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- PRINCE2 is the UK's leading Project management qualification (created 1996)
- PRINCE2 is a principles driven project management methodology
- PRINCE2 is used across numerous large organisation and public sector bodies.
- PRINCE2 Certification is useful for anyone involved with organisational change at all levels of an organisation.
The PRINCE2 F&P Combined Course (Foundation and Practitioner) is our best selling PRINCE2 training course package. In just four days you will be a certified PRINCE2 Practitioner allowing you to run a PRINCE2 project as the Project Manager. You will cover all of the PRINCE2 syllabus on the course and take the Foundation and Practitioner Level exams. Our FAQs below give further details on learning outcomes and the PRINCE2 certification syllabus.
The PRINCE2 Foundation qualification is intended for 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 PRINCE2 Practitioner examination will test whether you can apply and understand the PRINCE2 project management method to a real life project scenario. The PRINCE2 Foundation qualification is a prerequisite for the PRINCE2 Practitioner exam, which assesses the ability to apply understanding of the PRINCE2 project management method in context.
If you would like anymore information on our PRINCE2 Training please get in touch as we are happy to help.
Yes, we are currently offering Live Virtual PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner combined weekend courses.
They are being delivered over WebEx by one of our PRINCE2 Trainers Live, so you will get the same level of support and guidance from them as you would receive on one of our classroom based courses.
The weekend course allows you to take a PRINCE2 combined course from the comfort of your own home, we will even ship your training material straight to you.
If you are unsure if a Virtual course is right for you, sign up to one of our free demos to find out more.
Further information here...PRINCE2 Virtual
Yes, we certainly are. We are an accredited training organisation by PeopleCert, who are the examining body for PRINCE2 exams on behalf of Axelos, who own PRINCE2.
Our trainers go through a very thorough onboard process with PeopleCert and our courseware is signed off by PeopleCert.
A top quality trainer is very important on any training course that’s why we are proud to provide trainers with over 10 years’ experience in project management as well as many years’ experience teaching the PRINCE2 qualification.
All our trainers are accredited with PeopleCert who are the examining body for PRINCE2 exams so they will prepare you well for your PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner exams.
We offer a Money Back Guarantee with our PRINCE2 training courses meaning if the course is not what you expected you can get a full refund.
You must let us know on the first day of your course. This guarantee only applies to classroom courses and does not apply to Virtual courses.
If you are interested in a Virtual course and you aren’t sure if it is right for you, you can attend one of our free virtual demos to give you peace of mind and answer any questions you may have.
Yes, we have a Foundation exam guarantee.
You will receive one free resit if you do not pass your exam first time. We know you will ace your exam with us as our pass rate is 99%, but if you don’t you will have the reassurance of a free resit if you need it.
You will receive a complete PRINCE2 qualification package with us if you book.
You will receive:
The official PRINCE2 Manual- Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2 manual (2017 Edition), our PRINCE2 course slide manual and our PRINCE2 exam manual which you will receive on the first day of your course.
Both exams- taken in the classroom and one free Foundation resit is also included in the price.
Further details can be found here: PRINCE2 Course Cost and what's included in your package.
We have designed a carefully condensed and tailored PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner combined course into 4 days which covers all of the PRINCE2 certification syllabus. Some providers advertise a 4.5/ 5 day course but on the 5th day it is only the practitioner exam that takes place and therefore there is no extra teaching, this 5th day can also involve taking your practitioner exam online at home.
Yes, we do. We currently offer the most up to date version of the PRINCE2 qualification which is the 2017 version.
We stopped offering the 2009 version in August 2017.
- the definition and characteristics of a project
- the six aspects of project performance to be managed
- the integrated elements of PRINCE2: principles, themes, processes and the project environment
- what makes a project a PRINCE2 project
- the features and benefits of PRINCE2
- the customer/supplier context on which PRINCE2 is based
2.1 Explain the PRINCE2 principles:
- continued business justification
- learn from experience
- defined roles and responsibilities
- manage by stages
- manage by exception
- focus on products
- tailor to suit the project
2.2 Explain which aspects of a project can be tailored, who is responsible, and how tailoring decisions are documented
3.1.1 Explain the purpose of:
- the business case theme
- business case, benefits management approach
3.1.2 Describe PRINCE2’s minimum requirements for applying the business case theme
3.1.3 Define key concepts related to business justification, and the differences between them: outputs, outcomes, benefits & dis-benefits
3.2.1 Explain the purpose of the organization theme communication management approach 3.2.2 Describe what PRINCE2 requires, as a minimum, for applying the organization theme
3.2.3 Describe the role and responsibilities of:
- project board
- senior user
- senior supplier
- project assurance
- change authority
- project manager
- team manager
- project support
- including which roles can be combined
3.2.4 Explain key concepts related to organization:
- the three project interests and how these are represented within the four levels of management
3.3.1 Explain the purpose of:
- the quality theme (8.1),
- product description, project product description, quality management approach, quality register
3.3.2 Describe PRINCE2’s minimum requirements for applying the quality theme
3.3.3 Explain key concepts related to quality, and the differences between them:
- quality planning and quality control
- project assurance and quality assurance
- customer quality expectations and acceptance criteria
3.4.1 Explain the purpose of:
- the plans theme
- project plan, stage plan, exception plan, team plan
3.4.2 Describe PRINCE2’s minimum requirements for applying the plans theme
3.4.3 Recall the steps in:
- the recommended approach to planning, including
- the recommended approach to defining and analyzing the products
- and explain:
