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PRINCE2® Foundation Course

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  • Included: 3 days of training, e-book of the official PRINCE2® manual, plus PRINCE2® Foundation exam, and certification.
  • Quality-Assured Training We are an official PeopleCert Accredited Training Organisation (ATO).
  • Expert Trainers: Our certified PRINCE2® trainers have extensive experience and success delivering this course.
  • Path to PRINCE2® Our Foundation Course includes the option to progress to Practitioner when you choose.
  • Focused Approach: We take an intensive exam preparation approach that has a very high success rate.

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  • Certificates: PRINCE2® Foundation, 6th Edition
  • Duration: 3 Days
  • Exam: Exam Included
  • Exam Style: Classroom or Online
  • In-House: Tailored training for teams
  • Locations: Dublin, Online, In-House
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We recommend this PRINCE2® Foundation Course for anyone seeking training, exam preparation, and certification at PRINCE2® Foundation, 6th Edition level. In addition to preparing you to sit the official exam, the aim of this course is to provide you with the knowledge and understanding of the PRINCE2® methodology you need to work effectively as part of a PRINCE2® project management team.

An inclusive PRINCE2 solution

Progressing to PRINCE2® Practitioner

This course is focused on supporting you to prepare for and sit your PRINCE2® Foundation Exam. We also offer a complete PRINCE2® solution for both Foundation and Practitioner training and certification. Learn more about our PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner Course.

Next PRINCE2® Dates

Online October 2, 3, 4
Live Virtual Hold Your Place
Online November 27, 28, 29 Live Virtual Hold Your Place
Online January 22, 23, 24 (2024) Live Virtual Hold Your Place

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PRINCE2® Training for Teams

All of our PRINCE2® courses are available as in-house (sometimes called "in-company") training. This means that we deliver training exclusively to your team on dates, and in a style you choose.

This method of training is a very time and cost-efficient way to train and certify entire teams and departments in the PRINCE2® project management methodology. Use the "Get a Quote" button below to get in touch with our training consultants and find out how an in-house solution could work for your organisation.

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What are the training objectives of this PRINCE2® Foundation Course?

Through completing this course and its accompanying study work, participants will:

  • Learn about the benefits and characteristics of the PRINCE2® methodology

    PRINCE2® is one of the most popular frameworks worldwide for managing projects. One of the main aims we have for this Foundation course is for participants to understand the defining characteristics of the PRINCE2® methodology and be aware of the benefits it can deliver to projects.
  • Gain an understanding of the 7 Principles, 7 Themes and 7 Processes

    The 7 Principles, 7 Themes and 7 Processes are the foundational stones upon which everything in PRINCE2® is built. Therefore, it’s important to learn about the purpose of these elements and how they apply to PRINCE2® projects.
  • Preparation for the PRINCE2® Foundation Exam

    In order to support you in sitting and passing your Foundation exam, the delivery style of this training leans mainly towards exam preparation.
  • Be able to work as part of a PRINCE2® project management team

    Through learning about the fundamentals of how PRINCE2® works and studying for your exam, you will gain the knowledge and capability to work as part of a PRINCE2® project management team.
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Virtual Training

Our live virtual training format enables you to connect with real-time, trainer-led sessions from wherever you are. You'll gain all the benefits of a classroom training course from home.

Connecting to our virtual training is easy. You need a steady internet connection and a computer, phone, or laptop with a web-camera. For more information on how to get connected with virtual training, download our PDF brochure.

Reserve Your PRINCE2® Foundation Place

Our PRINCE2® Courses fill up quickly. If you want to get PRINCE2® certified soon, we recommend reserving a spot on your preferred date as soon as possible. To instantly reserve a provisional place, click the buttons below to get started.

To chat with our team, call us at Freephone 1800 910 810.

What are the Benefits of this PRINCE2® Foundation Course?

There are many reasons to choose our approach to achieving your PRINCE2® Foundation certification. Here are our top 5:

  • A Complete PRINCE2® Solution

    We include everything you need to train and get certfied at PRINCE2® Foundation Level. This encompasses 3 days of training, course materials, and your exam and certification in your course fee.

    We also include an e-book copy of the official manual, “Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2®, Sixth Edition”.
  • Broader Career Options

    PRINCE2® is widely adopted by companies in every country, especially within Ireland and the UK. Therefore, project managers who have trained and certified in the PRINCE2® methodologies are in-demand. By achieving PRINCE2® certification, you gain greater career flexibility and may increase your salary potential.
  • Understanding of a Widely Recognised Project Management Framework

    As the PRINCE2® methodology is used in so many different sectors and businesses, a knowledge of the PRINCE2® framework enables you to slot into a new project team with ease.
  • Advice and Guidance from Experienced PRINCE2® Trainers

    Our trainers are experienced in the field of project management, and are PRINCE2® qualified. During your training, you'll gain the benefit of their expertise, including tips, guidelines, and best-practice approaches to understanding the PRINCE2® framework.
  • Opportunity for Progression to PRINCE2® Practitioner Level

    Our PRINCE2® Foundation Level is directly followed by PRINCE2® Practitioner Level training. We give you the option to continue on to PRINCE2® Practitioner Level for a complete certification solution.

