PRINCE2® Foundation training courses (Birmingham)
- Course Duration: 2
Essential if you're working on projects
This 2.5 day course provides everything you'll need to gain PRINCE2 Foundation certification. Taught by trainers with a passion for learning and with unsurpassed knowledge, we'll have you speaking PRINCE2 in no time. A convenient central Birmingham location and 99.5% pass rate means you can book with confidence.
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Need training for your team?
Well, this course is perfect for in-house delivery. We can provide a quote and arrange for our expert trainer to provide the course at your premises. Our trainer is happy to tailor the course to your requirements, meaning you get the full benefits of the course. Simply contact us by filling in the form or calling 0207 148 5985.
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This course at a glance
- Duration: 2.5 days
- Location: Birmingham
Days 1-2: 9:30-16:15;
Day 3: 9:30-13:00
- Pre-requisite: none
- Pre-course: 3–4 hours
- Exam: included
- Results: same day
- Pass rates: 99.5%
- Class size: small
- Accredited: yes
- PMI PDUs awarded: 16
This 2.5-day training course includes everything you should need to achieve the PRINCE2 Foundation qualification. This qualification is widely regarded as essential if you are involved in projects.
Our courses are designed and taught to give you the greatest chance of passing your exams. This is reflected in our PRINCE2 Foundation pass rate of 99.5%. (UK National average 97%).
We also like to save you time. Our exclusive online pre-course study materials have pinpointed the most essential aspects of the PRINCE2 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 many other training providers.
Knowledge Train is based in London and is a PRINCE2 Accredited Training Organisation, which means you can be confident that our courses conform to the highest standards of project management training.
Why this qualification?
With this qualification you will be able to work as an informed member of a project team. It is a pre-requisite for taking the PRINCE2 Practitioner qualification which is recommended if you manage projects.
The PRINCE2 Foundation course is also ideal if you are looking for a career change, as no previous project management experience is necessary.
The PRINCE2 Foundation training course is designed to give you a thorough understanding of PRINCE2. You will learn about the PRINCE2 approach to projects – its principles, themes, processes, and techniques, and you will be well prepared to pass the PRINCE2 Foundation exam at the end of the training course.
Who is this for?
A PRINCE2 Foundation course is your ideal starting point if you are working on a PRINCE2 project team. Many of our delegates take the Foundation course with the aim of applying their PRINCE2 knowledge at work. They then go on to study the PRINCE2 Practitioner at a later date after gaining more experience of PRINCE2.
If your career goals differ from the ones listed below, please feel free to discuss your goals with our specialist advisors on 0207 148 5985. They can advise you on choosing a course which best suits your career.
I work on projects and want to learn new skills to bring back to work
As a delegate taking our PRINCE2 Foundation course you will become equipped with the terminology and knowledge about how PRINCE2 works. You will immediately be able to go back to work and speak this new vocabulary and be able to act as an informed member of a project team.
Even if you do not regard yourself as a project manager in a formal sense but just find yourself more involved in projects at work you will benefit from this course.
I am unemployed and want the qualification to put on my CV
Even if you are an experienced project manager and perhaps have been made redundant or are in between contracts, you can benefit from a PRINCE2 Foundation course. You might have found that not having PRINCE2 on your CV is hindering your job search. That’s where this course will help you.
Although taking a PRINCE2 Foundation course doesn’t qualify you as a registered practitioner, having PRINCE2 Foundation on your CV will instantly increase your chances of employment. Alongside your previous project experience, it shows that you know the PRINCE2 terminology and are capable of working as an informed member of a PRINCE2 project team.
I want to change career and work in project management
You will find that PRINCE2 is widely recognised as an essential starting point when looking for many jobs, not just project management jobs.
Even if you want to make a complete career change you will find that many jobs require project management skills that are transferable. This is true even for project work at university. We have trained beginners who are from unrelated backgrounds such as consultancy, military, merchandising and even nursing who have then gone on to work in project management.
One thing to remember however, is that if you want to work in project management, gaining a full Practitioner qualification is recommended. PRINCE2 Practitioner is a higher level qualification and shows you can apply PRINCE2 to simple projects. In that respect, a more suitable course for you would be the PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner course.
I want to organise PRINCE2 training for my colleagues
If your organization wants to train its staff in the world’s most popular project management methodology, then we can help. We’ve been delivering in-house PRINCE2 training for over 10 years. Our knowledgeable and dedicated trainers can help your staff get quickly up to speed with PRINCE2 and help them gain professional PRINCE2 Foundation certification as well.
To help us better understand your PRINCE2 training requirements, call one of our expert advisors now on 0207 148 5985 or complete this form.
Course and exam structure
The course lasts for 2.5 days. There is some pre-course reading of approximately 3-4 hours. Homework of between 1-2 hours per night will be set.
During this course, you will gain an understanding of the PRINCE2 framework and its terminology. At the end of the course you will take a 1 hour multiple choice closed book exam containing 60 questions and must score a minimum of 33 correct answers to pass. Our courses are designed and taught to give you the greatest chance of passing your exams. This is reflected in our PRINCE2 Foundation pass rate of 99.5%. (UK National average 97%).
What’s included in the price?
- Exclusive online pre-course preparation
- Training and exam preparation from an approved PRINCE2 Trainer
- PRINCE2 Foundation exam
- PRINCE2 Foundation certificate (on passing the exam)
- Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2 official manual
- Detailed course manual
- Full colour PRINCE2 process model wall charts
- Sample exams
Average rating of 4.6 based on 239 user reviews.
The course was great!
The course was great! I would like to have had more sample papers to use for practice.
07 Nov 2018
James was such an excellent instructor!
James was such an excellent instructor!
I found the group exercises to be quite useful. The only thing is, I wish the training was just one day longer.
Overall, the training was wonderful, and I felt that James provided us with good exam preparation.
07 Nov 2018
James was a brilliant teacher
Extremely useful! James was a brilliant teacher. He applied all the PRINCE2 principles. He also explained the course very well with real life examples!
Katrina Patel, London & Partners
30 Oct 2018
Trainer was excellent
Resources were very good, I especially liked the workbook of summary notes.
Trainer was excellent, explained everything well and gave good examples and extra diagrams to visually explain everything. Venue was okay, room was a bit warm.
Amy Bovington, Sport England
11 Oct 2018
Course was well delivered
Course was well delivered, and the training materials were good. More test papers would be useful. The venue was good, and the environment was warm at times.
Andrew Bullen, Technics Group
11 Oct 2018
I thought the tutor was excellent
I thought the tutor was excellent, she was clear and articulate. I think that 2.5 days is not enough time to fully comprehend what you are learning.
Zara Coombes, Technics Group
11 Oct 2018
Very good. Susan was an excellent trainer and knew exactly what she was on about. I will be looking to Knowledge Train for my practitioner course!
Tom Middleton, Bucks County Council
03 Oct 2018
The trainer was very good and helpful.
03 Oct 2018
Brilliant course. Very informative
Course materials was very helpful and set out in a clear, concise and understanding way. The venue was good and easy to find with good facilities.
Keerti Thakkar, OneSavings Bank PLC
03 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