AXELOS P3O® Foundation Certification

Learning Approach

Classroom & Virtual Classroom

Duration:

3 days

Exam:

1 hour, 75 multiple choice questions

Certification Body:

AXELOS

Prices:

Classroom – £1200 + VAT (early booking discounts may apply)

Virtual Classroom – £795 + VAT (save 33% on classroom-based prices)

P3O - official textbookPre-Requisites:

  • No previous experience or knowledge required
  • PPSO Essentials would be a good first step before the P3O® Foundation

Pre-Reading:

There is some pre-reading required for this course. It should take 2 hours to complete. There is also some advised further reading.

Your Instructor:

Eileen Roden - P3O Author and TrainerPMO Learning’s P3O courses are delivered by P3O author Eileen Roden. You will find it difficult to find another trainer as experienced as Eileen – there’s nothing she doesn’t know about P3O!

You can expect clear and concise information; lots of support along the way; great real-world examples to bring the course to life and a delivery style that will keep you engaged.

Eileen is pragmatic and knows her stuff. She is great at distilling a message and ensures everyone is included in discussions.

Excellent delivery, kept it engaging as Eileen was so passionate about it. Great stories, real-life examples, excellent explanation, patience AND most importantly – FAB sense of humour.

 

 

 

 

Learning Approaches

Public Classroom Training

Your course will take place in a training venue with the exam taken at the end of the three-day course.

You’ll receive:

  • The Portfolio, Programme and Project Office (P3O) manual
  • The PMO Learning P3O Foundation workbook
  • Pre-course material
  • Past examination papers
  • Examination

Virtual Classroom Training

Virtual classroom training takes place with a live instructor throughout the online course and you will be learning alongside other virtual learners – you’ll be able to see and hear them too!

All you need for virtual classroom training is a decent broadband connection, a webcam and a microphone [Test your setup here]

You’ll receive:

  • The Portfolio, Programme and Project Office (P3O) manual
  • The PMO Learning P3O Foundation workbook
  • Pre-course material
  • Past examination papers
  • Examination voucher [find out how it works]

 

The P3O® Foundation level course is specifically for:

  • Those new to PMO – working in Project Administrator, Project Co-ordinator and Project Support Officer roles
  • Those new to a career in PMO with previous PPM experience
  • Those looking for a career move to project support and PMO
  • Graduates

The P3O® Foundation Certification is considered to be the second* entry-level training and certification for those working in a Programme or Project Management Office.

The course covers the fundamentals of P3O®, giving you a solid foundation in the P3O® model, the terminology and concepts involved – the course also covers the key functions and services in a P3O® model – considered to be one of the most useful areas for a PMO practitioner. The course also covers the tools and techniques used in a P3O® and looks at the different types of PMOs with the model.

*See the PPSO Essentials

Course Modules include:

  • Module 1: Introduction
  • Module 2: Overview, Principles of a P3O Model
  • Module 3: Why have a P3O?
  • Module 4: Models and Tailoring
  • Module 5: Implementing and Re-energising
  • Module 6: How to Operate a P3O (including Tools and Techniques)
  • Module 7: P3O Roles

*Module structure may change

In the course, learners will:

  • Learn about the high-level P3O model and its component offices.
  • Understand the key differences between Portfolio, Programme and Project Management.
  • Explore the key functions and services of a P3O.
  • Understand the reasons for establishing a P3O model.
  • Learn about the differences between types of P3O model and the factors that influence the selection of the most appropriate model.
  • Identify the processes to implement or re-energize a P3O.
  • Learn about the tools and techniques used by a P3O.
  • Understand the purpose and significant responsibilities of the defined roles in a P3O.
  • Prepare to pass the P3O Foundation exam and become P3O Foundation certified.

After the course, learners will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a greater understanding of Project, Programme and Portfolio Management in the context of P3O.
  • Demonstrate a better understanding of the different types of PMOs within the P3O model.
  • Understand and articulate the need for PMOs within an organisation.
  • Use the P3O functions and services guidance to implement new services or update existing ones.
  • Share group experiences and develop knowledge within the organisation.
  • Demonstrate progress to becoming a competent PMO practitioner.

If you’ve completed the P3O® Foundation, then there are a few ways you can continue your training.

If you want to carry on with P3O® certifications, then your next step is P3O® Practitioner. There is the option to carry out P3O Foundation and Practitioner training all within the same week.

If you’re looking for some more hands-on learning, then why not have a look at the AIPMO certifications, to get to grips with the functions and services your PMO can offer.

If you’re looking for something more specific to your organisation, whether it’s implementing Agile or getting a grip on Benefits Management, browse our specialist courses.

 

P3O Training from PMO Learning

Find Out More About the Virtual Classroom Exam

You’ll sit your P3O Practitioner exam with Peoplecert. Peoplecert are the providers of the online P3O Practitioner exam.

We’ll issue you with a voucher and all you need to do is book your examination time slot. You can choose to do the exam when it suits you – same day or later. There are lots of times available – including in the evening.

You’ll do the exam at your own PC and log in to the testing environment.

Find out more about how it works:

[Read more about exams by online proctoring from Peoplecert]

Got a question? [Get in touch]

 

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