- the factors to consider when structuring the project into management stages
3.5.1 Explain the purpose of:
- the risk theme, including the purpose of a risk budget
- risk management approach, risk register
3.5.2 Describe PRINCE2’s minimum requirements for applying the risk theme.
3.5.3 Define key concepts related to risk, and the differences between them:
- a risk: threat or opportunity
- recommended risk response types
- risk owner and risk actionee
- cause, event and effect
- risk probability, risk impact and risk proximity
3.5.4 Describe the recommended risk management procedure
3.6.1 Explain the purpose of:
- the change theme, including the purpose of a change budget
- change control approach, configuration item record, issue register, issue report, product status account
3.6.2 Describe PRINCE2’s minimum requirements for applying the change theme.
- types of issue
- the recommended issue and change control procedure .
3.7.1 Explain the purpose of:
- the progress theme
- the daily log, lessons log, lessons report, work package, end stage report, end project report, checkpoint report, highlight report, exception report.
3.7.2 Describe PRINCE2’s minimum requirements for applying the progress theme.
3.7.3 Explain key concepts related to progress:
- event-driven and time-driven controls
- tolerances and exceptions, including how tolerances are set and exceptions are reported
4.1 Explain the purpose of the PRINCE2 processes:
- starting up a project, including the purpose of the project brief,
- directing a project, including the purpose of the project initiation documentation (PID),
- initiating a project,
- controlling a stage,
- managing product delivery,
- managing a stage boundary,
- closing a project.
4.2 Explain the objectives of the PRINCE2 processes (as above, excluding the PID and project brief):
4.3 Explain the context of the PRINCE2 processes (as above, excluding the PID and project brief)
The weekend PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner combined course is a great option for anyone who has a busy working week.
They run on a Saturday and Sunday over two consecutive weekends.
The Foundation part of the course takes place on the first weekend and the Practitioner part of the course takes place on the second weekend. You will sit each exam (Foundation and Practitioner) on each of the Sunday afternoons so be prepared to do some studying each Saturday evening.
The PRINCE2 combined weekend course runs from approximately 9.30am each morning and finishes around 5pm each day.
The objective of the course is to cover all of the syllabus required to sit your exams, making sure you are comfortable with the content so the times may vary depending on everyone’s engagement as well as number of breaks etc.
Yes, you need to be prepared to do work outside of your training times, either completing work set by the trainer or self-studying for your exams.
Your trainers will prepare you very well for your exams and will give you plenty of guidance and support along the way.
Yes, we will send your pre-reading pdf via email once you book your PRINCE2 Foundation and Combined weekend course with us.
This will take around 3-4 hours to read through before you begin your course. We strongly recommend you read it.
You will then receive your training materials on the first day of your classroom course- which will include the official PRINCE2 manual.
The PRINCE2 combined weekend course already gives you the opportunity to take your PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner courses and exams over two weekends instead of a 4 day block on our weekday course. We strongly recommended doing your PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner levels within the same week or over two weekends when the content is fresh in your mind. However, if you wish to split the two levels up over different months (for example) we can arrange this for you but we don’t recommend it where possible.
If you are currently a project manager or want to be one, the PRINCE2 qualification is a highly regarded qualification which can be used across any industry which makes it a great addition to your CV.
It is also a very useful qualification for anyone involved in any type of project role, whether it is a project support role or team manager.
If you have any questions on the PRINCE2 combined weekend course, please get in touch with us via email: [email protected] or give us a call.
You must complete your Foundation level first before completing your Practitioner exam.
The Foundation level teaches you the basics of the PRINCE2 Methodology, it will covers the processes, themes, principles and tailoring.
The Practitioner level will teach you how to apply this knowledge to real life project scenarios. We recommend you do both levels so the PRINCE2 combined weekend course is a great option for this.
