PRINCE2 Training

PRINCE2 Practitioner

PRINCE2 Practitioner certification focuses training participants to consider the adaption and tailoring of PRINCE2 in different project environments. This training is suited for someone managing projects or will be managing projects with the use of PRINCE2. The PRINCE2 Practitioner program is a 2 day course aimed at refining the training participant’s knowledge and ability to apply PRINCE2.

This program builds on the PRINCE2 Foundation course by exploring the key elements of the PRINCE2 method and its application in greater detail and combines techniques for approaching the PRINCE2 Practitioner certification exam.

The PRINCE2 Practitioner course is targeted at project managers, project assurance members and project team members.

PRINCE2 Practitioner Training

The PRINCE2 Practitioner training course comprises of the following elements:

  • Review and revision sessions of key elements of the PRINCE2 project management methodology
  • Sample PRINCE2 Practitioner exam questions, combined with answer and discussion review sessions, with exam technique guidance led by the trainer

Certification Exam

The aim of the PRINCE2 Practitioner certification exam is to assess a participant’s ability to apply PRINCE2 on a given scenario.

The exam is a 2.5-hour scenario-based exam. It is an open book exam where participants are permitted to access during the exam an official copy of the PRINCE2 manual: PRINCE2 Managing Successful Projects. The Practitioner exam comprises of 70 questions, where 42 or more correct answers are required to achieve PRINCE2 Practitioner certification.

  • 70 questions
  • 60% passing score
  • 2.5 hours
  • Scenario-based exam
  • Open book (PRINCE2 official manual only)

The PRINCE2 Practitioner certification exam is completed as an online exam following the completion of the training. Candidates select their exam date and time based on available slots. Exams are taken online from the candidate’s own location using a webcam exam proctor, where an invigilator will be observing them take the exam.

When completing Foundation & Practitioner training, both exams can be taken after the Practitioner course.

Exam questions aim to assess understanding on how to apply:

PRINCE2’s principles in context:

  • Ensure continued business justification
  • Learn from experience
  • Define roles, responsibilities and relationships
  • Manage by stages
  • Manage by exception
  • Focus on products
  • Tailor to suit the project

People management in successful projects:

  • Leadership and management of teams
  • Leadership and management of change
  • Communications and the communication approach
  • People and the PRINCE2 method
  • The change management approach

PRINCE2’s practices in context:

  • Business case
  • Organizing
  • Plans
  • Quality
  • Risk
  • Issues
  • Progress

PRINCE2’s processes in context:

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

Practitioner exam pre-requisites

The PRINCE2 Foundation certification is a pre-requisite to completing the PRINCE2 Practitioner certification exam.

Other accepted PRINCE2 Practitioner pre-requisite qualifications:

  • PRINCE2® 6th Edition (Foundation or Practitioner)
  • PRINCE2® 7 Foundation
  • Project Management Qualification (PMQ)
  • Project Management Professional Qualification (PPQ)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)
  • IPMA Level A® (Certified Projects Director)
  • IPMA Level B® (Certified Senior Project Manager)
  • IPMA Level C® (Certified Project Manager)
  • IPMA Level D® (Certified Project Management Associate)

Who should attend this course?

Target Audience

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

Training approach

The PRINCE2 Practitioner program includes review and revision sessions of the PRINCE2 methodology and completion of sample exam questions.

Throughout the Practitioner program, the trainer will guide the class with detailed explanations for sample exam questions together with guidance on how to approach the PRINCE2 certification exam.

What’s included

  • Accredited training materials
  • Electronic version of the official PRINCE2 Practitioner Learner Workbook
  • PRINCE2 Foundation quick reference guide
  • Two Practitioner sample exams and answer rationale documents
  • Exam fee
  • 1 month free subscription to the MyAxelos membership program
  • Official e-certificate upon passing exam
  • Lunch, coffee/tea and refreshments (in-person public courses only)
  • Professional training venue (in-person public courses only)
  • Accredited PRINCE2 trainer

Plus all training participants enrolled into our Practitioner training will have phone or email access to our Lead Trainer for any questions relating to the exam syllabus whilst preparing for the exam.

The PRINCE2 Practitioner exam is completed online within 6 months of completing the Practitioner training.

Public training

Learn more about PRINCE2 project management courses by attending one of our public training programs.

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Corporate in-house training

Our PRINCE2 Practitioner Course can also be delivered at your selected location or online. Contact us to request a quote for our in-house course pricing.

Online training: self-paced e-learning

If you’re looking to complete your PRINCE2 Practitioner certification, our self-paced PRINCE2 online training package also includes:

  • Practitioner exam overview;
  • Practitioner sample exam questions; and
  • Practitioner exam simulator to also check your exam readiness.

Continuous access to the online PRINCE2 Foundation modules provides an ideal base for revision and PRINCE2 Practitioner exam preparation.

This self-paced e-learning package includes:

  • 9-month online access
  • Foundation & Practitioner e-learning
  • Accredited trainer support
  • Sample exam papers
  • Exam simulator
  • Live online Practitioner exam

To complete the PRINCE2 Practitioner exam, you must have first successfully passed the PRINCE2 Foundation exam.

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Practitioner training can immediately follow the Foundation course or when enrolling select a later to complete the Practitioner training.

When completing Foundation and Practitioner training, both exams can be taken after the Practitioner course.

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