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PRINCE2 Foundation

PRINCE2 Update: Please be aware that Axelos have recently updated PRINCE2. This is the latest in a series of updates since the launch of PRINCE2 and will be known as the ‘2017 version’.
We will have training courses covering the 2017 version available from mid-July, however this will be operated in parallel with the existing version until the end of the year. Any courses following the 2017 syllabus will be clearly marked in the details.


PRINCE2 Foundation courses are for anyone wishing to gain the PRINCE2 Foundation certificate and a detailed understanding of the terminology and principles behind this best practice project management methodology.

PRINCE2 courses are available in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow and cities across the UK.  The course is suitable for:

- Aspiring project managers

- Those working in project team, support or assurance roles

- Project professionals who prefer to become registered PRINCE2 Practitioners in 2 stages

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Learning Objectives

The 2 or 3-day PRINCE2 training course is designed to provide you with a working understanding of the PRINCE2 structured project management method and to pass the PRINCE2 Foundation examination (included in the course).

Upon completion you will be able to:

- Understand the need for project management

- Understand how PRINCE2 meets that requirement

- Understand the principles, themes and processes of PRINCE2

- Participate as an informed member of a project team

Successful delegates will receive the widely recognised PRINCE2 Foundation Certificate, and will be eligible to take the PRINCE2 Practitioner exam.


No previous knowledge of PRINCE2 is necessary.

It is helpful to have experience of working in a project environment.

Course Content

PRINCE2 is the leading "best practice" project management method that can be tailored to suit any type of working culture and any size of project.  Using

It leads to more effecient and reliable delivery of project objectives.

Typical Course Content

- Projects

Seven PRINCE2 Principles
- Continued business justification
- Learn from experience
- Defined roles & responsibilities
- Manage by stages
- Manage by exception
- Focus on products
- Tailor to suit the project environment

Seven PRINCE2 Themes
- Business Case
- Organisation
- Quality
- Plans
- Risk
- Change
- Progress

Seven PRINCE2 Processes
- Starting up a project
- Directing a project
- Initiating a project
- Managing stage boundaries
- Controlling a stage
- Managing product delivery
- Closing a project

Tailoring PRINCE2

PRINCE2 Examination
- Guidance and revision
- The PRINCE2 Foundation examination

What’s Included ?
The fee includes course materials, PRINCE2 manual, registration, PRINCE2 Foundation exam (total value over £200), and refreshments.

Pre-reading and Evening Study
Please note that this is an intensive course.  Our accredited training providers will supply a pre-course reading pack or online study materials. You will be expected to carry out at least 2 hours pre-course reading; some of our partners request up to 15 hours pre-study.  There will also be revision and exam practice work each evening of the course.

The course is fully accredited by Axelos.  It is delivered by an accredited PRINCE2 training organisation.
Differing Course Outlines
Please note that Course Outlines from our range of accredited training providers may vary slightly, but all meet the requirements of the Axelos syllabus.  Please refer to the outline associated with a specific training event.

Exams & Certification

You will sit the 1-hour PRINCE2 Foundation examination on the last day of the course.

It's a one hour multiple-choice paper consisting of 75 questions (5 are unmarked questions for trial purposes). You need 35 correct answers to pass. 

The exam will be based on the 2009 edition of the PRINCE2 manual.

Please, note that you will need to bring photo ID for the exam.

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Online Courses

You may prefer an online course if you are looking for a flexible and cost-effective solution. Online courses allow you to study at your own pace, at a time that suits you.

We have the following eLearning options available:

Virtual Classroom

Virtual classrooms provide all the benefits of attending a classroom course without the need to arrange travel and accomodation. Please note that virtual courses are attended in real-time, commencing on a specified date.

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