PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner (including Examinations)

5 Day Course
Official Curriculum

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What makes our PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner course different?
We don't just want you to pass the PRINCE2® exams, we want to make you a great project manager. That's why our 5-day PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner course is different.

  • Prepare more efficiently with highly engaging video-based pre-course learning.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the PRINCE2 methodology with our unique interactive learning.
  • Go beyond the PRINCE2 methodology during the course to become a more effective project manager.
  • We guarantee exam success on your publicly scheduled course or your money back with our enhanced PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner course exam insurance.
  • PRINCE2 Exam Insurance means you will be able to come on the same public course at a later date to resit your exam. If you fail the same exam three times, we will refund your course fee. You must request your exam re-sit within 90 days of completion of your course.

About your course

PRINCE2 is one of the world’s most widely used project management methods. Based on best practice, the method can be applied to any project irrespective of its size, industry sector, geographic location or culture. This course provides a definitive overview of the latest version of PRINCE2, the 6th Edition. We cover it's four integrated components:

  • Principles
  • Themes
  • Processes
  • Project environment

We also look at management roles required in a PRINCE2 project and what management products must be created to ensure the project is delivered in a coordinated, consistent and transparent manner.


  • At PRINCE2 Foundation level, demonstrate that you understand and can recall the various components of the PRINCE2 method
  • At PRINCE2 Practitioner level, demonstrate that you can apply and tailor the PRINCE2 method to a real project.
  • Explain and apply the PRINCE2 principles.
  • Explain the purpose of the seven PRINCE2 themes and describe how they are applied to a project.
  • Describe each step of the PRINCE2 journey, explaining the activities required to guide a project throughout its lifecycle.
  • Create the recommended PRINCE2 management products which include baselines, records and reports.

Target Audience

Project managers, team leaders, and anyone aspiring to such a role.

Additional Information

PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner Examination details
PeopleCert exams take place remotely via PeopleCert Online Proctoring. You will be required to download and install ExamShield and conduct a compatibility test prior to sitting the exam.

You may choose to sit your exams at the end of the day for each the Foundation (day 2) and Practitioner (day 5) parts of the course. When booking your exam please ensure that it is for a time when the course has finished for that day - 17.30pm. Alternatively, you may book your exams for a later date at a time convenient for yourself.

Duration: 60 minutes (Foundation); 150 minutes (Practitioner)
Questions (OTQ): 60 (Foundation); 68 (Practitioner – scenario based)
Pass mark: 55% (Foundation and Practitioner)
Use of textbook: No (Foundation); yes (Practitioner)
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Proof of identification
If you're taking an exam, you are required to provide photo ID with a valid signature, eg driving licence, passport or named work ID badges prior to sitting your exam. Failure to produce this ID will result in your exam results being withheld until proof of ID is provided. Please note that if proof is not provided within 40 days, your exam results will be null and void and a re-sit would be required.

Reasonable adjustments policy
The exam provider allows additional time for candidates who have a disability or whose native language differs to that of the examination paper. 

Training Partners

We work with the following best of breed training partners using our bulk buying power to bring you a wider range of dates, locations and prices.


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Course Outline (1 topic)

  • Days 1 and 2 of the course focus on the components of the method, with days 3 to 5 addressing how the method might be applied and tailored to a real-life project. Delegates should note that evening work will be assigned, which is not expected to exceed 3 hours per night.

PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner Overview (1 topic)

  • The structure of the method and the guide will be introduced before we discuss the context within which a PRINCE2 project operates.

Principles (1 topic)

  • The seven PRINCE2 principles provide the framework for managing the project and are built on good practice developed from successful and failed projects.

Themes (8 topics)

  • The seven PRINCE2 themes are aspects of the project that must be continually addressed and integrated as the project journeys through its life cycle.
  • Business case
  • Organisation
  • Quality
  • Plans
  • Risk
  • Change
  • Progress

Processes (9 topics)

  • The seven PRINCE2 processes encompass the chronological activities that are required to direct, manage and deliver the project successfully. The activities include pre-project, initiation and delivery, and end with project closure.
  • Starting up a Project
  • Directing a Project
  • Initiating a Project
  • Controlling a Stage
  • Managing Product Delivery
  • Managing a Stage Boundary
  • Closing a Project


There are no formal prerequisites for this course but learners would benefit from some experience of working in projects prior to attendance.

Pre-course reading
You will be provided with a number of short activities to complete, including acceess to interactive video-based learning, which will help you prepare for the course. These activities are expected to take approximately 1 hour to complete (although you may wish to spend longer to help you prepare more effectively).

Scheduled Dates

Please select from the dates below to make an enquiry or booking.


Different pricing structures are available including special offers. These include early bird, late availability, multi-place, corporate volume and self-funding rates. Please arrange a discussion with a training advisor to discover your most cost effective option.

Code Location Duration Price Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb
QAP2FP 5 Days $2,625
QAP2FP 5 Days $2,625
Leeds (Brewery Wharf)
5 Days $2,625
QAP2FP 5 Days $2,625
11-15 18-22
Manchester (Oxford St)
5 Days $2,625
Virtual Classroom (Virtual On-Line)
5 Days $2,625
04-08 11-15 18-22 25-29
Virtual Classroom (Virtual On-Line)
4 Days $2,625

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