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PRINCE2® Certification Training: Foundation and Practitioner



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PRINCE2 is one of the most widely used methods for managing projects in the world. PRINCE2 has been designed to be generic so that it can be applied to any project regardless of project scale, type, organization, geography or culture. This PRINCE2 certification course provides the knowledge required to prepare for and take both the PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner exams, which are given during the course.

Key Features of the PRINCE2 Certification Training Course:

  • Earn PRINCE2 certification online or in class
  • Foundation and Practitioner exams included
  • PRINCE2 manual and pre-course study guide included
  • After-course instructor coaching included

You Will Learn How To

  • Prepare for and take the PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner Exams
  • Apply the proven PRINCE2 project management process model
  • Implement the PRINCE2 principles, a framework of good practice
  • Initiate projects with clear scope, agreed responsibilities, and acceptable risk levels
  • Apply minimum controls to keep projects on track and deliver agreed levels of quality
  • Close projects with expected outcomes, next steps, and lessons
  • Improve exam-taking techniques with sample questions and papers

Important Course Information

PRINCE2 Practitioner and Foundation Course Description:

Learning Tree’s PRINCE2 certification training course includes 29 hours of Instructor-Led Training (ILT) or Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) presented by a real-world PRINCE2 practitioner. Both the Foundation and Practitioner exams are administered during the class.


  • To sit for Practitioner exam, passing the PRINCE2 Foundation certificate, or providing proof of holding at least one of the following certifications:
    • PMP (Project Management Professional)
    • CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management)
    • IPMA Level A (Certified Projects Director)
    • IPMA Level B® (Certified Senior Project Manager)
    • IPMA Level C® (Certified Project Manager)
    • IPMA Level D® (Certified Project Management Associate)

Course Preparation:

  • Prior to the course, we recommend 20 hours of study of the following PRINCE2 materials that will be sent to you three weeks prior to the course:
    • PRINCE2® manual, " Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2®"
    • Study guide to help structure your reading of the manual
  • During the course, two hours of evening study each night is required

Exam Information:

  • The PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner exams are given in class. The PRINCE2 Foundation Exam is given on Day 4, and the PRINCE2 Practitioner Exam is given on Day 5.
  • If you fail the Foundation Exam, you have the opportunity to retake it during this course. If you do not pass, you may not take the Practitioner Exam.
  • If you pass the Foundation Exam but fail the Practitioner Exam, you will receive a PRINCE2 Examination Institute Foundation Certificate. You will have the opportunity to re-sit the Practitioner Exam without retaking the course.

Industry Credits & Certification:

This course offers you the opportunity to earn the following industry credits and certifications:

  • PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner

Course Outline

  • Introduction to PRINCE2
  • A structured project management approach
  • Key elements of PRINCE2 and how they work together
  • Tailoring PRINCE2 for projects of varying sizes
  • The principles that guide good practices of PRINCE2
  • Building the Pre–Project Foundation

Starting up a project process

  • Determining project objectives and approach
  • Establishing the benefits and risks

Establishing the business case

  • Judging desirability, viability and achievability
  • Supporting decision–making in the business investment

Structuring the project management team

  • Defining and establishing the project’s structure
  • Ensuring appropriate governance
  • Representing stakeholders
  • Planning and Initiating a Project

Producing the Project Initiation Documentation

  • Planning project delivery and quality goals
  • Setting up the project management controls
  • Developing a robust business case
  • Assembling the Project Initiation Documentation (PID)

Designing the controls of the project

  • Creating the project plan
  • Identifying the project stages
  • Establishing tolerance criteria
  • Creating monitoring and reporting mechanisms

The PRINCE2 approach to planning

  • Establishing the planning levels
  • Employing product–based planning
  • Creating the Product Breakdown Structure (PBS) and Product Flow Diagram (PFD)
  • Establishing product descriptions

Applying risk assessment to decision–making

  • Analysing the risks
  • Devising risk responses
  • Ongoing management of risk
  • Managing the Project

Controlling a stage process

  • Assigning work, monitoring and reporting progress
  • Dealing with issues and taking corrective actions
  • Handling the day–to–day management of the stage

Driving the product delivery process

  • Controlling the link between the project manager and the team manager
  • Accepting and executing the Work Packages
  • Handing the product back to the project manager

Change control and the approach to quality

  • Creating and verifying products that are fit for purpose
  • Incorporating issues and change control
  • Keeping products safe

Managing the project stage boundaries

  • Assuring the project board of stage completion
  • Preparing the next stage plan
  • Testing to ensure the business case is sound
  • The Final Stage

Closing the project

  • Accepting the Project Product
  • Achieving the PID objectives

Identifying follow–on actions

  • Planning to measure benefit delivery
  • Evaluating the project and improving future performance through lessons learned
  • Foundation and Practitioner Exams

Preparing for the exams

  • Gaining insight into the exam process
  • Applying proven tips for exam success
  • Practising with test questions and mock papers

Foundation Exam: Day 4

  • Taking the exam
  • Obtaining your Foundation Exam results

Practitioner Exam: Day 5

  • Taking the exam
  • Completing the necessary Examination Institute paperwork
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Training Hours

Days 1 - 4 Course Hours:
9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Two 15-minute breaks
60-minute lunch

Day 4, Foundation Exam*:
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Day 5 Course Hours - Last Day:
Practitioner Exam*:
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

*All AnyWare remote attendees will need to contact our Learning Tree Customer Service department prior to their course start date in order to make arrangements for taking the necessary exams. 

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