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PRINCE2® Foundation

  • Course Code P2F
  • Duration 2 days

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Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

  • Company Event

    Event at company

  • Elearning (Self-paced)

    Self paced electronic learning

  • Public Classroom

    Traditional Classroom Learning

  • Virtual Learning

    Learning that is virtual

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Course Overview


The aim of this training is to provide delegates with a fundamental understanding of the PRINCE2® project management method, and help delegates to prepare for the PRINCE2® Foundation examination at the end of this course.

The course follows the standard syllabus issued by the PRINCE2® Examinations Board, which focuses on the PRINCE2® framework and how this might be applied pragmatically to real projects. PRINCE2® has established itself as the premier approach to managing projects. PRINCE2® is generic – capable of being applied to any kind of project – scaleable and business-driven. Organisations that have adopted the PRINCE2® have claimed that they have been able to achieve greater customer satisfaction during and at the end of projects, to reduce costs and to realise greater benefit from project deliverables.

Note: This course includes the exam.

Course Schedule

    • Delivery Format: Virtual Learning
    • Date: 25-27 October, 2021

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    • Date: 01-03 November, 2021
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    • Delivery Format: Virtual Learning
    • Date: 21-22 November, 2021
    • Location: Virtual
    • Delivery Format: Virtual Learning
    • Date: 06-08 December, 2021
    • Location: Virtual
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Target Audience


This course would benefit all members in a project team (administrators, coordinators, managers), practising project managers and programme managers. Due to the generic nature of this course, it is also suitable for general managers, staff in a supporting role, and those who wish to gain formal recognition of their skills by taking the PRINCE2® foundation examination.

Course Objectives


At the end of this course delegates will be able to;

  • Understand the need for project management and how PRINCE2® meets that requirement
  • 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 Document
  • Understand techniques for the management of product development, quality control & change control
  • Take the PRINCE2® Foundation examination paper.

Course Content



  • Background & Objectives
  • Benefits
  • Scope
  • Structure

Project organisation

  • Organisational structure
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • The project board
  • The project manager
  • Team management.
  • Project assurance
  • Project support
  • Supplier relationships


  • Purpose and importance
  • Components & types of plan
  • Planning techniques
  • Product based planning
  • The steps in planning

Project control

  • Work package authorisation
  • Stage assessments
  • Establishing project & stage tolerance
  • Checkpoints & highlight reports
  • Handling exception situations
  • Project issues
  • Project reporting

Risk management

  • Types of business and project risk
  • Risk analysis and management
  • The risk log


    • Ensuring quality
    • Quality planning
    • Product descriptions
    • Quality control and quality review

    • Change Control and Configuration Management

      • Change control steps
      • Authority levels
      • Analysing the impact Configuration management


      • Starting up and initiating a project
      • Directing a project
      • Managing stage boundaries
      • Controlling a stage
      • Managing product delivery
      • Closing a project
      • Planning

Course Prerequisites


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

Delegates will be sent pre-course reading which must be completed prior to attending the course. The standard recommended reading time is 10 hours

Test Certification


Delegates will take the PRINCE2® Foundation exam at the end of day 3 of this course. Exam fee is included in the list price.

Follow on Courses


The following course is recommended:

  • Completion of P4P PRINCE2® Practitioner

Further Information


PRINCE2® is a Registered Trade Mark of the Office of Government Commerce in the United Kingdom and other countries

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