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P3O® Foundation and Practitioner certification course

Course Highlights

***This course is currently available at the EARLY BOOKING Rate of €1995 (standard fee is €2,795). The Early Booking rate is subject to availability - please contact us for confirmation. ***.

The Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (P3O®) guidance provides advice, supported by discussion and examples, on how to develop a governance structure that helps optimize an organization's investment in change alongside its business as usual work.


The P3O® Foundation and Practitioner course, based on the 2013 guidance, comprises five days of trainer led instruction, with the Foundation examination on day three of the course and the Practitioner examination on day five of the course. The course will to provide delegates with a comprehensive and applied understanding of the P3O® advice and prepare delegates for the P3O® Foundation and Practitioner Certificate examination.

Overview

This course is aimed at members of offices within a P3O® model or anyone who needs to understand the terminology and concepts underpinning a P3O®.

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

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

Course Includes

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.

The P3O® Practitioner examination will be taken on the afternoon of day five of the course. The exam is a multiple choice exam consisting of 80 marks (4 questions with 20 marks per question) that must be answered in 2 1/2 hours. To be successful in this exam the delegate must get 40 or more marks. The exam allows the use of the 2013 version of the P3O® manual. Delegates will be informed of their result by the examining body, normally within four weeks of course completion.

P3O, MSP, PRINCE2 and MoP are Registered Trade Marks of AXELOS Limited.

Requirements

  • The course fee includes the examination fee for the Foundation and Practitioner examination.
  • Delegates need to have worked in a project/programme environment and understand the basic principles relating to Programme and Project Management.
  • A basic understanding of MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes) or a Foundation qualification in MSP® would be a benefit for this course.
  • Pre Course Reading

    You will be provided with pre-course reading prior to attending the course. This pre-reading is in the form of a PDF and is expected to take approximately two to three hours to complete. This is only a guide and you may wish to spend longer on this activity to help you prepare effectively. Your learning starts with this pre-reading, so please ensure you can complete the pre-course activities

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