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PRINCE2® Course Foundation and Practitioner

Delivery: Live Virtual Classroom Training

This PRINCE2® Course runs in Dublin every month. It is intensive exam preparation that will prepare you to sit both the Foundation and Practitioner exams during the course. Our goal is that you will understand the processes, roles, principles, and themes of the PRINCE2® framework, and feel confident that you can pass your exams first time.

The delivery style of this course focuses on ensuring that you can apply the PRINCE2® framework to address the needs and problems of a given project scenario.

Live Virtual Classroom Training

  • What: Virtual classroom training delivered by experienced PRINCE2® trainers.
  • When: Click our PRINCE2® start dates to select your preferred training date.
  • How: Connect from wherever you are with any internet-enabled device that has a web camera.

Next PRINCE2® Course Dates

6th of July 2020 Virtual Classroom Reserve
24th of August 2020 Virtual Classroom Reserve
28th of September 2020 Virtual Classroom Reserve
30th of November 2020 Dublin Reserve
  • Course Benefits
  • Course Content
  • Who Attends?
  • PRINCE2® for Your Team

What are the benefits of this PRINCE2® Course Foundation and Practitioner?

  • A Complete PRINCE2® Course Solution

    Our course format means that you get everything you need to become PRINCE2® certified in 1 transparent price. We include 5 days of classroom-based training, pre-course familiarisation reading, course materials and sample exam questions, the Axelos PRINCE2® Manual, and both examinations.
  • Training Delivered by Qualified PRINCE2® Experts

    Our PRINCE2® training is delivered by qualified, expert PRINCE2® trainers with valuable, real-life experience in implementing PRINCE2® and other project management methodologies.
  • Understand The PRINCE2® Project Management Framework

    Through covering the course syllabus, you will gain an understanding of the principles of the PRINCE2® project management framework.
  • A Focused Exam Preparation Approach

    Our 5-day course format means that you can concentrate your training into 1 business week, avoiding the need to fit training into your schedule for months at a time.

PRINCE2® Course Foundation and Practitioner Content

3 Reasons to Choose This Course:

  • Your complete PRINCE2® solution with Foundation & Practitioner exams included
  • Gain an understanding of the PRINCE2® framework
  • Our focused approach works with your schedule helping you achieve both certifications with ease

Course Content

Here is an overview of what we cover during our 5-day PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner Course:

Days 1 - 3: PRINCE2® Foundation Exam Prep & Exam


By the end of days 1 - 3, you will gain a thorough knowledge of the "Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2® - 2017 Edition" manual, including:
  1. The characteristics and context of a project and the benefits of adopting PRINCE2®.
  2. The purpose of PRINCE2® roles, management processes and themes.
  3. The PRINCE2® principles and processes.
  4. You will be prepared to sit the PRINCE2® Foundation Exam.

Course Content

  • Module 1

    Overview of project management and PRINCE2®
    PRINCE2® principles and themes
  • Module 2

    Starting a PRINCE2® project
    Organising PRINCE2® project management teams
  • Module 3

    Initiating a project
    The business case
  • Module 4

    Planning a PRINCE2® project
    Quality Management
    Risk Management
    Change Management
  • Module 5

    Managing and directing Project Delivery
    Managing and controlling stage boundaries
  • Module 6

    Configuration management
    Stage closure
  • Day 3: Afternoon

    PRINCE2® Foundation Exam

Days 4 & 5: PRINCE2® Practitioner Exam Prep & Exam


By the end of days 4 and 5, you will be able to apply and tailor PRINCE2® to address the needs and problems of a given project scenario. Your ability to do this will be examined by the use of official Axelos case studies. You will:
  1. Understand the relationships between the roles, management products, principles, themes, techniques, and processes.
  2. Be able to apply the principles, themes and processes to a case study project (official Axelos approved case study is used).
  3. Be prepared to sit your PRINCE2® Practitioner Exam on the final day of training.

Course Content

  • Module 1

    Overview of PRINCE2®
  • Module 2

    Overview of tailoring PRINCE2® to project environments
  • Module 3

    Case study exercises aimed at preparing you for your certification exam
  • Module 4

    Practitioner exam technique and exam preparation
  • Day 5: Afternoon

    PRINCE2® Practitioner Exam

Who attends this PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner Course?

We recommend PRINCE2® certification for anyone seeking an established, internationally recognised project management qualification. It is particularly beneficial as a way for those with little experience in the field of project management to gain a respected certification.

As the use of PRINCE2® is a requisite in many large Irish and UK organisations, (including many government departments), it’s a must-have for anyone serious about a career in project management.

