PRINCE2 weekend training courses

PRINCE2 weekend training courses (London)

Too busy to take time off work? No problem - get PRINCE2 certified at the weekend!

PRINCE2 training is now available at weekends to suit busy people who can't attend regular training. A weekend course contains the same content as a regular PRINCE2 course, it's just slightly condensed in time to fit into 1 or 2 weekends. So, boost your CV by booking a PRINCE2 weekend course now.

PRINCE2 Foundation course

Foundation only

This 2 day PRINCE2 Foundation weekend course has a superb 99.5% pass rate. Ideal if you have commitments during the week and require the entry level PRINCE2 qualification.

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PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner course

Foundation & Practitioner

This popular 4 day PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner weekend course has an excellent 83% exam pass rate. You’ll be fully qualified in just two weekends, so it’s perfect for busy types.

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PRINCE2 Practitioner course

Practitioner only

This 2 day PRINCE2 Practitioner weekend course is ideal for busy bees and has a high exam pass rate of 83%. Perfect if you’re PRINCE2 Foundation certified and want to go for the next level.

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We do also offer PRINCE2 Weekday and online courses

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PRINCE2 weekday

Join our lively weekday courses in the heart of London. Full range of PRINCE2 courses available. Study in a small group with an expert trainer. High pass rates guaranteed.

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PRINCE2 online

Discover PRINCE2 from the comfort of your home. Study and take your exams completely online. Flexible, affordable and convenient route to PRINCE2 certification.

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PRINCE2 certification

PRINCE2 is the world’s most popular project management methodology. By the start of 2016, more than 1.4 million people worldwide have obtained PRINCE2 certification.

We offer PRINCE2 certification at 2 levels:

PRINCE2 Foundation certification

You can obtain your PRINCE2 Foundation certification by taking any of the following PRINCE2 training methods:

Each of the 3 above training options come with a PRINCE2 Foundation exam. The syllabus for each study option is the same because the courses are accredited by PEOPLECERT. All our accredited PRINCE2 training courses must comply with the syllabus which is written by AXELOS, the owners of PRINCE2.

Who is this for?

This course is ideal if you’re new to project management and/or PRINCE2 and if you work on, or would like to begin working on projects.

By the end of one of our Foundation-level PRINCE2 training courses you’ll have gained an understanding of the PRINCE2 methodology, its terminology and how to act as an informed member of a project team which uses PRINCE2.

PRINCE2 Foundation exam

All of our Foundation-level PRINCE2 training courses comes with a 1 hour PRINCE2 Foundation exam. For students taking our Foundation PRINCE2 courses the pass rate for this exam is 99%. You’ll get your results straightaway after the exam.

Passing the PRINCE2 Foundation exam is a pre-requisite for obtaining the higher level Practitioner certification.

PRINCE2 Practitioner certification

You can obtain your PRINCE2 Practitioner certification by any of the following PRINCE2 training options. If you already have your PRINCE2 Foundation certification:

Or, if you haven’t already obtained your PRINCE2 certification at Foundation level, one of the following 3 PRINCE2 training options is suitable:

All the above accredited courses, come with the PRINCE2 Practitioner exam and the syllabus for each study option is the same.

Who is this for?

PRINCE2 Practitioner is highly sought after by employers when hiring project managers. PRINCE2 Practitioner certification builds upon the knowledge which you gained at Foundation level and shows that you are able to apply PRINCE2 on non-complex projects.

PRINCE2 Practitioner certification is a great career booster and is ideal if you’re taking on more project-based work, looking to find new skills to apply at work, or are looking to move into a project manager role. In fact, PRINCE2 is so popular amongst employers now, you’ll often see it required for many roles which aren’t even project management roles.

PRINCE2 Practitioner exam

At the end of your PRINCE2 Practitioner course you’ll take a 2.5 hour PRINCE2 Practitioner exam. For students taking our PRINCE2 training the pass rate for this exam is 83% which is 10% higher than the national average.

Registered PRINCE2 Practitioner status

After passing your PRINCE2 Practitioner exam, you’ll be able to call yourself a registered PRINCE2 Practitioner. This status lasts for 3 years. It means you can add this title onto your CV and business card. After 3 years however you cannot continue to do this.

