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Course Overview: 

This PRINCE2® course is delivered in partnership with e-Careers. As the world’s most utilised method for Project Management, PRINCE2® boasts over one million certified professionals across 150 countries worldwide. Developed by AXELOS, this classroom course offers a practical, flexible and scalable methodology to help manage projects of all sizes and types.

The PRINCE2® (6th edition) methodology consists 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 they provide a navigable path to project management success.

You can also study your PRINCE2® qualification online, through our PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner Online course.  

Who should attend: 

This PRINCE2® package includes both Foundation and Practitioner level course materials and as such, is suitable for complete project management beginners looking to progress to Practitioner level.

We recommend taking this PRINCE2® qualification if you’re looking to gain first-class project management skills and improve your employment prospects.  

Practitioners currently holding the PRINCE2® 6th Edition certificate are not required to take the updated 2017 exams but are recommended to familiarise themselves with the new course material.


While having a basic understanding of project management would be beneficial, there are no formal prerequisites to enrol onto the Foundation course.To enrol onto the Practitioner level qualification, you will need to have passed one of the following:   

  • PRINCE2® Foundation (5th Edition or 6th Edition)   
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)®   
  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®   
  • IPMA Level A®, B, C, or D


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

Benefits and Learning Objectives: 

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.

Benefits to an individual

PRINCE2® is the UK’s de-facto standard for project management, covering the management, control and organisation of all projects you and your company will work on. A PRINCE2® qualification not only boosts your confidence and skills when managing projects, but it will also increase your employability and increase your career prospects. PRINCE2® quickly became a prerequisite for many project management roles.

Benefits to an organisation

Many organisations implement PRINCE2® methodologies within their business and as such, encourage their employees to become fully trained and qualified in PRINCE2®. This helps to facilitate successful implementation and adoption of the PRINCE2® methodologies and improves overall project quality and efficiency.PRINCE2® training enables all team members to use a common language and have a clear understanding of the defined processes, controls, roles and responsibilities, to facilitate successful projects every time.

Topics Covered: 

Learn the essential concepts relating to projects and understand the PRINCE2® Principles. This includes continued business justification, learning from experience, defining job roles and responsibilities, manage by stages and by exception, and more.

Understand the PRINCE2® themes, including Business Case, Organisation, Quality, Plans, Risk, Change and Progress, and understand how to apply these themes throughout a project.

Discover how to follow a project lifecycle from start to completion, through the seven PRINCE2® Processes. These are

  • Starting a project
  • Directing a project
  • Initiating a project
  • Controlling a stage
  • Managing product delivery
  • Managing stage boundaries
  • Closing a project

PRINCE2 Practitioner syllabus (6th Edition)

This qualification focuses on application – Learn how to take your understanding of the PRINCE2® methodology to the next level how to apply the seven PRINCE2® Principles within a project. 

Review the seven PRINCE2® processes and themes and learn how to apply and tailor them in context. 

Official PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner exams (6th Edition)

In order to receive your PRINCE2® certification you will need to take two exams, one closed-book exam and one open-book exam.

PRINCE2 Foundation Exam (6th Edition)

Purpose: To determine whether you’re able to act as an informed member of a project management team, utilising PRINCE2® methodologies.

Examination format

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

PRINCE2 Practitioner Exam (6th Edition)

Purpose: To determine whether you’re able to apply the PRINCE2® methodologies to run and manage non-complex projects.

Examination format

  • 150-minute exam duration
  • 68 questions
  • 38/68 required to pass = 55% pass mark
  • Open book exam (official PRINCE2 manual only)

Course booking details: 

Date & Time Company Venue Cost Availability Take Action
01/03/2021 - 01/03/2021
09:00 - 17:00
SMMT Industry Forum Virtual (UK time) £915 Spaces Available Book
15/03/2021 - 15/03/2021
09:00 - 17:00
SMMT Industry Forum Virtual (UK time) £915 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