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P30® Practitioner

Duration: 5 days 

Price: £1,600 per delegate (excluding VAT)


Course Overview:

This course is designed to cover the content of the P3O Practitioner syllabus and to prepare delegates to take the Foundation and Practitioner exams during the course.

This course takes place over five days, including the optional P3O Foundation and Practitioner examinations. Delegates should be aware that evening preparation and consolidation will be required by those who wish to pass the exams.

The course is inclusive of examinations, refreshments, post course tutor support, and pass guarantee.

Course Content:

The following topics will be introduced:

  • Overview of Method
  • Project Management Concepts
  • Programme Management Concepts
  • Portfolio Management Concepts
  • P3O Overview
  • P3O Maturity
  • Why Have a P3O?
  • P3O Models
  • P3O Roles
  • Tools, Techniques and Functions
  • Models and Tailoring
  • Implement and Re-Energise
  • Tools and Techniques

Course Objectives:

Delegates will work through a range of exercises and case studies in order to understand the full range of P3O models and to prepare for the Foundation and Practitioner examinations.

Who Will Benefit?

Individuals newly-appointed to leading portfolio, programme or project office roles or those wishing to gain formal qualifications after a period of support office experience. (Support offices may go by many names including Portfolio Office, Centre of Excellence, Enterprise or Corporate Programme Office.) The course would be of benefit to those aspiring to manage or direct support office capability.


P30 Foundation:

  • Multiple choice
  • 75 questions per paper (1 mark available per live question) – 70 Live questions and 5 trial questions
  • 35 out of 70 marks required to pass i.e. 50%
  • 60 minutes duration
  • Closed book

P30 Practitioner:

  • Objective testing
  • 4 questions, each commanding 20 marks - 80 marks available in total
  • 40 marks required to pass - 50%
  • 150 minutes duration
  • Open-book (only the P3O Guide is allowed)


There are no pre-requisites for the Foundation level. However, candidates must achieve a pass grade at Foundation level to take the Practitioner examination.


Joining instructions, including pre-course exercises and P3O manual, are sent out approximately 2-3 weeks before the course start date. There is approximately 4-6 hours of pre-course study which is required in preparation for this course.

Private On-Site Training:

This course can also be taught privately at your workplace by our accredited trainers, for more information read about our on-site training.

If you would like more information on this course, please Contact Us.

Accredited P3O® training is provided by QA, BCS Accredited Training Organisation.

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