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Which PRINCE2® Course is Best?

Having decided to get PRINCE2® certified, your next choice is on which certifications to achieve.

In your research, you may have noted that there are 3 different PRINCE2® certifications available:

  • PRINCE2® Foundation
  • PRINCE2® Practitioner
  • PRINCE® Agile
Different PRINCE2 Certifications

We have created this quick article as a handy guide to deciding on the most beneficial path for your training and certification.

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PRINCE2® Certification: Is it Worth it?

This is a very common question about any certification and one we can answer with an enthusiastic “yes!”.

PRINCE2 is Worth Achieving

PRINCE2® is one of the world’s leading project management certifications. It is recognised and respected across the globe.

Organisations of all sizes in every sector use PRINCE2® for their project work. In fact, for many businesses, PRINCE2® is the mandated method for project management.

It is particularly well-known and sought-after by employers in the UK and Ireland. Many government agencies and larger organisations here utilise PRINCE2® as their main project management methodology.

You can read more about why PRINCE2® is an excellent choice, including 9 key benefits of this certification in our article, “Is PRINCE2® worth it?”.

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Understanding the PRINCE2® Certifications Available

As mentioned above, there are 3 PRINCE2® certifications available: Foundation, Practitioner, and Agile.

Here is a very quick overview of each qualification and its focus:

  • PRINCE2® Foundation

    This is your starting point for PRINCE2®. The Foundation syllabus covers the key nuts and bolts of how PRINCE2® works.

    You will become familiar with 3 out of the 4 elements of the methodology: PRINCE2®’s 7 Principles, Themes, and Processes.

  • PRINCE2® Practitioner

    One of PRINCE2®’s most appealing qualities is its ability to adapt to the requirements of a particular working environment or project.

    Following on from Foundation, the Practitioner syllabus zones in on this crucial 4th element of the framework: tailoring PRINCE2® for a specific project’s requirements.

  • PRINCE2® Agile

    A newer addition to the PRINCE2® family, PRINCE2® Agile is steadily gaining in popularity.

    Although PRINCE2® already works well alongside agile, this course focuses on teaching participants how to actively combine PRINCE2® with Agile in project work.

Where Should You Begin?

We have found that the most frequent choice for students is to achieve PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner at the same time.

Our 5-day PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner course is a really effective way to cover both syllabi and achieve both qualifications efficiently.

  • We split this course over 2 weeks, with Day 1 – 3 on the first week covering the Foundation syllabus.
  • Days 4 & 5 on the second week are dedicated to the Practitioner syllabus.
  • To keep things clear and simple, we include everything you need for training and certification in one course price.
  • We include training, supportive course materials (slides, sample questions, accompanying documents), the official e-book manual, and both exams and certifications.
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Learn More About our Foundation & Practitioner Solution

We run this in-demand programme throughout the year as online live virtual training.

Each course is delivered by a highly-experienced PRINCE2® trainer, with opportunities for questions and discussion during training.

You can view upcoming dates below and provisionally save a space on your preferred course using the “Reserve” button:

August 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 Online Classroom Reserve
October 2, 3, 4, 9, 10 Online Classroom Reserve
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Want to Start With Just One Certification?

If you would prefer to just achieve one certification to begin with, our flexible training options can help.

Both our Foundation and Practitioner programmes are available as standalone courses.

For those who only want to achieve one certification, we recommend beginning with Foundation. It is important to start here, as:

  • the Practitioner syllabus will not make much sense to you without having covered Foundation first.
  • you cannot progress to achieving a Practitioner certification without having first achieved Foundation level.

Get Advice and Guidance

If you’re unsure where to begin or which approach will be most beneficial for your needs, we can help.

Ask Us About the Best PRINCE2 Course

Get in touch with one of our consultants to discuss your options. We will take your goals and availability into consideration, recommending the right fit for your training.

You can call us directly at Freephone 1800 910 810 or at our head office in Dublin on 01 861 0700.

Alternatively, contact us online using either of the buttons below.

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PRINCE2® Course

  • Award: PRINCE2® Certification
  • Certificates: Foundation + Practitioner
  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Exams & Certification: Included
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