PRINCE2 2009 Foundation

3 Day Course
Official Curriculum

This course has been superseded by the PRINCE2 2017 Foundation (2 day inc exam) course.


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PRINCE2 (4 topics)

  • Background & Objectives
  • Benefits
  • Scope
  • Structure

Project organisation (8 topics)

  • Organisational structure
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • The project board
  • The project manager
  • Team management
  • Project assurance
  • Project support
  • Supplier relationships

Planning (5 topics)

  • Purpose and importance
  • Components & types of plan
  • Planning techniques
  • Product based planning
  • The steps in planning

Project control (7 topics)

  • Work package authorisation
  • Stage assessments
  • Establishing project & stage tolerance
  • Checkpoints & highlight reports
  • Handling exception situations
  • Project issues
  • Project reporting

Risk management (3 topics)

  • Types of business and project risk
  • Risk analysis and management
  • The risk log

Quality (4 topics)

  • Ensuring quality
  • Quality planning
  • Product descriptions
  • Quality control and quality review

Change Control and Configuration Management (3 topics)

  • Change control steps
  • Authority levels
  • Analysing the impact Configuration management

Processes (7 topics)

  • Starting up and initiating a project
  • Directing a project
  • Managing stage boundaries
  • Controlling a stage
  • Managing product delivery
  • Closing a project
  • Planning


The PRINCE2:2009 Foundation course is suitable for anyone who needs to acquire an understanding of the PRINCE2:2009 method, principles, processes, activities and themes. Delegates should ideally have some experience of team leading and basic project management principles. The Foundation exam is a necessary precursor to taking the Practitioner qualification. Delegates will be provided with course pre-reading material approximately 10 days prior to attending the course. The materials will include a workbook and the official manual – PRINCE2:2009 Managing Successful Projects using PRINCE2. Success on the course will be enhanced by close attention to the pre-reading materials. Delegates must have completed this reading prior to attending the course. (It is recommended that candidates spend 20 hours working through the pre-reading)

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