Overview

QA Total Learning™ is our newest and most effective way to learn.

Combining the best of digital and live learning, with access to world-class industry experts, we focus on ensuring you can apply your learning to help you drive impactful results in your workplace. What's more, our digital platform gives you the tools to track your progress and manage your own learning.

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 a Digital stage designed around the PRINCE2 syllabus, including sample exam questions, quizzes, and a combination of video and written content.

The three-day virtual Live event focuses on deepening learners’ understanding of the key topics and feedback sessions on exam technique, aligning to the question types in the PRINCE2 exams. Day one of the Live event will focus on the Foundation content and conclude with the Foundation exam. Days two and three will delve deeper into the Practitioner-level content and exam techniques to enable learners to confidently progress on to the Practitioner exam.

Accreditation

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 offer a free exam resit. Terms and conditions apply.

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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.

Course material
The PRINCE2 Manual provided is an ebook – 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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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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Outline

This Total Learning course consists of three key stages, all explained during a 1-hour virtual kick off session, which includes a Q&A session:

  • Digital stage - 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)
  • Apply stage – 2.5-hour Practitioner examination

Digital stage

During the digital stage, 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 event, 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 event Day 1: (Foundation focus)

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

Live event Day 2: (Practitioner focus)

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

Live event 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

Exam

After the Live event, 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 PeopleCert will give the learner the choice.

PeopleCert exams take place remotely via PeopleCert Online Proctoring, and the afternoon of the last day of your course will continue with your learning until approximately 4.00pm. When booking your exam, please ensure that you book for a time after the course has concluded and at a time convenient for you. You 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:

  • 2.5 hour minute exam
  • 68 questions
  • Open book
    • The official manual may be annotated and tabulated but no sticky notes or 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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  • 95% say our PRINCE2® training will improve job performance
  • 98% pass rate for our PRINCE2® Foundation course
  • 90%+ would recommend our PRINCE2® training

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PRINCE2® qualification Pass the separate Foundation and Practitioner exams, or take one of the combined options
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