PRINCE2 (R) Foundation and Practitioner Evening Class (inc exams) - ECPBPP2FP

The PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner evening class series will consist of eight modules over six weeks. By completing all of the modules of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the PRINCE2 project management method
  • Discuss the implications of using and/or implementing PRINCE2
  • Answer any question about PRINCE2
  • Prepare for the Foundation examination
  • Prepare for the Practitioner examination

For any questions about what form of identification is acceptable, please contact your Account Manager

Please note this course is not applicable with any other offer or discount.



Kick-off orientation. This module will provide the introduction to the course, instructor and participants.

Module 1: Overview of PRINCE2/Project Start-Up (week one)

This module will review the pre-course work carried out by the candidates and then review the principles, themes and processes of PRINCE2 and the PRINCE2 process model. It will go on to explain the key considerations when starting a project. This module will focus on what to consider when starting a project and the process of initiating a project.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the principles and processes of the PRINCE2 approach
  • Describe, at a high level, the PRINCE2 project lifecycle
  • Know the start-up activities and what to include in project brief
  • Describe the project product description
  • Consider the organizational needs of a project
  • Understand the role and value of the business case for a project

Module 2: Project Initiation Part I (week one)

This module will focus on what to consider when initiating a project. It will also review the element of risk and quality in a project and how to plan a communication and change strategy.

Learning objectives:

  • Know the steps in initiating a project
  • Understand the element of risk in project management
  • Describe the risk management procedure
  • Know how quality supports the PRINCE2 principles
  • Be familiar with the quality planning steps
  • Understand how change is managed within a project

Module 3: Project Initiation Part II (week two)

This module will introduce PRINCE2 approach to planning and how plans are created at different levels to reflect at different levels of management (project, stage, team).

Learning objectives:

  • Know the different levels of plans that can be created
  • Describe the activities that constitute the PRINCE2 approach to planning
  • Understand the different steps in project planning

Module 4: Specialist Products Creation (week two)

This module will introduce the activities involved in controlling a stage.

Learning objectives:

  • Know the PRINCE2 way to monitor and control
  • Describe managing product delivery process
  • Know what the project manager is there to do on day-to-day basis
  • Know how to enable the Project Board to be accountable for the project's success

Module 5: Progress (week three)

This module will introduce the progress theme and how it relates to monitoring and controlling a project.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand how to review the ongoing success of a project
  • Review types of progress controls
  • Describe how to manage the stage boundary process
  • Know the Project Board can authorize an exception plan

Module 6: Closing a Project (week three)

This module will present the process of closing a project. It will also provide a final opportunity to prepare to take the Foundation exam.

Learning objectives:

  • Know the key activities and actions required in closing the project down

Exam week (week four)

During week 4 you will be scheduled to take your first exam, PRINCE2 Foundation. The PRINCE2 Foundation exam consists of:

  • 75 multiple choice questions (5 questions will be trial questions and not marked)
  • 1 hour
  • Closed-book
  • Candidates require a minimum of 35 correct answers (50%) to pass.

Please note: You must bring signed photo ID with you on any BCS exam (passport, driving licence, student card) as you will be asked to produce it by the invigilator prior to the exam.

Please note that candidates must pass the Foundation exam before attempting the Practitioner exam. Following the PRINCE2 Foundation examination you will cover PRINCE2 Practitioner during week 5 followed by the Practitioner examination in week 6.

Module 7: Sample Practitioner Paper EX02 (week five)

This module will check for areas that need additional learning to help prepare participants to pass the Practitioner exam.

Learning objectives:

  • Know what is areas they need more study on
  • Be assigned an area of study to work on with another delegate

Module 8: Sample Practitioner Paper EX03 (week five)

This module will provide additional opportunities to check knowledge and readiness to pass the Practitioner Exam.

Learning objectives:

  • Be able to teach others on an assigned topic
  • Feel ready to take the Practitioner Exam

Exam week (week six)

During week 6 you will be scheduled to take your second exam, PRINCE2 Practitioner. The PRINCE2 Practitioner exam consists of:

  • 8 questions, each worth 10 marks. Total of 80 marks
  • 'Objective Test Examination' format - a style of complex multiple-choice examination.
  • 21/2 hours
  • You may use your official PRINCE2 manual: 'Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2' only
  • Candidates require a minimum of 44 marks (55%) to pass

In order to sit your examination, please ensure you have the correct identification as described above.

By successfully passing the Practitioner exam, delegates attain 'Registered Practitioner' status which is recognition of recency of knowledge, competency in the PRINCE2 methodology and commitment to continuing professional development.


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Course Information

Pre course Reading

Delegates will be provided with pre-course reading by email prior to attending the course. This pre-reading provides a mixture of theory, sample questions and application of PRINCE2 to a project. The success on the course will be enhanced by close attention to the pre-reading materials so it is recommended that delegates spend approximately 10 hours working through the pre-reading. Delegates will be presented with the official PRINCE2 manual: 'Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2' on the first day of the course.

Additional work will be required during events consisting of consolidation reading, mock examination questions and exercises. This work is an integral part of the course and delegates should expect to spend 2 hours on each of these activities.

All delegates will sit the PRINCE2 Foundation examination on the fourth week of the course. The PRINCE2 Practitioner examination takes place on the sixth week. Delegates will need to provide photo ID in order to sit any PRINCE2 exam.

Who is this course for?

This course is for people who are unable take time away from the office to attend our five day, classroom based PRINCE2 course. Delegates should ideally have some experience of team leading and basic project management principles prior to attending. PRINCE2 is aimed at individuals and/or businesses that wish to understand how to run projects in a logical and organised way - using an internationally accepted project management method.

Equally, anyone wishing to attain industry-leading project management qualifications should attend these courses

  • Understand the philosophy and structure of PRINCE2
  • Understand the benefits from the implementation of a structured project management method such as PRINCE2
  • Explain the PRINCE2 process model
  • Understand the PRINCE2 themes
  • Create a Project Brief
  • Create a Project Organization Structure
  • Initiate a project and create Project Initiation Documentation
  • Appreciate the use of PRINCE2 products and plans
  • Apply progress control mechanisms
  • Appreciate the principles of PRINCE2 Quality Management
  • Apply change control mechanisms
  • Realize the importance of Configuration Management
  • Use the PRINCE2 Risk Management approach
  • Tune PRINCE2 for differing environments
  • Apply the theory of PRINCE2 to different project scenarios

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