PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner Course

PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner Course

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What is PRINCE2?

PRINCE2® (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) is a globally recognised project management process model for managing a project in a controlled way. It can be applied to any kind of project in any industry, and includes the activities needed to direct, manage and deliver a project.

It is widely considered as the world’s leading project management method, and over 20,000 organisations are already benefiting from this trusted approach.

The PRINCE2® Foundation certification provides an introduction to the method, its principles, roles and themes, and its terminology.

Who will benefit from this course?

This course covers everything needed to achieve the PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner certifications. It is suitable for project managers, aspiring project managers, and project team members.

It is also relevant to other key staff involved in the design, development and delivery of projects, including: Project Board members (e.g. Senior Responsible Owners), Team Managers (e.g. Product Delivery Managers), Project Assurance (e.g. Business Change Analysts), Project Support (e.g. Project and Programme Office personnel) and operational line managers/staff.

Anyone seeking familiarity with the PRINCE2® methodology and its terminology, but who doesn’t need to actively use or tailor it within a live projects environment, may prefer to register for the PRINCE2® Foundation only qualification.

Please note the Practitioner level is designed for those who need to apply and tailor PRINCE2® in a live project environment.

Accreditation / Qualification(s) offered

The Foundation and Practitioner qualification are both valuable, globally recognised project management accreditations.

Qualify at two levels

The PRINCE2 certification is split into two different qualification levels – Foundation and Practitioner. The Foundation level will be covered in the first 3 days of this course. The Foundation exam will be taken in the afternoon of the third day. The final 2 days of this 5 day course will cover the Practitioner level material, demonstrating how to apply the principles and understand how to use the PRINCE2 guidance in the workplace.

Awarding Organisation

AXELOS’ certifications are globally recognised and highly sought after by potential employers.

What This Course Includes

This price includes course registration, the official Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2 manual, course materials, exam fee, and on successfully passing the exam, an official PRINCE2 Practitioner certificate from the examining body, PeopleCert.

The PRINCE2® Accredited Training Organization logo is a registered trademark of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

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This course covers the components, roles, principles, themes and processes involved in managing a PRINCE2 project.

The following topics are covered in detail, including their purpose, tailoring, and the relationships between them:

Seven themes

The seven themes of PRINCE2 demonstrate the business perspectives that will influence and impact the project:

  1. Business case
  2. Organisation
  3. Quality
  4. Plans
  5. Risk
  6. Change
  7. Progress

Seven processes

The seven processes within PRINCE2 cover all stages of a project’s lifecycle:

  1. Starting up a Project
  2. Directing a Project
  3. Initiating a Project
  4. Controlling a Stage
  5. Managing Product Delivery
  6. Managing a Stage Boundary
  7. Closing a Project

Seven principles

The seven PRINCE2 principles provide the outline of the PRINCE2 framework, its governance and practices

  1. Continued Business Justification
  2. Learn from the Experience
  3. Defined Roles and Responsibilities
  4. Manage by Stages
  5. Manage by Exception
  6. Focus on Products
  7. Tailor to Suit the Project

Examination format:

Foundation level:

  • One-hour multiple-choice paper
  • 60 questions with a pass mark of 55% (33 correct answers required)
  • Closed book (Referencing the PRINCE2 manual is not allowed)
  • 60 minutes exam

Practitioner level:

  • 150 minutes
  • 68 questions with a pass mark of 55% (38 correct answers required)
  • Open book (Referencing the PRINCE2 manual is allowed)

PRINCE2 Overview

There are no prerequisites to join the Foundation level of this course, which is covered in the first three days and includes the exam. All delegates who are successful in the Foundation exam are eligible to take the Practitioner level of the qualification. The Practitioner exam is included on the final afternoon of the course.

If you already have the PRINCE2® Foundation qualification, or any of the certifications listed below, you can register for the PRINCE2® Practitioner only course rather than this combined option.

To take the PRINCE2® Practitioner examination you must provide proof of having passed one of the following:

  • PRINCE2® 5th Edition (Foundation or Practitioner)
  • PRINCE2® 6th Edition (Foundation)
  • Project Management Qualification (PMQ)*
  • Project Professional Qualification (PPQ)*
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)**
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)®**
  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)**
  • IPMA Level A® (Certified Projects Director)***
  • IPMA Level B® (Certified Senior Project Manager)***
  • IPMA Level C® (Certified Project Manager)***
  • IPMA Level D® (Certified Project Management Associate).***

For more information on which certifications are now recognised as approved prior learning for the PRINCE2® Practitioner certification, please refer to the Axelos guide:

Read the guide (PDF, 265KB)

At Foundation level, the core knowledge and terminology of the PRINCE2® methodology is covered. The Practitioner level qualification builds on the knowledge base of PRINCE2® Foundation, giving delegates the opportunity to apply the principles and understand how to use the PRINCE2® guidance in the workplace.

The PRINCE2® Practitioner syllabus is aimed at ensuring sufficient understanding of PRINCE2® to both apply and tailor the method to meet the needs of a variety of different project environments and scenarios.

On completing this course, delegates will be well equipped to take a project through every stage of the project lifecycle. They will understand the PRINCE2® principles, theme and processes and be able to explain the relationship between them; demonstrating how PRINCE2 provides effective control for real-life projects. Delegates will also be confident to customise PRINCE2 in response to varying requirements.

Successful completion of the PRINCE2 Foundation exam leads to the PRINCE2 Foundation certification which does not expire. Successful completion of the PRINCE2 Practitioner exam leads to the PRINCE2 Practitioner certification being awarded which is valid for 3 years.

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