The Agile method refers to numerous software development approaches, which use the 12 Agile principles. A example of a popular Agile approach is Scrum whereas PRINCE2 is a world wide project management methodology used to manage and justify projects of any size across any industry.
PRINCE2 Agile combines agile concepts with the world's most popular approach to project management which is PRINCE2. It was developed in response to user demand and it teaches you to blend structure, governance and control with agile methods, techniques and approaches.
Once you will sit both your Foundation and Practitioner exams on your PRINCE2 weekend combined course you will receive your official results from PeopleCert (the examining body) approx. 7 days after you sit the exams.
Once you receive your official results you can then download your pdf certificates from your PeopleCert account
The PRINCE2 foundation exam is a multiple-choice paper.
It has 60 multiple choice questions.
The questions will be missing word questions, where you will need to select the missing word or ‘list’ type questions where you will select the true statements.
As part of the preparation for your PRINCE2 Foundation exam you will practice on past exam papers to get a feel for the exam style.
The PRINCE2 Foundation exam is a 60 minute paper. It is a multiple choice exam with 60 questions. In order to pass you need to get 33 marks or more as the pass rate is 55%.
It is a 2 hour 30 minute long exam. It is an open book exam and the only book you can use is the Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2 publication, 2017 edition during your exam.
The pass mark is 38 marks out of 68, you must get 55% to pass.
To take the PRINCE2 Practitioner exam only, you need to show proof that you have passed one of the following:
- PRINCE2 Foundation (or higher) - this only applies to certificates obtained after 1 January 2009
- 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).
Full details can be found here: https://www.axelos.com/certifications/prince2/prince2-practitioner-certification
If you have signed up to a weekend PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner combined course you will sit your exams during the 4 day course. You will take your Foundation exam on the first Sunday and the Practitioner exam on the second Sunday. If you would prefer to take your exams online at a later date, we can arrange this for you- contact us to find out more information including the additional fee involved.
Yes, bring along a valid driving license or passport so the trainer can check before you sit your exams.
If you have decided to study the PRINCE2 training course yourself, you can book an exam only option through us for your PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner exams.
We offer you a Take2 option when you book your PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner combined course with us. When means you receive a resit voucher for your Practitioner exam at a greatly reduced price if you have opted for this before your course starts.
If you have not purchased a Take2 option with your course package we can arrange a resit for you for your PRINCE2 Practitioner exam for £250 + VAT. Contact us for more information.
A confirmation of your booking will be sent to your email as soon as you have booked and paid (along with a full Tax Invoice). The venue details are normally the ones listed on the website, but this will be confirmed via email at least 7 days before the course start date as it can change due to availability. Please note your booking is not fully confirmed until you have paid in full.
You can change your course dates up to 10 business days before the course start date subject to a re-booking fee of £150 + VAT. Changes cannot be made to the booking within 10 business days of the course start date. We always try to work with customers to achieve an outcome that works for everyone, we are very customer centric. Please see our full terms and conditions for more details.
We have everything covered, we don't have any hidden fees or nasty surprises. The Price listed (+VAT) is the price you pay.The only thing we don't cover is overnight accommodation and travel costs to the training venue.
The dress code is casual, so don't worry about business attire.
If you have any special needs or requirements please let us know when you book your course and let your course tutor know at the start of the course so he/she can accommodate your needs. Any additional exam time can only be accommodated with the accompaniment of a Doctors note or other proof. An example of this would be Dyslexia or if you are a non-native English speaker (passport required).
Payments & Refunds
Yes, we charge VAT at the standard rate of 20%. Our prices are listed without VAT as most of our customers reclaim the VAT, and want the price excluding VAT. If you click "Book Now", you can see the price including VAT in the cart.
We offer full refunds as long as you submit your email request to us 20 business days before the course start date (minus a small cancellation fee, see full T&Cs). A cancellation means you no longer want to do your course with us and want a refund, it is not the same as wanting to change your course date. Cancellations between 20 and 10 business days are subject to a 50% cancellation fee (value of purchase). Cancellations less than 10 business days are subject to a 100% cancellation fee. We always try to work with customers to achieve an outcome that works for everyone, we are very customer centric. Don't forget, you can reschedule for a small cost (see other FAQ about changing course dates), this description only refers to an instance where you require a cash refund. See our Term-Conditions for more details.
We know you're going to love your course with us, just in case you don't you will get a full refund. Just let us know on the first day of your course and we'll sort out the rest.
This Money Back Guarantee applies only to our classroom based courses and does not apply to our Virtual courses. No need to worry though as we can offer you a free, no obligation demo over WebEx before you book your Virtual course so you can see actually what our Virtual courses will entail and you can ask any question you may have on the delivery of the course.