PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner training course (London)
- Course Duration: 4
Push your career in the right direction
Many jobs now expect you to have PRINCE2 Practitioner certification. Get your PRINCE2 Practitioner qualification with this highly recommended 4.5-day PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner course in London. Dedicated trainers, high pass rates and small class sizes give you the best chance of success.
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This course at a glance
- Duration: 4.5 days
- Location: London (EC1M 6AX)
Days 1-4: 9:30-17:00;
Day 5: 9:30-12:00
- Pre-requisite: none
- Pre-course: 3–4 hours
- Exams: included
- Results: same day
- Pass rates:
Foundation: 99.5%; Practitioner: 83%
- Class size: small
- Accredited: yes
- PMI PDUs awarded: 25
This 4.5-day course includes everything you need to gain the PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner qualifications. It will equip you with a thorough understanding of the PRINCE2 method. And, by the end of the course you will have learned enough to be able to apply PRINCE2 to non-complex projects.
Knowledge Train is based in London and is a PRINCE2 Accredited Training Organisation. This means you can be confident that our courses conform to the highest standards of PRINCE2 training.
Wondering if PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner is right for you? Please read this detailed guide.
You can take this course without having any prior knowledge or experience of either PRINCE2 or project management. In fact, many students attend this course without any prior experience.
Our courses are designed to give you the greatest chance of passing your PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner exams first time. This is reflected in our PRINCE2 Foundation exam pass rate of 99.5% (2% above the national average) and our PRINCE2 Practitioner exam pass rate of 83% (10% above the national average).
Pre-course study and homework
We like to save you time. Our exclusive online PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner pre-course study materials have pinpointed the most essential aspects of the PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner syllabus. This is a big advantage for you because you can prepare for the course in just 3-4 hours, instead of the 16+ hours required by other PRINCE2 training providers.
You can expect 2 hours of homework each night of the course.
This PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner course lasts for 4.5 days (Monday to Friday*). You’ll need to complete 3-4 hours of pre-course reading. Homework of 1-2 hours per night will be set. You will sit the PRINCE2 Foundation exam and PRINCE2 Practitioner exam during the course.
The PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner class times are:
- Monday*: 09:30am - 17:00pm
- Tuesday: 09:30am - 17:00pm
- Wednesday: 09:30am – 17:00pm
- Thursday: 09:30am – 17:00pm
- Friday: 09:30am - 12:00pm
*If Monday is a Bank Holiday, classes start on Tuesday and end on Saturday.
The course covers all topics from the PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner syllabuses. PRINCE2 Foundation focuses on understanding of the methodology whilst PRINCE2 Practitioner focuses on the application of the methodology to a non-complex project.
The PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner course covers the following topics:
- Overview of PRINCE2
- PRINCE2 lifecycle
- Business case theme
- Organisation theme
- Quality theme
- Plans theme
- Risk theme
- Change theme
- Progress theme
- PRINCE2 processes
- Tailoring and embedding
- PRINCE2 Foundation exam practice
- PRINCE2 Practitioner exam practice
The PRINCE2 Foundation exam is taken on day 3. It’s a 1-hour, 60 multiple-choice, closed-book examination. You must score a minimum of 33 correct answers to pass. Our current pass rate is 99.5% (national average 97%). You’ll receive your provisional PRINCE2 Foundation result same-day.
On day 5 you will sit the PRINCE2 Practitioner exam at 9:30am. This is a 2.5-hour exam with 68 multiple-choice questions. You will be required to apply your PRINCE2 knowledge to a project scenario. You must score 55% or more to pass. It is an open-book exam, meaning you can take an annotated copy of the PRINCE2 manual into the exam with you. Provisional PRINCE2 Practitioner exam results are received same-day.
Registered PRINCE2 Practitioner status
Successfully passing the PRINCE2 Practitioner exam gives you Registered PRINCE2 Practitioner status for 3 years. During those three years, your PRINCE2 Practitioner certification can be kept fresh by accruing CPD points via the AXELOS Membership scheme, or you can do the PRINCE2 Practitioner exam again once three years is up.
What’s included in the price?
