P3O® Foundation


Course Overview

P3O Foundation training will teach you a universally applicable guidance, to help you and your organisation establish, develop and maintain acceptable business support structures.

This P3O Foundation training course will provide you with fundamental knowledge and understanding of the P3O guidance necessary to pass your exam and apply these principles in your working environment.

Includes Official P3O Digital Manual.

Gain knowledge of P3O guidance and implement the P30 model effectively. This course will lead on to the P3O Practitioner qualification.

This course benefits from our Exam Pass Guarantee*.

We’re proud of our excellent rating on Trustpilot, with over 13,000 reviews from our past students.

P3O® is a registered trademark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. The swirl logo ™ is a trade mark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

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Is the P3O Foundation course suitable for me?

Are you looking to earn a P3O Foundation certification? This training course is suitable for those looking to get started in P3O, especially for those wanting to work towards their P3O Practitioner certificate.

The Foundation level of training suits team members of organisations where P3O models are implemented.

If you are planning on working you way through to Practitioner level, you would be best to take our P3O Foundation & Practitioner package.


How will the P3O Foundation course benefit me?

This training course will help you work towards becoming a P3O Practitioner and is the first step to get started.

You will benefit from:

  • Exam Pass Guarantee*.
  • Includes Official P3O Digital Manual.
  • Fast-track your learning with our Virtual Classroom course.
  • Enhance your career prospects.
  • Learn from expert trainers with vast experience in this field.
  • We offer interest-free payment options.

Understanding Exam Pass Guarantee

Our Virtual Classroom sessions often receive higher pass rates, mainly because of the additional support you can receive from our trainer during your class. This has given us the confidence to offer an Exam Pass Guarantee, where we will support you with your training needs until you pass your exams.

With our Exam Pass Guarantee, if you fail your exams for any reason, you can come back and attend another training session with us again for free.

All we ask is that you:

  • Attend all class days and complete all assignments.
  • Take the exam within 30 days of your Virtual Classroom training.
  • Request your course re-enrolment within 30 days of the failed exam attempt.

Please Note:

All students who retake this course need to use any materials and books given to them in their original course session. Failure to do so will result in the student being charged for replacement materials.

*Exam Pass Guarantee does not include the resit exam; this would need to be purchased at an additional cost.


What jobs can I apply for after my P3O training?

P3O training will support your application for a range of job roles, including:

  • Project Manager – £45k
  • Programme Manager – £60k
  • Portfolio Manager – £60k

(Source: Payscale)

Why Us

Why study the P3O Foundation course with us?

We have developed an expert team over the last 10 years since our inception. In that time, we have trained over 625,000 delegates globally, which has helped offer the highest quality training, and we have earned a 5-star rating on Trustpilot, from over 10,000 students.

By refining our processes, partner relationships, and course materials, we can offer high-quality training solutions for our delegates.

If you are planning on working you way through to Practitioner level, you would be best to take our P3O Foundation & Practitioner package.


P3O Foundation Syllabus

Learning Outcome

  • Knowledge of terms, principles, model types and components, tools, techniques, roles, and responsibilities.
  • Understand the key concepts, principles, processes, themes, organisational factors, and roles, and explain their application.
  • Be able to Justify a case to develop a P3O model.
  • Use the correct tools and techniques.
  • Be able to identify the functions and services to be provided by a P3O model and the correct roles to implement them.


  • Fundamental P3O operations, concepts and, application to your organisation.
  • P3O Model and implementing/Re-energising a P3O.
  • Tools and techniques.
  • Individual, collaborative, and integrated working methods.
  • Benefits of project management.
  • Risk analysis.
  • P3O Best practice in projects.
  • Quality assurance.
  • Roles of responsibility and clear delegation of tasks.

P3O Foundation Exam Details

IMPORTANT : You will need to ensure your device is compatible for you to take your exams. Please check and follow the official guidelines here.

Foundation Exam (2013)

Exam format – Multiple-choice.

Duration – 60-mins.

Pass Mark – 35/70 (50%).

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