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PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner

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.


This is a combined course that enables you to achieve both the PRINCE2 Foundation and PRINCE2 Practitioner certifications. It is a 5 day course inclusive of both exams. Our PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner courses are available in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Bristol, Glasgow and 20 other major UK cities. 

PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) is a process-based approach to project management providing a scalable method that can be easily tailored. It has become a de-facto standard for project management in the UK, but is also widely used in Australia and Europe. It is used by some of the largest organisations worldwide, making knowledge of the PRINCE2 approach a useful addition to any project managers’ CV as well as a great starting point for those new to the profession.


PRINCE2 Premium offers up to 2 free re-sits and additional features; including video based pre-course work and a free 12 month subscription to Project Manager Today magazine.

Our Premium courses start from just £879 +vat– so why take the risk?


Learning Objectives

At Foundation level, demonstrate that they understand and can recall the various components of the PRINCE2 method

At Practitioner level, demonstrate that they can apply and tailor the PRINCE2 method to a real project

  • Explain and apply the PRINCE2 principles
  • Explain the purpose of the seven PRINCE2 themes and describe how they are applied to a project
  • Describe each step of the PRINCE2 journey, explaining the activities required to guide a project throughout its lifecycle
  • Create the recommended PRINCE2 management products which include baselines, records and reports


No previous knowledge of PRINCE2 is necessary.
It is helpful to have experience of working in a project environment.

In order to sit the PRINCE2 Practitioner examination you must provide proof of having passed one of the following:

  • PRINCE2 Foundation
  • 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)

Course Content

Typical Course Content

PRINCE2 Overview

Delegates are introduced to the world of projects and project management and to the overall structure of the PRINCE2 method. The benefits of adopting a formal project management method will also be outlined.

PRINCE2 Principles

PRINCE2 operates with a universal set of principles that can be applied to every project. These seven principles provide the framework of good practice upon which PRINCE2 is based.

  • Continued business justification
  • Learn from experience
  • Defined roles and responsibilities
  • Manage by stages
  • Manage by exception
  • Focus on products
  • Tailor to suit the project environment

PRINCE2 Themes

The seven PRINCE2 themes are aspects of the project that must be continually addressed and linked together in order for the project to be delivered effectively.

  • Business Case
  • Organisation
  • Quality
  • Plans
  • Risk
  • Change
  • Progress

PRINCE2 Processes

The seven PRINCE2 processes define the activities that are required to direct, manage and deliver the project successfully. The following processes run from pre-project, through initiation and delivery, up to and including project closure.

  • Starting up a Project
  • Directing a Project
  • Initiating a Project
  • Controlling a Stage
  • Managing Product Delivery
  • Managing a Stage Boundary
  • Closing a Project

What’s Included
The Course fee includes pre-course reading pack, PRINCE2 manual (2009 edition), registration, PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner examinations (total value over £300), and refreshments (often including lunch).

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 partners may vary slightly, but all meet the requirements of the PRINCE2 syllabus.  Please refer to the outline associated with a specific training event.

Exams & Certification

PRINCE2 Foundation Examination

Key exam information:

  • One hour long
  • Closed book
  • 60 multiple-choice questions
  • 60% pass mark

PRINCE2 Practitioner Examination

Key exam information:

  • 150 minutes long
  • Open book
  • 75 scenario-based questions
  • 55% pass mark

Delegates who pass the Practitioner exam are awarded the qualification of "Registered PRINCE2 Practitioner". The certificate is an internationally recognised qualification in PRINCE2.

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


From 2 to 15 hours pre-course reading will be required.

Our accredited delivery partners recommend differing levels of pre-course reading so please check the specific course outline for your preferred course date & location.

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PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner
MSP Foundation & Practitioner
APMP Certificate
ITIL Foundation
Scrum in One Day
Certified ScrumMaster
ISTQB Software Test Foundation
Microsoft Project
BCS Business Analysis Practice
Other - Please Specify Below

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.

Virtual Course Dates

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