PRINCE2® Foundation And Practitioner

This course is available as an open public course , or we can come to you to run the course at your premises. Online learning is also available for individuals and groups.

Officially launched in October 1996, PRINCE2® is the method used for planning and managing projects in the public and private sectors. The method is used for a wide variety and size of projects. PRINCE2® is universally accepted as best practice project management.

Organisations and individuals requiring a controlled approach to managing projects. Suitable for project managers, team managers, project support and assurance staff, and managers from any discipline, and is particularly aimed at people who are responsible for managing projects. The PRINCE2® method is flexible and adaptable for any type and size of project, and offers an excellent management foundation for any member of staff.

Who is the course designed for?

The key objectives of this course are:

  • Understand the PRINCE2® method at Foundation and Practitioner levels
  • Understand the integrated elements of PRINCE2® (principles, processes, themes and tailoring) within a work environment
  • Understand the benefits and principles underlying a structured approach to project management
  • Help delegates to operate effectively with colleagues and managers when managing projects in a structured project management environment

What are the course objectives?

  • The course is a mixture of input and practical sessions, delivered by an APM Group approved trainer with practical experience of project management.
  • The pre-course material includes highly acclaimed online event preparation and the PRINCE2® Manual. Delegates should spend approximately 10 hours studying this pre-course material in order to be well prepared for the course.

What is the course approach?

Our flexible approach to the management of the course means that delegates can attend the whole 5 day Practitioner event, or attend the 3 day Foundation event only and return at a later date to complete the Practitioner Exam if they so wish.


What content does the course cover?

Structured Approach to Managing Projects

Setting the scene for a structured approach to managing all projects; project success criteria; the model of the PRINCE2® method including the integrated elements of principles, processes, themes and tailoring.

The Process-based Approach

PRINCE2 focuses on key processes needed for successful project management which must be present, but may be ‘tailored’ to reflect the complexity, scope and risks faced by the project. PRINCE2® Process Model will be used to help delegates understand and appreciate what should be done to manage each project, why it should be done and when in the project lifecycle.

Business Case

What is a Business Case; Outcomes, outputs, benefits and dis-benefits; Developing, verifying and maintaining the Business Case; Confirming the benefits and the Benefits Review Plan.


Project Management Team Structure and the Project Board, Project Assurance, Project Manager, Team Manager, Change Authority and Project Support roles & responsibilities. Stakeholder management; Communication Management Strategy.


Levels and content of Plans; Exception Plans; Product-based approach to planning - Project Product Description, Product Breakdown Structure, Product Description, Product Flow Diagram; the PRINCE2® planning steps.


Management and technical stages; Tolerance and raising exceptions; Project Board and Project Manager controls for reviewing and reporting progress; Baselines for control; Capturing and reporting lessons; Event-driven and time-driven controls.


Issue and change control procedure; Configuration management procedure; Configuration Management Strategy; Baseline; Handling changes; Tracking and protecting products; Change Authority; Change budget.


Quality Defined, The Quality audit trial; Acceptance criteria; Quality criteria, Quality Management Strategy; Quality assurance; Quality planning; Quality control and quality review technique.


Risk and Risk management; Risk Management in a project context; Risk Management Strategy; Risk management procedure; Risk budget.

Practical Work

A specially written scenario runs throughout the course. A comprehensive set of tasks help provide a practical application of the method. There are a number of scenario-based objective test style questions to help delegates understand how the method is applied to a project scenario and prepare for the Practitioner exam. Delegates attending this course should expect at least 1-hour of practical evening work each day.

What exams are taken on the course?

Foundation: 1 hour, closed book exam consisting of 75 multiple-choice questions.

Practitioner: 2½ hours, open book (PRINCE2® manual only) consisting of 8 scenario-based objective test questions.

Also available on this event is: Practitioner Re-Registration: open book (PRINCE2® manual only) consisting of 3 scenario-based objective test questions.

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