PRINCE2® Certification Course

PRINCE2® (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) is a structured project management method based on experience drawn from thousands of projects – and from the contributions of countless project sponsors, project managers, project teams, academics, trainers and consultants.

It has been designed to be scalable and easily adapted to the needs of different kinds of projects and organisations. The method is very well established as a standard in the UK and is also practised worldwide.

We offer this professionally recognised PRINCE2 qualification, accredited by APMG International, as an in-company course, providing training to meet your organisation’s specific needs, at a time and location convenient to you.

We also offer non-accredited short courses.

PRINCE2® in-company courses

Training to meet your specific needs

It’s rare to find an organisation that uses ‘pure’ PRINCE2, including every aspect of this highly comprehensive methodology. By choosing an in-company course, you can be certain this training programme will be adapted to focus on the elements of PRINCE2 that are most relevant for your organisation’s goals. In-company training means we can reference your current processes, specific terminology and project management frameworks, throughout the course. This makes it easier to apply the theory and concepts in the most effective and beneficial way. Your teams can work with ‘live’ projects during course activities to develop useful outputs, making the programme even more relevant and effective.

In-company training:

  • Offers you the convenience of choosing when and where the training takes place
  • Minimises travel and accommodation overheads and can be more cost-effective
  • Allows your teams to work with their actual work examples, discuss their specific challenges and find solutions together
  • We get to know your ways of working and methods, before the course begins
  • Post-course support includes follow-ups to review progress

What the course covers

This certification is based on the manual Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2® which provides guidance on the principles, processes and themes required to manage projects in any environment.

The main areas covered include:

  • The characteristics and context of a project and the benefits of adopting PRINCE2
  • Overview of the 7 PRINCE2 principles
  • Overview of the 7 PRINCE2 themes: business case; quality; risk; planning, organisation; change; progress
  • Overview of the 7 PRINCE2 processes: starting up a project; initiating a project; directing a project; controlling a stage; managing product delivery; managing a stage boundary; closing a project
  • Key project roles and setting up the project organisation
  • The purpose of the strategies: communication management, configuration management, risk management and quality management
  • Tailoring PRINCE2® and applying the method to projects of varying size and complexity

What's included

  • Course materials (including electronic versions)
  • Access to our course support app
  • Pre-course guide
  • Official course text book
  • Exam fees and sample exam papers
  • Stationery
  • Pre and post-course support

Gaining the qualification

PRINCE2® Foundation level exam

  • Tests knowledge and understanding
  • Takes place on afternoon of third day
  • Multiple-choice format and closed book
  • 75 questions (5 questions to be trial so not counted in scores)
  • 60 minutes duration
  • Pass mark 50%

You need to have achieved the Foundation level certification to go on to the Practitioner level.

PRINCE2® Practitioner level exam

  • Tests application of theory to a given scenario
  • Takes place on morning of fifth day
  • Multiple-choice format and open book
  • 2.5 hours duration, with 80 questions
  • Pass mark 55%

Why choose us?

  • Limited class sizes – maximum number is 12
  • We have a track record of outstanding pass rates
  • Our focus is on your needs, making the course relevant and practical so you get greater value for your investment
  • Our innovative and experiential learning approach facilitates learning that will stretch and challenge you, whilst keeping it enjoyable and fun
  • We ‘walk the talk’, all our trainers have ‘real world’ practical experience and a rich mix of expertise, so they can relate the theory to your issues and wider organisational context
  • Exceptional customer service, before, during and after the course
  • Clear pricing – no hidden costs

What our delegates say

"We had developed our own project delivery methodology at the time, but as the scope and size of our client engagements grew, we recognised we needed to be more structured in our approach. To address this, ChangeQuest delivered a series of accredited PRINCE2 courses, training over 100 people. In order to minimise the impact on clients, training was sometimes delivered out of working hours to accommodate the schedules of the consultancy team. The PRINCE2 training helped us formalise our approach to projects, and implement the processes in a consistent way". Head of Delivery IT Sector