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This course is for existing and aspiring project managers looking to develop their skills and knowledge and earn an industry best practice qualification in Project Management.

Learners may be preparing to transition from a project support role into a project management position. Alternatively, they could be experienced project managers looking to prove their skills and enhance their project credentials by gaining the PRINCE2® (Projects In Controlled Environments) foundation and practitioner certifications.

In this Total Learning course, learners will have the best of both digital and live learning to provide the best possible preparation to pass the PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner examinations. This includes the official PRINCE2 Manual and digital learning designed around the PRINCE2 syllabus, including sample exam questions, quizzes and a combination of video and written content.

The 3-day virtual live event focuses on deepening learners’ understanding of the key topics and feedback sessions on exam craft aligning to the question types in the PRINCE2 exams. Day 1 of the virtual live event will focus on the Foundation content and conclude with the foundation exam. Days 2 and 3 will delve deeper into the practitioner level content and exam techniques to enable learners to confidently progress on to the practitioner exam.


This course is accredited by PeopleCert and includes the PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner examinations.

For Certified courses, we offer a pass pledge. We’re confident in our training and in the unlikely event that our learners don’t pass on their first attempt, we’ll give a free exam resit. Terms and conditions apply.

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At the end of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • understand key concepts relating to projects and PRINCE2
  • understand how the PRINCE2 principles underpin the PRINCE2 method
  • understand the PRINCE2 themes and how they are applied throughout the project
  • understand the PRINCE2 processes and how they are carried out throughout the project
  • apply the PRINCE2 principles in context
  • apply and tailor relevant aspects of PRINCE2 themes in context
  • apply (and tailor) relevant aspects of PRINCE2 processes in context
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This Total Learning course consists of three key phases, all explained during a 1 hour virtual kick off session, which includes Q&A:

  • Digital Learning - 20 hours, completed over a minimum of 4 weeks
  • Live Event – 3 days (1 hour Foundation exam recommended to be booked after day 1 of the live event)
  • Exam – 2.5 hours (Practitioner exam)

Digital Learning

During the digital phase, learners will work through online content exploring the PRINCE2 syllabus through a series of modules.

The foundation focused digital modules include:

  • Introduction
  • What is a Project and what is PRINCE2?
  • Making PRINCE2 work
  • PRINCE2’s 7 principles
  • Introduction to themes
  • Meet the team (Organisation theme)
  • Introduction to project processes
  • Starting up a project process
  • Directing a project
  • Initiating a project
  • Controlling a stage
  • Managing product delivery
  • Managing a stage boundary
  • Closing a project

The practitioner focused digital modules include:

  • Preparing and navigating the manual
  • Scenario analysis
  • Question analysis
  • Tailoring recap
  • Guidance summaries
  • Key facts for the themes
  • Analysis of the processes
  • Analysis of the principles
  • Sample documents

Live Event

During the 3-day virtual live phase, learners will work individually and in teams to consolidate the PRINCE2 foundation and Practitioner theory through practical, exam-focused activities. The facilitator will use Miro to create a digital workspace environment enabling a collaborative and interactive learning experience.

Live Day 1: (Foundation Focus)

  • Introductions
  • Business case theme
  • Quality theme
  • Plans theme
  • Risk
  • Change
  • Progress
  • Minimum requirement analysis

Live Day 2: (Practitioner Focus)

  • Introductions
  • Business case theme
  • Quality theme
  • Plans theme
  • Risk theme
  • Change theme

Live Day 3: (Practitioner Focus)

  • Introductions
  • Progress theme
  • Process recap
  • Starting up a project
  • Directing a Project
  • Initiating a Project
  • Controlling a Stage
  • Managing Product Delivery
  • Managing a Stage Boundary
  • Closing a Project


After the live phase, learners will progress on to the PRINCE2 Practitioner exam.

Please note we recommend that learner’s pre book their foundation exams from 4:30pm after day 1 of the live event.

Learners can select a suitable timeslot for their Practitioner exams following the full 3-day live event. We know that some learners prefer to schedule this soon after the event itself, where others prefer a short break to revise the content, booking via People cert will give the learner the choice.

Both exams take place remotely via PeopleCert Online Proctoring, learners will be required to download and install ExamShield and conduct a compatibility test prior to sitting the exam.

About the foundation exam:

  • 60 minute exam
  • 60 questions
  • Closed book
  • Multiple choice questions
  • 55% pass mark

About the practitioner exam:

  • 2Hr 30 minute exam
  • 68 questions
  • Open book
    • The official manual may be annotated and tabulated but no sticky notes and loose leaf papers containing additional notes will be allowed.
  • Multiple choice questions
  • 38 marks or more required to pass (out of 68 available): approximately 55%
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