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PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner

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Name PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner
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£879.00 +vat
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This five-day PRINCE2 PREMIUM course is designed by industry leading project management experts.

It is fully accredited by Axelos and the BCS. It provides you with a thorough understanding of the internationally recognised PRINCE2 project management methodology.

It includes both the PRINCE2 Foundation and PRINCE2 Practitioner exams and then takes you beyond the method by giving you additional tools and techniques to become a confident project leader. By working with world-class organisations, we are uniquely able to bring you a course that will give you the best opportunity to develop your project management career and deliver PRINCE2 projects confidently and competently, above and beyond just the syllabus areas.


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  • Up to 2 free re-sits including the exam fee
  • Just 2 hours of video-based pre-course preparation
  • Plus! A 12 month subscription to Project Manager Today

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What's included?

Unique multimedia pre-course orientation and support designed to help you quickly understand the PRINCE2 method in a practical environment

The official PRINCE2 manual: 'Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2'

Five days of classroom training split into three modules:

Days 1 & 2
Accelerated learning techniques and expert tutor guidance leading to the PRINCE2 Foundation exam

Day 3 (Morning)
Applying PRINCE2 in the real world - an interactive trainer led session building on your Foundation knowledge on how to apply PRINCE2 knowledge to your own projects

Days 3 (Afternoon), 4 and Day 5
Experienced tutor support on the application and tailoring of the method leading to the PRINCE2 Practitioner exam.

Day 5 (Afternoon)
PRINCE2 Practitioner exam

Learning Objectives

PRINCE2 is aimed at project managers and aspiring project managers. 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.

The purpose of the Foundation qualification is to confirm that a candidate has sufficient knowledge and understanding of the PRINCE2 method to be able to work effectively with, or as a member of, a project management team working within an environment supporting PRINCE2. The Foundation qualification is also a pre-requisite for the Practitioner qualification.

By passing the Foundation exam, candidates should understand the structure and key terminology of the method. Specifically, the candidate should understand:

  • The characteristics and context of a project and the benefits of adopting PRINCE2
  • The purpose of the PRINCE2 roles, management products and themes
  • The PRINCE2 principles
  • The purpose, objectives and context of the PRINCE2 processes.

The purpose of the Practitioner qualification is to confirm whether the candidate has achieved sufficient understanding of how to apply and tailor PRINCE2 in a scenario situation. A successful Practitioner candidate should, with suitable direction, be able to start applying the method to a real project but may not be sufficiently skilled to do this appropriately for all situations. Their individual project management expertise, complexity of the project and the support provided for the use of PRINCE2 in their work environment will all be factors that impact what the Practitioner can achieve.

By passing the Practitioner exam, candidates should be able to apply and understand how to tailor PRINCE2 effectively to a project within an organization environment supporting PRINCE2. Specifically candidates should:

  • Understand the relationships between the roles, management products, principles, themes, techniques and processes
  • Be able to apply the principles, themes and processes to a project
  • Be able to create and assess management products.


No pre-requisites are necessary for this course, however, you would benefit from having some basic project management experience prior to attending.

You will need to pass the Foundation examination (on day 2) prior to taking the Practitioner examination on day 5.

Minimum Technical System Requirements to access pre-reading:



Hardware Specification

Screen resolution: 1020 x 768 (or above)

Internet connection: 4Mb (megabits) or above

Screen resolution: 1020 x 768 (or above)

Internet connection: 4Mb (megabits) or above

Operating System

Windows XP or higher

Mac OS X 10 or higher

Browser Support

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or higher

Firefox 3 or higher

Safari 4 or higher

Product is not compatible with Google Chrome

Firefox 3 or higher

Safari 4 or higher

Adobe Flash Player

Adobe Flash 9 or higher

Adobe Flash 9 or higher

Course Content

Delivered by fully accredited trainers and industry leading experts with extensive experience of using PRINCE2, the course uses multimedia case studies and accelerated learning techniques to ensure that theory is embedded and you feel confident in the practical application of PRINCE2.

You will be presented with the official PRINCE2 manual: 'Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2' on the first day of the course.

Additional work will be required during evenings consisting of consolidation reading, mock examination questions and exercises. This evening work is an integral part of the course and you should expect to spend 2 hours each evening on these activities. The course will cover the following syllabus areas:

PRINCE2 Philosophy
What PRINCE2 is and what it is not
PRINCE2 links with other project/programme management standards.
How it enhances the possibilities of Project Success.
Overview of Tailoring PRINCE2

The Structure of PRINCE2
Relationship between the PRINCE2 Processes, Activities and Themes.
High level PRINCE2 Process map

The 7 PRINCE2 Principles
Continued Business Justification
Focus on Products
Defined Roles and Responsibilities
Learn from Experience
Tailor to Suit the Project Environment

The 7 PRINCE2 Processes
Starting up a Project
Initiating a Project
Directing a Project
Controlling a Stage
Managing Product Delivery
Managing a Stage Boundary
Closing a Project

The 7 PRINCE2 Themes
Business Case
Quality (including the PRINCE2 Quality Review Technique)
Plans (including the PRINCE2 Product-Based Planning Technique)

Examination Preparation
In preparation for your PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner exams, you will undertake:
An explanation of mechanics of the Foundation and Practitioner exam, including the different styles of question within the Practitioner 'Objective Test Examination' format
Examination techniques
Mock Foundation and Practitioner questions, using official sample exam papers
Question and answer session
Revision of major topics

Applying PRINCE2 in your own projects
Converting knowledge to action
Real life application of PRINCE2
Whats right and wrong


Nottingham - NELC


Top Valley Drive
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You will be provided with pre-course reading prior to attending the course. This pre-reading is interactive eLearning and is expected to take approximately two hours to complete - this is only a guide and you may wish to spend longer on this activity to help you prepare effectively. Your learning starts with this pre-reading, so please ensure you can complete the pre-course activities in full prior to attending.

Pre-reading can be accessed through both Windows and Apple Macintosh devices (Windows XP or higher; Mac OS X 10 or higher).

Network/Internet connection: 4Mb (megabits) or above.

The PRINCE2 Foundation examination is taken at 3pm on the second day of the course.

The PRINCE2 Foundation exam consists of:
- 75 multiple choice questions
- 1 hour
- Closed-book
- 50% correct answers to pass.

The PRINCE2 Practitioner examination takes place at 1pm of day 5.

The PRINCE2 Practitioner exam consists of:
- 8 questions, each worth 10 marks each. Total of 80 marks
- 'Objective Test Examination' format - a style of complex multiple-choice
- Two-and-a-half-hours
- Closed-book EXCEPT for official PRINCE2 manual
- Minimum of 44 marks (55%) to pass

Please note: you must pass your Foundation exam before attempting your Practitioner exam.

By successfully passing your Practitioner exam, you attain 'Registered Practitioner' status which is recognition of knowledge, competency in the PRINCE2 methodology, and commitment to continuing professional development.


Prince2 Premium Exam Retake Conditions:
  • The course must be completed in full
  • Up to 2 exam re-takes will be provided free of charge
  • Prior to sitting a free re-take you must re-attend the applicable part/s of the relevant PRINCE2 Course
  • All free re-takes must be taken within 3 months of sitting the first failed exam
  • You may choose to take a further re-take of an exam but this shall be subject to an additional fee

Taking the Exams – Virtual Classroom Delegates Only

If you are attending a classroom course as a virtual delegate, you can take your exam via the Proctor U online exam body. You need to book it before the course begins and switch on a webcam to enable invigilation and show photo ID.

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