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.
We are currently running the PRINCE2 2009 version, and will be having a period of transition period before introducing the new PRINCE2 2017 course from January 2018.
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Who is it for?
This programme is for anyone in a project environment or in a project supporting role who needs to learn about the PRINCE2® approach. The programme is beneficial for any new or experienced project managers who want to learn how to run successful, effective projects.
What will you learn?
During the programme we will introduce you to the roles, principles, themes and processes that form the structure of PRINCE2®. The programme will teach you how to apply elements of PRINCE2® methodology to optimise chances of success regardless of project type or scale. As well as gaining leading project management skills and greater employment prospects, you will also learn how to manage business and project risk more effectively, allowing you to work more strategically.
PRINCE2® Foundation – 3 days – this programme introduces you to the PRINCE2® project management method, its principles, themes and terminology.
PRINCE2® Practitioner – 5 days – this programme is our most popular delivery, it will teach you to fully integrate and apply the PRINCE2® method to the management of project scenarios.
PRINCE2® Re-registration – 2 days – this programme is designed for those who have been certified for 5+ years and wish to maintain their Registered Practitioner status.
Why choose this course?
Benefits for you:
- Learn how to plan, monitor and control a project using the PRINCE2® approach
- Gain leading project management skills and greater employment prospects
- Achieve a recognised, accredited qualification
Benefits for your organisation:
- Develop a more common, consistent and proven approach to project management
- Improve communication channels between the project management and the rest of the organisation
- Increase the project management skills and competences of the organisation’s staff at all levels
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.