What is Covered on this PRINCE2® Foundation Course?

Here is an overview of what we cover during our 3-day PRINCE2® Foundation Course. For full details on how we run this course, download our PDF brochure.

Module 1:

  • Overview of project management and PRINCE2
  • PRINCE2 7 principles, 7 themes, and 7 processes
  • Tailoring of themes and processes to project type and organisation

Module 2:

  • Starting a PRINCE2 project process
  • Initiating a project process
  • Business case theme
  • Organisation theme
  • Directing a project process

Module 3

  • Planning theme
  • Quality theme
  • Risk theme
  • Change theme

Module 4

  • Progress theme
  • Managing a delivery process
  • Controlling a project stage process
  • Managing a stage boundary process
  • Closing a project process

Your PRINCE2® Foundation Exam

The cost of your PRINCE2® Foundation exam is included in our course price. You will take your exam at different times, depending on the format of your training.

  • Classroom Training: If you attend our classroom based course, your exam will take place during training, on the afternoon of Day 3.
  • Virtual Training: If you attend one our live virtual training dates, you will schedule and sit your exam at a time that suits you best following training.

Training & Certifying Your Teams in PRINCE2®

If you would like to begin using the PRINCE2® framework for managing projects in your organisation, or have a number of candidates who require training and certification in PRINCE2®, in-house training can be the wisest way to achieve your goal.

Benefits of In-House Training

In-house PRINCE2® training is popular with many of our clients. Here are some of the reasons why:

  • Convenience

    Training your teams in this way requires a lot less planning and logistics. We can come to you or deliver the training in a live virtual format, eliminating any travel costs for your organisation.
  • Flexibility

    With in-house training, we deliver the course on dates that suit your schedule best. We can also create a custom programme that splits the course delivery over several weeks if that works better than consecutive days.
  • Consistency

    In-house training is a great way of ensuring that everyone on your project teams receives the same level of training.
  • Relevance

    To maximise the benefit of this programme, we will tailor the content of the course to focus on projects and situations relevant to your working environment.
  • Cost-Effective

    When you have a number of candidates for PRINCE2® training, an in-house course can save you up to 60% on public course rates.

Talk To Us

Get in touch with us for advice and guidance on PRINCE2® training for your business. You can reach us by calling Freephone 1800 910 810, or by clicking below to ask a question or get a customised quote.

Next PRINCE2® Dates

Online October 2, 3, 4
Live Virtual Hold Your Place
Online November 27, 28, 29 Live Virtual Hold Your Place
Online January 22, 23, 24 (2024) Live Virtual Hold Your Place

Frequently Asked Questions

PRINCE2® Foundation is the first level of PRINCE2® certification.

Our 3-day PRINCE2® Foundation Course is designed to prepare you to sit the Foundation exam.

This is an intensive exam preparation course. The content draws from the official AXELOS textbook, “Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2®, Sixth Edition”. An e-book edition of this textbook is included in your course price.

You will gain an understanding of how the PRINCE2® approach to project management works while preparing for your exam.

It is important to allow time for study on the evenings during the course. We always recommend that participants minimise any other commitments as much as possible during training.

PRINCE2® Foundation is the first level of certification you’ll achieve when learning the PRINCE2® methodology. This level of knowledge is focused around understanding the fundamentals of how PRINCE2® works.

Practitioner certification is the next step. This stage is centred around tailoring PRINCE2® to different projects.

This course includes:

  • 3 days of classroom or virtual training with our expert PRINCE2® trainer

  • E-book of the official PRINCE2® manual, "Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2®"

  • Course materials and sample exam questions

  • Exam fees

  • Certification costs

Yes, we frequently deliver tailored, corporate PRINCE2® training for teams.

We offer both Foundation and Practitioner level certifications. You can opt to train your team in both levels, or begin with Foundation only. If your team have already achieved Foundation Level certification, we can deliver Practitioner only training.

You can learn more about our in-house training in the "In-House" tab on this page, or by getting in touch with our consultants at Freephone 1800 910 810.

Taking our approach, you can achieve PRINCE2® Foundation in 3 days + study and exam time. Study time can vary slightly from person to person.

We have a simple 2-step process for achieving PRINCE2® Certification:

  • Step 1: Attend training and study in the evenings.

  • Step 2: Schedule and sit your exam.

Once you have passed your exam, you will achieve your PRINCE2® Foundation certification.

Your Foundation certification will need to be renewed every 3 years. There are 3 easy ways you can do this:

  1. Re-sit the exam before your renewal date
  2. Collect and log professional development points via PeopleCert's MyAxelos membership platform
  3. Complete other PeopleCert certifications

The best ways to reserve your spot are:

  • Call us on Freephone 1800 910 810 to speak with our team and reserve your place on an upcoming PRINCE2® date.

  • Use the “Reserve My Place” buttons below to secure a virtual or classroom spot on one of our next dates.

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