Overview

What makes our PRINCE2 course different?

We don't just want you to pass the PRINCE2® exams, we want to make you a great project manager. That's why our 5-day PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner course is different.

  • Prepare more efficiently with highly engaging video-based pre-course learning.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the PRINCE2 methodology with our unique interactive learning.
  • Go beyond the PRINCE2 methodology during the course to become a more effective project manager.
  • We guarantee exam success on your publicly scheduled course or your money back with our enhanced PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner course exam insurance.
  • QA PRINCE2 Exam Insurance means you will be able to come on the same public course at a later date to resit your exam. If you fail the same exam three times, we will refund your course fee. You must request your exam re-sit within 90 days of completion of your course.

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About your course

This course has been designed to run over ten consecutive half-days to enable learners to complete their studies, whilst also maintaining day-to-day working commitments. Alternatively, learners may prefer QA’s standard 5-day PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner, full-time course.

PRINCE2 is one of the world’s most widely used project management methods. Based on best practice, the method can be applied to any project irrespective of its size, industry sector, geographic location or culture. This course provides a definitive overview of the latest version of PRINCE2, the 6th Edition. We cover it's four integrated components:

  • Principles
  • Themes
  • Processes
  • Project environment

We also look at management roles required in a PRINCE2 project and what management products must be created to ensure the project is delivered in a coordinated, consistent and transparent manner.

Using elements from QA's Performance-Based Learning approach, we help you to not only know PRINCE2, but also apply and tailor it for your projects. The course has been designed by award-winning instructional designers to ensure that it provides an interactive and engaging introduction to PRINCE2. Our experienced PRINCE2 experts explain the method through a wide range of individual and group exercises, case-study application, learning games and practice exam questions.

Target audience

Project managers, team leaders, and anyone aspiring to such a role - especially learners whom also need to continue day-to-day working commitments.

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Prerequisites

There are no formal prerequisites for this course but learners would benefit from some experience of working in projects prior to attendance.

Pre-course reading

  • You will be provided with a number of short activities to complete, including access to QA's interactive video-based learning, which will help you prepare for the course. These activities are expected to take approximately six hours to complete (although you may wish to spend longer to help you prepare more effectively).
  • Click here to view the minimum technical system requirements required to access QA's video-based learning.
  • The benefits of pre-course reading are outlined in this short, entertaining animation:

Proof of identification

If you're taking an exam, you are required to provide photo ID with a valid signature, eg driving licence, passport or named work ID badges prior to sitting your exam. Failure to produce this ID will result in your exam results being withheld until proof of ID is provided. Please note that if proof is not provided within 40 days, your exam results will be null and void and a re-sit would be required.

Reasonable adjustments policy

The exam provider allows additional time for candidates who have a disability or whose native language differs to that of the examination paper. Full details and how to apply can be found here www.qa.com/axelosexams. At least two weeks' notice will be required for processing this request. Learners failing to advise QA and provide evidence when requested may not be allowed the additional support offered via the policy. QA Exam Administration can be contacted by email exam.admin@qa.com or by phone +44(0)1793 696162.

Course material

Please ensure you bring a device such as a mobile phone, tablet or laptop to be able to load your course material on to as you may need this for use in the evenings.

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Delegates will learn how to

  • At Foundation level, demonstrate that you understand and can recall the various components of the PRINCE2 method.
  • At Practitioner level, demonstrate that you can apply and tailor the PRINCE2 method to a real project.
  • Explain and apply the PRINCE2 principles.
  • Explain the purpose of the seven PRINCE2 themes and describe how they are applied to a project.
  • Describe each step of the PRINCE2 journey, explaining the activities required to guide a project throughout its lifecycle.
  • Create the recommended PRINCE2 management products which include baselines, records and reports.
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Outline

Days 1 and 2 of the course focus on the components of the method, with days 3 to 5 addressing how the method might be applied and tailored to a real-life project. Delegates should note that evening work will be assigned, which is not expected to exceed three hours per night.

Specific course content will include:

PRINCE2 Overview

The structure of the method and the guide will be introduced before we discuss the context within which a PRINCE2 project operates.

Principles

The seven PRINCE2 principles provide the framework for managing the project and are built on good practice developed from successful and failed projects.

Themes

The seven PRINCE2 themes are aspects of the project that must be continually addressed and integrated as the project journeys through its life cycle.

  • Business case
  • Organisation
  • Quality
  • Plans
  • Risk
  • Change
  • Progress

Processes

The seven PRINCE2 processes encompass the chronological activities that are required to direct, manage and deliver the project successfully. The activities include pre-project, initiation and delivery, and end with project closure.

  • Starting up a Project
  • Directing a Project
  • Initiating a Project
  • Controlling a Stage
  • Managing Product Delivery
  • Managing a Stage Boundary
  • Closing a Project

Examination details

  • Duration: 60 minutes (Foundation); 150 minutes (Practitioner)
  • Questions (OTQ): 60 (Foundation); 68 (Practitioner – scenario based)
  • Pass mark: 55% (Foundation and Practitioner)
  • Use of textbook: No (Foundation); yes (Practitioner)
  • Timing: End of Day 2 (Foundation); end of Day 5 (Practitioner)

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Why choose QA

  • 95% say our PRINCE2® training will improve job performance
  • 98% pass rate for our PRINCE2® Foundation course
  • 90%+ would recommend our PRINCE2® training
  • We are fully accredited by PeopleCert

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Special Notices

Due to the current situation with Covid 19 the PeopleCert are offering remotely proctored online exams for all candidates. Once registered by the QA exam administration team you will receive an exam registration email directly from PeopleCert. This email will contain the necessary instruction on how to schedule your exam.

Due to the current high demand for online exams, there may be limited time slots available. Delegates are invited to contact Peoplecert directly regarding the provision of additional sessions. We would recommend delegates follow this process and re-access the live calendar regularly as Peoplecert will add additional sessions where demand dictates.

To support your learning, this course features digital assets and may also feature digital courseware that require a MyQA login in order to access. All the relevant links and sign-up details will be sent to you in the email with course joining instructions.

During the in-centre training, we provide laptops to access these digital assets and courseware, but you will need your own internet-connected device in order to access any evening homework. If you foresee any problems, please get in touch with QA as soon as possible.

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