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    PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner course (6th edition)

    This training course contains everything you need to study for, and pass, both the PRINCE2 Foundation and PRINCE2 Practitioner exams.

    A PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner training course is for students wanting to learn the basics of the PRINCE2 method and how to apply it on projects.

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    Accreditation Accreditation: PeopleCert (on behalf of AXELOS)
    Pre-requisites Pre-requisites: None
    classroom Format: Instructor-led traditional or virtual classroom.

    PRINCE2 Foundation course (6th edition)

    A PRINCE2 Foundation course is a great starting point for learning about PRINCE2.

    PRINCE2 Foundation training courses are for people new to PRINCE2, or for people participating in, supporting, or managing projects.

    Accreditation Accreditation: PeopleCert (on behalf of AXELOS)
    Pre-requisites Pre-requisites: None
    classroom Format: Instructor-led traditional or virtual classroom.
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    PRINCE2 Practitioner course (6th edition)

    A PRINCE2 Practitioner training course is for students wanting to learn to apply PRINCE2 on projects.

    A PRINCE2 Practitioner training course is for people already certified at PRINCE2 Foundation level. PRINCE2 Foundation and PRINCE2 Practitioner training courses can also be combined into a single combined course. Click for more details.

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    Accreditation Accreditation: PeopleCert (on behalf of AXELOS)
    Pre-requisites Pre-requisites: PRINCE2 Foundation
    classroom Format: Instructor-led traditional or virtual classroom.

    PRINCE2 online courses (6th edition)

    PRINCE2 online training courses are for students wanting to learn about PRINCE2, but are unable to attend a classroom course, or prefer to study in their own time.

    PRINCE2 online training is available at both PRINCE2 Foundation and PRINCE2 Practitioner levels. Click for more details.

    Accreditation Accreditation: PeopleCert (on behalf of AXELOS)
    Pre-requisites Pre-requisites: None
    self-paced Format: Self-paced online course

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    PRINCE2 Agile Foundation and Practitioner course

    This course combines both the PRINCE2 Agile Foundation and Practitioner courses into a single course. It is for students wanting to learn the practical application of PRINCE2 in an agile context.

    Accreditation Accreditation: PeopleCert (on behalf of AXELOS)
    Pre-requisites Pre-requisites: None
    classroom Format: Instructor-led traditional or virtual classroom.

    PRINCE2 Agile Foundation course

    The PRINCE2 Agile Foundation is a great starting point for learning to use PRINCE2 in an agile context.

    A PRINCE2 Agile Foundation course is for people who are new to PRINCE2 and are working in or around an agile project environment.

    Accreditation Accreditation: PeopleCert (on behalf of AXELOS)
    Pre-requisites Pre-requisites: None
    classroom Format: Instructor-led traditional or virtual classroom.
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    PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner course

    PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner is for students wanting to learn the practical application of PRINCE2 in an agile context.

    A PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner course is for people who are already certified in either PRINCE2 Foundation or PRINCE2 Agile Foundation.

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    PRINCE2 training courses - PRINCE2 certification

    PRINCE2 certification

    What is the PRINCE2 project management methodology?

    PRINCE2 stands for Projects IN Controlled Environments – it is the 2nd iteration of the PRINCE method.

    The PRINCE2 project management methodology is a system of principles, processes, themes, and guidance which detail the following questions:
    • Who should be responsible and accountable for making decisions?
    • Which processes should be used to support decision-making?
    • When during the project life cycle, should these decisions be made?

    PRINCE2 is comprised of 7 principles, themes, and processes.

    PRINCE2 training courses - what is PRINCE2 certification?

    What is PRINCE2 certification?

    PRINCE2 is a certification scheme in addition to offering practical guidance to project managers. There are 2 levels of PRINCE2 certification – Foundation and Practitioner.

    PRINCE2 Foundation

    The PRINCE2 Foundation certification is the entry-level PRINCE2 certificate. PRINCE2 Foundation is aimed at those who support project managers or have duties considered part of project management but are not responsible for the outcome a project.

    PRINCE2 Foundation exam
    • Style: Multiple-choice
    • Questions: 60
    • Pass mark: 55% (33/60)
    • Duration: 60 minutes
    • Materials allowed: Closed-book
    • Pre-requisites: None
    • Results: Same day.

    PRINCE2 Practitioner

    PRINCE2 Practitioner is the highest available PRINCE2 certification. It is suited to those in a role that involves project management as part of day-to-day work, such as change managers, project support, product managers, or business analysts.

    PRINCE2 Practitioner exam
    • Style: Objective-style
    • Questions: 68
    • Pass mark: 55% (38/68)
    • Duration: 150 minutes
    • Materials allowed: Open-book
    • Pre-requisites: See below
    • Results: Same day.

    Earning your PRINCE2 certification

    To earn your PRINCE2 certification, you can enrol on an instructor-led PRINCE2 course. Our instructor-led PRINCE2 courses take place in one of 2 ways:

    • As a traditional physical classroom course - you must travel to the training venue, or
    • As a virtual classroom course - you participate over the internet using a computer and headset (and optional video camera) using our advanced virtual learning technology.

