PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner 2017


PRINCE2 is one of the world’s most widely used project management methods. Based on best-practice, the method can be applied to any project irrespective of its size, industry sector, geographic location or culture. This course provides a definitive understanding of PRINCE2. We cover its four integrated components – the principles, themes, processes and project environment.

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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.


Target Audience:

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.


  • 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 on day 5.

  • Photo Identification for Examinations - 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

  • You will be provided with pre-course reading prior to attending the course. This pre-reading is interactive eLearning and is expected to take approximately two hours to complete - this is only a guide and you may wish to spend longer on this activity to help you prepare effectively. Your learning starts with this pre-reading, so please ensure you can complete the pre-course activities in full prior to attending.

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

Delegates will learn how to:

  • 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

Course Outline

What's included?

  • Unique multimedia pre-course orientation and support designed to help you quickly understand the PRINCE2 method in a practical environment

  • The official PRINCE2 manual: 'Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2'

  • Five days of classroom training split into three modules.


Days one and two of the course focus on the components of the method with days three to five addressing how the method might be applied and tailored on a real-life project. Delegates should note that evening work will be assigned which is not expected to exceed three hours per night.


Specific course content will include:


PRINCE2 Overview

The structure of the method and the guide will be introduced before we discuss the context within which a PRINCE2 project operates.



The seven PRINCE2 principles provide the framework for managing the project and are built on good practice developed from successful and failed projects.


Themes and Processes



The seven PRINCE2 themes are aspects of the project that must be continually addressed and integrated as the project journeys through its life cycle.

  • Business Case

  • Organization

  • Quality

  • Plans

  • Risk

  • Change

  • Progress



The seven PRINCE2 processes encompass the chronological activities that are required to direct, manage and deliver the project successfully. The activities include pre-project, initiation and delivery, and end with 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


Examination Details

  • Duration - 60 minutes (Foundation) 150 minutes (Practitioner)

  • Questions (OTQ) - 60(Foundation)68 (Practitioner - scenario based)

  • Pass mark - 55%(Foundation and Practitioner)

  • Use of textbook -No (Foundation) Yes (Practitioner)

  • Timing - End of day two(Foundation) End of day five (Practitioner)



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Course Duration 5 Days
Location Various
Examination Included