PRINCE2® Practitioner

PRINCE2® Practitioner

What is PRINCE2?

PRINCE2 (Projects IN Controlled Environments) is an internationally recognised method for managing projects in a controlled way. It can be applied to any project in any industry, and should be tailored to suit the situation.

It was created and originally promoted by the UK government before the rights and ownership were passed to AXELOS. As a result, PRINCE2 is very popular with publicly funded organisations and their suppliers around the world.

One of the reasons for PRINCE2's enduring success is that it is a method rather than a collection of best practice. This means that there are recommended activities for each step of the project lifecycle. It is also extremely flexible, with suggestions on how to scale things up or down to suit the complexity of the project.

Is this course for you?

If you are looking to beef up your CV for that first (or next) project management role then consider this course.

Many employers will specifically request their project managers have the PRINCE2 Practitioner qualification. Also, the multiple choice exam is usually less daunting for candidates than the PMQ's 3 hour written paper, the nearest equivalent qualification.

Accreditation / Qualification(s) offered

Successfully passing the exam will result in you being awarded the PRINCE2 Practitioner qualification.

Awarding Organisation

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

What This Course Includes

This price includes course and exam registration, course materials and, on passing the exam, an official PRINCE2 Practitioner certificate from the examining body, PeopleCert.

What this course does NOT include

The Practitioner exam is 'open book' so be sure to bring your copy of the official Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2 textbook (given to you at the start of your Foundation course) so you can annotate it throughout the course and then refer to it during the exam.

PRINCE® is a (registered) Trade Mark of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

Delivery methods:

  • ClassroomFace-to-face
    Duration: 2 days
  • Location marker icon Gillingham – UK
    MKC Training Centre, ME4 4UG
  • Register Interest
  • Check mark icon1 Day
  • Check mark iconPRINCE2 Practitioner Qualification
  • Check mark icon3 Year Certification

The PRINCE2 Practitioner course starts with a 1 day workshop that introduces students to the scenario based Practitioner exam.

Learners will be given opportunities to revise key elements of the Foundation course while discussing different applications of the framework in syndicated groups.

The 2.5 hour multiple choice exam is taken in the morning of the 2nd day.


Candidates must have the PRINCE2 Foundation (or equivalent) qualification before taking this course.


Once you have the Practitioner qualification there are a number of directions that can be taken:

1) Move into programme management with MSP

2) Explore PRINCE Agile and discover how to add structure and governance to agile teams

3) Specialise in an area like Management of Risk (MoR)

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