What is PRINCE2®?
PRINCE2 (Projects IN Controlled Environments) is a structured project management method based on experience drawn from thousands of projects – and from the contributions of countless project sponsors, project managers, project teams, academics, trainers and consultants.
It has been designed to be scalable and easily adapted to the needs of different kinds of projects and organisations.
The method is very well established as a standard in the UK and is also practised worldwide.
PRINCE2 is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.
This qualification is relevant for anyone wishing to understand the fundamental principles of the PRINCE2® method.
It is particularly valuable for anyone working with, or within, a PRINCE2® focused project team.
Achieving Foundation level will confirm that a candidate has sufficient knowledge and understanding to work with, or as a member of, a project team within a PRINCE2® environment.
This qualification is relevant for anyone with experience of managing projects, wishing to apply PRINCE2® principles to projects of any size or complexity.
It will be equally appropriate for people managing projects, and for project team members, business managers and those working within a project office environment.
Certification at Practitioner level will confirm that a candidate understands how to apply and tailor PRINCE2® in a scenario situation and be able to start applying the method to a real project.
To maintain the PRINCE2® Practitioner certification and keep knowledge current, PRINCE2® Practitioners must ‘re-register’ at least every 5 years by taking and passing the 1 hour PRINCE2® Practitioner re-registration exam.
All of our PRINCE2® courses (open and in-company) follow the PRINCE2® 2009 syllabus.
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PRINCE2 Foundation (Exam: Wed pm)
To achieve the Foundation certification, you must achieve a minimum pass mark of 50%
You will sit a 1 hour multiple choice paper.
- Closed book
- A total of 75 questions (5 questions will be trial questions and not marked)
PRINCE2 Practitioner (Exam: Fri pm)
To be eligible to study for the PRINCE2 Practitioner certification, you must successfully pass the Foundation Exam (see above) on the Wed pm of the course.
The purpose of the practitioner qualification is to confirm you have sufficiently understood how to practically apply and tailor PRINCE2.
- Two-and-a-half hours (150 minutes) paper
- Open book exam (official PRINCE2 manual only)
- 8 questions, with 10 items per question, each worth one mark
- Need a minimum of 55% to pass
PRINCE2 Re-registration (Exam: Fri pm)
The Re-registration exam lasts one hour, and is set at the same level as the Practitioner qualification.
This is an open book exam, so you’ll be allowed to have the official PRINCE2 manual with you. There are 3 questions, with 10 parts to each question, each worth one mark. You’ll need at least 17 out of the potential 30 marks to pass and re-certify your PRINCE2 Practitioner qualification.