PRINCE2 Foundation Certification

  • Those considering adopting PRINCE2
  • Project managers
  • Project team managers and leaders
  • Project coordinators
  • Project support staff
  • Project officers
  • PMO staff
  • Consultants and contractors


There is no formal requirement for attending this course although it would be beneficial to have some understanding of project management.

Participants will be given access to a PRINCE2 pre-course video module two weeks prior to the start of the class (subject to booking conditions).

It is important that participants complete the pre-course work prior to attending as the content covers items essential to the successful running of the program. It will also enhance the learning experience for all participants.

Expected Duration
3 day


The PRINCE2 Foundation will provide participants with a fundamental understanding of the PRINCE2 project management method and help participants prepare for the PRINCE2 Foundation examination.

PRINCE2 is a registered trademark of AXELOS Limited.

About the Exam

The PRINCE2 Foundation exam will be offered on the third day of class. It is a closed-book exam consisting of 60 multiple choice questions. To pass, you must receive a score of 55% (33 out of 60).


Introduction to PRINCE2

  • The structure of PRINCE2
  • What PRINCE2 does not provide
  • What makes a PRINCE2 project

Project management with PRINCE2

  • What is a project
  • What is project management
  • What is it we wish to control
  • What does a project manager do
  • Projects in context
  • Applying PRINCE2

PRINCE2 Principles

  • Tailoring and adopting PRINCE2

PRINCE2 Themes:

Business Case

  • Business case theme
  • PRINCE2 requirements for the Business Case
  • Guidance for effective business case management
  • Techniques: investment appraisal


  • The organization theme
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • PRINCE2 requirements for organization
  • Guidance for effective project organization


  • The quality theme
  • PRINCE2 requirements for quality
  • Guidance for effective quality management
  • Technique: recommended quality review technique


  • The plans theme
  • PRINCE2 requirements for plans
  • Guidance for effective planning
  • Techniques: prioritization, estimation and scheduling


  • The risk theme
  • PRINCE2s requirements for risk management
  • Guidance for effective risk management
  • Technique: recommended risk management procedure


  • The change theme
  • PRINCE2s approach to change
  • Guidance for effective change control
  • Technique: recommended issue and change control procedure


  • The progress theme
  • PRINCE2s requirements for managing progress
  • Guidance for effective progress control
  • Technique: progress evaluation and peer review

PRINCE2 Processes

  • Starting up a project
  • Initiating a project
  • Directing a project
  • Managing a stage boundary
  • Controlling a stage
  • Managing product delivery
  • Closing a project

Considerations for organizational adoption

Foundation exam



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