In order to maintain your registered Practitioner status, you need to either subscribe to AXELOS membership within 3 months of passing your Practitioner exam (You get 1 year membership free of charge by taking our PRINCE2 courses) and maintain your membership for 3 years by logging 20 CPD points, or retake the Practitioner exam at the end of the 3 years.


Are your trainers experienced?

Absolutely they are!

Firstly, all of our PRINCE2 trainers have been accredited by PEOPLECERT (one of the PRINCE2 accreditation bodies) to ensure they have the appropriate PRINCE2 and/or project management experience.

Secondly, we only employ trainers who have plenty of real-world project management experience AND are good at training. When we select our trainers, we choose only those who have a passion for PRINCE2 and helping others to learn.

To see who delivers PRINCE2 training for Knowledge Train, see the videos of our trainers here.

Where are your PRINCE2 courses held?

Currently, we hold all our public PRINCE2 training courses at our main location in London. The address is 14 Charterhouse Square, London EC1M 6AX.

Is a weekend course the same as a weekday course?

The content on our weekend PRINCE2 courses is exactly the same as on our weekday courses. The only difference is that on a weekend course we finish a bit later than we would on a weekday course.

This allows the trainer to cover all the same material as we would on a weekday course.

What's included in the price?

Everything except your lunch! For the PRINCE2 course, this means your exam fees and sample exams are included, alongside our superb course materials and pre-course study materials. If you’ve selected either a classroom Foundation OR Foundation & Practitioner PRINCE2 course, you’ll receive the official PRINCE2 manual. You also have unlimited tea, coffee, water and biscuits and free Wi-Fi.

Is there homework?

You can expect to spend about 2 hours completing homework during each evening on our PRINCE2 courses. The homework consists of revision and practising sample exams. Sometimes students opt to spend more time this. If you are attending the 4 day Foundation & Practitioner course (over 2 weekends), you will be set homework at the end of the first weekend of approximately 4 hours.

What is the pre-course reading?

You’ll be asked to study the pre-course material consisting of a few short lessons available via our eLearning platform. It will take you between 3-4 hours to read this before coming to the course.

When do I get the official manual?

For the PRINCE2 courses which include a manual, you’ll be given a copy on the first morning of the course along with all other course materials you need.

I use a wheelchair. Can I get access to an exam venue?

This depends upon the venue. Please call us to check whether wheelchair access is provided.

How long does it take to get my exam results?

Your trainer will mark your PRINCE2 Foundation exams during class and will usually give you your score before you leave the class on the Sunday afternoon. For the PRINCE2 Practitioner exam, your paper will be electronically scanned to enable you to get your results on the next day.

I have trouble writing for long periods due to a medical condition. What can I do?

Talk to us beforehand about any existing medical condition which you may have. We can contact the accreditation body to ask their advice on whether extra time can be given in the exam. For example, if you are dyslexic and have a certificate from a doctor, extra exam time can be given. It’s always best to discuss this with us before you book your course.

Can you deliver this course onsite at my company's premises?

Yes. All of our PRINCE2 courses are available as in-house training. Please call us and speak with our representatives to discuss the pricing.

Do you offer discounts for group bookings?

Maybe. It’s best to discuss your training needs with one of our representatives to discuss what we can do.

What kind of person attends your PRINCE2 training?

Every course is different. We get people coming who work in many different types of companies, industries and roles, both from the public and private sectors. In today’s economy, we often get students who are out of work who want to develop new skills for their CV.

On a typical classroom course, there’s usually a good mix of men and women, and being in London, it’s not unusual to have one or two students who have travelled from abroad to one of our PRINCE2 courses.

Being a weekend course, the common thing we find amongst our students is that for one reason or another they are unable to attend a weekday course. This is often because they cannot take the time off work or if they do, they will lose money. For these students, studying at the weekend is the only option.

What time do your courses begin?

All courses start at 9:30am each morning and finish at 5:00pm.

How long do courses last for?

Each of our 3 weekend PRINCE2 courses take 2 days (one weekend) each.

If you choose the most popular PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner course, this lasts for 4 days (over 2 weekends).

Does the course include exams?

