2-365 Day(s)


This two-day course provides delegates with a thorough understanding of the PRINCE2 project management methodology. During the course we introduce the roles, principles, themes and processes that form the structure of PRINCE2. We also explain the various PRINCE2 management products that will help delegates deliver projects in a coordinated, consistent and transparent manner.

Throughout the course, our PRINCE2 experts help delegates understand the benefits of adopting the PRINCE2 methodology.

Prior to the course delegates will receive access to PRINCE2 eLearning to help them prepare adequately. All relevant course materials are provided, including the core textbook 'Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2'. The course concludes with the PRINCE2 Foundation Examination.


Anyone involved in project work needing a good understanding of PRINCE2 up to the standard of the PRINCE2 Practitioner examination, and who may wish to take the Registered PRINCE2 Practitioner qualification at a later stage and in particular, new and existing Project Managers working in a PRINCE2 environment.

Skills Gained

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Define the characteristics and context of a project and the benefits of adopting PRINCE2
  • Explain the terminology that is used within PRINCE2
  • List the key roles and responsibilities that are involved in a PRINCE2 project
  • Define the purpose of the seven principles that characterise a PRINCE2 project
  • Understand the seven PRINCE2 themes that must be continually addressed
  • Explain the purpose, objectives and context of the seven PRINCE2 processes that help structure the activities required to deliver the project successfully
  • Define the purpose of a PRINCE2 management product and list its content
  • Work more effectively within a PRINCE2 environment, either as a team member or in the management of the project


No prerequisites are necessary for attendance, although delegates would benefit from some experience of working in projects prior to attending the PRINCE2 Foundation course.

Pre-Course Reading

Delegates are provided with access to QA's interactive eLearning that will help them prepare for the classroom workshop. The eLearning is expected to take approximately two hours to complete (although delegates may wish to spend longer on this activity to help them prepare more effectively).

Course Outline

The PRINCE2 Foundation course uses unique multimedia case-studies and accelerated-learning techniques to ensure that theory is embedded and delegates feel confident in the practical application of PRINCE2. Additional evening work will be required in the form of consolidation reading and mock examination questions. The evening work is an integral part of the course and delegates should expect to spend approximately two hours on these activities.

The course will cover the following syllabus areas:

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

PRINCE2 Foundation Examination

Key exam information:

  • 1 hour long
  • Closed book
  • 75 multiple-choice questions
  • 50% pass mark

Throughout the PRINCE2 Foundation course, delegates will be exposed to numerous examples of examination questions. We will undertake a number of exercises and 'question-and-answer' sessions that will help to consolidate the learning, thereby ensuring that delegates are more than adequately prepared for the final examination.

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