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PRINCE2® Foundation + Practitioner Certification

Exclusive – Master Projects in Controlled Environments (PRINCE2) and achieve PRINCE2 Foundation and PRINCE2 Practitioner certifications.

GK# 2458

Course Overview


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.


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What You'll Learn


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.


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Virtual Classroom Live Outline

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



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)

Who Should Attend

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

Follow-On Courses


PMP Exam Prep Boot Camp is recommended for those looking to build skills in the area of Project or Program Management.

Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Virtual Classroom Live

Experience expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection.

Duration: 5 day

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