- Exclusive online PRINCE2 pre-course preparation
- PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner training from an approved PRINCE2 trainer
- Exam preparation for both PRINCE2 exams
- PRINCE2 Foundation exam
- PRINCE2 Practitioner exam
- PRINCE2 Practitioner certificate (on passing the exam)
- 1 year AXELOS membership for free
- Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2 - official manual
- Detailed PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner course notes
- Full colour PRINCE2 process model wall charts
- Sample PRINCE2 exams
- Guide to passing the PRINCE2 exams
Which version is the PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner training based on?
All our PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner training courses are based upon the PRINCE2 2017 syllabus and manual. This is the most recent version of PRINCE2.
Are there any prerequisites for the PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner course?
No. The PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner training course has no prerequisites. However, passing the PRINCE2 Foundation exam is a prerequisite if you want to later sit the PRINCE2 Practitioner exam.
What is the PRINCE2 pre-course reading?
All our classroom PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner courses include online pre-course material. This consists of some short lessons available via our eLearning platform. It takes 3-4 hours to read this before attending the PRINCE2 course.
When do I get the official PRINCE2 manual?
All our classroom PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner training courses include a copy of the manual. You’ll be given a copy on the first morning of the course, along with all other course materials.
Can I get extra time in PRINCE2 exams for language/medical reasons?
If English is not your native language, you can simply indicate this during registration with PeopleCert, and extra time will automatically be added to your exam. You will be entitled to an extra 25% time (i.e. 15 minutes) when sitting the PRINCE2 Foundation exam, and 38 minutes when sitting the PRINCE2 Practitioner exam. If you’re having trouble doing this, please contact us before the course.
For medical issues (such as dyslexia) please contact us before attendance to request extra time. You’ll normally need to provide a doctor’s note or other form of evidence.
How long does it take to get my PRINCE2 exam results and certificate?
When you’ve finished the PRINCE2 Foundation exam, your trainer will mark the exam and give you a provisional result. Upon completing the PRINCE2 Practitioner exam, the papers will be scanned and sent to PeopleCert, who will email your provisional PRINCE2 Practitioner exam result to you later that day.
In both cases, PeopleCert will email your official result and e-certificate to you 3 business days later.
What are your PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner exam pass rates?
For students who attend our classroom PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner training, the PRINCE2 Foundation exam pass rates have remained at 99.5% since 2012. The UK national average pass rate is 97%. Our PRINCE2 Practitioner exam pass rate since 2012 has averaged 83%, which is 10% higher than the UK national average.
What are the PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner exam formats?
The PRINCE2 Foundation exam consists of 60 multiple-choice questions. The exam lasts 1 hour, and it tests candidates on the terminology and concepts of the PRINCE2 methodology.
The PRINCE2 Practitioner exam lasts for 2.5 hours and has different styles of multiple-choice question. It tests candidates on their ability to apply the PRINCE2 method to a project scenario.
Are the PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner exams difficult?
The PRINCE2 Foundation exam is more straightforward than the PRINCE2 Practitioner exam. The latter requires you not only to understand the methodology, but also to apply it to a specific project scenario. Thorough exam preparation is a crucial part of all our PRINCE2 training. Of the people who attend our courses, 99.5% pass the Foundation exam and around 83% pass the Practitioner exam.
For further information about this, see our blog article "How hard is the PRINCE2 Practitioner exam?”
How long does PRINCE2 certification last?
PRINCE2 Foundation certification never expires; PRINCE2 Practitioner certification lasts 3 years. During those 3 years, you can keep your PRINCE2 Practitioner certification fresh by accruing CPD points via the AXELOS Membership scheme, or you can simply do the PRINCE2 Practitioner exam again after 3 years.
Are there any example PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner exam questions?
Yes. When preparing for our PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner course, and during your homework, you will be given access to 3 full sample PRINCE2 Foundation exam papers, and 2 full sample PRINCE2 Practitioner exam papers.
Is Knowledge Train related to other companies with similar names?
No. We have no partner or subsidiary companies. However, we have noticed since we started in 2005 that other companies have tried to copy us by taking part of our name. That’s why you’ll see other companies with the word ‘Knowledge’ in the name. Always better to go with the original though rather than with cheap copies! Read our story here.
Do you have a good reputation?
Since 2005 we have established a reputation for the highest standards in the industry. Don’t just believe what we tell you though – trust what our students say. Our Google reviews by our former students are the best of any PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner training provider in the UK. That’s proof of our commitment to provide unrivalled service and quality to all our customers.
What about your trainers?
