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PRINCE2® Training Courses

Focus offers PRINCE2 training courses in London, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester, Nottingham, Newcastle, Cambridge, Bristol and across the UK. Our PRINCE 2 courses are accredited by Axelos and are inclusive of exams, comprehensive course materials and the PRINCE2 manual when appropriate.

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Frequently Asked Questions


What PRINCE2 qualifications are there ?

There are 2 qualifications

  1. PRINCE2 Foundation Certificate
    • A 3-day course which teaches the principles & terminology
    • It is suitable for project team members or those looking to understand the principles of PRINCE2
  2. PRINCE2 Practitioner Certificate
    • Usually combined with the Foundation course to make a 5-day course
    • It teaches how to apply PRINCE2 in a project application
    • Suitable for those looking to run PRINCE2 projects

Are there any pre-requisites to take PRINCE2 training?

The only prerequisite you will need is a general background knowledge and experience of project management. In that way you will be able to relate the specific terms and stages of the PRINCE2 methodology to your own personal experience

Why can't I find your accreditation details?

Focus is not an accredited training organisation, but wherever appropriate your training will be delivered by one of our fully accredited specialist partners.

For popular accredited courses such as PRINCE2® and ITIL® we work with over 30 high quality partners to bring you the most comprehensive schedule of courses.

Prices are competitive and you can book online with confidence. 

Focus Delivery Partners

Just ask if you wish to know which of our partners will be delivering a specific course.

Are PRINCE2 Company Courses available for Groups ?

Yes, company training courses for all PRINCE2 qualifications can be held at your location for groups of 6 or more, and this is generally a cheaper option.

Find out more about PRINCE2 onsite training and request a quote.

What does the PRINCE 2 Course Price include ?

The price of the 5-day Combined Foundation & Practitioner course includes

    * PRINCE 2 Foundation & Practitioner Exams
    * Axelos PRINCE2 Manual
    * PRINCE 2 Course Materials
    * Pre-course reading
    * Refreshments (& sometimes lunch)

Why use PRINCE2?

PRINCE2 takes all the simple and obvious lessons learned by thousands of professionals in the past 20-odd years and presents them in a checklist for present clients, managers and their teams.

Who has implemented PRINCE2 ?

As PRINCE2 is a very successful project management qualification, a large number of people and organisations have used and implemented PRINCE2. Since its introduction in 1989, Prince 2 has become the de facto standard for project management in both the public and private sectors.

Thousands of UK professionals have successfully used PRINCE2 to create a standard and structured approach to their project management, running projects which are well-organised, well-planned and results-driven.

It is estimated that there are more than 300,000 certified practitioners, and exams are undertaken in 57 countries.

Is PRINCE2 easy to tailor ?

PRINCE2 is an easily-tailored solution which can be used in any environment and divides projects into manageable stages.

It ensures the efficient control and use of resources, and regular process monitoring.


What are the key elements of a PRINCE2 project ?

When used effectively, PRINCE2 training ensures that successful projects have:

• A planned, organised and controlled start, middle and end
• Regular reviews of progress against the plan and the business case
• Flexible decision points
• Automatic management control of deviations from the plan
• Stakeholder and management involvement at the right time and place
• Excellent communication channels between the project, project management and the rest of the organisation

Can I take the PRINCE2 exams without taking a PRINCE2 Training Course ?

Yes, you can study from the PRINCE2 manual or through a distance learning course. Public exams are run in London, Milton Keynes, York and Chester.

Are there any recommended PRINCE2 study books?

The only book that is essential is the PRINCE2 Manual (Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2) which is supplied with your training course (usually as part of the pre-course study pack) 

How long will it take to get the result of my PRINCE 2 Exam ?

Result turn-around time for the Practitioner exam is roughly 2-4 weeks.

Why choose Focus on Training for your Prince2 training?

Focus specialises in Project Management, Business Analysis and IT training. We offer the most comprehensive schedule of public courses and can also deliver in-house training options. Our trainers combine deep specialist knowledge with practical real world experience.  We are committed to consistent high quality course delivery, and an efficient booking experience. You can read what other delegates thought of our Prince2 training here.

Our customers include Anglian Water, Central Manchester Hospitals, Esure, London Cancer Alliance and Schneider Electric.

What is PRINCE2 Agile?

PRINCE2 Agile is supplementary guidance for PRINCE2 Practitioners.

It explains how to blend the structure and discipline of PRINCE2 with the iterative approaches used in Agile and Scrum. 

Most of Agile is a set of techniques. And there is no reason why many of those techniques cannot be used in a PRINCE2 environment. The bigger challenge is culture.

The 3 day PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner Course covers both the specific techniques and the broader agile philosophy.

What other training requirements can Focus help with?

We have an extensive range of  courses suitable for business, IT and project professionals. This includes training in the areas of Prince2, MSP, APM, ITIL, Business Analysis, Microsoft Project and Software Testing.

Our most popular courses include Prince2 Foundation & Practitioner, MSP Practitioner, ITIL Foundation and ISTQB Software Testing Foundation. Contact a member of our sales team today to discuss your requirements.

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