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PRINCE2® Foundation

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Duration: 3 Days*

Pre-course Reading: 10-15 Hours

Exam: Included

Accredited: Yes

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  • PRINCE2® Foundation Course Includes PRINCE2® Manual, Exams & Certificates.
  • Our PRINCE2® Foundation training is fully accredited by PeopleCert.
  • World's Largest Provider of PRINCE2® Training.

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PRINCE2® Foundation Training Course Overview

This 3-day introductory PRINCE2® Foundation course is designed to give candidates a comprehensive overview of the PRINCE2® methodology, whilst ensuring that they are fully equipped to pass the examination.

This course delineates the fundamental constituents of the PRINCE2® methodology - including the processes, themes, and principles, that underpin proficient project management. Whilst learning how to increase productivity and functionality of a project, this popular PRINCE2® training course will help candidates appreciate that a project must remain worthwhile and of business value throughout its lifecycle, in order to be deemed a success.

As the most popular project management methodology in the UK, PRINCE2® is an established process-driven methodology that appears commonly across a variety of industries. Hence, this PRINCE2® Foundation course promotes an appreciation for project risk, contingency plans, business justifications, and of how to optimise individual project contributions - enhancing a candidate’s project management skill and qualification repertoire.

The recent proliferation of PRINCE2® within the profession of project management has meant that such associated certifications are much sought-after and are central to the determination of a project’s success, failure, or demise. Hence, undertaking this PRINCE2® Foundation course can elevate a candidate’s career opportunities, through demonstrating that they can effectively contribute to a PRINCE2® project team.

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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PRINCE2® Foundation Training Course Outline

This PRINCE2® foundation training course covers the following topics:

Day 1

Introduction to Projects and the PRINCE2® methodology:

  • Define the characteristics of a project
  • Six aspects of project performance
  • Integrated elements of PRINCE2®
  • Understand the key concepts relating to projects and PRINCE2®
  • PRINCE2® Principles
  • Initiating and Directing a Project Process

Business Case Theme

  • Explain the purpose
  • Benefits management approach
  • Minimum requirements to apply the business case theme
  • Business justification and key concepts

Day 2

  • Review of initiating and directing a Project Process
  • Review of evening work

Risk Theme

  • Risk management approach
  • Purpose of a risk budget
  • Key concepts related to risk

Quality Theme

  • Explain purpose
  • Minimum requirements to apply the quality theme
  • Quality planning and assurance, customer expectations and acceptance criteria

Organisation Theme

  • Purpose and the key management products
  • Minimum requirements to apply the organisation theme
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of all of those involved in organisation theme

Plans Theme

  • Types of plans
  • Recommended approach to planning and defining analysing products

Change Theme

  • Change control approach, issue register, issue report 
  • Types of issue
  • Change control procedures

Day 3

  • Review of evening work

Progress Theme

  • Daily log, lessons log, lessons report, work package etc.
  • Controlling a stage
  • Managing Product Delivery
  • Managing a stage boundary
  • Closing a project process

 

PRINCE2® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

The Swirl logo™ is a trade mark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

Who should attend this PRINCE2® Training course?

The Foundation training course is for anybody interested in the field of project management. The PRINCE2® course is also intended for anyone looking to build their knowledge of project management or the PRINCE2® techniques, such as:

  • Project Managers
  • Aspiring Project Managers
  • Team Leaders
  • Directors
  • Board Members
  • Senior Responsible Owners

PRINCE2® Foundation Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites.

PRINCE2® (Projects IN Controlled Environments) is a process-based methodology for project management. As 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® training 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.
Yes, it is accredited by PeopleCert, on behalf of AXELOS.
This PRINCE2® course is open to everyone and there are no prerequisites.
We will send a pre-course workbook of reading and exercises to complete before the course begins. This will introduce you to the main concepts of the PRINCE2® and help you prepare to study the course material. There will also be some practice questions to test your PRINCE2® knowledge before the course.
The PRINCE2® Foundation certification has no defined period and will never expire or need to be renewed.
We provide you with the official Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2® Manual. Also included is The Knowledge Academy’s courseware folder, which has all of the slides used during training, mock exams, exercises, and pre-course reading material.
Please arrive at your training venue for 08:45am ready for a prompt 9am start.
The training starts at 9am and finishes at 5pm each day.

Whats Included in this PRINCE2 Foundation Training Course?

The following is included in this PRINCE2® Foundation training course:

  • PRINCE2® Foundation Examination
  • Pre-course material
  • The Knowledge Academy PRINCE2® Foundation Manual
  • Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2® ISBN: 9780113315338
  • PDUs
  • Experienced PRINCE2® Instructor
  • Certificate
  • Refreshments

PRINCE2® Foundation Exam Information

The PRINCE2® Foundation Exam assesses a candidate's acquired knowledge of the PRINCE2® methodology, terms, and definitions - enabling them to actively contribute to a PRINCE2® project environment.

The PRINCE2® Foundation Exam consists of:

  • 60-Question Multiple Choice Exam
  • 55% Pass Mark Required for Certification
  • 1 Hour
  • Closed Book

 

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Key points about this course


Duration: 3 Days*

Pre-course Reading: 10-15 Hours

Exam: Included

Accredited: Yes


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