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PRINCE2 Foundation

PRINCE2 certification

The PRINCE2 Foundation course is a 3-day program aimed at developing an understanding of the elements that make up the PRINCE2 project management methodology. The aim of this course is to help you understand the PRINCE2 method to be able to work effectively with it within an environment supporting PRINCE2.  PRINCE2 Foundation certification is also a pre-requisite for the practitioner certification.

Throughout the PRINCE2 Foundation training, we will explore the composition of the methodology and illustrate how it is applied to facilitate a controlled project management environment.

A unique feature of our Foundation training is that through the use of case study exercises the Foundation program also supports key elements of the PRINCE2 Practitioner syllabus on which the Practitioner certification exam is designed.


PRINCE2 Foundation Training

This 3-day PRINCE2 Foundation program comprises:

  • Developing an understanding of the PRINCE2
  • Review and revision sessions
  • PRINCE2 Foundation exam preparation and completing the PRINCE2 certification exam

PRINCE2 Principles

The seven principles form the framework on which the PRINCE2 project management training method is based on.

They are:

  • Continued business justification
  • Learn from experience
  • Defined roles and responsibilities
  • Manage by stages
  • Management by exception
  • Focus on products
  • Tailor to suit the project

PRINCE2 Themes

The management themes are aimed at building knowledge of the project management functions required to control a project.

They include:

  • Business Case
  • Organization
  • Risk
  • Quality
  • Plans
  • Change
  • Progress

PRINCE2 Processes

There are seven management processes as outlined below. These processes provide a logical step-by-step guide on when, how and who should apply selected project management activities.

These management processes facilitate the application of the seven principles and seven themes:

PRINCE2 Methodology chart


Project Environment

This element of our PRINCE2 project management training provides guidance and examples on how PRINCE2 can be used and embedded as part of the organization’s way of working.


Certification Exam

The PRINCE2 foundation certification exam is completed at the end of day 3.

Exam Format

  • Multiple choice style
  • 60 questions per paper
  • 33 out of 60 marks required to pass (55%)
  • 60 minutes long (1 hour)
  • Closed book.

A discounted rate applies when enrolling into PRINCE2 Foundation and PRINCE2 Practitioner together. View course classroom dates and pricing or our self-paced PRINCE2 online training packages.

Course Benefits

The aim of the Foundation exam is to assess a participant’s understanding of the PRINCE2 methodology. Our training program includes revision and exam technique sessions, plus two sample exams to be completed by participants.

Sample exam questions are reviewed together with the trainer to further the participant’s knowledge and provide guidance on approaching the exam.

Target Audience

Target audience includes:

  • Project managers
  • Project assurance members
  • Project team members
  • Change managers
  • Project Board members
  • Portfolio, programme and project office members

Training methodology

Our PRINCE2 Training course comprises a mix of learning techniques including presentations, review and revision sessions, sample exam questions, class and case study exercises. Our PRINCE2 Foundation training program is designed to facilitate an active and enjoyable learning environment. PRINCE2 Foundation course can be followed by a more detailed PRINCE2 practitioner course.

Training Options

Public training

Learn PRINCE2 project management by attending one of our public training programs. View our next training dates.


Corporate in-house training

Our courses can also be delivered at your selected location. Contact us to request a quote for our in-house course pricing.


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