    In both types of instructor-led course you receive face-to-face tuition from one of our experienced trainers.

    Instructor-led courses

    All instructor-led courses are taught by experienced PRINCE2 trainers and offer the benefits of face-to-face learning with an experienced tutor. To participate in an instructor-led PRINCE2 course, you must be able to commit to a fixed classroom schedule.

    To check whether there is a classroom instructor-led PRINCE2 course in your area, or a virtual instructor-led course hosted on the internet, please check the dates on the PRINCE2 Foundation or PRINCE2 Practitioner page.

    Self-paced courses

    If you cannot commit to a fixed classroom schedule, you can always obtain your PRINCE2 certification by enrolling in a self-paced online PRINCE2 course.

    PRINCE2 training courses - is PRINCE2 certification popular?

    Is PRINCE2 certification popular?

    PRINCE2 is widely used in public, private, and third sectors in many different countries. PRINCE2 is used by some of the largest brands in the world.

    PRINCE2 has established itself as the world’s most popular project management methodology and certification. Almost 2 million people have earned their PRINCE2 certifications to date.

    PRINCE2 is more popular than other well-known qualifications, such as Project Management Professional (PMP)® and Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® from the Project Management Institute (PMI)®.

    In the UK, an entry-level role in project management can pay around £33,500 per annum, while the average salary for a project manager is £46,500 gross per year. Senior project managers can expect to earn more than £125,000 a year.[1]

    PRINCE2 training courses - PRINCE2 history

    History of PRINCE2

    PRINCE

    PRINCE2 first began as PRINCE (PRojects IN Controlled Environments). The UK government employed PRINCE to manage IT projects and, as such, contained IT-specific terminology.

    PRINCE2

    In 1996, PRINCE 2 was released as a generic project management method. IT-specific terminology was removed so project managers could apply it to any project.

    AXELOS

    In 2013, ownership of PRINCE2 was transferred to AXELOS who, together with PeopleCert, now oversee the accreditation of training organisations, trainers, and students.

    PRINCE2 Agile

    In response to popular demand, the PRINCE2 method has been updated to reflect the popularity of agile trends in project management. PRINCE2 Agile describes how the governance and control provided by PRINCE2 can be integrated with popular agile development methods such as Scrum.

    PRINCE2 course details

    PRINCE2 Foundation course

    Course format

    • Instructor-led classroom courses (either virtual classroom or traditional classroom).

    Training includes

    • Accredited PRINCE2 training materials
    • Digital copy of the official PRINCE2 manual – Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2 (6th edition)
    • Sample PRINCE2 Foundation exams
    • PRINCE2 Foundation exam.

    Course times

    • Instructor-led classroom PRINCE2 training is held over 2 days from 9 am to 5 pm.

    Learning outcomes

    • Instructor-led PRINCE2 Foundation training provides students with a basic understanding of the PRINCE2 framework and PRINCE2 terminology. Successful candidates learn to act as informed members of a PRINCE2 project team.

    Course content

    Instructor-led PRINCE2 Foundation training covers the following topics:

    • PRINCE2 structure
    • PRINCE2 terminology
    • The 7 PRINCE2 principles
    • The 7 PRINCE2 themes
    • The 7 PRINCE2 processes.

    Prerequisites

    • None.

    The full PRINCE2 Foundation syllabus can be found here.

    PRINCE2 Practitioner course

    Course format

    • Instructor-led classroom courses (either virtual classroom or traditional classroom).

    Training includes

    • Accredited PRINCE2 training materials
    • PRINCE2 Practitioner sample exams
    • PRINCE2 Project Management game
    • PRINCE2 Practitioner exam
    • 1-year free AXELOS membership after passing the Practitioner exam.

    Course times

    • Instructor-led classroom PRINCE2 training is held over 2 days from 9 am to 5 pm.

    Learning outcomes

    • Instructor-led PRINCE2 Practitioner training provides you with an in-depth knowledge and the understanding necessary to apply PRINCE2 to the management of projects within an environment supporting PRINCE2.

    Course content

    The instructor-led PRINCE2 Practitioner course covers the following topics:

    • How to apply the PRINCE2 principles in context
    • How to apply and tailor relevant aspects of the PRINCE2 themes in context
    • How to apply and tailor relevant aspects of the PRINCE2 processes in context.

    Prerequisites

    Prior to sitting the PRINCE2 Practitioner exam you must already hold one of the following certificates:

    • PRINCE2 Foundation (5th or 6th edition)
    • APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ)
    • APM Project Professional Qualification (PPQ)
    • PMI® Certified Associate in Project Management
    • PMI® Project Management Professional (PMP)®
    • IPMA®, IPMB®, IPMC® or IPMD®.

    The full PRINCE2 Practitioner syllabus can be found here.

    Our PRINCE2 trainers

    If you choose to study through our instructor-led classroom PRINCE2 courses, you’ll receive some of the very best training provided by a team of experienced PRINCE2 trainers and project managers.

