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Course Overview: 

PRINCE2® is a globally practised method for project management, which has over a million certified professionals, spanning 150 countries. Developed by best practice solutions provider AXELOS, it offers a flexible, practical and scalable methodology, to help manage projects of any size or type.
The PRINCE2® (6th edition) methodology is a made up of seven Principles, Themes and Processes. The Principles represent the 'why', the Themes represent the 'what', and the Processes represent the 'how' of project management. Together these methodologies will provide you with a clear path to ensure project management success.
PRINCE2® has two levels – Foundation (2 days) and Practitioner (3 days), which can be taken individually or as a PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner course (4 days). Whether you’re looking to get a PRINCE2® Project Management qualification for yourself or as an organisational requirement, this course will be beneficial to you and your company.

Who should attend: 

The PRINCE2® Foundation qualification will teach you the terminology and principles required to become an informed member of a project management team.

PRINCE2® Foundation Certificate in Project Management

  • Learn the key concepts relating to projects in general and PRINCE2®
  • Discover how PRINCE2® principles underpin the PRINCE2® method
  • Understand key PRINCE2® themes and how they are applied at different stages of a project
  • Learn the PRINCE2® processes and how they are carried out during a project

The PRINCE2® Foundation qualification is recommended to individuals who are looking to gain first-class project management skills and improve their employment prospects and would suit those looking to go on to the PRINCE2® Practitioner level.  


While having a basic understanding of project management would be beneficial, there are no formal prerequisites to enrol onto the PRINCE2® Foundation qualification. 


Upon successful completion of the exam delegates will receive a PRINCE2 Foundation qualification. This qualification is accredited by AXELOS which is a join venture between the Cabinet Office and Capita plc.

Benefits and Learning Objectives: 

This PRINCE2® Foundation qualification will be beneficial for both individuals and organisations, looking to become qualified in PRINCE2®. The Foundation qualification is the entry-level route into the PRINCE2® Practitioner qualification and will enable you to enter a career as a Project Manager or to work within senior Project Management roles.

Benefits to an individual

PRINCE2® is the industry standard for project management qualifications, which covers management, control and organisation aspects of all projects. PRINCE2® qualifications will boost your confidence and overall skills when managing projects. It will also increase your employability within this sector. Over the last few years, PRINCE2® has quickly become a prerequisite for most project management roles, especially at a senior level.

Benefits to an organisation

With many organisations implementing PRINCE2® methodologies, they often encourage their employees to be fully trained and qualified in PRINCE2®. If you're already certified in PRINCE2®, you'll provide an instant benefit to any organisation, greatly improving your career prospects. Having this knowledge means you can facilitate the successful implementation and adoption of PRINCE2® methodologies, and improve project efficiency and quality.  

Topics Covered: 

Learn key PRINCE2® Principles and concepts relating to projects, including learning from experience, continued business justification and defining job roles and responsibilities.

Understand the PRINCE2® themes (Business Case, Organisation, Quality, Plans, Risk, Change and Progress), and understand how you must apply these themes during each project.

Discover the best ways to follow a project lifecycle from start to finish, using the seven PRINCE2® Processes, which are:

  • Starting a project
  • Directing a project
  • Initiating a project
  • Controlling a stage
  • Managing product delivery
  • Managing stage boundaries
  • Closing a project
Official PRINCE2® Foundation exams (6th Edition)

In order to receive your PRINCE2® certification you will need to take a closed-book exam.

PRINCE2® Foundation Exam (6th Edition)

Purpose: To ensure that you are capable to act as an informed member of a Project Management team, using PRINCE2® methodologies.

Examination format
  • 60-minute exam duration
  • 60 questions
  • Closed book
  • 33/60 required to pass = 55% pass mark

Course booking details: 

Date & Time Company Venue Cost Availability Take Action
01/03/2021 - 02/03/2021
09:00 - 17:00
SMMT Industry Forum Virtual (UK time) £625 Spaces Available Book
15/03/2021 - 16/03/2021
09:00 - 17:00
SMMT Industry Forum Virtual (UK time) £625 Spaces Available Book

Important information

If you are booking an instructor led class and the venue states ‘Virtual’ then please see the technical requirements below. Please note that this technical requirements below does not apply to eLearning courses :

Virtual Class Technical Requirements

To access a virtual class you must have the following:

  • A PC or laptop with good (1Mbps or more) internet access
  • A microphone and speaker or headset (recommended)
  • Webcam (preferably)
  • A Chrome web browser
  • Ability to access Google drive (you do not need a personal account but your laptop / PC must not block access

Further information