Your PRINCE2 Foundation course comes with the one hour Foundation exam which is taken at the end of Sunday. Your Practitioner exam (2.5 hours) is taken at the end of the last Sunday.

When will I get my certificate?

If you pass the PRINCE2 exam your certificate will be available for download about 3 working days from the date of your exam.

I have no experience of programme management. Is this course the right course for me?

Yes. The PRINCE2 Foundation course is the entry-level PRINCE2 qualification and PRINCE2 Practitioner is the higher-level qualification. We get a lot of students on both courses without any previous project management experience. Both courses will offer you a good understanding of PRINCE2. The Practitioner course, however, focuses more on applying the framework, and so is better if you are seeking a career move into project management.

Both qualifications look great on your CV and, especially in the UK, you’ll find these qualifications highly demanded by employers.

Are there any prerequisites for the course?

For the PRINCE2 Foundation course there are no prerequisites. If you want to sit the PRINCE2 Practitioner exam, then you must have already passed the Foundation exam.

How long does the qualification last?

PRINCE2 certificates never expire. However, you are only able to call yourself a registered PRINCE2 Practitioner for 3 years after taking (and passing) the Practitioner exam. After that period, if you want to continue to call yourself a registered PRINCE2 Practitioner, then you must have either maintained a 3 year AXELOS membership or retake the Practitioner exam at the end of 3 years.

Will this qualification help me to get a job?

In many countries, especially in the UK and Europe, more and more employers are looking for candidates with PRINCE2 certification. Without certification, you’ll be at a disadvantage compared to candidates who have the certification.

Are there any example exam questions?

Yes – as part of your pre-course study and homework you will be given access to 2 full sample Foundation and 2 full sample Practitioner exam papers.

How well known is the PRINCE2 project management methodology?

PRINCE2 is extensively used in the UK both in the public and private sectors. It is also popular in other countries around the world, especially in Europe and Australia. PRINCE2 is growing fastest however in India.

What's the difference between the Foundation and Practitioner examinations?

Both exams are multiple choice exams. The Foundation exam lasts for 1 hour, and it test candidates on the terminology and concepts of the PRINCE2 methodology. The Practitioner exam lasts for 2.5 hours, but has different styles of multiple choice question, and tests candidates on their ability to apply the method to a particular project scenario.

How many people have taken examinations?

In total, more than 1.4 million examinations have been taken worldwide since 1996. Of these, almost half were taken in the UK.

Are the exams difficult?

The Foundation exam is more straightforward than the 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% 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?”

What are your PRINCE2 exam pass rates?

Since 2012, for students who attended our PRINCE2 Foundation course, the pass rate was more than 99%. For students who attended our Foundation & Practitioner courses, we achieved a pass rate of 83% in the Practitioner exams. This compares with a national average pass rate for all training providers of 73%.

What type of projects can PRINCE2 be used on?

PRINCE2 is a generic framework so you can use it on any type of project.

Is PRINCE2 useful for charity sector employees, as well as those in the public/private sectors?

Yes - employees from many charity organizations attend PRINCE2 training, indicating that they use it for their projects. Don’t forget that PRINCE2 is a generic project management framework and as such, is appropriate for any kind of project, including those within charities.

Upcoming weekend courses

PRINCE2 Foundation

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This course at a glance

  • Duration: 2 days
  • Location: London
  • Hours: 9:30-17:00
  • Pre-requisite: none
  • Pre-course: 3–4 hours
  • Exam: included
  • Results: same day
  • Pass rates: 99.5%
  • Class size: small
  • Accredited: yes

PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner

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This course at a glance

  • Duration: 4 days
  • Location: London
  • Hours: 9:30-17:00
  • Pre-requisite: none
  • Pre-course: 3–4 hours
  • Exams: included
  • Results: next day
  • Pass rates:
    Foundation: 99.5%
    Practitioner: 83%
  • Class size: small
  • Accredited: yes

PRINCE2 Practitioner

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(Excl. 20% VAT)

This course at a glance

  • Duration: 2 days
  • Location: London
  • Hours: 9:30-17:00
  • Pre-requisite: none
  • Pre-course: 3–4 hours
  • Exam: included
  • Results: next day
  • Pass rates: 83%
  • Class size: small
  • Accredited: yes