PRINCE2 project management training courses

PRINCE2® Foundation (inc exam)


This PRINCE2® foundation course, which includes the exam, gives you a thorough understanding of PRINCE2® project management
methodology and how to work more effectively within a PRINCE2® environment.

About this course

Course type Performance
Course code QAP2F
Duration 2 Days
Course Update

If you wish to book your PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner events in the same week, please do so using the combined course code QAP2FP. The PRINCE2 Foundation exam will be provisionally marked during the course so you can then continue directly to the Practitioner event.
If you are only booking the PRINCE2 Foundation course, we recommend you do not book a Practitioner event until you have confirmation that you have successfully passed the Foundation exam; this is a mandatory prerequisite for the Practitioner exam. The marking process for the PRINCE2 Foundation exam can take anywhere between two and six weeks.

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 PRINCE2. We cover its four integrated components – the principles, themes, processes and 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.

Excellent classroom learning experience with QA. Our trainer was absolutely brilliant. His delivery style was very unique; he made dry, complex topics very easy to understand and retain. Very highly recommended!

 

Course attendee | September 2016

What’s included

QA offers more benefits. Here is what's included with this course:

Pre-Course Reading

Exam(s) included

Exam Preparation Aid(s)

Tutor Support

12-month subscription to Project Manager Today

Prerequisites

No formal prerequisites exist for this course but delegates would benefit from some experience of working in projects prior to attendance.

Pre-Course Reading

Proof of identification

If taking an exam, candidates are required to provide Photo ID with a valid signature e.g. driving license, passport or named work ID badges prior to sitting their exam. Failure to produce this ID will result in their exam results being withheld until proof of ID is provided. Please note that if proof is not provided within 40 days, candidate's 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. Ful 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. Delegates 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.

Delegates will learn how to

  • Demonstrate that they understand and can recall the various components of the PRINCE2 method
  • Explain the PRINCE2 principles
  • Explain the purpose of the seven PRINCE2 themes
  • Describe each step of the PRINCE2 journey, listing the activities required to guide a project throughout its lifecycle
  • Identify the recommended PRINCE2 management products which include baselines, records and reports

Course Outline

The course focuses on the components of the method and how they help to structure project delivery. Delegates should note that evening work will be assigned which is not expected to exceed two 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 and Processes
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.
  1. Business Case
  2. Organization
  3. Quality
  4. Plans
  5. Risk
  6. Change
  7. 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.
  1. Starting up a Project
  2. Directing a Project
  3. Initiating a Project
  4. Controlling a Stage
  5. Managing Product Delivery
  6. Managing a Stage Boundary
  7. Closing a Project
Examination Details - Foundation
  • Duration - 60 minutes
  • Questions (OTQ) - 60
  • Pass mark - 55%
  • Use of textbook - No
  • Timing - End of day two
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Performance

2 Days

Duration
PRINCE2®
Delivery Method

Delivery method

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