P3O® 
  • Design Considerations 
  • Centralised Versus Decentralised 
  • Additional Success Factors Hub Portfolio Offices 
  • Permanent Versus Temporary 
  • Underlying Success Factors – Temporary Offices 
  • Co-located Versus Distributed 
  • Functions and Services 
  • Functional Areas 
  • Wider Organisation 
  • Integration 
  • Assurance and Governance 
  • Information Assurance (IA) 
  • Non-PPM Functions and Services 
  • Roles and Responsibilities 
  • Skills/Competences of P3O® Staff 
  • P3O® Management, Generic, and Functional Roles 
  • Sizing and Tailoring 
  • How to Size a P3O® Model? 
  • P3O® Sponsor 
  • Head of P3O® (Permanent Office) 
  • Head of Programme/Project Office (Temporary) 
  • Portfolio Analyst 
  • Programme or Project Specialist 
  • Programme or Project Officer 
  • Benefits and Value Role 
  • Commercial Role 
  • Communication and Stakeholder Engagement Role 
  • Information Management Role 
  • Consultancy and Performance Management Role 
  • Finance and Issue Role 
  • Change Control and Planning Role 
  • Quality Assurance and Risk Role 
  • Reporting and Secretariat/ Administrator Role 
  • Tools Expert 

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What ‘s Included

P3O® Foundation Examination

World-Class Training Sessions From Experienced Instructors

P3O® Foundation Certificate


P3O® Foundation Exam

Ways to take this course

Classroom Training

Face-to-face sessions led by expert instructors, fostering interactive learning experiences and collaboration among delegates.

Online Instructor-Led Training

Live virtual classes led by experienced trainers, offering real-time interaction and guidance for optimal learning outcomes.

Online Self-Paced Training

Flexible learning at your own pace, with access to comprehensive course materials and resources available anytime, anywhere.

On-Site Training

Customised courses delivered at your location, tailored to your specific needs and scheduling preferences.

P3O Foundation Calender



Delivery Methods

P3O Foundation


2nd January 2024


4th January 2024

(3 days)


P3O Foundation


8th January 2024


10th January 2024

(3 days)


P3O Foundation


15th January 2024


17th January 2024

(3 days)


P3O Foundation


22nd January 2024


24th January 2024

(3 days)


P3O Foundation


29th April 2024


1st May 2024

(3 days)

Milton Keynes

P3O Foundation


18th November 2024


20th November 2024

(3 days)

Milton Keynes

What do i get for £1975

  • 80 hours course
  • Immediate Access for 90 days
  • Mock exams
  • Exams included, taken online
  • Certificates on completion
  • Case studies
  • Exercise files
  • Personal performance tool
  • 24/7 Support
  • Suits a busy Lifestyle & Independent Learners
  • Train in the comfort of your home
  • Interactive course
  • Compatible on mobile, tablet and desktop
  • Scenario based learning
  • Bookmarking ability
  • Note taking facilities

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are these P3O® Courses accredited?

Yes, the P3O® courses are fully accredited by PeopleCert on behalf of AXELOS. 

How long do P3O® Certifications remain valid?

The validity of P3O® Certifications varies. The P3O® Foundation certifications never expire, while P3O® Practitioner certifications are valid for 5 years. Re-registration every 5 years is required to maintain registered status. 

How long are the P3O® exams?

The Foundation exam lasts for 60 minutes, while the P3O® Practitioner exam is 150 minutes. 

What delivery methods are available for P3O® Training?

Our P3O® Courses offer online instructor-led, on-site, self-paced, and classroom training options to suit diverse learning needs. 

Is there any prerequisite for registering in this P3O® Training?

There are no formal prerequisites for attending this P3O® Course. 

How can I prepare for the P3O® exams?

You can prepare for the P3O® exams by attending the training course, studying the provided materials, and taking practice exams to assess your readiness. 

What is the pass mark for the P3O® Foundation exam?

The pass mark for the P3O® Foundation exam is 50%, or 35 out of 70 marks. 

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