According to PeopleCert, PRINCE2 is “the world’s most practised and recognised project management method and provides the essentials for managing any project of any size or complexity”. Combining the best of digital and live learning, we focus on ensuring you can apply your learning to help drive impactful results in your workplace.

On this highly engaging and interactive programme, you’ll be introduced to the five connected elements of PRINCE2. Reflecting the changing face of project management, this latest version of PRINCE2 includes essential concepts such as sustainability, data management, commercial management - and most importantly people management.

  • Project context – The application of each PRINCE2 element must be fit for the project it is being applied to, including its size, strategic importance, industry sector etc.
  • Principles – Seven guiding obligations underpin the management of a PRINCE2 project, and if these are not applied, it is not a PRINCE2 project.
  • People – People are central to a PRINCE2 project, including those who are working on the project and those who may be impacted by it. You will understand the needs, capability, motivation, and interrelationships of each stakeholder, helping you to manage them effectively.
  • Practices – The seven project management practices must be applied consistently throughout the project and these practices form the core of PRINCE2. The course covers why each practice is necessary and how it should be applied.
  • Processes – The PRINCE2 lifecycle consists of seven lifecycle processes which detail the responsibilities and activities that should be undertaken from a project’s conception through to its final closure.

The focus of the Foundation content is on developing basic knowledge of the PRINCE2 method. The Practitioner content is targeted at project professionals who need a detailed understanding of PRINCE2 so that they can tailor and apply the method to their own projects and organisation.

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There are no formal pre-requisites for PRINCE2 Foundation.

Before attempting the PRINCE2 Practitioner exam, you must provide evidence that you satisfy the prerequisite of holding the PRINCE2-7 Foundation qualification or one of the other suitable certifications listed on the PeopleCert website (for example, PMI-CAPM/PMP or an IPMA Level A-D qualification).

Acceptable forms of evidence are as follow:

  • A copy of your examination certificate
  • Confirmed entry in the AXELOS Successful Candidate Register. You will need to provide the full SCR number (registration/candidate number is located on your certificate)

Delegates without satisfactory evidence will NOT be permitted to sit the exam. For any queries on this, please email prereqs@qa.com. It’s your responsibility to ensure you meet the above requirements. If you have eligibility concerns, you may want to consider the Foundation-level qualification only.

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Foundation (digital)

Your Digital learning is focused solely on preparation for the Foundation exam. PeopleCert’s official PRINCE2 eLearning is designed to empower you with a dynamic, flexible, and personalized approach that enables you to sharpen your skills and reach your learning objectives.

With approximately 9 hours of digital content, the eLearning includes a mixture of video, interactive activities, and text. You should also plan for 8-10 hours individual study of the PRINCE2 manual, personal revision, and exam practice. Learner engagement is ensured through onscreen interaction, case-study application, and summative quizzes. Through 15 bite-sized modules, the course fully explains each integrated element of the PRINCE2 framework. The official eLearning also contains the two practice exams for PRINCE2 Foundation.

Practitioner (instructor led)

The 2-day Live Event will prepare you fully for the Practitioner exam through a variety of highly engaging and interactive individual and group activities, many of which are based on a fictional scenario and typical exam questions. Your ability to tailor and apply the method will be tested throughout the event in a fun and collaborative way.

The Live Event will be delivered virtually or in one of QA’s classroom locations – see the Schedule below for full details of dates and locations.

What’s Included

  • 12 months access to the PRINCE2-7 Foundation eLearning (including the official mock exam papers)
  • Official PRINCE2 eBook (digital copy)
  • Learning resource kit for Foundation (includes a detailed Learner Workbook and Quick Reference Guide to enhance exam preparation and long-term learning)
  • 2-day instructor led Practitioner training supported by QA authored content
  • Exam vouchers for Foundation and Practitioner exams


PeopleCert exams take place remotely and the latest guidance on how to take the exam can be found on the PeopleCert website. You may choose to sit your exams at a time that meets your convenience and level of readiness.

Foundation Exam format:

  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Number of Questions: 60 (multiple-choice)
  • Pass mark: 60%
  • Closed book – use of PRINCE2 textbook or additional study aids are not permitted

Practitioner Exam format:

  • Duration: 150 minutes
  • Number of Questions: 70 (complex multiple-choice; scenario based)
  • Pass mark: 60%
  • Open book – use of the PRINCE2 textbook is permitted
  • Must not be booked before 18.00pm on Day-2 of your Live Event

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What's included

  • Exam included
  • Online exam voucher
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