Although some experience is helpful, there are no formal eligibility requirements for sitting the PRINCE2® Foundation exam.

About PRINCE2® Project Management

PRINCE2® is one of the most widely adopted project management methodologies in the world. In fact, many large organisations, institutions, and state agencies in Ireland and the UK mandate the use of PRINCE2® processes for projects.

PRINCE2® stands for Projects IN a Controlled Environment. If you were to try and define the methodology in a short sentence, you could say that it focuses on what needs to be done in a project, and by whom.

Wondering if PRINCE2 is the right certification for you?

Deciding on the right option for your project management training and certification needs can be a daunting process. Our project management experts are happy to talk you through the options and help you make the best choice for your career.

In-Company PRINCE2®

We also offer our PRINCE2® programmes for in-company training.

In-company is a focused style of training that affords you greater flexibility and a higher level of impact for your team. Here are some of the key benefits you'll gain with in-company training:

  • We come to your location

    Cut out any travel costs, minimising disruption to your team.
  • We train your team exclusively

    In-company training is an excellent way to train and certify your entire team in the PRINCE2® framework.
  • We work around your business schedule

    Ensure minimum disruption to productivity by choosing training dates that fit your business calendar.
  • You gain more flexibility

    You can complete both certifications (Foundation and Practitioner) at the same time, or deliver one module first, followed by the second at a later stage.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We offer a complete PRINCE2® Certification solution with this Foundation and Practitioner course. The course price includes:

  • 5 days of classroom training with our experienced PRINCE2® training professionals.
  • Access to our pre-course familiarisation reading.
  • A copy of the official Axelos manual, "Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2® - 2017 Edition".
  • All course materials, including sample exam questions.
  • Exam costs for PRINCE2® Foundation and PRINCE2® Practitioner level.
  • Certification costs for PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner level.
  • Complimentary parking, Wi-Fi, and lunch each day during training.

We run this course throughout the year in Dublin. Our Dublin training venues are all located outside the city centre, helping you to avoid traffic! Each training venue is situated close to the M50 and offers free parking for our delegates.

This course takes place over 5 consecutive days. Each day runs from 9.30am – 5.00pm. Training takes place on weekdays (usually Monday – Friday).

Here is our effective format for PRINCE2® certification:

  1. Once you confirm your course place, you’ll receive access to our pre-course familiarisation reading. This takes between 5 – 6 hours to complete in advance of attending training. It is very important that you complete this reading.

  2. Our training is 5 consecutive days in length. You will complete both the Foundation and Practitioner level exams during training. Note: You will need to allow time for study each evening during training.

  3. Once you have passed your exams, you will receive your PRINCE2® certification!

Using the format explained in the question above, it is possible to get PRINCE2® certified within 1 week during training plus the 5 – 6 hours of pre-course reading.

This course has an exam preparation focus, meaning that it is very intensive and theoretical in style.

Although you will certainly gain knowledge and understanding of the PRINCE2® framework, you will spend a high proportion of time during training concentrating on exam preparation.

The PRINCE2® Foundation certification will never expire or need to be renewed. You will need to renew your Practitioner certification every 3 years.

This can achieved either by re-sitting your Practitioner exam, or through Axelos membership (costs apply).

There are 3 things we ensure all delegates know before the course begins:

  1. It is very important that you take the time to complete the pre-course reading we provide. This usually takes about 5 – 6 hours.

  2. You will need to allow time for study every evening during training. With this in mind, we recommend keeping other commitments during the course to a minimum where possible.

  3. This is an exam preparation course. As such, it is quite intensive and does not incorporate a lot of practical work.

There are no official experience requirements set out by Axelos for those working towards PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner certifications.

Although we sometimes have participants with no project management experience, we have found that some familiarity with a project management environment is helpful.

You will complete both the Foundation and Practitioner exams in class, during training.

The Foundation exam takes place on the afternoon of Day 3. You must pass this exam to progress to Practitioner level.

The Practitioner exam takes place on the afternoon of Day 5.

There are 2 ways to secure your place on one of our next PRINCE2® dates. You can Reserve a Place online. This provisionally holds your place for a maximum of 2 working days.

During office hours, you can reserve a place directly with our training consultants by calling Freephone 1800 910 810 or 01 861 0700. Our office is open 9.00am – 5.30pm from Monday – Thursday, and 9.00am – 5.00pm on Fridays.

We offer tailored team training solutions for PRINCE2® certification. Our in-company PRINCE2® training courses are available for teams of all sizes, in any Irish location.

We come to your venue to deliver training focused around your team’s needs. You can learn more about our PRINCE2® training for teams here.

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