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  • PRINCE2 training courses delivered by world class instructors in luxury nationwide venues
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  • Successfully trained over 10,000 delegates on PRINCE2 Foundation and PRINCE2 Practitioner
  • Includes pre-course material, official PRINCE2 manualexams & certificates
  • The training course is fully accredited by BCS
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The Knowledge Academy PRINCE2® Training day course covers the following topics:


PRojects IN Controlled Environments (PRINCE2®) Training - 5 day PRINCE2® training course, designed to prepare delegates to successfully gain a PRINCE2 qualification

Upon passing your PRINCE2® certification, you will have gained the skills and knowledge required to be part of a successful project management team. The course is fully BCS-accredited and includes both exams. 

(Please note that we include weekend dates within our weekday dates. Our weekend courses will run on Friday - Sunday then the following weekend Saturday - Sunday. If you have any questions please call: 01344203999)


Pre-Course Reading

There are some exercises that it is recommended you complete before starting the course. These are:

  • Reading 3 chapters from the official PRINCE2 manual, “Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2®”
  • Completing a pre-course workbook
  • 70 multiple choice questions designed to test PRINCE2 knowledge



This course is open to everyone and there are no prerequisites.


Who Should Attend?

This course is recommended for anybody interested in the field of project management.


Course Structure

  • Five days, with a two-part structure
  • In the first three days, you will prepare for and take the Foundation exam
  • The remaining two days will be to prepare for and take the Practitioner exam


Course Content

The course covers the following topics:

  • Principles of PRINCE2®
  • Business Case Theme
  • Organisation Theme
  • Quality Theme
  • Plans Theme
  • Risk Theme
  • Change Theme
  • Progress Theme
  • Starting up a Project Process
  • Directing a Project Process
  • Initiating a Project Process
  • Controlling a Stage Process
  • Managing Product Delivery Process
  • Managing a Stage Boundary Process
  • Closing a Project Process
  • Tailoring PRINCE2® to the project environment


PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner Examinations

Foundation exam:

  • Focuses on knowledge of PRINCE2
  • Multiple choice
  • 75 questions
  • 1 hour
  • Pass mark is 50%

Practitioner exam:

  • Focuses on ability to apply PRINCE2 to an example scenario
  • Objective testing, a type of multiple choice
  • 8 questions, 10 items per question
  • Two-and-a-half hours
  • Pass mark is 55%


Why choose The Knowledge Academy?

  • We provide you with the official Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2 Manual
  • Also includes The Knowledge Academy courseware folder, which has all presentation slides used during training
  • We make the learning experience enjoyable
  • We are trusted by globally leading brands such as JP Morgan, HSBC and Sony as a learning partner of choice.
  • We provide pre- and post-course support so you never feel alone
  • All of our training is hands-on, using real world examples
  • As a market leader, we have an extremely high global pass rate
  • Over 90% of our delegates come back to us for further training
  • We have the best instructors in the industry which is reflected in our position as the market leader for professional qualifications
  • We provide value for money and trained over 25,000 delegates last year
  • We have some of the most luxurious course venues worldwide


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What is PRINCE2?

PRINCE2 (Projects IN Controlled Environments) is a process-based methodology for project management. Because it is generic, it is flexible enough to be tailored to any project or any organisation, and because it is a best practice solution, it has been proven to work.

PRINCE2 is managed by AXELOS, a leading worldwide best practice methodology provider. It is used extensively by the UK government, as well as in private businesses such as the telecommunications company Orange.


Case Study

PRINCE2 has been successfully used in a project to expand the port of Rotterdam.

In the 2000s, the port of Rotterdam was one of the busiest ports in the world and was running out of space. The answer was to expand the port outwards towards the North Sea, in a project called “Maasvlakte 2”.

A project management consultancy called Ambition Group, led by Dr Richard Moret, recommended PRINCE2 as a method of managing the project, but the board were unsuitable of its suitability for a project of Maasvlakte’s size. The Project Director decided to test PRINCE2 by using it in the first stage of the project: the project initiation.

Initially, PRINCE2 was met by resistance from those staff who felt they already knew how to do project management. By meeting with them weekly and working with them closely, Dr Moret managed to smoothly introduce PRINCE2, and everyone quickly started to understand the benefits of PRINCE2.

By the end of the project in 2012, everyone involved was fully supportive of PRINCE2, and it was used to manage the entire project. The project was delivered on time and within budget thanks to the rigorous governance provided by the PRINCE2 methodology.

PRINCE2® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS limited

BCS Membership

Included in your professional certification; one year’s free BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, Associate membership.

Upon passing your examination, make the most of your professional certification and continue your career development with BCS Associate membership. Whether you’re looking for career support through the BCS global skills, training and development framework, SFIAplus, seeking promotion or a network of new contacts, we’re here to support you. BCS membership provides exclusive access to resources, content and opportunities that will enrich your career.

BCS Membership allows you to give back to society. Some of the industry’s challenges are around personal data, health, education, and IT capabilities. By becoming part of our professional community you can get involved and do your bit to make IT good for society.




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What's Included?
  • The official Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2® course manual
  • The Knowledge Academy Courseware Book, including presentation slides and practice exercises
  • Pre-Course material
  • Exams
  • Certificates
  • Experienced instructor
  • Refreshments

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