PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner (inc exams)




This five-day course, designed by QA's industry leading project management experts, is fully accredited by the BCS and provides you with a thorough understanding of the internationally recognised PRINCE2 project management methodology.

It includes both the PRINCE2 Foundation and PRINCE2 Practitioner exams and then takes you beyond the method by giving you additional tools and techniques to become a confident project leader. By working with world-class organisations,
we are uniquely able to bring you a course that will give you the best opportunity to develop your project management career and deliver PRINCE2 projects confidently and competently, above and beyond just the syllabus areas.
At QA we don't just want you to pass your PRINCE2 exams, we want to make you a better project manager.


Pre course reading

You will be provided with pre-course reading prior to attending the course. This pre-reading is interactive eLearning and is expected to take approximately two hours to complete - this is only a guide and you may wish to spend longer on
this activity to help you prepare effectively. Your learning starts with this pre-reading, so please ensure you can complete the pre-course activities in full prior to attending.


Days 1 & 2 - Accelerated learning techniques and expert tutor guidance leading to the PRINCE2 Foundation exam
Day 3 (Morning) - Applying PRINCE2 in the real world - an interactive trainer led session building on your Foundation knowledge on how to apply PRINCE2 knowledge to your own projects
Days 3 (Afternoon), 4 and Day 5 - Experienced tutor support on the application and tailoring of the method leading to the PRINCE2 Practitioner exam. Your PRINCE2 Practitioner exam will be taken on the afternoon of Day 5

Delivered by fully accredited trainers and industry leading experts with extensive experience of using PRINCE2, the course uses QA's unique multimedia case studies and accelerated learning techniques to ensure that theory is embedded and you feel confident in the practical application of PRINCE2.
You will be presented with the official PRINCE2 manual: 'Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2' on the first day of the course.

Additional work will be required during evenings consisting of consolidation reading, mock examination questions and exercises. This evening work is an integral part of the course and you should expect to spend 2 hours each evening on these activities. The course will cover the following syllabus areas:

PRINCE2 Philosophy

What PRINCE2 is and what it is not
PRINCE2 links with other project/programme management standards.
How it enhances the possibilities of Project Success.
Overview of Tailoring PRINCE2

The Structure of PRINCE2

Relationship between the PRINCE2 Processes, Activities and Themes.
High level PRINCE2 Process map

The 7 PRINCE2 Principles

Continued Business Justification
Focus on Products
Defined Roles and Responsibilities
Learn from Experience
Tailor to Suit the Project Environment

The 7 PRINCE2 Processes

Starting up a Project
Initiating a Project
Directing a Project
Controlling a Stage
Managing Product Delivery
Managing a Stage Boundary
Closing a Project

The 7 PRINCE2 Themes

Business Case
Quality (including the PRINCE2 Quality Review Technique)
Plans (including the PRINCE2 Product-Based Planning Technique)

Examination Preparation

In preparation for your PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner exams, you will undertake:
An explanation of mechanics of the Foundation and Practitioner exam, including the different styles of question within the
Practitioner 'Objective Test Examination' format
Examination techniques
Mock Foundation and Practitioner questions, using official sample exam papers
Question and answer session
Revision of major topics

Applying PRINCE2 in your own projects

Converting knowledge to action
Real life application of PRINCE2
What's right and wrong

Accreditations and exams

You will sit the PRINCE2 Foundation examination at 3pm on the second day of the course.

The PRINCE2 Foundation exam consists of:

75 multiple choice questions (5 questions will be trial questions and not marked)
1 hour
Candidates require a minimum of 35 correct answers (50%) to pass.

The PRINCE2 Practitioner examination takes place at 1pm of day 5.

The PRINCE2 Practitioner exam consists of:

8 questions, each worth 10 marks each. Total of 80 marks
'Objective Test Examination' format - a style of complex multiple-choice examination.
You may use your official PRINCE2 manual: 'Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2' only
Candidates require a minimum of 44 marks (55%) to pass

Please note: you must pass your Foundation exam before attempting your Practitioner exam.
By successfully passing your Practitioner exam, you attain 'Registered Practitioner' status which is recognition of knowledge, competency in the PRINCE2 methodology, and commitment to continuing professional development.

PRINCE2® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS
Related training courses

APMP for PRINCE2 Practitioners
PRINCE2 Foundation (inc exam)
PRINCE2 Practitioner (inc exam)
Risk Management Workshop
Senior Project Managers Workshop

Dates Avaliable

13th - 17th




No pre-requisites are necessary for this course, however, you would benefit from having some basic project management experience prior to attending. You will need to pass the Foundation examination (on day 2) prior to taking the Practitioner examination on day 5. You must bring photographic identification on exam days (passport, driving license or student card) as it is an examination requirement to produce it for the invigilator prior to the exam. Failure to produce a valid form of photographic identification may result in a candidate not being able to sit the exams. For any questions about what form of identification is acceptable, please contact your Account Manager or the QA Examination Administration team on 44 (0)01793 696273 or


  • Location: Bristol
  • Telephone: 0333 443 2717 ref: QAP2FP
  • Residential: No
  • Course Title: PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner (inc exams)
  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Cost: £2141 (Ex VAT)
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