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Is a PRINCE2® qualification worth it?

If you’re considering a career in project management, whether it be to be part of a team, or as a Project Manager, you should seriously consider undertaking PRINCE2® training, to earn your PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner certificates, as you will gain the knowledge and skills required for a career in this industry.

We explore PRINCE2® and discuss the reasons why we consider it to be an essential training aid to supplement your career development.

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Why study PRINCE2®?

As the world’s most utilised method for Project Management, PRINCE2® boasts over one million certified professionals across 150 countries worldwide. Developed by AXELOS, this Virtual Classroom course offers a practical, flexible and scalable methodology to help manage projects of all sizes and types.

PRINCE2® training benefits both the individual and the organisation they represent. We explore the benefits to both, below.

Individual benefits of PRINCE2® training

  • Learn the UK's de-facto standard for project management.
  • Recognised around the world.
  • Boost your confidence in managing projects.
  • Improve your employability and career prospects.
  • PRINCE2® is a prerequisite for many Project Management job roles, especially at Project Manager level.

Organisational benefits

  • Be able to facilitate the successful implementation and adoption of the PRINCE2® methodology.
  • Speak and understand a common project management language.
  • Gain a clear understanding of the defined processes, controls, roles and responsibilities.
  • Use a consistent approach to facilitate successful projects, every time.

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What jobs can you get with a PRINCE2® qualification?

When you have completed your PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner training, you can start working in range of Project Management job roles, outlined below.

PRINCE2® Foundation certificate

  • Project Administrator - £22,000
  • Project Management Analyst - £28,000
  • Junior Project Manager - £29,000
  • Project Management Support - £30,000

PRINCE2® Practitioner certificate

  • Junior Business Analyst - £28,000
  • Project Controller - £34,000
  • Senior Project Analyst - £36,000 
  • Project Manager - £42,500

(Source: Payscale)

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What is a PRINCE2® course?

PRINCE2® courses enable delegates to gain the knowledge and learn the skills required for a career in project management, especially for those looking to become Project Managers. These courses can be taken online or via virtual classrooms to suit individual requirements, so there’s a learning style to suit your situation.

PRINCE2® training courses teach you the essential concepts relating to projects and explain the PRINCE2® Principles, Themes, and Processes, which are:  

The 7 PRINCE2® Principles  

  • Continued business justification
  • Learning from experience
  • Defining job roles and responsibilities
  • Manage by stages
  • Manage by exception
  • Focus on products
  • Tailor to suit the project environment

The 7 PRINCE2® Themes

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

The 7 PRINCE2® Processes

  • Starting up a project
  • Directing a project
  • Initiating a project
  • Controlling a stage
  • Managing product delivery
  • Managing stage boundaries
  • Closing a project

PRINCE2® Learning outcomes

  • 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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How long does a PRINCE2® qualification last?

Your PRINCE2® Practitioner certificate is valid for three years, after which, you will need to resit the Practitioner exam or maintain your certificate through a subscription to ‘My PRINCE2®’.

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What to do next

If you’re unsure where to start or would like to speak through your career goals with one of our team members, contact us to discuss which project management training is right for your career progress. 

Call us on +44 (0) 20 3198 7700 or fill out a contact form, and our Project Management Course Consultants will contact you shortly. 

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