PRINCE2® 2017 Certification Course.

PRINCE2® (Projects IN Controlled Environments) is a process-based approach for project management providing an easily tailored and scalable method for the management of all types of projects. The method is the de-facto standard for project management in the UK and is practiced worldwide.

PRINCE2® is a flexible method that guides you through the essentials for running a successful project regardless of project type or scale. PRINCE2® can be tailored to meet your organization or industry specific requirement.

The 2017 update features extensive guidance on tailoring, organizational adoption and application in practice.  It explains exactly how the method can be used for agile projects, simple projects, projects in a programme, and projects involving commercial suppliers.

PRINCE2 ® certification is available at Foundation and Practitioner levels; these are accessed via one combined Foundation/Practitioner course, a Foundation Exam and an optional Practitioner Exam; total duration is 5 days. Passing the Foundation Exam is a pre-requisite for sitting the Practitioner Exam.

The course consists of a number of lessons that cover the official syllabus of PRINCE2 2017 Foundation and Practitioner; it also includes a number of targeted exercises as well as individual and group activities. Unlike other training providers we do not provide separate foundation and practitioner courses, although sitting the practitioner exam is optional; this allows us to cover the topics at the practitioner level from the beginning rather than after completing a foundation course. We have found this to be a more effective structure also for delegates who only want to sit the foundation exam.

The fifth and last day of the course is dedicated to preparing and sitting both the Foundation Exam (in the morning) and the optional Practitioner Exam (in the afternoon).


There are no pre-requisites for attending the course and sitting the PRINCE2® Foundation Exam.

In order to be able to sit the PRINCE2® Practitioner Exam a candidate must have already passed one of the PRINCE2® Foundation exam.

Trainer led courses are booked depending on availability and numbers. Please fill in the questions below so that we may organise a time, location and quote.

The Foundation Examination

The PRINCE2® 2017 Foundation Examination takes place on the morning of day 5 of the course. The Foundation Exam is a prerequisite for the Practitioner Course.

  • Multiple choice format
  • 60 questions per paper
  • 36 marks required to pass  – 60%
  • 60 minutes duration
  • Closed book.

The Practitioner Examination

The PRINCE2® Practitioner Examination is optional and takes place on the afternoon of day 5 of the course. By passing the PRINCE2 practitioner exam a candidate becomes a registered practitioner for a period of 3 years.

  • Scenario based (one scenario for the whole exam)
  • Objective testing
  • 68 questions per paper
  • 38 marks required to pass – 55%
  • 2.5 hours duration
  • Open book (restricted to the official manual only) examination.
  • Qualification can be maintained current via the Axelos PRINCE2® Membership

Course Content

  • Programmes, Projects and Project Management
  • PRINCE2 Principles, Structure and Benefits
  • Tailoring and implementing PRINCE2
  • Justifying the investment
  • Getting organized
  • Managing Quality
  • Products and Product-Based Planning
  • Plans and the planning procedure
  • Managing risk
  • Dealing with change
  • Controlling progress
  • Starting Up a Project
  • Directing a Project
  • Initiating a Project
  • Controlling a Stage
  • Managing a Stage Boundary
  • Closing a Project
  • Governance and Assurance
  • Preparing and sitting the PRINCE2® Foundation Exam
  • Preparing and sitting the PRINCE2® Practitioner Exam
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