PRINCE2 Practitioner training course (Birmingham)
Take a step up by getting your PRINCE2 Practitioner qualification
Look no further than this 2 day course in Birmingham if you've already got your PRINCE2 Foundation certification. Our highly experienced trainers will help you learn to apply PRINCE2, and prepare you to sit your PRINCE2 Practitioner exam. Our high exam pass rates mean you can book with confidence.
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This course at a glance
- Duration: 2 days
- Location: Birmingham
- Hours: Days 1: 13:45-16:15;
Day 2: 9:30-16:15;
Day 3: 9:30-12:00
- Pre-requisite: PRINCE2 Foundation
- Pre-course: 3–4 hours
- Exam: included
- Results: same day
- Pass rate: 83%
- Class size: small
- Accredited: yes
- PMI PDUs awarded: 9
This 2-day training course is designed to help you achieve the PRINCE2 Practitioner qualification, which is widely regarded as essential for managing projects using PRINCE2.
You will be able to undertake this course if you have either passed the PRINCE2 Foundation exam, or have completed the PMP, CAPM, or one of the IPMA Levels A, B, C or D. Proof of passing any of these qualifications will be required in the form of a certificate.
Our courses are designed and taught to give you the greatest chance of passing your exams. At the end of the course you will take your PRINCE2 Practitioner examination. By studying with us, you can have the best chance of passing your exam. That’s because our PRINCE2 Practitioner exam pass rate since 2012 has averaged 83%, 10% higher than the UK National average.
We also like to save you time. Our exclusive online pre-course study materials will help you to re-familiarise yourself with PRINCE2 before you start the course. We’ve pinpointed the essential aspects of the PRINCE2 syllabus in the preparation materials, with the major advantage that 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.
Please note: The course is held on Wednesday afternoon, all day Thursday, and then on Friday morning (the exam). This is not a refresher course.
Why this qualification?
The PRINCE2 Practitioner qualification is the next highest level after the PRINCE2 Foundation qualification. The PRINCE2 Foundation qualification enables you to work as an informed member of a project team, whereas the Practitioner shows you can apply PRINCE2 to simple projects.
If you are looking to manage projects rather than support them, then the PRINCE2 Practitioner course is for you.
Who is this for?
The PRINCE2 Practitioner qualification is your ideal starting point to begin managing your projects effectively. If you have not yet taken the PRINCE2 Foundation course, a more suitable option would be the combined Foundation & Practitioner course
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 currently work as a member of a project team and want to start managing them
If you have passed your PRINCE2 Foundation exam previously, you have most likely been able to practice PRINCE2 within your project. The PRINCE2 Practitioner qualification will qualify you as a registered PRINCE2 Practitioner which shows that you are able to manage simple projects using PRINCE2.
I am unemployed and want to put PRINCE2 on my CV
If you are currently seeking a job in project management, then becoming PRINCE2 certified will instantly increase your chances of employment. You will find that most project manager job specifications expect you to be a full PRINCE2 Practitioner, rather than just having completed the Foundation course.
I want to change career and work in project management
If you are in the process of changing your career to work in project management, the PRINCE2 Practitioner qualification is the essential starting point. We have trained beginners who are from unrelated backgrounds such as consultancy, military, merchandising and even nursing; all of which may or may not have included elements of project work.
I want to organize PRINCE2 Practitioner 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 Practitioner 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 bulk of the PRINCE2 Practitioner course builds on your existing knowledge of PRINCE2, by showing you how to apply the method to the various styles of exam questions.
The course lasts for 2 days (a half day, one full day and a further half day). There is some pre-course reading of approximately 3-4 hours. Homework of approximately 2 hours per night will be set.
On the last morning you will sit the Practitioner exam. This is a 2.5 hour multiple choice open book exam containing 68 questions and you must score a minimum of 38 correct answers to pass.
Our PRINCE2 Practitioner exam pass rate since 2012 has averaged 83%, 10% higher than the UK National average.
What’s included in the price?
- Exclusive online pre-course preparation
- Training (focused on exam preparation) from an approved PRINCE2 Trainer
- PRINCE2 Practitioner exam
- PRINCE2 Practitioner certificate (on passing the exam)
- 1 year AXELOS membership for free
- Sample exam papers
- Guide to passing the exam
Average rating of 4.5 based on 111 user reviews.
Highly recommend training and training provider
Kobus had a relaxed training style with an ability to give real world examples to areas of the syllabus that seemed very complex at times. Highly recommend training and training provider.
18 May 2018
Tutor was very good
Needed more time. However, tutor was very good
08 May 2018
Trainer - Excellent: great knowledge, able to answer questions and give real world examples.
Course materials - Laminated process diagram is very useful .
Axelos should make the manual spiral-bound with tabs for themes and processes.
Venue - Great Location
08 May 2018
Amazing reference to the book. It helped me understand the process on how to use the book to answer the questions
Solange Wome Lawal
30 Apr 2018
Helpful Tips for exam as I have previously failed, on navigator manual.
23 Apr 2018
Very engaging trainer
Very engaging trainer
Venue, facilities just right
Perhaps could do with using some visual aids e.g slides on the board as listening for hours every day with no other sensory stimulationcan get exhausting + very tedious! Could build in time for discussion of now it actually applies in the real world.
16 Apr 2018
Structure of the course is nicely designed
The length and structure of the course is nicely designed in order to pass the exam. The trainer gave useful tips and focused us to areas we needed to focus on.
The course again is aimed at passing the exam but not learning the knowledge. A longer course would be needed to incorporate this.
16 Apr 2018
Easy to follow.
Good use of examples
Shappel Asore Appiah
09 Apr 2018
James was fantastic! If we had any questions he always tried to help!
03 Apr 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