New to Working in Project Support
At Level One of the PMO career path, the PMO which features the most is the Project level PMO.
The types of jobs which are typical at this level are:
- Project Administrator
- Project Co-ordinator
- Project Support Officer
Level One is not just for people completely new to PMO, it’s also for people who have been working for a few years and are learning project management support as they gain more and more experience.
At this level, you need understanding of formal project management and an understanding of the different tasks and activities that each of these roles performs. To get that knowledge, many opt for the BCS course – PPSO Essentials. With a few years experience, you’ll also be ready for the P3O Foundation course too.
At its basic, the PPSO Essentials course is a combination of project management fundamentals and how to use those fundamentals in a role like a Project Support Officer.
The training course is 4 days long and includes an examination on the final day.
It’s a course which is certified by the British Computer Society so you’ll receive a formal qualification and a certification if you pass the course.
With this course:
- You’ll learn about the fundamentals of project management.
- You’ll learn about the role of the Project Support Officer.
- You’ll gain knowledge on what you need to do in order to support a project well.
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The P3O Foundation course is the ideal follow on course from PPSO Essentials.
The course is all about the structure of PMOs; the different types of PMO; the functions and services they provide and how PMOs operate in an organisation.
It’s a high-level course that helps you to understand current best practice in PMOs and starts building your knowledge in PMO functions and services.
This is a three-day course and includes the examination on the final day.
It’s a course which is certified by Peoplecert and AXELOS, so you’ll receive a formal qualification and a certification if you pass the course.
P3O is considered to be the most recognised PMO certified course in the UK today.
With this course:
- You’ll learn about the different types, models and frameworks of PMO.
- You’ll gain an understanding of why businesses need PMOs and which configuration of PMOs work well.
- You’ll gain knowledge on the core PMO functions and services across all three main types of PMO.
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Level One Learners
“Gave me a fabulous intro to PMO and I love it!”
“I will be more aware of the PMO’s need to support project/ programme managers and will be finding out how the PMO information is shared, how it benefits the business and who are decision makers at different levels. Lots of things to get involved in and take back to the office”
“I felt I was introduced to the PMO subject AND also to the PMO community, e.g. PMO Flashmob. There was clear direction how to progress with PMO knowledge and practice after this course.”
Just finished the PPSO Essentials course and it was brilliant! I was a bit concerned that I might find it difficult but the trainer was excellent! Can’t recommend enough!
The PPSO Essentials course was perfect for me; I’m looking at making a slight career change from PA to Project Support Officer and this course gave me everything I needed to take the leap!
I will use the knowledge learnt from the PPSO-Essentials course into my every day work to be able to support the people within my team but to also prepare me for the next step in my career.
I can now use the skills in my day to day job and it has given me an understanding of the basics of PMO. I will use the knowledge learnt not only to be able to support the people within my team but to also prepare me for the next step in my career.
“Eileen was amazing, so clearly lives and breathes her subject matter and really brought it to life for everyone.”
Amazing training by Eileen Roden. Would like to thank her for all the effort she put into the group and the hard work she put in to ensure we understood the course.
I have recommended back to my company to use PMO Learning again as they were very useful. The course was fun and interactive which breaks up the days. Plenty of useful materials to use. Group exercises were good to see what other people do within their companies. Overall, 5 star rating!
Firstly I would like to say how good Eileen Roden was during the course. She took the effort it knowing each individual and making sure we understood what was going on. She was a bubbly, enthusiastic trainer who took the time, effort and put her heart into the course to ensure we all were on the same path.