PRINCE2® Foundation

Categories: Project Management
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About Course

This 3-day introductory PRINCE2® Foundation course provides the theoretical knowledge of how to plan, manage and deliver projects from start to finish. It is designed to give candidates a comprehensive overview of the PRINCE2® methodology, whilst ensuring that they are fully equipped to pass the PRINCE2® Foundation examination, which is included. The Foundation Level certification introduces the PRINCE2 method and aims to confirm that you know and understand the PRINCE2 method well enough to be able to work effectively with, or as a member of, a project management team working within an environment supporting PRINCE2. The Foundation certification is also a pre-requisite for the Practitioner certification.


PRINCE2® (Projects in Controlled Environments) is one of the world’s most popular project management methodologies. The essential features of PRINCE2® focus on organisation support, describing the structure of an organisation for the project management team and utilising a product-based approach. Many organisations prefer PRINCE2® because its flexible framework can be incorporated into any project, helps to improve communication between all team members and external stakeholders. Adding this PRINCE2® certification as a skill in learners’ profiles will surely help them climb the ladder of success in terms of value and career opportunities.


Our 3-day PRINCE2® Foundation course aims to provide participants with a basic knowledge of project management methodologies. They will learn about various essential topics such as integrated elements, applying PRINCE2®, delivery approaches, processes, principles, and tailoring. Our highly professional trainers with years of industry experience in teaching such courses will conduct this training course and help you get a complete understanding of this course.


At the end of this PRINCE2® Foundation course, delegates will be able to perform various project manager activities in an organisation effectively and efficiently. They will also be able to use various PRINCE2® methodologies properly.


Examination format
  • Multiple choice questions
  • 60 questions per paper
  • 33 marks required (out of 60 available) to pass: 55%
  • One hour (60 minutes) duration
  • Closed book.


Duration: 3 days

Exam:  1 hour


  • This course is fully PeopleCert accredited and includes the official PRINCE2® exam.
  • PRINCE2® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.
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What Will You Learn?

  • Project management
  • Projects in context
  • Measuring success
  • Tailor to suit the project
  • Embedding PRINCE2®
  • Tailoring constraints and influences

Course Content

Module 1: Introduction to Projects and the PRINCE2® Methodology
• PRINCE2® "Project" Definition • Project Characteristics • Project Management • What is PRINCE2®? • Four Integrated Elements • What Does PRINCE2® Not Provide? • What Makes a Project a PRINCE2® Project?

Module 2: Project Manager Activities
• Customer/Supplier Environment • Projects in Context • Commercial Environment • Applying PRINCE2® • Delivery Approaches • Measuring Success • Organisational Capability • Seven Processes

Module 4: The Seven Principles
• Continued Business Justification • Learn from Experience • Defined Roles and Responsibilities • Manage by Stages • Manage by Exception • Focus on Products • Tailor to Suit the Project

Module 3: The Seven Themes
• Business Case • Organisation • Quality • Plans • Risk • Change • Progress

Module 5: Considerations for Organisational Adoption
• Creating a PRINCE2® Based Project Management Method • Creating Tailoring Rules and Guidelines • Rating the Complexity of Projects • Embedding PRINCE2® • Tailoring • What Should Be Tailored? • Tailoring Constraints and Influences • Creating an Organisation's Method