    They include:

    Susan Tuttle

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    James Harley

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    Michelle Rowland

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    PRINCE2 training courses - FAQs

    PRINCE2 courses frequently asked questions (FAQs)

    Yes. Knowledge Train is an Accredited Training Organisation for PRINCE2. We gained our accreditation in 2006. Since then, we have helped tens of thousands of people to gain their PRINCE2 by providing instructor-led training.

    Knowledge Train only hires the most experienced project management professionals and certified PRINCE2 trainers to help deliver our world-class PRINCE2 training.

    Our instructor-led PRINCE2 training courses are taught by the best PRINCE2 trainers in the UK. Each is a training expert with years of experience working as project managers in a PRINCE2 context. They help us deliver a high quality of PRINCE2 training you won’t find elsewhere!

    If you’d like to sit in on an instructor led virtual PRINCE2 course and learn how we run our virtual training courses, give our team a call at +44 (0)207 148 5985, and we’ll find you a place on our next available PRINCE2 course.

    We've designed our instructor-led training and self-paced courses to give you the best possible chance to learn about PRINCE2 and pass your PRINCE2 exams. Simply choose the PRINCE2 course format that best suits your needs.

    You should take instructor-led PRINCE2 classroom training if any of the following apply:

    • You can commit to a fixed classroom schedule
    • You’d like to earn your PRINCE2 qualification as quickly as possible
    • You prefer face-to-face learning with a trainer
    • You enjoy learning in a social environment with other students.

    You should take a self-paced PRINCE2 online course if any of the following apply:

    • You cannot commit to a fixed classroom schedule
    • You cannot travel to a classroom training venue
    • You prefer to learn at your own pace.

    Instructor-led PRINCE2 Foundation courses are best suited to:

    • Project managers within a PRINCE2 project development team
    • Anyone responsible for tasks that fall under project management but are directly accountable for the success or failure of a project.

    Instructor-led PRINCE2 Practitioner courses are best suited to:

    • Apply the PRINCE2 method to the entire project lifecycle
    • Tailor the PRINCE2 method to suit different projects.

    This makes an instructor-led PRINCE2 Practitioner course suitable for those wanting to work as PRINCE2 project managers and those who work closely with project managers such as:

    • Operations managers
    • Product managers
    • Product Owners
    • Business analysts.

    PRINCE2 is updated regularly to align with the latest developments in project management best-practices.

    The latest update to the core PRINCE2 publication was in 2017 – Managing Successful Projects PRINCE2 (6th edition).

    This update brought with it a stronger emphasis on tailoring the methodology to the project's needs, reflecting the shift in project management becoming a business-wide discipline.

    PRINCE2 Foundation certification never expires and is valid for life. PRINCE2 Practitioner certification expires after 3 years.

    To ensure there are no gaps in your Practitioner status you can either retake the PRINCE2 Practitioner exam before the expiry date, or you can maintain your certification through CPD points and a digital badge.

    Choosing the CPD route requires a paid subscription from AXELOS.

    All exam results and certifications are administered by PeopleCert.

    PRINCE2 Foundation official exam results and digital certificate are issued within 1 working day of submitting your exam.

    PRINCE2 Practitioner official exam results and digital certificate are issued within 3 working days of submitting your exam.

    If you choose to attend an instructor-led PRINCE2 Foundation or Foundation & Practitioner course, you will receive a digital copy of the PRINCE2 manual via email.

    You can still elect to receive a hard copy of the PRINCE2 manual if you choose but must pay an additional fee.

    If you've enrolled in an instructor-led PRINCE2 course, we'll provide introductory reading to help you familiarise yourself with basic terms and concepts before the course begins.

    This reading should take no more than 3 hours and provides a basic overview of some of the topics you'll encounter on your first day of training.

    In our instructor-led PRINCE2 training courses, your instructor may set aside time during training hours within which to take the exams.

    However, you are not obligated to sit your PRINCE2 exams at this time and can book your exams whenever it is most convenient for you.

    As a student of an instructor-led PRINCE2 course, you’ll receive 2 official sample exams that match the style, form, and content of questions you will be asked in your live PRINCE2 exams.

    Students of our instructor-led PRINCE2 courses are also able to watch video recordings of earlier training sessions for later review.

    If you choose to study through our instructor-led classroom PRINCE2 courses, our trainers will assign you homework. Typically, you can expect to be required to complete 2-3 hours of homework at the end of each day.

    Homework includes reading assignments, quizzes, and other beneficial revision exercises.

    The PRINCE2 Project Management Game is separate from our instructor-led PRINCE2 courses. It is a game designed to help PRINCE2 students learn how to apply the PRINCE2 method on projects.

    It uses a simulation of a fictional project and poses a series of dilemmas for the player (the project manager). The game can be completed in 3 hours and can be stopped and returned to later.

    The game is included free of charge in the instructor-led PRINCE2 Practitioner course.

    [1] PMI. 2021. Earning Power: Project Management Salary Survey—Twelfth Edition. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.pmi.org/learning/careers/project-management-salary-survey. [Accessed 6 June 2022].