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Is PRINCE2® Worth Doing?

Published 14th October 2020, Updated April 2022

“Is PRINCE2 worth it?”, “Should I do PRINCE2?”, and “Is PRINCE2 right for my career?” are common questions.

The PRINCE2 methodology has been consistently popular for decades. It is firmly on the radar of every practising or potential project manager.

  • Are you researching your next project management certification?
  • Perhaps you are considering a project management methodology for use in your business or team?
  • Are you interested in a career move to project management and wondering where to begin?

This article can help to answer the question “is PRINCE2 worth doing?” and steer you in the right direction.

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PRINCE2 Facts and Figures

Let’s begin by understanding just why PRINCE2 has been called “the world’s most practised project management methodology”.

This 100-second video from AXELOS, the owners of PRINCE2, is a useful overview of the methodology.

9 Benefits of PRINCE2 Certification

There are many benefits to be gained by completing training and achieving certification. We have highlighted our top 9 here:

1. Global Recognition

The PRINCE2 methodology is used in 150 countries worldwide, in over 20,000 organisations.

Its use is often mandated in large, multinational companies and government agencies.

Global Recognition

2. In-Demand

There are over 1 million PRINCE2 certified professionals and counting!

The continuing demand for PRINCE2 keeps us busy running courses throughout the year.

1 Million+ Certifications

3. Career-Boosting

88% of PRINCE2 certification holders said it has helped them in their career. (source)

In addition to its international respectability, the framework itself offers huge support to project managers in all sectors.

88% have improved careers

4. All Projects, All Sizes

PRINCE2 can be successfully applied to any kind of project, which contributes to its worldwide popularity.

It is designed to be easily scalable to fit projects of all sizes.

All projects, all sizes

5. Different sectors

PRINCE2 is used in almost every sector imaginable.

It is equally effective in small to medium enterprises and larger organisations.

Different industries

6. Support for Tailoring

PRINCE2 is a truly supportive framework.

It incorporates guidance that helps you to tailor the framework to each particular project or to different working environments.

Tailoring

7. Consistency

PRINCE2 ensures consistent language and terminology across businesses and project teams.

This is also very helpful for project managers moving between teams, clients, and organisations.

Consistent Language

8. Partners Well

PRINCE2 also works really well when combined with other methodologies.

For example, PRINCE2 pairs beautifully with Agile and is considered complimentary to the Project Management Institute (PMI)® framework.

All projects, all sizes

9. Clarity of Roles

PRINCE2 is often favoured for its clarity of roles and responsibilities.

Within a PRINCE2 project everything is clearly outlined and communicated. There is no ambiguity about how tasks will be accomplished and by whom.

All projects, all sizes

Is Getting Certified Important?

According to the participants of a recent report, “The Power of Professional Certification” certification is extremely important.

The report was completed by Axelos. It surveyed 1,870 participants from 91 countries and 24 different industries.

In this report, 97% of decision-makers surveyed noted that certification brought better efficiency and a higher level of employee satisfaction.

Certification is important

Certification is knowledge and understanding quantified and underlined.

If you have successfully passed the PRINCE2 exam, it is a clear message to employers and clients about the calibre of your skill and capability.

Holding valid certification in a world-renowned methodology like PRINCE2 can make all the difference in winning clients or securing a new position.

8 Reasons to Get Certified


Why do individuals and organisations prioritise achievement of respected certifications? Many of the reasons below are taken from “The Power of Professional Certification”.

  • In order to remain relevant
  • To maintain industry standards
  • To establish consistent project managment methods
  • For continuous improvement
  • To develop confidence
  • To acquire new skills
  • To bring about a better understanding of the role
  • For job satisfaction or team morale

It is also interesting to note that we’re seeing more and more project managers opting to achieve two or more project management certifications, including Agile and Scrum options.

Why Choose Us for PRINCE2 Certification?

When selecting a training provider, it is important to choose one that meets all your goals for PRINCE2 certification.

You can read more about our approach to PRINCE2 in our dedicated article, "Why Choose Us for PRINCE2?", but here is a very quick overview:

  • Official ATO

    As an ATO (Accredited Training Organisation) with PeopleCert, we deliver quality-assured training and certification support.

  • High Success Rates

    For over 6 years, we have been offering focused, intensive PRINCE2 courses that achieve exceptionally high first-time exam success rates.

  • An Inclusive Price

    We offer a complete training and certification solution. Your course fee covers everything you need to train and achieve certification.

  • Flexible Certification Options

    Our approach to certification is flexible. You can complete both Foundation and Practitioner levels at the same time or begin with Foundation, returning at a later date for Practitioner certification.

  • Delivered by Experts

    Our courses are delivered by professional PRINCE2 experts who can offer qualified advice and guidance on all matters relating to the framework and your exam.

Our PRINCE2 Courses

We deliver live virtual training dates almost every month throughout the year.

This classroom-online style of training works extremely well, providing an interactive platform for questions, feedback, and discussions.

Exams Taken Outside Training

With each certification option, exams are completed outside of training so that the entirety of your course is devoted to focus on the PRINCE2 framework and exam preparation.

You are in complete control of when you sit your online exam or exams (always included in your course price).

We offer 3 course options, tailored to suit your certification preference.

Foundation & Practitioner Course

Trainer-Led – 5 Days - €1,325 – Exam & Certification Included

This is our most popular option, inclusive of both certifications.

The delivery format usually includes a break between Day 3 and Day 4. Participants find this helpful for revision, often opting to sit their Foundation exam during this period.

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Foundation Course

Trainer-Led – 3 Days - €775 – Exam & Certification Included

If you would like to start by completing the Foundation level only, our 3-day option is the right choice.

You can return to complete the Practitioner level on a later course if you decide to progress.

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Practitioner Course

Trainer-Led – 2 Days - €640 – Exam & Certification Included

Those who already hold the Foundation certification can slot in with our 2-day Practitioner level course to advance their PRINCE2 knowledge and qualification.

Download our PDF brochure to find out more about how this works.

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Further Reading & Resources

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