PRINCE2 Foundation training course (Manchester)
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 Manchester 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: Manchester
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 219 user reviews.
Pre-course information was really good
The pre-course information was really good - easy to absorb. Plus the timings of the course were really practical.
18 May 2018
The course was good
I think the course was good as it focuses on what you need to know in order to pass the exam. The materials were good. Could have gone through papers in class to get used to the wording.
18 May 2018
Loads of info
Good pace, loads of info, approachable trainer, clear and patient! Good venue
23 Apr 2018
Good Training style
Good training style, good course materials & fine venue.
Felt slightly rushed and would have liked more examples of projects or discussion of our projects to apply principles.
20 Apr 2018
Brilliant, thank you! Brought something very theoritcal to life. Didn't really get it on the first day and things started to click together!
20 Apr 2018
Excellent Trainer - Knowledgable + inclusive
Good Training venue
Course materials of good standard. Too much ground covered and would of prefered the exam on a seperate day!
05 Apr 2018
Course Material Excellent
Our trainer was charismatic, fun and really engaging. This makes all the difference.
Course material excellent + venue very nice + quiet.
Overall, the best was the teacher + small team who were really nice.
05 Apr 2018
I would recommend this course to anyone
I have thoroughly enjoyed my time on this course. The pre course material provided was excellent and the class room teaching was very helpful towards the final exam. I would recommend this course to anyone wishing to grasp the basic knowledge of Prince2.
05 Apr 2018
Faultless training style
Training style cannot be faulted.
Interesting, informative and still fun!
The venue was fab and the materials were great.
Would be good to have some more 'real world' scenarios in the book BUT I understand there is not enough time to cover this in the course.
Will be back for Practitioner - hopefully I'll have the same trainer!
Steph Baldwin, Royal Albert Hall
09 Mar 2018
A richly experienced project manager across the US, UK and South Africa, Kobus has managed global projects.
An early career as a barrister and subsequent retraining in the IT sector has helped shape Kobus into an engaging communicator with much to offer those he trains.
Familiarity with the challenges of institutional and large corporate projects adds a useful perspective to public and corporate delegates. Kobus brings the dedication & focus of a former Olympic Swimmer.
"Since 2005 we have trained over 12,000 students. We have been able to get a very high pass rate"
What our students say
"An intensive course which was run by a very competent teacher (Kobus) who made an incredibly dry topic easier to learn. Lots of real life experience from him which enabled the class of students to gel and work well together. Highly recommend Knowledge Train when it comes to PRINCE 2 training especially the excellent teacher."
"Kobus is a fantastic teacher. He made what is a pretty dull topic fun and interesting. I actually enjoyed the course, which I did not expect. I just wish Kobus had taught me physics at school, as I think he could make the dullest topic in the world enjoyable. But more importantly, I've actually learned a great deal, passed the Foundation exam, and am confident about the Practitioner exam. A fabulous trainer and a great course. I'd highly recommend the course (Kobus as a teacher) to anyone. Thank you Kobus!"
Harriet King, Deputy Ambassador for Senegal
"I thought the delivery of the course was very good. The trainer has the knowledge and delivers in lively way, given that PRINCE2 is otherwise a quite mundane methodology. The examples he provided were useful and I liked the humour added."
Vanja Lisic, British Embassy
"The course was great. Kobus was an excellent teacher, made it fun and interesting. Kobus provided the support necessary in assisting me to pass my Foundation exam. He was very friendly and built excellent relationships. The e-books were an excellent revision tool."
Vishal Thakrar, Ernst & Young
"The course fulfills the purpose of teaching students how to pass the Foundation exam and the Practitioner exam. Kobus is a fantastic teacher! He manages to make quite a dry subject a lot more interesting. An enjoyable week."
Rosanna Moseley, Steelhenge
"The course was very interactive and excellently delivered. Kobus's sense of humour and experience did help. He was able to carry the group along. I will definitely recommend the tutor to others."
Daniel Olajide, 311 Consulting Limited
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
"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
A superb 10-year record of blue chip company project management, leadership and training design gives Alison a wealth of experience to draw from.
A background in business analytics and IT for Cadbury Schweppes, United Biscuits and BASF means Alison has a unique insight into many of the management challenges facing you.
Alison lives in Northwich, Cheshire, with her husband and two children. In her spare time, she tries to keep fit by running and walking, and likes to relax with music or a good comedy and a glass of wine.
"I have helped hundreds of students gain project management skills."
What our students say
"I thought the trainer's delivery of the course was excellent. She was inclusive and ensured that everyone was finding it useful and able to relate the learning to their own types of projects."
- Jen Smith, Global Studio
"the tutor provided an interactive session which allowed all the participants to remain engaged; everybody enjoyed the practical/real life experiences and stories by the trainer"
- Jasdeep Rahi
"The trainer was excellent, with a good breadth of knowledge which enabled alignment of theory and practice. "
- Nizam Uddin - University of London
"For an introduction it was really quite detailed and not in an overwhelming way! I was able to mentally apply what I was learning to my own projects. "
- Laura Nortey, Open Society Foundation
"Very informative, good pace and structure, good resources (powerpoint, study pack etc). Liked the idea of switching around teams to work on exercises together. Knowledgeable and good lecturer, used good examples to illustrate the points. Very good introduction."
- Roseanna Cooke, Intertek
Knowledge Train owner and founder Simon is responsible for course design and is noted for his calm and confidence building training style.
Simon has worked on projects all his career in the UK, Asia and New Zealand. He has worked as a software engineer, project manager, consultant and technical director and has a wealth of real world experience.
This includes working as a project manager for the BBC, HSBC and IBM. With a passionate desire for continuous improvement, he demands all his staff provide the utmost customer satisfaction.
"Since 2005 we have successfully run over 600 PRINCE2 courses in the UK and worldwide."
What our students say
"Very rarely do we find dedicated and genuinely interested trainers like Simon."
- Gautam Agrawal, Senior Consultant, Infosys Technologies Limited
"A great course that is very good value for money. The excellent teaching and location provided a comfortable and relaxed environment within which to learn and share ideas with other people involved in project management."
- Brian Makepeace, Project Manager - UEL
"You can feel that they are invested in creating a didactic atmosphere that is both relaxing and academically strong. Success in obtaining the certification is just a natural outcome. I would be saying the same even if I had not obtained my PRINCE2 Practitioner certification."
- Mounir Ouanaimi - Northwestern University in Qatar
"Although there is a lot to digest during the course, the teacher was outstanding at effectively informing us of the main subject points. He was also good at explaining new terms and concepts referring to everyday situations. I will definitely be recommending this school to my friends and colleagues."
- Kie Yoshida, Mobell Communications Ltd
"The whole package was professional from start to the finish, and the tutor was most helpful in every way. To get the best out of this course, you MUST complete the pre-class lessons prior to the classroom course and take the sample questions on Knowledge Train's e-learning platform."
- Yemmi Agbebi, MBA
"I thought the course was very well run, despite the fact that the course is packed of information. I had plenty of time to learn and revise as instructed by the tutor. The tutor is very knowledgeable and engaging. Thank you!"
- Tanya Last, Methods