Our instructors have both a combination of real-world experience of the subject and experience of delivering PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner courses over many years. Trainers with poor student feedback do not stay working for us. Find out more about our trainers here.
Where is the venue?
Both our weekday and weekend London PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner courses take place at 14 Charterhouse Square, London, EC1M 6AX. It is best to contact us regarding the venues for our PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner training in Manchester and Birmingham. Read more about our venues here.
I use a wheelchair. Can I get access to the venue?
This depends upon the venue. Please call us to check whether wheelchair access is provided.
Can you deliver PRINCE2 training at my company's premises?
Yes. PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner training is available as in-house training. Please contact us for a quote here.
Does your training offer value for money?
Yes. Our PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner training prices are competitive, all-inclusive and contain no hidden costs. Because we offer a high-quality training experience, you are far more likely to pass with us than with our cheaper competitors. If you are shopping around and want to compare training providers, make sure you keep these questions in mind.
Payment & refunds
Do you offer discounts for group bookings?
Yes. Please contact us to discuss your requirements with our customer service staff.
Do you charge VAT?
We charge VAT at the standard rate of 20%. If you’re an individual paying yourself, you will have to pay the VAT, even if you live outside the UK. In some rare cases your organisation might be exempt from paying VAT. In such a situation, we normally need a certificate to prove VAT exemption.
Can I change my course dates if something comes up?
You can change your course date up to 2 weeks before the course starts subject to an amendment fee of £125 + VAT. Changes cannot be made to the booking within 2 weeks of the course start date. We are very customer centric and always try to work with customers to achieve an outcome that works for everyone. Please see our full terms and conditions for more details.
Are your courses refundable?
Bookings may be cancelled if written notice is received at least 4 weeks prior to the start-date of the course. In such cases a fee of £75 + VAT will be charged. If a cancellation notice is received between 4 and 2 weeks prior to the start of the course, there will be a penalty charge of 50% of the fee for that course. If notice is received less than 2 weeks before the start of the course, then no part of the course fee will be refunded. Please see our full terms and conditions for more details.
How long does my booking confirmation take?
Bookings placed by 5pm on a working day are always processed same day. If we haven’t received payment for a booking, an invoice will be emailed to you. If we have received payment for your PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner course booking, joining instructions will be emailed to you.
Bookings placed outside business hours will be processed in the morning of the next working day following the same procedure above. However, if you book a PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner course on the weekend before the course is due to start, our staff will advise you during the weekend whether you have a place on the course.
Are there any additional costs?
No. Everything is included in the price. This includes your tuition, course materials, sample exams, pre-course study, PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner exam fees, official PRINCE2 manual and certification. You also have unlimited tea, coffee, water and biscuits and free Wi-Fi.
Average rating of 4.6 based on 692 user reviews.
Good use of examples and anecdotes
Visual guides was very useful!
12 Oct 2018
Real life examples
Ways to remember.
Deena Samani, One Housing
12 Oct 2018
Trainer was good.
Trainer was good.
Refreshments should be improved.
More training material/exercises to do to break-up day and apply knowledge would be helpful.
Jane Davis, L&Q
12 Oct 2018
Susan was fantastic!
Susan was fantastic - She was very knowledgeable, was able to bring PRINCE2 alive with many additional and relatable examples. She made the course fun. The additional materials provided were excellent and have contributed to me being able to pass the Foundation and hopefully practitioner. Thank you!
12 Oct 2018
The training was excellent!
The training was excellent! The only gripe is that there are very poor diagrams in the official book which make a tricky subject harder to grasp. Couldn't have asked for anything more from our instructor, energy, knowledge and empathy, she had it all.
12 Oct 2018
Susan was very enthusiastic.
Susan was very enthusiastic, engaging and covered all content appropriately with enough detail.
The materials are very good, and students well supplied
The room is very warm though!
12 Oct 2018
Trainer is very knowledgeable and engaging
Trainer is very knowledgeable and engaging
Pace (And Breaks) just right
Sample papers are adequate
Sales/registration were not too pesky
Venue can get uncomfortably warm.
Michael Serquina, Shell Philippines Exploration B.V.
12 Oct 2018
Susan is an excellent trainer.
Susan is an excellent trainer. She works very hard to give us real examples and practice papers. The only slight reduction in marks is because the temperature in the room can vary to much and the windows rattle! Otherwise, everything else was great, thank you!
