Course Introduction

The P3O® Practitioner training certification is intended to deliver everything you need to know when you take the practitioner exam. The P3O® project management certification is 2 days long and there is one examination during this period. The first day shall be spent preparing for the P3O® Practitioner exam by studying the official P3O® manual. The second and final day will be focussed on taking the Practitioner exam. 

Project, Programme & Portfolio Office (P3O) is a business structure which has been designed to implement and support a structure for change delivery within an organisation. Developed by Axelos it is designed to work with other frameworks like PRINCE2®, M_o_R® and MSP®. Its areas of interest are the same as PRINCE2® ,M_O_R® or MSP® i.e. helping the senior management take decisions and realize how different business components can fit in with business strategies.

Datrix Training's P3O® Training Certification is a highly recognised in the project management industry. This P3O® Practitioner training course demonstrates that the learner is able to create, improve and preserve a support for the distribution of change within a business.


Practitioner exam:

  • Focuses on the ability to design, implement, manage, and work in a P3O® office
  • Objective testing
  • 4 questions, worth 20 marks each - 80 marks in total
  • 150 minutes
  • Open book – the P3O® guide is allowed
  • Pass mark is 50%
  • Pass rate is 95%

The Practitioner exam is to be completed at a mutually convenient date (please see the below details for further information).

Online Exam:

We provide comprehensive support during the exam process to make the experience as simple as possible. This exam can be taken at a suitable time, subject to availability; online, anywhere.

The benefits of Online Exams are:

  • Rather than having to be out of the office for a paper exam, once you have received your exam voucher you can arrange directly with the accrediting body for a time that suits you
  • It allows you to complete all revision activities at your own pace to help you prepare for your exam to maximise your passing potential
  • It allows you to revise further before taking the exam
  • Exam results are issued much quicker than the paper based format


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What's Included

Find out what's included in the training programme.

Course Content

This P3O course will cover the following subjects:

  • The P3O® Prototype and its implementation
  • The P3O® tools
  • The Important Operation of P3O®
  • Supporting P3O® concepts and its application to a business
  • Working Methods in a P3O® environment- Individual, collaborative, and integrated
  • Permit regular practice and consistent project management in the business
  • Risk analysis and forsighted issues
  • Best Practices in P3O® projects
  • Provision framework development
  • Permit and use evidence-based decision making
  • Quality assurance
  • Roles of responsibility and clear delegation of tasks
  • Backingup Provision
  • Improving the financial status of projects
  • Creating a Skilled Team
  • Enhancing resources
  • Predict effectiveness by the use of capability models

Delivery Methods


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Course Schedule

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What are the exam details for this course?

The P3O Practitioner Upgrade course includes a 70 question Objective Test Examination with a pass mark of 35 out of 70. If the candidate succeeds in the exam, this will show that he or she could organise a number of non-complex portfolios by using P3O methodologies. 
P3O® Practitioner should be re-registered every 3 to 5 years via the P30® Re-Registration examination.

What are the prerequisites for this course?

You must pass the foundation level exam before taking the practitioner upgrade examination.

What does Datrix provide me with during the course?

Datrix will deliver the manual, the official portfolio, a highly skilled trainer and refreshments.

What is the experience of the instructor(s) delivering my course?

All of our instructors at Datrix are accredited and have over ten years of experience worldwide.

What time shall I arrive at the venue?

Please arrive at the venue for 08:45am.

How can I find more information?

If you would like to know any more information about our courses, please contact us on 0800 781 0626 or send us an e-mail on