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PRINCE2 Foundation

PRINCE2 Foundation is the starting point for those delegates wishing to embark on the PRINCE2 project Management certification track. We offer a number of both 2 and 3 day training events at venues across the country, including a regular schedule of PRINCE2 Foundation courses in London, Manchester, Birmingham and other major cities. All our PRINCE2 Foundation classroom events include the official examination.

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 PRINCE2. We cover its four integrated components – the principles, themes, processes and project environment. The PRINCE2 Foundation course 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.

If you are booking the PRINCE2 Foundation course, we recommend you do not book onto the practitioner event until you have confirmation that you have successfully passed the PRINCE2 Foundation exam; this is a mandatory prerequisite. The marking process for the PRINCE2 Foundation exam can take anywhere between two and six weeks.

Learning Objectives

Demonstrate that they understand and can recall the various components of the PRINCE2 method
Explain the PRINCE2 principles
Explain the purpose of the seven PRINCE2 themes
Describe each step of the PRINCE2 journey, listing the activities required to guide a project throughout its lifecycle
Identify the recommended PRINCE2 management products which include baselines, records and reports


No formal prerequisites exist for this Foundation course but delegates would benefit from some experience of working in projects prior to attendance. We recommend that you have access to a personal device for extra curricula work.

  • Course content

    The Foundation course focuses on the components of the method and how they help to structure project delivery. Delegates should note that evening work will be assigned which is not expected to exceed two hours per night.
    Specific course content will include:

    PRINCE2 Overview
    The structure of the method and the guide will be introduced before we discuss the context within which a PRINCE2 project operates.
    The seven PRINCE2 principles provide the framework for managing the project and are built on good practice developed from successful and failed projects.
    Themes and Processes


    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


    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

    Exams & Certification

    Examination Details – PRINCE2 Foundation

    Duration – 60 minutes
    Questions (OTQ) – 60
    Pass mark – 55%
    Use of textbook – No
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    Proof of identification

    If taking an exam, candidates are required to provide Photo ID with a valid signature e.g. driving license, passport or named work ID badges prior to sitting their exam. Failure to produce this ID will result in their exam results being withheld until proof of ID is provided. Please note that if proof is not provided within 40 days, candidate’s 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. At least two weeks’ notice will be required for processing this request. Delegates failing to advise us and provide evidence when requested, may not be allowed the additional support offered via the policy.


    Please note that the pre-course reading materials varies between training partners – please click on the course ID number for specific information relating to your reading material.

Duration: 2 days
Price: £595 + VAT

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