3-5 Day(s)


We don't just want you to pass the PRINCE2 exams, we want to make you a great project manager. That's why our 5-day PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner training course is different.

  • Prepare more efficiently with highly engaging pre-course learning
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the PRINCE2 methodology
  • Go beyond the PRINCE2 methodology during the course to become a more effective project manager
  • This five-day course, is fully accredited by the APMG-International and provides you with a thorough understanding of the internationally recognised PRINCE2 project management methodology.

It includes both the PRINCE2 Foundation and PRINCE2 Practitioner exams and then takes you beyond the method by giving you additional tools and techniques to become a confident project leader. By working with world-class organisations, we are uniquely able to bring you a course that will give you the best opportunity to develop your project management career and deliver PRINCE2 projects confidently and competently, above and beyond just the syllabus areas.


No pre-requisites are necessary for this course, however, you would benefit from having some basic project management experience prior to attending. You will need to pass the Foundation examination (on day 2) prior to taking the Practitioner examination.


You will be provided with pre-course reading approximately two weeks prior to attending the course. This pre-reading is expected to take approximately two hours to complete. Your learning starts with this pre-reading, so please ensure you can complete the pre-course activities in full prior to attending. Please check that you have are able to view your pre-reading correctly by verifying you meet the minimum technical system requirements. Please click here to view these technical requirements.

If you have not received your pre-reading material within one week of the start of your course, please contact your Account Manager.


PRINCE2 is aimed at project managers and aspiring project managers. It is also relevant to other key staff involved in the design, development and delivery of projects, including: Project Board members (e.g. Senior Responsible Owners), Team Managers (e.g. Product Delivery Managers), Project Assurance (e.g. Business Change Analysts), Project Support (e.g. Project and Programme Office personnel) and operational line managers/staff.

The purpose of the Foundation qualification is to confirm that a candidate has sufficient knowledge and understanding of the PRINCE2 method to be able to work effectively with, or as a member of, a project management team working within an environment supporting PRINCE2. The Foundation qualification is also a pre-requisite for the Practitioner qualification.

By passing the Foundation exam, candidates should understand the structure and key terminology of the method. Specifically, the candidate should understand:

  • The characteristics and context of a project and the benefits of adopting PRINCE2
  • The purpose of the PRINCE2 roles, management products and themes
  • The PRINCE2 principles
  • The purpose, objectives and context of the PRINCE2 processes.

The purpose of the Practitioner qualification is to confirm whether the candidate has achieved sufficient understanding of how to apply and tailor PRINCE2 in a scenario situation. A successful Practitioner candidate should, with suitable direction, be able to start applying the method to a real project but may not be sufficiently skilled to do this appropriately for all situations. Their individual project management expertise, complexity of the project and the support provided for the use of PRINCE2 in their work environment will all be factors that impact what the Practitioner can achieve.

By passing the Practitioner exam, candidates should be able to apply and understand how to tailor PRINCE2 effectively to a project within an organization environment supporting PRINCE2. Specifically candidates should:

  • Understand the relationships between the roles, management products, principles, themes, techniques and processes
  • Be able to apply the principles, themes and processes to a project
  • Be able to create and assess management products.

Course Specifics

Course Outline

Delivered by fully accredited trainers and industry leading experts with extensive experience of using PRINCE2, the course uses uniquecase studies and accelerated learning techniques to ensure that theory is embedded and you feel confident in the practical application of PRINCE2.

You will be presented with the official PRINCE2 manual:on the first day of the course.

Additional work will be required during evenings consisting of consolidation reading, mock examination questions and exercises. This evening work is an integral part of the course and you should expect to spend 2 hours each evening on these activities.

The course will cover the following syllabus areas:

PRINCE2 Philosophy

  • What PRINCE2 is and what it is not
  • PRINCE2 links with other project/programme management standards.
  • How it enhances the possibilities of Project Success.
  • Overview of Tailoring PRINCE2

The Structure of PRINCE2

  • Relationship between the PRINCE2 Processes, Activities and Themes.
  • High level PRINCE2 Process map

The 7 PRINCE2 Principles

  • Continued Business Justification
  • Focus on Products
  • Manage-by-Stages
  • Manage-by-Exception
  • Defined Roles and Responsibilities
  • Learn from Experience
  • Tailor to Suit the Project Environment

The 7 PRINCE2 Processes

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

The 7 PRINCE2 Themes

  • Business Case
  • Organization
  • Quality (including the PRINCE2 Quality Review Technique)
  • Risk
  • Change
  • Progress
  • Plans (including the PRINCE2 Product-Based Planning Technique)

Examination Preparation

In preparation for your PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner exams, you will undertake:

  • An explanation of mechanics of the Foundation and Practitioner exam, including the different styles of question within the
  • Practitioner "Objective Test Examination" format
  • Examination techniques
  • Mock Foundation and Practitioner questions, using official sample exam papers
  • Question and answer session
  • Revision of major topics

Accreditations and exams

You must bring photographic identification on exam days (passport, driving license or student card) as it is an examination requirement to produce it for the invigilator prior to the exam. Failure to produce a valid form of photographic identification may result in a candidate not being able to sit the exams. For any questions about what form of identification is acceptable, please contact your Account Manager.

The PRINCE2 Foundation exam consists of:

  • 75 multiple choice questions (5 questions will be trial questions and not marked)
  • 1 hour
  • Closed-book
  • Candidates require a minimum of 35 correct answers (50%) to pass.

The PRINCE2 Practitioner exam consists of:

  • 9 questions, each worth 12 marks each. Total of 108 marks
  • "Objective Test Examination" format - a style of complex multiple-choice examination.
  • 2.5 hours
  • You may use your official PRINCE2 manual: "Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2" only

Candidates require a minimum of 59 marks (55%) to pass

Please note: you must pass your Foundation exam before attempting your Practitioner exam.

By successfully passing your Practitioner exam, you attain 'Registered Practitioner' status which is recognition of knowledge, competency in the PRINCE2 methodology, and commitment to continuing professional development.

You must also be familiar with the APMG-International Terms and Conditions of Certification which can be found here on the APMG-International website.

Thinking about Onsite?

If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. It's a cost effective option.

Submit an enquiry from any page on this site, and let us know you are interested in the requirements box, or simply mention it when we contact you.

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