PRINCE2® Foundation + Practitioner Certification Course Details:

The PRINCE2® Foundation portion of this combination course will provide participants with a fundamental understanding of the PRINCE2® project management method, and help participants prepare for the PRINCE2® Foundation examination. 

The PRINCE2® Practitioner portion of this combination course will provide learners with an in-depth knowledge and practical understanding of the PRINCE2®project management method, as well as help participants prepare for the PRINCE2® Practitioner examination. 

PRINCE2® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited. 

About the Exams

For students attending Live, Instructor-Led Classroom events:

The PRINCE2® Foundation exam will be offered on the third day of class. It is a closed book exam consisting of 60 multiple-choice questions. To pass, you must receive a score of 55% (33 out of 60). 

The PRINCE2® Practitioner exam will be offered on the fifth day of class.  It is an open-book exam and is based on an objective-testing format. You will have two and a half hours to complete 68 questions across the syllabus. In order to pass the exam, you must receive a score of 55% (38 out of 68). The guidance that can be referenced during the Practitioner exam is Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2: 2017 Edition, which is provided with the courseware materials.

For students attending Virtual, Live Instructor-Led events, you will receive a voucher for a web-proctored exam for both the Foundation and Practitioner exams.  These can be scheduled at your convenience.

    No classes are currenty scheduled for this course.

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PRINCE2® Foundation: Days 1–3

Introduction to PRINCE2®

  • The structure of PRINCE2®
  • What PRINCE2® does not provide
  • What makes a PRINCE2® project

Project management with PRINCE2®

  • What is a project?
  • What is project management?
  • What is it we wish to control?
  • What does a project manager do?
  • Projects in context
  • Applying PRINCE2®

PRINCE2® Principles

  • Tailoring and adopting PRINCE2®
  • PRINCE2® Themes

Business Case

  • Business case theme
  • PRINCE2® requirements for the Business Case
  • Guidance for effective business case management
  • Techniques: investment appraisal


  • The organization theme
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • PRINCE2® requirements for organization
  • Guidance for effective project organization


  • The quality theme
  • PRINCE2® requirements for quality
  • Guidance for effective quality management
  • Technique: recommended quality review technique


  • The plans theme
  • PRINCE2® requirements for plans
  • Guidance for effective planning
  • Techniques: prioritization, estimation and scheduling


  • The risk theme
  • PRINCE2®’s requirements for risk management
  • Guidance for effective risk management
  • Technique: recommended risk management procedure


  • The change theme
  • PRINCE2®’s approach to change
  • Guidance for effective change control
  • Technique: recommended issue and change control procedure


  • The progress theme
  • PRINCE2®’s requirements for managing progress
  • Guidance for effective progress control
  • Technique: progress evaluation and peer review

PRINCE2® Processes

  • Starting up a project
  • Initiating a project
  • Directing a project
  • Managing a stage boundary
  • Controlling a stage
  • Managing product delivery
  • Closing a project

Considerations for organizational adoption

Foundation exam

PRINCE2® Practitioner: Days 4–5

Revision of the Foundation syllabus as required
Discussion and practical exercises in the application of PRINCE2® in a project environment, based on a case study, including:

  • PRINCE2® Principles
  • Tailoring of PRINCE2®

PRINCE2® Themes:

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

PRINCE2® Processes:

  • Starting up a project
  • Initiating a project
  • Directing a project
  • Managing a stage boundary
  • Controlling a stage
  • Managing product delivery
  • Closing a project

Understand the application of minimum requirements

How tailoring can be applied in appropriate situations

Exam preparation for the Practitioner

Practitioner exam

*Please Note: Course Outline is subject to change without notice. Exact course outline will be provided at time of registration.

PRINCE2® Foundation:

  • Understand the need for project management and how PRINCE2® meets that requirement
  • Understand the PRINCE2® themes
  • Understand the PRINCE2® process model
  • Prepare project plans using product based planning techniques and undertake risk analysis and management for the project
  • Prepare information for inclusion in a Project Initiation Documentation
  • Understand techniques for the management of product development, quality control & change control
  • Take the PRINCE2® Foundation examination paper. 

PRINCE2® Practitioner:

  • Understand the need for project management and how PRINCE2® meets that requirement in the life cycle of a project
  • Understand the PRINCE2® process model and apply the PRINCE2® processes
  • Design a robust and appropriate project organization
  • Apply appropriate controls at different levels and at different points
  • Take the PRINCE2® Practitioner examination paper.

PRINCE2® Foundation:

There is no formal requirement for attending this course, although it would be beneficial to have some understanding of project management.

Participants will be given access to a PRINCE2® pre-course video module two weeks prior to the start of the class (subject to booking conditions).

It is important that participants complete the pre-course work prior to attending as the content covers items essential to the successful running of the program. It will also enhance the learning experience for all participants. 

PRINCE2® Practitioner:

PRINCE2® Foundation certification OR one of the following PMI or IPMA certifications:

  • 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)
  • Those considering adopting PRINCE2
  • Project managers
  • Project team managers and leaders
  • Project coordinators
  • Project support staff
  • Project officers
  • PMO staff
  • Consultants and contractors

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