PRINCE2 Foundation Training Course & Exam
Can you confirm your course is accredited?
All of our PRINCE2 Courses and all of its courseware are fully accredited by BCS (British Computer Society)
Do I have to buy my own course materials?
After confirmation of your payment, PRINCE2 Training will deliver to you your own courseware folder, refreshments, both official examinations dependant on chosen course and the official Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2 manual (which is yours to keep) once you attend the course.
How much are the exams?
PRINCE2 Training are delighted to say that your PRINCE2 Foundation examination is built-in to the course cost altogether. All following exam re-takes are subject to an additional fee
Do I need any experience when taking the course?
No. The PRINCE2 Foundation course is open to anyone who wishes to learn the PRINCE2 methodologies or for those who wants to enhance their career within project management.
Can I take the Practitioner exam first?
You will have complete foundation course before starting the practitioner certification. Evidence of this will be required if you are seeking to take the Practitioner exam only
When do I get confirmation of the course that I booked?
As soon as payment has been made and received may it be over the phone or via our online booking system, an email will be despatched detailing the course location, pre-course work, course agenda and payment receipt. Please keep this email for your own records
How long is the course?
The course runs from 09:00 to 17:00. We would like for you to arrive at approximately 08:45. The training instructor will discuss the remaining days upon your arrival on the first day.
How can I can find out more information about the PRINCE2 Foundation course?
if you would like to find out any more information, please contact our PRINCE2 training team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0800 0355 832
PRINCE2® Foundation 3 day course covers the following topics:
PRINCE2® Foundation Training
This PRINCE2® Foundation training course has been updated for 2017. PRINCE2® (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) is widely used by the UK Government, the private sector and internationally. This PRINCE2® Foundation course teaches delegates a wealthy amount of knowledge, which is needed to work within any management team.
The PRINCE2® Foundation certification gives delegates access to the more advanced Practitioner level, hence it is a good place to begin your PRINCE2® journey. Essentially, PRINCE2® Foundation is a project management certification designed to teach you methods for effective leadership, that can be tailored to any environment of any level. This training course covers everything delegates need to successfully pass the examination first time.
The PRINCE2 2017 Courses are now available
Key features of the PRINCE2® Foundation course include:
Business justification focus
Planning product-focused approaches
Assigning project tasks to various team members for easier project control
Defining the organisational structure for the management team
What is the PRINCE2® Foundation Course?
This PRINCE2® Foundation Course teaches the basics of management by introducing PRINCE2® methodologies and frameworks. Although it is aimed at project managers, it is also suitable for anyone working in a management team.
We offer PRINCE2® Foundation training online and in classrooms at various locations worldwide. The Foundation qualification is aimed at anyone who wants a career in programme management.
You will also be provided with a pre-course workbook to complete before attending the Foundation training course. The pre-course workbook contains reading and exercises that we recommend you complete, as it will give you a useful insight into course content.
PRINCE2® Foundation course is a fully accredited qualification with the BCS which takes place from 9 am to 5 pm over the 3 days. You should arrive at the venue at 08:45 am. Homework will be set throughout the course. We highly recommend that you finish the homework set as this will give you the best possible chance of passing the exam.
Achieving this qualification improves your CV significantly and enhances your employability. Not only is PRINCE2® Foundation an essential qualification in regards to management but it is also one of the first things employers look for on a CV in relation to management.
Key Benefits of the PRINCE2® Foundation Certification
Whether you're an accomplished project manager looking for certification, or you are new to the exciting world of project management and are eager to learn top tips for success, PRINCE2® Foundation offers something for everyone. Fundamentally, a PRINCE2® certification will increase your employment prospects and boost your business.
A number of key benefits include:
SKILLS LEARNT: On the PRINCE2® Foundation Course you will learn how to focus on business justification, plan an approach that centres on the product, share project tasks so they are easier to manage, and define the organisational structure of a management team. You will also become confident in applying your knowledge to any level of project. The aim of the Foundation course is to provide you with basic yet sufficient understanding and knowledge of the PRINCE2® framework, which will enable you to work effectively with, or as a member of, a PRINCE2® management team.