12 Oct 2018
Great work and great teacher!
The course was very nice and structured. Loved the memory tricks and day by day examples. Would appreciate more business resources and to go through them to help you gasp an understanding of how to correctly identify who is who and the interdependencies
Otherwise, great work and great teacher!
Simona Pacala, European Central Bamk
12 Oct 2018
Nick has over 10 years’ experience in the education sector, working in Japan and the UK.
He brings students a combination of skills from his teaching profession and project management career, where he worked within a number of educational institutions.
Nick has been praised by students on his incredible knowledge of PRINCE2, patient manner and the relaxed atmosphere he creates within the classroom.
"95% of our students said they would recommend Knowledge Train to others."
What our students say
"Knowledge Train were fantastic from start to finish - very helpful and prompt service from Kaylan in the admissions team and then incredible training on the course from Nick; very knowledgeable, patient and made the course really fun."
- Sarah Marlow, LyondellBasell
"The weekend practitioner course was fairly intense and challenging. Thanks to all at Knowledge Train and especially Nick. He is one of the best trainers that I've encountered in over 25 years of working; very knowledgeable, engaging and interesting and gave brilliant tips on how to apply PRINCE2. It wasn't just about passing the exam. Well worth the cost and time required."
- Pete Marshall
"I enjoyed the course and its format. The classroom environment was not too formal and discussion/questions were encouraged. Everyone on my course passed, so I would definitely recommend the course to others."
- Sarah Creed, Museum of London
"I attended PRINCE2 weekend course (Foundation and Practitioner) this April. I got to know about this course by looking at websites of various companies offering this course and then checking out Knowledge Train website. I decided to go for Knowledge Train for their good reviews/ratings. The cost of the course was reasonable too as compared to some other companies. Special thanks to Nick (trainer) for his excellent teaching and delivery method"
- Ali Hasnain, Vodafone
Susan began her career in the fast-paced world of US finance, delivering major technology and telecoms programmes at Wells Fargo and Chase Manhattan Bank. After spending some time managing IT projects using both agile and traditional methods, Susan earned an MSc in Training and Development, before moving to London to pursue her dream of training and travelling. Our delegates praise Susan for her expertise and friendly personality.
"I have helped hundreds of students gain project management skills."
What our students say
"The content of the coruse was a lot, facility was great! I enjoyed Susan's delivery, she has made the PRINCE2 course enjoyable and made the information easy to understand."
- Nimao Egal, NHS
"One thing which stood out for me was trainer Susan. She was excellent. She knows the subject very well & the way she tells real life examples helped me understand the subject matter."
- Terry Huckle, Fabrik Communications
"Course materials were very good for Foundation in particular. I really like the venue. The main driver for my 5 star rating is the tutor. She was very engaging and I found her extra materials on the flipcharts valuable."
- Brendan Rogers, King
"I recently attended and passed the PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner course and was really happy with my choice. The trainer (Susan) was passionate, knowledgeable and engaging, the class size was small and allowed you to get to talk to people from different backgrounds and the location and facilities were great."
- Jason Wong
James has delivered training in PRINCE2 and MSP for the past 18 years. He started his career at Boots, where he managed projects, programmes and change initiatives. James later went into consultancy and training, where one of his biggest achievements was providing online training to over 10,000 civil service staff. Well-versed in the complexities of projects and programmes, James is praised for his exceptionally professional and approachable style of training.
"Since 2005 we have trained over 15,000 students. We have been able to get a very high pass rate"
What our students say
"I did my Prince2 foundation and practitioner exam here with Knowledge train. I had a Trainer called James, he was brilliant, very engaging and knowledgeable on the subject and its application to real life industry."
Dhaud Sardar, Exterion Media
"Great course, James has extensive knowledge of PRINCE2 and it's application with particular focus on the exam. Would recommend Knowledge Train."
Clare O'Hara, J Murphy & Sons Ltd
"James explained the theory with practical examples, which was very useful to aid understanding. The course is intensive, but the pace was good. James articulates clearly and engages very well with the class."
"Enthusiasm and motivational teaching style of James was great. Encouraging and as detailed/applied to real-life examples as possible."
Katie Duxbury, Thomson Reuters
"Excellent trainer - James was really engaging and contextualised the course material well within relevant and useful examples."
Rachel Scanlan, Royal College of Midwives