EMPLOYMENT PROSPECTS: The highly sought-after qualification will make your CV stand out amongst competitors and equip you with the knowledge to succeed in any business practice. As a globally recognised method, certification in the PRINCE2® Foundation course will demonstrate to employers that you are competent in handling and leading projects.
BUSINESS BENEFITS: Following the 17-year-old tried and tested PRINCE2® formula will equip you with the skills to implement valuable project management methods in a timely and efficient manner to truly enhance your business.
PRINCE2® Foundation Course Content
PRINCE2® Foundation training will cover the following areas:
- Introduction to PRINCE2® methodology
- Introduction to Projects
- PRINCE2® principles
- Initiating a Project Process
- Starting a Project Process
- Directing a Project Process
- Business Case
- Controlling a Stage
- Managing Product Delivery
- Managing a Stage Boundary
- Project closure
- PRINCE2® Tailoring and Adopting
- Considerations for Adoption
What is PRINCE2®?
PRINCE2® is an acronym for PRojects IN Controlled Environments. It is a training course that is open to anyone, and is a great way to kickstart or enhance your project management career. PRINCE2® is a globally processed method that demonstrates to employers your competence in handling and leading projects. This method can be implemented to organisations of any size or scope. The methodology delegates will learn about has proven itself countless times as an effective management method. PRINCE2® consists of two different levels, Foundation and Practitioner, however the Practitioner certification can only be achieved once the Foundation course has been successfully passed. The Foundation course introduces the methods and basic terminology of PRINCE2® which can be implemented in any project regardless of the circumstances. Both levels of training can be completed via distance learning and exams can be both written at home or at an authorised exam centre. Upon passing both Foundation and the Practitioner courses, you will be a registered Practitioner and holder of an internationally recognised PRINCE2® certification.
The History of PRINCE2®
The Foundation course was introduced in 1989 but was named PROMPT II. In 1989 the CCTA (Central Computer and Telecommunications Agency) used this method for IT services in the UK government and decided to rename the method to PRINCE. Later in 1989 during a civil service competition, the PRINCE acronym changed and now stands for PRojects IN Controlled Environments.
It soon became obvious that the project management method could be used in other areas other than IT, so in 1996 it was released as a generic project management method and called PRINCE2.
PRINCE2® Foundation Exam Structure
The Foundation level examination is based on the 2017 update which tests delegates' knowledge of PRINCE2® in general. The examination:
- Contains 60 multiple choice questions
- 60 minutes duration
- Pass mark is 55% or 33/60
- Takes place on the final day of the training course
- PRINCE2 Course Manual
- PRINCE2 Certificates
- Experienced PRINCE2 Instructors
- Pre-course PRINCE2 material provided before attendance
- PRINCE2 exam
- Official BCS certificate
- “Thank you for your patience and guidance as I know I was slightly scared that I wouldn't be able to finish the pre-reading. The instructor was great making sure I fully understood each section. Was great to know that before I attended you could answer all my questions. Great customer service”By Barbara Jackson (Rating: 4.9 out of 5, 25/08/2012) from Henley on Thames
- “Was never in doubt about you not being able to deliver what you said you would once I finished my 1st day on the course. You promised an in depth learning experience and that's what you provided with me ending up with a PRINCE2 Foundation qualification. So pleased”By Iain Wilkinson (Rating: 5 out of 5, 12/06/2012) from Leicester
- “Almost forgot what it was like to be back in a classroom environment. I was worried about the level of work required but glad to say that it all paid off. Was such a smooth process from start to finish”By Allan Jenkins (Rating: 4.8 out of 5, 17/06/2012) from Aylesbury
- “Your pre-course work especially the test was amazing. Could not believe how well thought out it was. I'm awaiting to attend my Practitioner so hopefully the pre-course work again will be very detailed.”By Harry Clarke (Rating: 4.7 out of 5, 24/07/2012) from Bow
- “It was great that I had my results at the end of the course, was not expecting that. Thoroughly impressed with your organised approach to helping me attend. Next stop, looking to book my Practitioner.”By Katy Percival (Rating: 4.8 out of 5, 08/05/2012)) from Reading
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